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Firefly Squid
(Hotaru-Ika / Hotaruika / Sparkling Enope Squid)

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Firefly Squid Calories and Quick Look At Nutrition Facts

Calories in Firefly Squid84Cal 100g
17 Cal 20g(1 whole aproximate)
Diet Friendliness
Appetite Satisfaction
Nutritional Value
Noteworthy NutrientsVitamin B12,Copper
Firefly squid Watasenia scintillans with a mature length of 6 centimeters are a small species of deep sea squid that that gets its name from the firefly do to the light that it emits out at sea. It is commonly used in making the Japanese dish Okizuke as well as being cook or boil served up with dishes such as seafood pasta.

The Toyama prefecture of Japan is famous harvesting firefly squid. In fact, many of the traditional dishes find origin in this particular area due to the prevalence of firefly squid.

The intestines of firefly squid is said to contain parasites, which is why it is often taken out during food preparation. When eating raw firefly squid proceeding with caution making sure that the intestines are removed is highly recommended.



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Firefly Squid

Additional Facts for Firefly Squid

Diet Friendliness
Appetite Satisfaction
Nutritional Value
Water Content83 (%)
Refuse0 (%)

Nutrition facts for Firefly Squid (1 whole aproximate 20g)

Nutrition info displayed such as percent meal value and PFC balance scales are based on a 1800 calorie diet for women between ages 18 and 29 years old weighing around 112 pounds and daily nutritional requirements.

【Calories and Macronutrient Composition】

(Percent Meal Value)

Energy17 Cal536~751Cal
Protein2.36g (9.44 Cal)15~34g
Fat0.7g (6.3 Cal)13~20g
Carbohydrate0.04g (0.16 Cal)75~105g

【PFC Balance】

The calories in Firefly Squid per 20g(1 whole aproximate) is 17 calories. Firefly Squid is calculated to be 84Cal per 100 grams making 80Cal equivalent to 95.24g with 2.36g of mostly protein、0.7g of fat、0.04g of carbohydrates in 20g while being rich in vitamins and minerals such as Vitamin B12 and Copper.

Vitamins, minerals, dietary fiber, and sodium content for 20g (1 whole aproximate) of Firefly Squid


(Percent Meal Value)

Vitamin A Retinol Equivalent300μg221μgRE
Vitamin E Alpha Tocopherol0.86mg2.2mg
Vitamin B10.04mg0.32mg
Vitamin B20.05mg0.36mg
Vitamin B60.03mg0.35mg
Vitamin B122.8μg0.8μg
Pantothenic Acid0.22mg1.5mg
Vitamin C1mg33mg


(Percent Meal Value)



(Percent Meal Value)

Sodium Chloride Equivalent0.14g~2.5g

Fatty acid composition in 20g (1 whole aproximate) of Firefly Squid

【Fatty Acids】

(Percent Meal Value)

Saturated Fatty Acids0.12g3g~4.7g
Monounsaturated Fatty Acids0.14g~6.2g
Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids0.19g3g~8.3g
Total Fatty Acids0.44g
N3 Polyunsaturated0.17g
N6 Polyunsaturated0.02g
Oleic Acid76mg
Linoleic Acid4.4mg
Alpha Linolenic Acid2.8mg
Gamma Linolenic Acid0.4mg
Octadecatrienoic Acid2.8mg

(Percent Meal Value)

Icosadienoic Acid2.6mg
DGLA (Dihomo-γ-linolenic acid)0.4mg
Icosatetraenoic Acid2.4mg
Arachidonic Acid11.6mg
Icosapentaenoic Acid62mg
Henicosapentaenoic Acid2mg
Docosatetraenoic Acid0.2mg
Docosapentaenoic Acid N33.2mg
Docosapentaenoic Acid N61mg
Docosahexaenoic Acid90mg

Amino acid composition in 20g (1 whole aproximate) of Firefly Squid

【Amino Acids】

(Percent Meal Value)

Sulfur Containing Amino Acid Total106mg
Aromatic Amino Acid Total156mg

(Percent Meal Value)

Aspartic Acid182mg
Glutamic Acid220mg
Amino Acid Total1760mg

*Note that do to rounding some nutrient values are shown as not contained in some cases.

*Calculated assuming a 1800 calorie diet of a normal women age 18 to 29 around 112 pounds weight.

*The exact vitamin and mineral content may depend on the method of cooking preparation, transportation method, and processed used for long term storage, collectively.

*Calculated calorie results may vary within a margin of several calories.

12 ways to Burn 17Cal

Firefly Squid:Aerobic exercise duration required to burn 17 calories per 20g (1 whole aproximate)

  • Walking7min
  • Jogging4min
  • Cycling / Biking / Spinning3min
  • Jumping Rope2min
  • Stretching8min
  • Climbing Steps3min
  • Vacuuming6min
  • Cleaning Bath Tub6min
  • Water Walking5min
  • Swimming3min
  • Aerobics3min
  • Boxercising4min

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