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Snapper vs. Octopus — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Snapper and Octopus

  • Octopus has more Vitamin B12, Iron, Copper, Selenium, Zinc, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B6, and Phosphorus than Snapper.
  • Octopus's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 1354% more.
  • Snapper contains less Cholesterol.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Fish, snapper, mixed species, cooked, dry heat and Mollusks, octopus, common, cooked, moist 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 less Sodium -87.6%
Contains more Calcium +165%
Contains more Iron +3875%
Contains more Magnesium +62.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +38.8%
Contains more Potassium +20.7%
Contains more Zinc +663.6%
Contains more Copper +1506.5%
Contains more Manganese +176.5%
Contains more Selenium +82.9%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 12% 9% 27% 87% 47% 8% 12% 16% 3% 268%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 32% 358% 43% 120% 56% 60% 92% 247% 7% 489%
Contains less Sodium -87.6%
Contains more Calcium +165%
Contains more Iron +3875%
Contains more Magnesium +62.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +38.8%
Contains more Potassium +20.7%
Contains more Zinc +663.6%
Contains more Copper +1506.5%
Contains more Manganese +176.5%
Contains more Selenium +82.9%

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.
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Octopus
Contains more Vitamin A +160.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +400%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1800%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +992.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +40.9%
Contains more Folate +300%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +928.6%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.057
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.9
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% 6% 14% 1% 7% 53% 107% 5% 438% 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 18% 24% 0% 27% 15% 18% 71% 54% 150% 18% 4500% 45% 1%
Contains more Vitamin A +160.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +400%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1800%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +992.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +40.9%
Contains more Folate +300%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +928.6%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.057
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.9

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Water +16.3%
Contains more Protein +13.4%
Contains more Fats +20.9%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Other +96.3%
26% 2% 70%
Protein: 26.3 g
Fats: 1.72 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 70.35 g
Other: 1.63 g
30% 2% 4% 61% 3%
Protein: 29.82 g
Fats: 2.08 g
Carbs: 4.4 g
Water: 60.5 g
Other: 3.2 g
Contains more Water +16.3%
Contains more Protein +13.4%
Contains more Fats +20.9%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Other +96.3%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -19.4%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +23.3%
Equal in Monounsaturated Fat - 0.324
29% 25% 46%
Saturated Fat: 0.365 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.322 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.588 g
36% 26% 38%
Saturated Fat: 0.453 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.324 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.477 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -19.4%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +23.3%
Equal in Monounsaturated Fat - 0.324

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Snapper Octopus Opinion
Net carbs 0g 4.4g Octopus
Protein 26.3g 29.82g Octopus
Fats 1.72g 2.08g Octopus
Carbs 0g 4.4g Octopus
Calories 128kcal 164kcal Octopus
Calcium 40mg 106mg Octopus
Iron 0.24mg 9.54mg Octopus
Magnesium 37mg 60mg Octopus
Phosphorus 201mg 279mg Octopus
Potassium 522mg 630mg Octopus
Sodium 57mg 460mg Snapper
Zinc 0.44mg 3.36mg Octopus
Copper 0.046mg 0.739mg Octopus
Manganese 0.017mg 0.047mg Octopus
Selenium 49µg 89.6µg Octopus
Vitamin A 115IU 300IU Octopus
Vitamin A RAE 35µg 90µg Octopus
Vitamin E 1.2mg Octopus
Vitamin C 1.6mg 8mg Octopus
Vitamin B1 0.053mg 0.057mg Octopus
Vitamin B2 0.004mg 0.076mg Octopus
Vitamin B3 0.346mg 3.78mg Octopus
Vitamin B5 0.87mg 0.9mg Octopus
Vitamin B6 0.46mg 0.648mg Octopus
Folate 6µg 24µg Octopus
Vitamin B12 3.5µg 36µg Octopus
Choline 81mg Octopus
Vitamin K 0.1µg Octopus
Tryptophan 0.294mg 0.334mg Octopus
Threonine 1.153mg 1.283mg Octopus
Isoleucine 1.212mg 1.298mg Octopus
Leucine 2.137mg 2.099mg Snapper
Lysine 2.415mg 2.228mg Snapper
Methionine 0.778mg 0.673mg Snapper
Phenylalanine 1.027mg 1.069mg Octopus
Valine 1.355mg 1.303mg Snapper
Histidine 0.774mg 0.573mg Snapper
Cholesterol 47mg 96mg Snapper
Saturated Fat 0.365g 0.453g Snapper
Omega-3 - DHA 0.273g 0.162g Snapper
Omega-3 - EPA 0.048g 0.152g Octopus
Omega-3 - DPA 0.022g 0.012g Snapper
Monounsaturated Fat 0.322g 0.324g Octopus
Polyunsaturated fat 0.588g 0.477g Snapper

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Snapper Octopus
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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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
49%
Snapper
380%
Octopus
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
48%
Snapper
150%
Octopus

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Snapper
Snapper is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Snapper
Snapper contains less Sodium (difference - 403mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Snapper
Snapper is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 49mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Snapper
Snapper is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.088g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Octopus
Octopus is lower in glycemic index (difference - 0)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Octopus
Octopus is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Octopus
Octopus is relatively richer in vitamins
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. Snapper - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173699/nutrients
  2. Octopus - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174249/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.