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Smelt vs. Halibut — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Smelt and Halibut?

  • Smelt is richer in Vitamin B12, Manganese, Copper, Zinc, Phosphorus, Vitamin B5, and Calcium, yet Halibut is richer in Vitamin B6.
  • Smelt's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 125% higher.
  • Smelt has 60 times more Manganese than Halibut. Smelt has 0.9mg of Manganese, while Halibut has 0.015mg.
  • Halibut contains less Cholesterol.

We used Fish, smelt, rainbow, cooked, dry heat and Fish, halibut, greenland, 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.
Smelt
9
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Contains more Calcium +1825%
Contains more Iron +35.3%
Contains more Magnesium +15.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +40.5%
Contains less Sodium -25.2%
Contains more Zinc +315.7%
Contains more Copper +368.4%
Contains more Manganese +5900%
Equal in Potassium - 344
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 2% 32% 24% 90% 31% 14% 14% 13% 2% 256%
Contains more Calcium +1825%
Contains more Iron +35.3%
Contains more Magnesium +15.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +40.5%
Contains less Sodium -25.2%
Contains more Zinc +315.7%
Contains more Copper +368.4%
Contains more Manganese +5900%
Equal in Potassium - 344
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
4
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Contains more Vitamin B2 +41.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +156.9%
Contains more Folate +400%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +313.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +630%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +185.3%
Equal in Vitamin A - 60
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 1.923
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 4% 0% 0% 0% 19% 24% 37% 18% 112% 1% 120% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +41.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +156.9%
Contains more Folate +400%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +313.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +630%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +185.3%
Equal in Vitamin A - 60
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 1.923

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Smelt
2
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Contains more Protein +22.7%
Contains more Water +17.6%
Contains more Fats +472.3%
Contains more Other +29.8%
23% 3% 73%
Protein: 22.6 g
Fats: 3.1 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 72.79 g
Other: 1.51 g
18% 18% 62% 2%
Protein: 18.42 g
Fats: 17.74 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 61.88 g
Other: 1.96 g
Contains more Protein +22.7%
Contains more Water +17.6%
Contains more Fats +472.3%
Contains more Other +29.8%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Smelt
1
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Contains less Saturated Fat -81.3%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +1206.8%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +54.4%
23% 32% 45%
Saturated Fat: 0.579 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.822 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.135 g
20% 69% 11%
Saturated Fat: 3.102 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 10.742 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.753 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -81.3%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +1206.8%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +54.4%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Smelt Halibut Opinion
Protein 22.6g 18.42g Smelt
Fats 3.1g 17.74g Halibut
Calories 124kcal 239kcal Halibut
Calcium 77mg 4mg Smelt
Iron 1.15mg 0.85mg Smelt
Magnesium 38mg 33mg Smelt
Phosphorus 295mg 210mg Smelt
Potassium 372mg 344mg Smelt
Sodium 77mg 103mg Smelt
Zinc 2.12mg 0.51mg Smelt
Copper 0.178mg 0.038mg Smelt
Manganese 0.9mg 0.015mg Smelt
Selenium 46.8µg 46.8µg
Vitamin A 58IU 60IU Halibut
Vitamin A RAE 17µg 18µg Halibut
Vitamin B1 0.01mg 0.073mg Halibut
Vitamin B2 0.146mg 0.103mg Smelt
Vitamin B3 1.766mg 1.923mg Halibut
Vitamin B5 0.74mg 0.288mg Smelt
Vitamin B6 0.17mg 0.485mg Halibut
Folate 5µg 1µg Smelt
Vitamin B12 3.97µg 0.96µg Smelt
Tryptophan 0.253mg 0.206mg Smelt
Threonine 0.991mg 0.808mg Smelt
Isoleucine 1.041mg 0.849mg Smelt
Leucine 1.837mg 1.497mg Smelt
Lysine 2.076mg 1.692mg Smelt
Methionine 0.669mg 0.545mg Smelt
Phenylalanine 0.882mg 0.719mg Smelt
Valine 1.164mg 0.949mg Smelt
Histidine 0.665mg 0.542mg Smelt
Cholesterol 90mg 59mg Halibut
Saturated Fat 0.579g 3.102g Smelt
Omega-3 - DHA 0.536g 0.504g Smelt
Omega-3 - EPA 0.353g 0.674g Halibut
Omega-3 - DPA 0.023g 0.114g Halibut
Monounsaturated Fat 0.822g 10.742g Halibut
Polyunsaturated fat 1.135g 1.753g Halibut

Which food is preferable for your diet?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Smelt Halibut
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
26%
Halibut
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
75%
Smelt
47%
Halibut

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Smelt
Smelt contains less Sodium (difference - 26mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Smelt
Smelt is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.523g)
Which food is cheaper?
Smelt
Smelt is cheaper (difference - $5)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Smelt
Smelt is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Halibut
Halibut is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 31mg)
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 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. Halibut - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174232/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.