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Anchovy vs. Ling fish — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Anchovy and Ling fish different?

  • Anchovy is higher in Vitamin B3, Iron, Calcium, Copper, and Zinc, however, Ling fish is richer in Selenium, Vitamin B6, Phosphorus, Magnesium, and Vitamin B1.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B3 from Anchovy is 70% higher.
  • Anchovy contains 4 times more Iron than Ling fish. While Anchovy contains 3.25mg of Iron, Ling fish contains only 0.83mg.

Fish, anchovy, european, raw and Fish, ling, cooked, dry heat are the varieties 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 +234.1%
Contains more Iron +291.6%
Contains less Sodium -39.9%
Contains more Zinc +72%
Contains more Copper +49.6%
Contains more Manganese +84.2%
Contains more Magnesium +97.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +46%
Contains more Potassium +26.9%
Contains more Selenium +28.2%
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 14% 32% 58% 109% 43% 23% 28% 47% 5% 256%
Contains more Calcium +234.1%
Contains more Iron +291.6%
Contains less Sodium -39.9%
Contains more Zinc +72%
Contains more Copper +49.6%
Contains more Manganese +84.2%
Contains more Magnesium +97.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +46%
Contains more Potassium +26.9%
Contains more Selenium +28.2%

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 B2 +10.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +400.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +74.8%
Contains more Folate +12.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +130%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +130.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +145.5%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.231
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 0.65
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 7% 0% 0% 0% 32% 54% 53% 23% 81% 6% 82% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +10.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +400.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +74.8%
Contains more Folate +12.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +130%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +130.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +145.5%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.231
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 0.65

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +490.2%
Contains more Other +51.6%
Contains more Protein +19.7%
Equal in Water - 73.88
20% 5% 73%
Protein: 20.35 g
Fats: 4.84 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 73.37 g
Other: 1.44 g
24% 74%
Protein: 24.35 g
Fats: 0.82 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 73.88 g
Other: 0.95 g
Contains more Fats +490.2%
Contains more Other +51.6%
Contains more Protein +19.7%
Equal in Water - 73.88

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Anchovy Ling fish Opinion
Protein 20.35g 24.35g Ling fish
Fats 4.84g 0.82g Anchovy
Calories 131kcal 111kcal Anchovy
Calcium 147mg 44mg Anchovy
Iron 3.25mg 0.83mg Anchovy
Magnesium 41mg 81mg Ling fish
Phosphorus 174mg 254mg Ling fish
Potassium 383mg 486mg Ling fish
Sodium 104mg 173mg Anchovy
Zinc 1.72mg 1mg Anchovy
Copper 0.211mg 0.141mg Anchovy
Manganese 0.07mg 0.038mg Anchovy
Selenium 36.5µg 46.8µg Ling fish
Vitamin A 50IU 115IU Ling fish
Vitamin A RAE 15µg 35µg Ling fish
Vitamin E 0.57mg Anchovy
Vitamin B1 0.055mg 0.127mg Ling fish
Vitamin B2 0.256mg 0.231mg Anchovy
Vitamin B3 14.024mg 2.801mg Anchovy
Vitamin B5 0.645mg 0.369mg Anchovy
Vitamin B6 0.143mg 0.351mg Ling fish
Folate 9µg 8µg Anchovy
Vitamin B12 0.62µg 0.65µg Ling fish
Vitamin K 0.1µg Anchovy
Tryptophan 0.228mg 0.273mg Ling fish
Threonine 0.892mg 1.067mg Ling fish
Isoleucine 0.938mg 1.122mg Ling fish
Leucine 1.654mg 1.979mg Ling fish
Lysine 1.869mg 2.236mg Ling fish
Methionine 0.602mg 0.721mg Ling fish
Phenylalanine 0.794mg 0.95mg Ling fish
Valine 1.048mg 1.254mg Ling fish
Histidine 0.599mg 0.717mg Ling fish
Cholesterol 60mg 51mg Ling fish
Saturated Fat 1.282g Ling fish
Omega-3 - DHA 0.911g Anchovy
Omega-3 - EPA 0.538g Anchovy
Omega-3 - DPA 0.029g Anchovy
Monounsaturated Fat 1.182g Anchovy
Polyunsaturated fat 1.637g Anchovy

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Anchovy Ling fish
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
26%
Ling fish
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
64%
Anchovy
61%
Ling fish

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Ling fish
Ling fish is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Ling fish
Ling fish is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 9mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Ling fish
Ling fish is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.282g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Anchovy
Anchovy contains less Sodium (difference - 69mg)
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 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. Ling fish - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174234/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.