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Smelt vs. Carp — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Smelt and Carp different?

  • Smelt is higher in Vitamin B12, Selenium, Manganese, Copper, and Vitamin B2, however, Carp is richer in Phosphorus, Vitamin B1, and Iron.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 from Smelt is 104% higher.
  • Smelt contains 18 times more Manganese than Carp. While Smelt contains 0.9mg of Manganese, Carp contains only 0.05mg.
  • Smelt has less Saturated Fat.

Fish, smelt, rainbow, cooked, dry heat and Fish, carp, cooked, dry 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.
Smelt
5
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4
Carp
Contains more Calcium +48.1%
Contains more Zinc +11.6%
Contains more Copper +143.8%
Contains more Manganese +1700%
Contains more Selenium +188.9%
Contains more Iron +38.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +80%
Contains more Potassium +14.8%
Contains less Sodium -18.2%
Equal in Magnesium - 38
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 16% 60% 28% 228% 38% 9% 52% 25% 7% 89%
Contains more Calcium +48.1%
Contains more Zinc +11.6%
Contains more Copper +143.8%
Contains more Manganese +1700%
Contains more Selenium +188.9%
Contains more Iron +38.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +80%
Contains more Potassium +14.8%
Contains less Sodium -18.2%
Equal in Magnesium - 38

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
3
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6
Carp
Contains more Vitamin A +81.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +108.6%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +170.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1300%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +18.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +17.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +28.8%
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 2% 0% 0% 6% 35% 17% 40% 53% 51% 13% 184% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +81.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +108.6%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +170.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1300%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +18.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +17.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +28.8%
Contains more Folate +240%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Smelt
2
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2
Carp
Contains more Other +344.1%
Contains more Fats +131.3%
Equal in Protein - 22.86
Equal in Water - 69.63
23% 3% 73%
Protein: 22.6 g
Fats: 3.1 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 72.79 g
Other: 1.51 g
23% 7% 70%
Protein: 22.86 g
Fats: 7.17 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 69.63 g
Other: 0.34 g
Contains more Other +344.1%
Contains more Fats +131.3%
Equal in Protein - 22.86
Equal in Water - 69.63

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Smelt
1
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2
Carp
Contains less Saturated Fat -58.3%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +263.1%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +61.7%
23% 32% 45%
Saturated Fat: 0.579 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.822 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.135 g
22% 48% 30%
Saturated Fat: 1.388 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 2.985 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.835 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -58.3%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +263.1%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +61.7%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Smelt Carp Opinion
Protein 22.6g 22.86g Carp
Fats 3.1g 7.17g Carp
Calories 124kcal 162kcal Carp
Calcium 77mg 52mg Smelt
Iron 1.15mg 1.59mg Carp
Magnesium 38mg 38mg
Phosphorus 295mg 531mg Carp
Potassium 372mg 427mg Carp
Sodium 77mg 63mg Carp
Zinc 2.12mg 1.9mg Smelt
Copper 0.178mg 0.073mg Smelt
Manganese 0.9mg 0.05mg Smelt
Selenium 46.8µg 16.2µg Smelt
Vitamin A 58IU 32IU Smelt
Vitamin A RAE 17µg 10µg Smelt
Vitamin C 0mg 1.6mg Carp
Vitamin B1 0.01mg 0.14mg Carp
Vitamin B2 0.146mg 0.07mg Smelt
Vitamin B3 1.766mg 2.1mg Carp
Vitamin B5 0.74mg 0.87mg Carp
Vitamin B6 0.17mg 0.219mg Carp
Folate 5µg 17µg Carp
Vitamin B12 3.97µg 1.47µg Smelt
Tryptophan 0.253mg 0.256mg Carp
Threonine 0.991mg 1.002mg Carp
Isoleucine 1.041mg 1.054mg Carp
Leucine 1.837mg 1.858mg Carp
Lysine 2.076mg 2.1mg Carp
Methionine 0.669mg 0.677mg Carp
Phenylalanine 0.882mg 0.893mg Carp
Valine 1.164mg 1.178mg Carp
Histidine 0.665mg 0.673mg Carp
Cholesterol 90mg 84mg Carp
Saturated Fat 0.579g 1.388g Smelt
Omega-3 - DHA 0.536g 0.146g Smelt
Omega-3 - EPA 0.353g 0.305g Smelt
Omega-3 - DPA 0.023g 0.105g Carp
Monounsaturated Fat 0.822g 2.985g Carp
Polyunsaturated fat 1.135g 1.835g Carp

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Smelt Carp
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
31%
Carp
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
75%
Smelt
55%
Carp

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 - 0.809g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Carp
Carp contains less Sodium (difference - 14mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Carp
Carp is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 6mg)
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 ($)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

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. Carp - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174185/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.