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Anchovy vs. Eel — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Anchovy and Eel?

  • Anchovy is higher in Vitamin B3, Selenium, Iron, Copper, Vitamin B2, and Calcium, yet Eel is higher in Vitamin A RAE, Vitamin B12, and Phosphorus.
  • Eel's daily need coverage for Vitamin A RAE is 125% more.
  • Anchovy has 7 times more Copper than Eel. While Anchovy has 0.211mg of Copper, Eel has only 0.029mg.
  • The amount of Cholesterol in Anchovy is lower.

We used Fish, anchovy, european, raw and Fish, eel, mixed species, cooked, dry heat types 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.
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Eel
Contains more Calcium +465.4%
Contains more Iron +407.8%
Contains more Magnesium +57.7%
Contains more Copper +627.6%
Contains more Manganese +75%
Contains more Selenium +339.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +59.2%
Contains less Sodium -37.5%
Contains more Zinc +20.9%
Equal in Potassium - 349
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 8% 24% 19% 119% 31% 9% 57% 10% 6% 46%
Contains more Calcium +465.4%
Contains more Iron +407.8%
Contains more Magnesium +57.7%
Contains more Copper +627.6%
Contains more Manganese +75%
Contains more Selenium +339.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +59.2%
Contains less Sodium -37.5%
Contains more Zinc +20.9%
Equal in Potassium - 349

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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Eel
Contains more Vitamin B2 +402%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +212.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +130.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +85.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +7474%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +232.7%
Contains more Folate +88.9%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +366.1%
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%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 228% 0% 0% 6% 46% 12% 85% 17% 18% 13% 362% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +402%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +212.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +130.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +85.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +7474%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +232.7%
Contains more Folate +88.9%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +366.1%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
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Eel
Contains more Water +23.7%
Contains more Protein +16.2%
Contains more Fats +208.9%
Contains more Other +45.1%
20% 5% 73%
Protein: 20.35 g
Fats: 4.84 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 73.37 g
Other: 1.44 g
24% 15% 59% 2%
Protein: 23.65 g
Fats: 14.95 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 59.31 g
Other: 2.09 g
Contains more Water +23.7%
Contains more Protein +16.2%
Contains more Fats +208.9%
Contains more Other +45.1%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
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Eel
Contains less Saturated Fat -57.6%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +34.8%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +679.9%
31% 29% 40%
Saturated Fat: 1.282 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 1.182 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.637 g
22% 69% 9%
Saturated Fat: 3.023 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 9.218 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.214 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -57.6%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +34.8%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +679.9%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Anchovy Eel Opinion
Protein 20.35g 23.65g Eel
Fats 4.84g 14.95g Eel
Calories 131kcal 236kcal Eel
Calcium 147mg 26mg Anchovy
Iron 3.25mg 0.64mg Anchovy
Magnesium 41mg 26mg Anchovy
Phosphorus 174mg 277mg Eel
Potassium 383mg 349mg Anchovy
Sodium 104mg 65mg Eel
Zinc 1.72mg 2.08mg Eel
Copper 0.211mg 0.029mg Anchovy
Manganese 0.07mg 0.04mg Anchovy
Selenium 36.5µg 8.3µg Anchovy
Vitamin A 50IU 3787IU Eel
Vitamin A RAE 15µg 1137µg Eel
Vitamin E 0.57mg Anchovy
Vitamin C 0mg 1.8mg Eel
Vitamin B1 0.055mg 0.183mg Eel
Vitamin B2 0.256mg 0.051mg Anchovy
Vitamin B3 14.024mg 4.487mg Anchovy
Vitamin B5 0.645mg 0.28mg Anchovy
Vitamin B6 0.143mg 0.077mg Anchovy
Folate 9µg 17µg Eel
Vitamin B12 0.62µg 2.89µg Eel
Vitamin K 0.1µg Anchovy
Tryptophan 0.228mg 0.265mg Eel
Threonine 0.892mg 1.037mg Eel
Isoleucine 0.938mg 1.09mg Eel
Leucine 1.654mg 1.922mg Eel
Lysine 1.869mg 2.171mg Eel
Methionine 0.602mg 0.7mg Eel
Phenylalanine 0.794mg 0.923mg Eel
Valine 1.048mg 1.218mg Eel
Histidine 0.599mg 0.696mg Eel
Cholesterol 60mg 161mg Anchovy
Saturated Fat 1.282g 3.023g Anchovy
Omega-3 - DHA 0.911g 0.081g Anchovy
Omega-3 - EPA 0.538g 0.108g Anchovy
Omega-3 - DPA 0.029g 0.095g Eel
Monounsaturated Fat 1.182g 9.218g Eel
Polyunsaturated fat 1.637g 1.214g Anchovy

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Anchovy Eel
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
60%
Eel
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
64%
Anchovy
33%
Eel

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Eel
Eel is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Eel
Eel contains less Sodium (difference - 39mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Anchovy
Anchovy is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 101mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Anchovy
Anchovy is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.741g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Anchovy
Anchovy is relatively richer in minerals
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. Eel - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174194/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.