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Mullet fish vs. Smelt — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Mullet fish and Smelt?

  • Mullet fish is richer in Vitamin B3, Vitamin B6, and Vitamin B1, yet Smelt is richer in Vitamin B12, Manganese, Zinc, and Phosphorus.
  • Smelt's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 155% higher.
  • Mullet fish has 10 times more Vitamin B1 than Smelt. Mullet fish has 0.1mg of Vitamin B1, while Smelt has 0.01mg.
  • Smelt contains less Saturated Fat.

We used Fish, mullet, striped, cooked, dry heat and Fish, smelt, rainbow, cooked, dry heat types in this comparison.

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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 more Iron +22.6%
Contains more Potassium +23.1%
Contains more Calcium +148.4%
Contains more Magnesium +15.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +20.9%
Contains more Zinc +140.9%
Contains more Copper +26.2%
Contains more Manganese +3990.9%
Equal in Sodium - 77
Equal in Selenium - 46.8
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 10% 53% 24% 105% 41% 10% 24% 47% 3% 256%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 24% 44% 28% 127% 33% 11% 58% 60% 118% 256%
Contains more Iron +22.6%
Contains more Potassium +23.1%
Contains more Calcium +148.4%
Contains more Magnesium +15.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +20.9%
Contains more Zinc +140.9%
Contains more Copper +26.2%
Contains more Manganese +3990.9%
Equal in Sodium - 77
Equal in Selenium - 46.8

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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Smelt
Contains more Vitamin A +143.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +900%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +256.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +18.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +188.2%
Contains more Folate +100%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +46%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +1488%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 9% 0% 0% 4% 25% 24% 119% 53% 114% 8% 32% 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 4% 0% 0% 0% 3% 34% 34% 45% 40% 4% 497% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +143.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +900%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +256.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +18.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +188.2%
Contains more Folate +100%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +46%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +1488%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +56.8%
Equal in Protein - 22.6
Equal in Water - 72.79
Equal in Other - 1.51
25% 5% 71%
Protein: 24.81 g
Fats: 4.86 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 70.52 g
Other: 0 g
23% 3% 73%
Protein: 22.6 g
Fats: 3.1 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 72.79 g
Other: 1.51 g
Contains more Fats +56.8%
Equal in Protein - 22.6
Equal in Water - 72.79
Equal in Other - 1.51

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +68.1%
Contains less Saturated Fat -59.5%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +23.8%
38% 37% 25%
Saturated Fat: 1.431 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 1.382 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.917 g
23% 32% 45%
Saturated Fat: 0.579 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.822 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.135 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +68.1%
Contains less Saturated Fat -59.5%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +23.8%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Mullet fish Smelt Opinion
Protein 24.81g 22.6g Mullet fish
Fats 4.86g 3.1g Mullet fish
Calories 150kcal 124kcal Mullet fish
Calcium 31mg 77mg Smelt
Iron 1.41mg 1.15mg Mullet fish
Magnesium 33mg 38mg Smelt
Phosphorus 244mg 295mg Smelt
Potassium 458mg 372mg Mullet fish
Sodium 71mg 77mg Mullet fish
Zinc 0.88mg 2.12mg Smelt
Copper 0.141mg 0.178mg Smelt
Manganese 0.022mg 0.9mg Smelt
Selenium 46.8µg 46.8µg
Vitamin A 141IU 58IU Mullet fish
Vitamin A RAE 42µg 17µg Mullet fish
Vitamin C 1.2mg 0mg Mullet fish
Vitamin B1 0.1mg 0.01mg Mullet fish
Vitamin B2 0.1mg 0.146mg Smelt
Vitamin B3 6.3mg 1.766mg Mullet fish
Vitamin B5 0.88mg 0.74mg Mullet fish
Vitamin B6 0.49mg 0.17mg Mullet fish
Folate 10µg 5µg Mullet fish
Vitamin B12 0.25µg 3.97µg Smelt
Tryptophan 0.278mg 0.253mg Mullet fish
Threonine 1.088mg 0.991mg Mullet fish
Isoleucine 1.143mg 1.041mg Mullet fish
Leucine 2.016mg 1.837mg Mullet fish
Lysine 2.278mg 2.076mg Mullet fish
Methionine 0.734mg 0.669mg Mullet fish
Phenylalanine 0.968mg 0.882mg Mullet fish
Valine 1.278mg 1.164mg Mullet fish
Histidine 0.73mg 0.665mg Mullet fish
Cholesterol 63mg 90mg Mullet fish
Saturated Fat 1.431g 0.579g Smelt
Omega-3 - DHA 0.148g 0.536g Smelt
Omega-3 - EPA 0.18g 0.353g Smelt
Omega-3 - DPA 0.092g 0.023g Mullet fish
Monounsaturated Fat 1.382g 0.822g Mullet fish
Polyunsaturated fat 0.917g 1.135g Smelt

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Mullet fish Smelt
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet Equal
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet Equal

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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
29%
Mullet fish
50%
Smelt
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
57%
Mullet fish
75%
Smelt

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Smelt
Smelt is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Smelt
Smelt is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.852g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Mullet fish
Mullet fish contains less Sodium (difference - 6mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Mullet fish
Mullet fish is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 27mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Mullet fish
Mullet fish is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)
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. Mullet fish - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/175124/nutrients
  2. Smelt - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/175147/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.