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Smelt vs. Scup — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Smelt and Scup

  • Smelt has more Vitamin B12, Manganese, Zinc, Copper, Phosphorus, and Iron, while Scup has more Vitamin B3, Vitamin B6, and Vitamin B1.
  • Smelt covers your daily need of Vitamin B12 98% more than Scup.
  • Smelt contains 20 times more Manganese than Scup. While Smelt contains 0.9mg of Manganese, Scup contains only 0.045mg.
  • The amount of Cholesterol in Scup is lower.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Fish, smelt, rainbow, cooked, dry heat and Fish, scup, 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.
Smelt
8
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1
Scup
Contains more Calcium +51%
Contains more Iron +69.1%
Contains more Magnesium +31%
Contains more Phosphorus +24.5%
Contains more Zinc +241.9%
Contains more Copper +173.8%
Contains more Manganese +1900%
Contains less Sodium -29.9%
Equal in Potassium - 368
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 16% 26% 21% 102% 33% 8% 17% 22% 6% 256%
Contains more Calcium +51%
Contains more Iron +69.1%
Contains more Magnesium +31%
Contains more Phosphorus +24.5%
Contains more Zinc +241.9%
Contains more Copper +173.8%
Contains more Manganese +1900%
Contains less Sodium -29.9%
Equal in Potassium - 368
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
2
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6
Scup
Contains more Vitamin B2 +19.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +145.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +79.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1170%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +182.8%
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% 32% 29% 94% 52% 80% 13% 203% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +19.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +145.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +79.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1170%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +182.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +16.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +103.5%
Contains more Folate +240%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Smelt
1
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3
Scup
Contains more Fats +12.9%
Contains more Other +156.3%
Equal in Protein - 24.21
Equal in Water - 68.42
23% 3% 73%
Protein: 22.6 g
Fats: 3.1 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 72.79 g
Other: 1.51 g
24% 4% 68% 4%
Protein: 24.21 g
Fats: 3.5 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 68.42 g
Other: 3.87 g
Contains more Fats +12.9%
Contains more Other +156.3%
Equal in Protein - 24.21
Equal in Water - 68.42

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Smelt Scup
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 Scup Opinion
Protein 22.6g 24.21g Scup
Fats 3.1g 3.5g Scup
Calories 124kcal 135kcal Scup
Calcium 77mg 51mg Smelt
Iron 1.15mg 0.68mg Smelt
Magnesium 38mg 29mg Smelt
Phosphorus 295mg 237mg Smelt
Potassium 372mg 368mg Smelt
Sodium 77mg 54mg Scup
Zinc 2.12mg 0.62mg Smelt
Copper 0.178mg 0.065mg Smelt
Manganese 0.9mg 0.045mg Smelt
Selenium 46.8µg 46.8µg
Vitamin A 58IU 104IU Scup
Vitamin A RAE 17µg 31µg Scup
Vitamin B1 0.01mg 0.127mg Scup
Vitamin B2 0.146mg 0.122mg Smelt
Vitamin B3 1.766mg 4.994mg Scup
Vitamin B5 0.74mg 0.865mg Scup
Vitamin B6 0.17mg 0.346mg Scup
Folate 5µg 17µg Scup
Vitamin B12 3.97µg 1.62µg Smelt
Tryptophan 0.253mg 0.271mg Scup
Threonine 0.991mg 1.061mg Scup
Isoleucine 1.041mg 1.115mg Scup
Leucine 1.837mg 1.967mg Scup
Lysine 2.076mg 2.223mg Scup
Methionine 0.669mg 0.716mg Scup
Phenylalanine 0.882mg 0.945mg Scup
Valine 1.164mg 1.247mg Scup
Histidine 0.665mg 0.713mg Scup
Cholesterol 90mg 67mg Scup
Saturated Fat 0.579g Scup
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 Scup
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%
Scup
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
75%
Smelt
50%
Scup

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Smelt
Smelt is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Scup
Scup contains less Sodium (difference - 23mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Scup
Scup is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 23mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Scup
Scup is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.579g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Scup
Scup 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. Scup - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174241/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.