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Anchovy vs. Lobster — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Anchovy and Lobster different?

  • Anchovy is higher in Vitamin B3, Iron, and Vitamin B2, however, Lobster is richer in Copper, Selenium, Vitamin B12, Zinc, and Vitamin B5.
  • Daily need coverage for Copper from Lobster is 149% higher.
  • Anchovy contains 15 times more Vitamin B2 than Lobster. While Anchovy contains 0.256mg of Vitamin B2, Lobster contains only 0.017mg.
  • Anchovy has less Cholesterol.

Fish, anchovy, european, raw and Crustaceans, lobster, northern, cooked, moist 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 +53.1%
Contains more Iron +1020.7%
Contains more Potassium +66.5%
Contains less Sodium -78.6%
Contains more Zinc +135.5%
Contains more Copper +634.6%
Contains more Selenium +100.3%
Equal in Magnesium - 43
Equal in Phosphorus - 185
Equal in Manganese - 0.065
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 29% 11% 31% 80% 21% 64% 111% 517% 9% 399%
Contains more Calcium +53.1%
Contains more Iron +1020.7%
Contains more Potassium +66.5%
Contains less Sodium -78.6%
Contains more Zinc +135.5%
Contains more Copper +634.6%
Contains more Selenium +100.3%
Equal in Magnesium - 43
Equal in Phosphorus - 185
Equal in Manganese - 0.065

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 A +1150%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +139.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1405.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +666.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +20.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +75.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +158.4%
Contains more Folate +22.2%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +130.6%
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 1% 20% 0% 0% 6% 4% 35% 101% 28% 9% 179% 45% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +1150%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +139.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1405.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +666.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +20.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +75.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +158.4%
Contains more Folate +22.2%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +130.6%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +462.8%
Contains more Other +41%
Equal in Protein - 19
Equal in Water - 78.11
20% 5% 73%
Protein: 20.35 g
Fats: 4.84 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 73.37 g
Other: 1.44 g
19% 78% 2%
Protein: 19 g
Fats: 0.86 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 78.11 g
Other: 2.03 g
Contains more Fats +462.8%
Contains more Other +41%
Equal in Protein - 19
Equal in Water - 78.11

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +367.2%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +381.5%
Contains less Saturated Fat -83.8%
31% 29% 40%
Saturated Fat: 1.282 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 1.182 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.637 g
26% 32% 42%
Saturated Fat: 0.208 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.253 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.34 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +367.2%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +381.5%
Contains less Saturated Fat -83.8%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Anchovy Lobster
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
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 Lobster Opinion
Protein 20.35g 19g Anchovy
Fats 4.84g 0.86g Anchovy
Calories 131kcal 89kcal Anchovy
Calcium 147mg 96mg Anchovy
Iron 3.25mg 0.29mg Anchovy
Magnesium 41mg 43mg Lobster
Phosphorus 174mg 185mg Lobster
Potassium 383mg 230mg Anchovy
Sodium 104mg 486mg Anchovy
Zinc 1.72mg 4.05mg Lobster
Copper 0.211mg 1.55mg Lobster
Manganese 0.07mg 0.065mg Anchovy
Selenium 36.5µg 73.1µg Lobster
Vitamin A 50IU 4IU Anchovy
Vitamin A RAE 15µg 1µg Anchovy
Vitamin E 0.57mg 1mg Lobster
Vitamin D 1IU Lobster
Vitamin B1 0.055mg 0.023mg Anchovy
Vitamin B2 0.256mg 0.017mg Anchovy
Vitamin B3 14.024mg 1.83mg Anchovy
Vitamin B5 0.645mg 1.667mg Lobster
Vitamin B6 0.143mg 0.119mg Anchovy
Folate 9µg 11µg Lobster
Vitamin B12 0.62µg 1.43µg Lobster
Choline 80.9mg Lobster
Vitamin K 0.1µg 0µg Anchovy
Tryptophan 0.228mg 0.248mg Lobster
Threonine 0.892mg 0.753mg Anchovy
Isoleucine 0.938mg 0.832mg Anchovy
Leucine 1.654mg 1.376mg Anchovy
Lysine 1.869mg 1.426mg Anchovy
Methionine 0.602mg 0.475mg Anchovy
Phenylalanine 0.794mg 0.782mg Anchovy
Valine 1.048mg 0.852mg Anchovy
Histidine 0.599mg 0.475mg Anchovy
Cholesterol 60mg 146mg Anchovy
Trans Fat 0.013g Anchovy
Saturated Fat 1.282g 0.208g Lobster
Omega-3 - DHA 0.911g 0.078g Anchovy
Omega-3 - EPA 0.538g 0.117g Anchovy
Omega-3 - DPA 0.029g 0.006g Anchovy
Monounsaturated Fat 1.182g 0.253g Anchovy
Polyunsaturated fat 1.637g 0.34g Anchovy
Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid 0.006g Lobster
Omega-6 - Linoleic acid 0.033g Lobster
Omega-3 - ALA 0.05g Lobster
Omega-3 - Eicosatrienoic acid 0.006g Lobster
Omega-6 - Dihomo-gamma-linoleic acid 0.006g Lobster

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Anchovy Lobster
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
33%
Lobster
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
64%
Anchovy
127%
Lobster

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Lobster
Lobster is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.074g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Anchovy
Anchovy contains less Sodium (difference - 382mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Anchovy
Anchovy is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 86mg)
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 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. Lobster - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174209/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.