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Tilefish vs. Smelt — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Tilefish and Smelt

  • Tilefish has more Vitamin B3, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6, and Selenium, while Smelt has more Vitamin B12, Manganese, Zinc, Copper, and Iron.
  • Smelt covers your daily need of Vitamin B12 61% more than Tilefish.
  • Tilefish contains 14 times more Vitamin B1 than Smelt. While Tilefish contains 0.14mg of Vitamin B1, Smelt contains only 0.01mg.
  • The amount of Cholesterol in Tilefish is lower.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Fish, tilefish, cooked, dry heat and Fish, smelt, rainbow, 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.
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Smelt
Contains more Potassium +37.6%
Contains less Sodium -23.4%
Contains more Calcium +196.2%
Contains more Iron +271%
Contains more Magnesium +15.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +25%
Contains more Zinc +300%
Contains more Copper +242.3%
Contains more Manganese +5900%
Equal in Selenium - 46.8
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 8% 12% 24% 102% 46% 8% 15% 18% 2% 281%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 24% 44% 28% 127% 33% 11% 58% 60% 118% 256%
Contains more Potassium +37.6%
Contains less Sodium -23.4%
Contains more Calcium +196.2%
Contains more Iron +271%
Contains more Magnesium +15.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +25%
Contains more Zinc +300%
Contains more Copper +242.3%
Contains more Manganese +5900%
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.
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Smelt
Contains more Vitamin A +19%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1300%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +30.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +98.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +17.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +76.5%
Contains more Folate +240%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +58.8%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 5% 0% 0% 0% 35% 44% 66% 53% 70% 13% 313% 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% 3% 34% 34% 45% 40% 4% 497% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +19%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1300%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +30.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +98.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +17.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +76.5%
Contains more Folate +240%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +58.8%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
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Smelt
Contains more Fats +51.3%
Contains more Other +160.3%
Equal in Protein - 22.6
Equal in Water - 72.79
24% 5% 70%
Protein: 24.49 g
Fats: 4.69 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 70.24 g
Other: 0.58 g
23% 3% 73%
Protein: 22.6 g
Fats: 3.1 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 72.79 g
Other: 1.51 g
Contains more Fats +51.3%
Contains more Other +160.3%
Equal in Protein - 22.6
Equal in Water - 72.79

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
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Smelt
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +62%
Contains less Saturated Fat -33.3%
Equal in Polyunsaturated fat - 1.135
25% 39% 36%
Saturated Fat: 0.868 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 1.332 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.246 g
23% 32% 45%
Saturated Fat: 0.579 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.822 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.135 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +62%
Contains less Saturated Fat -33.3%
Equal in Polyunsaturated fat - 1.135

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Tilefish Smelt Opinion
Protein 24.49g 22.6g Tilefish
Fats 4.69g 3.1g Tilefish
Calories 147kcal 124kcal Tilefish
Calcium 26mg 77mg Smelt
Iron 0.31mg 1.15mg Smelt
Magnesium 33mg 38mg Smelt
Phosphorus 236mg 295mg Smelt
Potassium 512mg 372mg Tilefish
Sodium 59mg 77mg Tilefish
Zinc 0.53mg 2.12mg Smelt
Copper 0.052mg 0.178mg Smelt
Manganese 0.015mg 0.9mg Smelt
Selenium 51.5µg 46.8µg Tilefish
Vitamin A 69IU 58IU Tilefish
Vitamin A RAE 21µg 17µg Tilefish
Vitamin B1 0.14mg 0.01mg Tilefish
Vitamin B2 0.19mg 0.146mg Tilefish
Vitamin B3 3.5mg 1.766mg Tilefish
Vitamin B5 0.87mg 0.74mg Tilefish
Vitamin B6 0.3mg 0.17mg Tilefish
Folate 17µg 5µg Tilefish
Vitamin B12 2.5µg 3.97µg Smelt
Tryptophan 0.274mg 0.253mg Tilefish
Threonine 1.074mg 0.991mg Tilefish
Isoleucine 1.128mg 1.041mg Tilefish
Leucine 1.99mg 1.837mg Tilefish
Lysine 2.249mg 2.076mg Tilefish
Methionine 0.725mg 0.669mg Tilefish
Phenylalanine 0.956mg 0.882mg Tilefish
Valine 1.262mg 1.164mg Tilefish
Histidine 0.721mg 0.665mg Tilefish
Cholesterol 64mg 90mg Tilefish
Saturated Fat 0.868g 0.579g Smelt
Omega-3 - DHA 0.733g 0.536g Tilefish
Omega-3 - EPA 0.172g 0.353g Smelt
Omega-3 - DPA 0.143g 0.023g Tilefish
Monounsaturated Fat 1.332g 0.822g Tilefish
Polyunsaturated fat 1.246g 1.135g Tilefish

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Tilefish Smelt
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
46%
Tilefish
50%
Smelt
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
51%
Tilefish
75%
Smelt

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Tilefish
Tilefish contains less Sodium (difference - 18mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Tilefish
Tilefish is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 26mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Tilefish
Tilefish is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Smelt
Smelt is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.289g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Smelt
Smelt is relatively richer in minerals
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. Tilefish - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/175152/nutrients
  2. Smelt - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/175147/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.