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Gefilte fish vs. Squid — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Gefilte fish and Squid different?

  • Squid has more Vitamin B12, Selenium, Vitamin B2, Iron, Copper, Phosphorus, Zinc, Vitamin A RAE, and Potassium than Gefilte fish.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 from Squid is 190% higher.
  • Gefilte fish has less Cholesterol.

Fish, gefiltefish, commercial, sweet recipe and Mollusks, cuttlefish, mixed species, cooked, moist heat are the varieties used in this article.

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Mineral Comparison

Mineral comparison score is based on the number of minerals by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains less Sodium -29.6%
Contains more Calcium +682.6%
Contains more Iron +337.1%
Contains more Magnesium +566.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +694.5%
Contains more Potassium +600%
Contains more Zinc +322%
Contains more Copper +411.8%
Contains more Manganese +186.3%
Contains more Selenium +753.3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 7% 93% 7% 32% 9% 69% 23% 65% 10% 58%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 54% 407% 43% 249% 57% 98% 95% 333% 28% 489%
Contains less Sodium -29.6%
Contains more Calcium +682.6%
Contains more Iron +337.1%
Contains more Magnesium +566.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +694.5%
Contains more Potassium +600%
Contains more Zinc +322%
Contains more Copper +411.8%
Contains more Manganese +186.3%
Contains more Selenium +753.3%

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
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Squid
Contains more Vitamin B1 +282.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +658.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +962.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +2830.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +118.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +350%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +237.5%
Contains more Folate +700%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +542.9%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 6% 0% 0% 3% 17% 14% 19% 12% 19% 3% 105% 0% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 41% 0% 0% 29% 5% 399% 42% 54% 63% 18% 676% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +282.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +658.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +962.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +2830.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +118.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +350%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +237.5%
Contains more Folate +700%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +542.9%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +23.6%
Contains more Carbs +351.8%
Contains more Water +31.5%
Contains more Protein +258.1%
Contains more Other +133.3%
9% 2% 7% 80%
Protein: 9.07 g
Fats: 1.73 g
Carbs: 7.41 g
Water: 80.35 g
Other: 1.44 g
32% 61% 3%
Protein: 32.48 g
Fats: 1.4 g
Carbs: 1.64 g
Water: 61.12 g
Other: 3.36 g
Contains more Fats +23.6%
Contains more Carbs +351.8%
Contains more Water +31.5%
Contains more Protein +258.1%
Contains more Other +133.3%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +408.6%
Contains less Saturated Fat -42.7%
Equal in Polyunsaturated fat - 0.268
27% 54% 19%
Saturated Fat: 0.412 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.824 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.285 g
35% 24% 40%
Saturated Fat: 0.236 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.162 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.268 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +408.6%
Contains less Saturated Fat -42.7%
Equal in Polyunsaturated fat - 0.268

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Gefilte fish Squid
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Lower in price Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Gefilte fish Squid Opinion
Net carbs 7.41g 1.64g Gefilte fish
Protein 9.07g 32.48g Squid
Fats 1.73g 1.4g Gefilte fish
Carbs 7.41g 1.64g Gefilte fish
Calories 84kcal 158kcal Squid
Calcium 23mg 180mg Squid
Iron 2.48mg 10.84mg Squid
Magnesium 9mg 60mg Squid
Phosphorus 73mg 580mg Squid
Potassium 91mg 637mg Squid
Sodium 524mg 744mg Gefilte fish
Zinc 0.82mg 3.46mg Squid
Copper 0.195mg 0.998mg Squid
Manganese 0.073mg 0.209mg Squid
Selenium 10.5µg 89.6µg Squid
Vitamin A 89IU 675IU Squid
Vitamin A RAE 27µg 203µg Squid
Vitamin C 0.8mg 8.5mg Squid
Vitamin B1 0.065mg 0.017mg Gefilte fish
Vitamin B2 0.059mg 1.729mg Squid
Vitamin B3 1mg 2.189mg Squid
Vitamin B5 0.2mg 0.9mg Squid
Vitamin B6 0.08mg 0.27mg Squid
Folate 3µg 24µg Squid
Vitamin B12 0.84µg 5.4µg Squid
Tryptophan 0.086mg 0.364mg Squid
Threonine 0.488mg 1.398mg Squid
Isoleucine 0.486mg 1.414mg Squid
Leucine 0.81mg 2.287mg Squid
Lysine 0.842mg 2.427mg Squid
Methionine 0.255mg 0.733mg Squid
Phenylalanine 0.493mg 1.164mg Squid
Valine 0.548mg 1.419mg Squid
Histidine 0.261mg 0.624mg Squid
Cholesterol 30mg 224mg Gefilte fish
Saturated Fat 0.412g 0.236g Squid
Omega-3 - DHA 0.045g 0.132g Squid
Omega-3 - EPA 0.075g 0.078g Squid
Omega-3 - DPA 0.027g 0.012g Gefilte fish
Monounsaturated Fat 0.824g 0.162g Gefilte fish
Polyunsaturated fat 0.285g 0.268g Gefilte fish

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Gefilte fish Squid
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
15%
Gefilte fish
102%
Squid
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
37%
Gefilte fish
185%
Squid

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Squid
Squid is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.176g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Squid
Squid is lower in glycemic index (difference - 0)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Squid
Squid is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Squid
Squid is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Gefilte fish
Gefilte fish contains less Sodium (difference - 220mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Gefilte fish
Gefilte fish is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 194mg)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)

References

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Gefilte fish - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171961/nutrients
  2. Squid - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172010/nutrients

All the Daily Values are presented for males aged 31-50, for 2000-calorie diets.

Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.