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Smelt vs. Butterfish — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Smelt and Butterfish

  • Smelt is higher in Vitamin B12, Manganese, Copper, Zinc, and Iron, however, Butterfish is richer in Vitamin B3, Vitamin B6, and Vitamin B1.
  • Smelt's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 89% higher.
  • Smelt has 47 times more Manganese than Butterfish. While Smelt has 0.9mg of Manganese, Butterfish has only 0.019mg.

The food types used in this comparison are Fish, smelt, rainbow, cooked, dry heat and Fish, butterfish, cooked, dry heat.

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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 Calcium +175%
Contains more Iron +79.7%
Contains more Magnesium +18.8%
Contains less Sodium -32.5%
Contains more Zinc +114.1%
Contains more Copper +158%
Contains more Manganese +4636.8%
Contains more Potassium +29.3%
Equal in Phosphorus - 308
Equal in Selenium - 46.8
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 24% 44% 28% 127% 33% 11% 58% 60% 118% 256%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 9% 24% 23% 132% 43% 15% 27% 24% 3% 256%
Contains more Calcium +175%
Contains more Iron +79.7%
Contains more Magnesium +18.8%
Contains less Sodium -32.5%
Contains more Zinc +114.1%
Contains more Copper +158%
Contains more Manganese +4636.8%
Contains more Potassium +29.3%
Equal in Phosphorus - 308
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.
Smelt
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Contains more Vitamin B12 +116.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +87.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1360%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +31.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +226.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +16.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +103.5%
Contains more Folate +240%
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%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 7% 0% 0% 0% 37% 45% 109% 52% 80% 13% 229% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +116.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +87.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1360%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +31.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +226.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +16.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +103.5%
Contains more Folate +240%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Other +104.1%
Contains more Fats +231.6%
Equal in Protein - 22.15
Equal in Water - 66.83
23% 3% 73%
Protein: 22.6 g
Fats: 3.1 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 72.79 g
Other: 1.51 g
22% 10% 67%
Protein: 22.15 g
Fats: 10.28 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 66.83 g
Other: 0.74 g
Contains more Other +104.1%
Contains more Fats +231.6%
Equal in Protein - 22.15
Equal in Water - 66.83

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Smelt Butterfish
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat 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 Smelt Butterfish Opinion
Protein 22.6g 22.15g Smelt
Fats 3.1g 10.28g Butterfish
Calories 124kcal 187kcal Butterfish
Calcium 77mg 28mg Smelt
Iron 1.15mg 0.64mg Smelt
Magnesium 38mg 32mg Smelt
Phosphorus 295mg 308mg Butterfish
Potassium 372mg 481mg Butterfish
Sodium 77mg 114mg Smelt
Zinc 2.12mg 0.99mg Smelt
Copper 0.178mg 0.069mg Smelt
Manganese 0.9mg 0.019mg Smelt
Selenium 46.8µg 46.8µg
Vitamin A 58IU 109IU Butterfish
Vitamin A RAE 17µg 33µg Butterfish
Vitamin B1 0.01mg 0.146mg Butterfish
Vitamin B2 0.146mg 0.192mg Butterfish
Vitamin B3 1.766mg 5.769mg Butterfish
Vitamin B5 0.74mg 0.865mg Butterfish
Vitamin B6 0.17mg 0.346mg Butterfish
Folate 5µg 17µg Butterfish
Vitamin B12 3.97µg 1.83µg Smelt
Tryptophan 0.253mg 0.248mg Smelt
Threonine 0.991mg 0.971mg Smelt
Isoleucine 1.041mg 1.021mg Smelt
Leucine 1.837mg 1.801mg Smelt
Lysine 2.076mg 2.035mg Smelt
Methionine 0.669mg 0.656mg Smelt
Phenylalanine 0.882mg 0.865mg Smelt
Valine 1.164mg 1.141mg Smelt
Histidine 0.665mg 0.652mg Smelt
Cholesterol 90mg 83mg Butterfish
Saturated Fat 0.579g Butterfish
Omega-3 - DHA 0.536g Smelt
Omega-3 - EPA 0.353g Smelt
Omega-3 - DPA 0.023g Smelt
Monounsaturated Fat 0.822g Smelt
Polyunsaturated fat 1.135g Smelt

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Smelt Butterfish
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
50%
Smelt
44%
Butterfish
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
75%
Smelt
55%
Butterfish

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Smelt
Smelt is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Smelt
Smelt contains less Sodium (difference - 37mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Butterfish
Butterfish is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 7mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Butterfish
Butterfish is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.579g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Butterfish
Butterfish 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. Smelt - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/175147/nutrients
  2. Butterfish - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174231/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.