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Anchovy vs. Alaska pollock — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Anchovy and Alaska pollock different?

  • Anchovy is richer in Vitamin B3, Iron, Copper, and Zinc, while Alaska pollock is higher in Vitamin B12, Vitamin B6, Selenium, Phosphorus, and Magnesium.
  • Alaska pollock covers your daily need of Vitamin B12 127% more than Anchovy.
  • Anchovy contains 6 times more Iron than Alaska pollock. Anchovy contains 3.25mg of Iron, while Alaska pollock contains 0.56mg.
  • Anchovy is lower in Sodium.

Fish, anchovy, european, raw and Fish, pollock, Alaska, cooked, dry heat (may have been previously frozen) 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 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%
Contains more Magnesium +97.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +53.4%
Contains more Potassium +12.3%
Contains more Selenium +20.8%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 44% 122% 29% 75% 34% 14% 47% 70% 9.1% 199%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 22% 21% 58% 114% 38% 55% 16% 20% 2.3% 241%
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%
Contains more Magnesium +97.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +53.4%
Contains more Potassium +12.3%
Contains more Selenium +20.8%

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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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%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +130.1%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +490.3%
Equal in Vitamin A - 51
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.054
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 3% 11% 0% 0% 14% 59% 263% 39% 33% 6.8% 78% 0% 0.25%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 3.1% 5.6% 39% 0% 14% 51% 74% 26% 76% 2.3% 458% 50% 0.25%
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%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +130.1%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +490.3%
Equal in Vitamin A - 51
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.054
Equal in Vitamin K - 0.1

Macronutrient Comparison

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

Fat Type Comparison

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

Comparison summary table

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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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

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. Anchovy - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174182/nutrients
  2. Alaska pollock - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173681/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.