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Alaska pollock vs. Anchovy — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Alaska pollock and Anchovy different?

  • Alaska pollock is richer in Vitamin B12, Vitamin B6, Selenium, Phosphorus, and Magnesium, while Anchovy is higher in Vitamin B3, Iron, Copper, and Zinc.
  • Alaska pollock covers your daily need of Vitamin B12 127% more than Anchovy.
  • Alaska pollock contains 4 times more Sodium than Anchovy. Alaska pollock contains 419mg of Sodium, while Anchovy contains 104mg.

Fish, pollock, Alaska, cooked, dry heat (may have been previously frozen) and Fish, anchovy, european, raw types were used in this article.

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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 Magnesium +97.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +53.4%
Contains more Potassium +12.3%
Contains more Selenium +20.8%
Contains more Calcium +104.2%
Contains more Iron +480.4%
Contains less Sodium -75.2%
Contains more Zinc +201.8%
Contains more Copper +251.7%
Contains more Manganese +288.9%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 22% 22% 58% 115% 38% 55% 16% 20% 3% 241%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 45% 122% 30% 75% 34% 14% 47% 71% 10% 200%
Contains more Magnesium +97.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +53.4%
Contains more Potassium +12.3%
Contains more Selenium +20.8%
Contains more Calcium +104.2%
Contains more Iron +480.4%
Contains less Sodium -75.2%
Contains more Zinc +201.8%
Contains more Copper +251.7%
Contains more Manganese +288.9%

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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Contains more Vitamin B6 +130.1%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +490.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +103.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +14.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +255.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +49.3%
Contains more Folate +200%
Equal in Vitamin A - 50
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.055
Equal in Vitamin K - 0.1
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 4% 6% 39% 0% 14% 52% 75% 26% 76% 3% 458% 50% 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 3% 12% 0% 0% 14% 60% 263% 39% 33% 7% 78% 0% 1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +130.1%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +490.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +103.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +14.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +255.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +49.3%
Contains more Folate +200%
Equal in Vitamin A - 50
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.055
Equal in Vitamin K - 0.1

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +15.4%
Contains more Other +17.4%
Contains more Fats +310.2%
Equal in Water - 73.37
23% 74% 2%
Protein: 23.48 g
Fats: 1.18 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 73.65 g
Other: 1.69 g
20% 5% 73%
Protein: 20.35 g
Fats: 4.84 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 73.37 g
Other: 1.44 g
Contains more Protein +15.4%
Contains more Other +17.4%
Contains more Fats +310.2%
Equal in Water - 73.37

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -87.6%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +782.1%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +180.8%
18% 15% 67%
Saturated Fat: 0.159 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.134 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.583 g
31% 29% 40%
Saturated Fat: 1.282 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 1.182 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.637 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -87.6%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +782.1%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +180.8%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Alaska pollock Anchovy Opinion
Protein 23.48g 20.35g Alaska pollock
Fats 1.18g 4.84g Anchovy
Calories 111kcal 131kcal Anchovy
Calcium 72mg 147mg Anchovy
Iron 0.56mg 3.25mg Anchovy
Magnesium 81mg 41mg Alaska pollock
Phosphorus 267mg 174mg Alaska pollock
Potassium 430mg 383mg Alaska pollock
Sodium 419mg 104mg Anchovy
Zinc 0.57mg 1.72mg Anchovy
Copper 0.06mg 0.211mg Anchovy
Manganese 0.018mg 0.07mg Anchovy
Selenium 44.1µg 36.5µg Alaska pollock
Vitamin A 51IU 50IU Alaska pollock
Vitamin A RAE 17µg 15µg Alaska pollock
Vitamin E 0.28mg 0.57mg Anchovy
Vitamin D 51IU Alaska pollock
Vitamin D 1.3µg Alaska pollock
Vitamin B1 0.054mg 0.055mg Anchovy
Vitamin B2 0.223mg 0.256mg Anchovy
Vitamin B3 3.949mg 14.024mg Anchovy
Vitamin B5 0.432mg 0.645mg Anchovy
Vitamin B6 0.329mg 0.143mg Alaska pollock
Folate 3µg 9µg Anchovy
Vitamin B12 3.66µg 0.62µg Alaska pollock
Choline 91.6mg Alaska pollock
Vitamin K 0.1µg 0.1µg
Tryptophan 0.263mg 0.228mg Alaska pollock
Threonine 1.029mg 0.892mg Alaska pollock
Isoleucine 1.082mg 0.938mg Alaska pollock
Leucine 1.908mg 1.654mg Alaska pollock
Lysine 2.157mg 1.869mg Alaska pollock
Methionine 0.696mg 0.602mg Alaska pollock
Phenylalanine 0.917mg 0.794mg Alaska pollock
Valine 1.21mg 1.048mg Alaska pollock
Histidine 0.691mg 0.599mg Alaska pollock
Cholesterol 86mg 60mg Anchovy
Saturated Fat 0.159g 1.282g Alaska pollock
Omega-3 - DHA 0.423g 0.911g Anchovy
Omega-3 - EPA 0.086g 0.538g Anchovy
Omega-3 - DPA 0.027g 0.029g Anchovy
Monounsaturated Fat 0.134g 1.182g Anchovy
Polyunsaturated fat 0.583g 1.637g Anchovy

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Alaska pollock Anchovy
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
61%
Alaska pollock
39%
Anchovy
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
59%
Alaska pollock
64%
Anchovy

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Anchovy
Anchovy contains less Sodium (difference - 315mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Anchovy
Anchovy is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 26mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Anchovy
Anchovy is cheaper (difference - $7)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Alaska pollock
Alaska pollock is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.123g)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar (0 g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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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.
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. Alaska pollock - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173681/nutrients
  2. Anchovy - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174182/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.