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Anchovy vs. Cuttlefish — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Anchovy and Cuttlefish

  • Anchovy has more Vitamin B3, however, Cuttlefish has more Vitamin B12, Vitamin B2, Copper, Iron, Phosphorus, Selenium, and Vitamin A RAE.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 from Cuttlefish is 99% higher.
  • Cuttlefish has 12 times less Vitamin B3 than Anchovy. Anchovy has 14.024mg of Vitamin B3, while Cuttlefish has 1.216mg.
  • Anchovy is lower in Cholesterol.

Food types used in this article are Fish, anchovy, european, raw and Mollusks, cuttlefish, mixed species, 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 +63.3%
Contains more Magnesium +36.7%
Contains less Sodium -72%
Contains more Iron +85.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +122.4%
Contains more Copper +178.2%
Contains more Manganese +57.1%
Contains more Selenium +22.7%
Equal in Potassium - 354
Equal in Zinc - 1.73
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 45% 122% 30% 75% 34% 14% 47% 71% 10% 200%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 27% 226% 22% 166% 32% 49% 48% 196% 15% 245%
Contains more Calcium +63.3%
Contains more Magnesium +36.7%
Contains less Sodium -72%
Contains more Iron +85.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +122.4%
Contains more Copper +178.2%
Contains more Manganese +57.1%
Contains more Selenium +22.7%
Equal in Potassium - 354
Equal in Zinc - 1.73

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 B1 +511.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1053.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +29%
Contains more Vitamin A +650%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +255.5%
Contains more Folate +77.8%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +383.9%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.15
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%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 23% 0% 0% 18% 3% 210% 23% 30% 35% 12% 375% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +511.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1053.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +29%
Contains more Vitamin A +650%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +255.5%
Contains more Folate +77.8%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +383.9%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.15

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +25.3%
Contains more Fats +591.4%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Other +16.7%
Equal in Water - 80.56
20% 5% 73%
Protein: 20.35 g
Fats: 4.84 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 73.37 g
Other: 1.44 g
16% 81% 2%
Protein: 16.24 g
Fats: 0.7 g
Carbs: 0.82 g
Water: 80.56 g
Other: 1.68 g
Contains more Protein +25.3%
Contains more Fats +591.4%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Other +16.7%
Equal in Water - 80.56

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +1359.3%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +1121.6%
Contains less Saturated Fat -90.8%
31% 29% 40%
Saturated Fat: 1.282 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 1.182 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.637 g
35% 24% 40%
Saturated Fat: 0.118 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.081 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.134 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +1359.3%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +1121.6%
Contains less Saturated Fat -90.8%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Anchovy Cuttlefish
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 Anchovy Cuttlefish Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0.82g Cuttlefish
Protein 20.35g 16.24g Anchovy
Fats 4.84g 0.7g Anchovy
Carbs 0g 0.82g Cuttlefish
Calories 131kcal 79kcal Anchovy
Calcium 147mg 90mg Anchovy
Iron 3.25mg 6.02mg Cuttlefish
Magnesium 41mg 30mg Anchovy
Phosphorus 174mg 387mg Cuttlefish
Potassium 383mg 354mg Anchovy
Sodium 104mg 372mg Anchovy
Zinc 1.72mg 1.73mg Cuttlefish
Copper 0.211mg 0.587mg Cuttlefish
Manganese 0.07mg 0.11mg Cuttlefish
Selenium 36.5µg 44.8µg Cuttlefish
Vitamin A 50IU 375IU Cuttlefish
Vitamin A RAE 15µg 113µg Cuttlefish
Vitamin E 0.57mg Anchovy
Vitamin C 0mg 5.3mg Cuttlefish
Vitamin B1 0.055mg 0.009mg Anchovy
Vitamin B2 0.256mg 0.91mg Cuttlefish
Vitamin B3 14.024mg 1.216mg Anchovy
Vitamin B5 0.645mg 0.5mg Anchovy
Vitamin B6 0.143mg 0.15mg Cuttlefish
Folate 9µg 16µg Cuttlefish
Vitamin B12 0.62µg 3µg Cuttlefish
Vitamin K 0.1µg Anchovy
Tryptophan 0.228mg 0.182mg Anchovy
Threonine 0.892mg 0.699mg Anchovy
Isoleucine 0.938mg 0.707mg Anchovy
Leucine 1.654mg 1.143mg Anchovy
Lysine 1.869mg 1.213mg Anchovy
Methionine 0.602mg 0.366mg Anchovy
Phenylalanine 0.794mg 0.582mg Anchovy
Valine 1.048mg 0.709mg Anchovy
Histidine 0.599mg 0.312mg Anchovy
Cholesterol 60mg 112mg Anchovy
Saturated Fat 1.282g 0.118g Cuttlefish
Omega-3 - DHA 0.911g 0.066g Anchovy
Omega-3 - EPA 0.538g 0.039g Anchovy
Omega-3 - DPA 0.029g 0.006g Anchovy
Monounsaturated Fat 1.182g 0.081g Anchovy
Polyunsaturated fat 1.637g 0.134g Anchovy

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Anchovy Cuttlefish
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
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
56%
Cuttlefish
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
64%
Anchovy
102%
Cuttlefish

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Cuttlefish
Cuttlefish is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cuttlefish
Cuttlefish is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.164g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Cuttlefish
Cuttlefish is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Anchovy
Anchovy contains less Sodium (difference - 268mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Anchovy
Anchovy is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 52mg)
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 ($)
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. Cuttlefish - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174215/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.