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Smelt vs. Crayfish — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Smelt and Crayfish?

  • Smelt is richer in Vitamin B12, Selenium, Manganese, and Vitamin B6, yet Crayfish is richer in Copper, and Folate.
  • Smelt's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 76% higher.
  • Smelt has 2 times more Vitamin B6 than Crayfish. Smelt has 0.17mg of Vitamin B6, while Crayfish has 0.076mg.
  • Smelt contains less Cholesterol.

We used Fish, smelt, rainbow, cooked, dry heat and Crustaceans, crayfish, mixed species, wild, cooked, moist 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.
Smelt
9
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Contains more Calcium +28.3%
Contains more Iron +38.6%
Contains more Magnesium +15.2%
Contains more Potassium +25.7%
Contains less Sodium -18.1%
Contains more Zinc +20.5%
Contains more Manganese +72.4%
Contains more Selenium +27.5%
Contains more Copper +284.8%
Equal in Phosphorus - 270
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 18% 32% 24% 116% 27% 13% 48% 229% 69% 201%
Contains more Calcium +28.3%
Contains more Iron +38.6%
Contains more Magnesium +15.2%
Contains more Potassium +25.7%
Contains less Sodium -18.1%
Contains more Zinc +20.5%
Contains more Manganese +72.4%
Contains more Selenium +27.5%
Contains more Copper +284.8%
Equal in Phosphorus - 270

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
5
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Contains more Vitamin A +16%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +71.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +27.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +123.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +84.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +400%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +29.1%
Contains more Folate +780%
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 3% 30% 0% 3% 13% 20% 43% 35% 18% 33% 269% 45% 1%
Contains more Vitamin A +16%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +71.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +27.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +123.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +84.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +400%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +29.1%
Contains more Folate +780%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Smelt
2
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Contains more Protein +34.8%
Contains more Fats +158.3%
Contains more Other +76.2%
Equal in Water - 79.37
23% 3% 73%
Protein: 22.6 g
Fats: 3.1 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 72.79 g
Other: 1.51 g
17% 79% 3%
Protein: 16.77 g
Fats: 1.2 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 79.37 g
Other: 2.66 g
Contains more Protein +34.8%
Contains more Fats +158.3%
Contains more Other +76.2%
Equal in Water - 79.37

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Smelt
2
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Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +236.9%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +209.3%
Contains less Saturated Fat -68.7%
23% 32% 45%
Saturated Fat: 0.579 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.822 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.135 g
23% 31% 46%
Saturated Fat: 0.181 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.244 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.367 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +236.9%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +209.3%
Contains less Saturated Fat -68.7%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Smelt Crayfish Opinion
Protein 22.6g 16.77g Smelt
Fats 3.1g 1.2g Smelt
Calories 124kcal 82kcal Smelt
Calcium 77mg 60mg Smelt
Iron 1.15mg 0.83mg Smelt
Magnesium 38mg 33mg Smelt
Phosphorus 295mg 270mg Smelt
Potassium 372mg 296mg Smelt
Sodium 77mg 94mg Smelt
Zinc 2.12mg 1.76mg Smelt
Copper 0.178mg 0.685mg Crayfish
Manganese 0.9mg 0.522mg Smelt
Selenium 46.8µg 36.7µg Smelt
Vitamin A 58IU 50IU Smelt
Vitamin A RAE 17µg 15µg Smelt
Vitamin E 1.5mg Crayfish
Vitamin C 0mg 0.9mg Crayfish
Vitamin B1 0.01mg 0.05mg Crayfish
Vitamin B2 0.146mg 0.085mg Smelt
Vitamin B3 1.766mg 2.28mg Crayfish
Vitamin B5 0.74mg 0.58mg Smelt
Vitamin B6 0.17mg 0.076mg Smelt
Folate 5µg 44µg Crayfish
Vitamin B12 3.97µg 2.15µg Smelt
Choline 80.9mg Crayfish
Vitamin K 0.1µg Crayfish
Tryptophan 0.253mg 0.234mg Smelt
Threonine 0.991mg 0.676mg Smelt
Isoleucine 1.041mg 0.811mg Smelt
Leucine 1.837mg 1.329mg Smelt
Lysine 2.076mg 1.457mg Smelt
Methionine 0.669mg 0.472mg Smelt
Phenylalanine 0.882mg 0.706mg Smelt
Valine 1.164mg 0.786mg Smelt
Histidine 0.665mg 0.341mg Smelt
Cholesterol 90mg 133mg Smelt
Saturated Fat 0.579g 0.181g Crayfish
Omega-3 - DHA 0.536g 0.047g Smelt
Omega-3 - EPA 0.353g 0.119g Smelt
Omega-3 - DPA 0.023g 0g Smelt
Monounsaturated Fat 0.822g 0.244g Smelt
Polyunsaturated fat 1.135g 0.367g Smelt

Which food is preferable for your diet?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Smelt Crayfish
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
39%
Crayfish
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
75%
Smelt
77%
Crayfish

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Smelt
Smelt is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Smelt
Smelt contains less Sodium (difference - 17mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Smelt
Smelt is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 43mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Smelt
Smelt is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Crayfish
Crayfish is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.398g)
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. Crayfish - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174207/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.