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Whelk vs. Octopus raw — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Whelk and Octopus raw

  • Whelk is richer in Copper, Selenium, Iron, Manganese, Magnesium, Vitamin B6, Zinc, and Phosphorus, yet Octopus raw is richer in Vitamin B12.
  • Daily need coverage for Copper from Whelk is 181% higher.
  • Whelk contains 36 times more Manganese than Octopus raw. Whelk contains 0.89mg of Manganese, while Octopus raw contains 0.025mg.
  • Octopus raw contains less Cholesterol.

Food types used in this article are Mollusks, whelk, unspecified, cooked, moist heat and Mollusks, octopus, common, raw.

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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 more Calcium +113.2%
Contains more Iron +89.8%
Contains more Magnesium +473.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +51.6%
Contains more Potassium +98.3%
Contains more Zinc +94%
Contains more Copper +373.6%
Contains more Manganese +3460%
Contains more Selenium +100%
Contains less Sodium -44.2%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 34% 378% 123% 121% 62% 54% 89% 687% 117% 489%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 16% 199% 22% 80% 31% 30% 46% 145% 4% 245%
Contains more Calcium +113.2%
Contains more Iron +89.8%
Contains more Magnesium +473.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +51.6%
Contains more Potassium +98.3%
Contains more Zinc +94%
Contains more Copper +373.6%
Contains more Manganese +3460%
Contains more Selenium +100%
Contains less Sodium -44.2%

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.
Whelk
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Contains more Vitamin C +36%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +63.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +435%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +80.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +25%
Contains more Folate +45.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +10.3%
Equal in Vitamin A - 150
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 2.1
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 10% 0% 0% 23% 13% 50% 38% 24% 150% 9% 2268% 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 9% 24% 0% 17% 8% 10% 40% 30% 84% 12% 2500% 36% 1%
Contains more Vitamin C +36%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +63.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +435%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +80.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +25%
Contains more Folate +45.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +10.3%
Equal in Vitamin A - 150
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 2.1

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +219.8%
Contains more Carbs +605.5%
Contains more Other +150%
Contains more Fats +30%
Contains more Water +150.8%
48% 16% 32% 4%
Protein: 47.68 g
Fats: 0.8 g
Carbs: 15.52 g
Water: 32 g
Other: 4 g
15% 2% 80%
Protein: 14.91 g
Fats: 1.04 g
Carbs: 2.2 g
Water: 80.25 g
Other: 1.6 g
Contains more Protein +219.8%
Contains more Carbs +605.5%
Contains more Other +150%
Contains more Fats +30%
Contains more Water +150.8%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -72.7%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +189.3%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +419.6%
38% 34% 28%
Saturated Fat: 0.062 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.056 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.046 g
36% 26% 38%
Saturated Fat: 0.227 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.162 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.239 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -72.7%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +189.3%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +419.6%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Whelk Octopus raw Opinion
Net carbs 15.52g 2.2g Whelk
Protein 47.68g 14.91g Whelk
Fats 0.8g 1.04g Octopus raw
Carbs 15.52g 2.2g Whelk
Calories 275kcal 82kcal Whelk
Calcium 113mg 53mg Whelk
Iron 10.06mg 5.3mg Whelk
Magnesium 172mg 30mg Whelk
Phosphorus 282mg 186mg Whelk
Potassium 694mg 350mg Whelk
Sodium 412mg 230mg Octopus raw
Zinc 3.26mg 1.68mg Whelk
Copper 2.06mg 0.435mg Whelk
Manganese 0.89mg 0.025mg Whelk
Selenium 89.6µg 44.8µg Whelk
Vitamin A 162IU 150IU Whelk
Vitamin A RAE 49µg 45µg Whelk
Vitamin E 1.2mg Octopus raw
Vitamin C 6.8mg 5mg Whelk
Vitamin B1 0.049mg 0.03mg Whelk
Vitamin B2 0.214mg 0.04mg Whelk
Vitamin B3 1.995mg 2.1mg Octopus raw
Vitamin B5 0.4mg 0.5mg Octopus raw
Vitamin B6 0.65mg 0.36mg Whelk
Folate 11µg 16µg Octopus raw
Vitamin B12 18.14µg 20µg Octopus raw
Choline 65mg Octopus raw
Vitamin K 0.1µg Octopus raw
Tryptophan 0.618mg 0.167mg Whelk
Threonine 2.136mg 0.642mg Whelk
Isoleucine 1.655mg 0.649mg Whelk
Leucine 3.807mg 1.049mg Whelk
Lysine 2.93mg 1.114mg Whelk
Methionine 1.205mg 0.336mg Whelk
Phenylalanine 1.648mg 0.534mg Whelk
Valine 2.075mg 0.651mg Whelk
Histidine 0.977mg 0.286mg Whelk
Cholesterol 130mg 48mg Octopus raw
Saturated Fat 0.062g 0.227g Whelk
Omega-3 - DHA 0.012g 0.081g Octopus raw
Omega-3 - EPA 0.008g 0.076g Octopus raw
Omega-3 - DPA 0.006g Octopus raw
Monounsaturated Fat 0.056g 0.162g Octopus raw
Polyunsaturated fat 0.046g 0.239g Octopus raw

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Whelk Octopus raw
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet Equal

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
199%
Whelk
213%
Octopus raw
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
215%
Whelk
82%
Octopus raw

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Whelk
Whelk is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Whelk
Whelk is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.165g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Whelk
Whelk is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Octopus raw
Octopus raw contains less Sodium (difference - 182mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Octopus raw
Octopus raw is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 82mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes ()
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. Whelk - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171984/nutrients
  2. Octopus raw - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174218/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.