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Anchovy vs. Whiting — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Anchovy and Whiting

  • Anchovy has more Vitamin B3, Iron, Copper, Vitamin B2, Zinc, and Calcium, however, Whiting has more Vitamin B12, Phosphorus, and Selenium.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 from Whiting is 82% higher.
  • Whiting has 8 times less Vitamin B3 than Anchovy. Anchovy has 14.024mg of Vitamin B3, while Whiting has 1.67mg.
  • Anchovy is lower in Cholesterol.

Food types used in this article are Fish, anchovy, european, raw and Fish, whiting, mixed species, cooked, dry heat.

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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 +137.1%
Contains more Iron +673.8%
Contains more Magnesium +51.9%
Contains less Sodium -21.2%
Contains more Zinc +224.5%
Contains more Copper +427.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +63.8%
Contains more Potassium +13.3%
Contains more Manganese +85.7%
Contains more Selenium +12.6%
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 19% 16% 20% 123% 39% 18% 15% 14% 17% 225%
Contains more Calcium +137.1%
Contains more Iron +673.8%
Contains more Magnesium +51.9%
Contains less Sodium -21.2%
Contains more Zinc +224.5%
Contains more Copper +427.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +63.8%
Contains more Potassium +13.3%
Contains more Manganese +85.7%
Contains more Selenium +12.6%

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 +50%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +326.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +739.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +158%
Contains more Vitamin A +156%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +23.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +25.9%
Contains more Folate +66.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +319.4%
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% 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 8% 8% 54% 0% 17% 14% 32% 15% 42% 12% 325% 46% 1%
Contains more Vitamin E +50%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +326.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +739.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +158%
Contains more Vitamin A +156%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +23.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +25.9%
Contains more Folate +66.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +319.4%
Equal in Vitamin K - 0.1

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +186.4%
Contains more Other +1100%
Contains more Protein +15.4%
Equal in Water - 74.71
20% 5% 73%
Protein: 20.35 g
Fats: 4.84 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 73.37 g
Other: 1.44 g
23% 2% 75%
Protein: 23.48 g
Fats: 1.69 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 74.71 g
Other: 0.12 g
Contains more Fats +186.4%
Contains more Other +1100%
Contains more Protein +15.4%
Equal in Water - 74.71

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +165.6%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +178.9%
Contains less Saturated Fat -68.8%
31% 29% 40%
Saturated Fat: 1.282 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 1.182 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.637 g
28% 31% 41%
Saturated Fat: 0.4 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.445 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.587 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +165.6%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +178.9%
Contains less Saturated Fat -68.8%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Anchovy Whiting
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 Whiting Opinion
Protein 20.35g 23.48g Whiting
Fats 4.84g 1.69g Anchovy
Calories 131kcal 116kcal Anchovy
Calcium 147mg 62mg Anchovy
Iron 3.25mg 0.42mg Anchovy
Magnesium 41mg 27mg Anchovy
Phosphorus 174mg 285mg Whiting
Potassium 383mg 434mg Whiting
Sodium 104mg 132mg Anchovy
Zinc 1.72mg 0.53mg Anchovy
Copper 0.211mg 0.04mg Anchovy
Manganese 0.07mg 0.13mg Whiting
Selenium 36.5µg 41.1µg Whiting
Vitamin A 50IU 128IU Whiting
Vitamin A RAE 15µg 38µg Whiting
Vitamin E 0.57mg 0.38mg Anchovy
Vitamin D 73IU Whiting
Vitamin D 1.8µg Whiting
Vitamin B1 0.055mg 0.068mg Whiting
Vitamin B2 0.256mg 0.06mg Anchovy
Vitamin B3 14.024mg 1.67mg Anchovy
Vitamin B5 0.645mg 0.25mg Anchovy
Vitamin B6 0.143mg 0.18mg Whiting
Folate 9µg 15µg Whiting
Vitamin B12 0.62µg 2.6µg Whiting
Choline 83.3mg Whiting
Vitamin K 0.1µg 0.1µg
Tryptophan 0.228mg 0.263mg Whiting
Threonine 0.892mg 1.029mg Whiting
Isoleucine 0.938mg 1.082mg Whiting
Leucine 1.654mg 1.908mg Whiting
Lysine 1.869mg 2.156mg Whiting
Methionine 0.602mg 0.695mg Whiting
Phenylalanine 0.794mg 0.917mg Whiting
Valine 1.048mg 1.21mg Whiting
Histidine 0.599mg 0.691mg Whiting
Cholesterol 60mg 84mg Anchovy
Saturated Fat 1.282g 0.4g Whiting
Omega-3 - DHA 0.911g 0.235g Anchovy
Omega-3 - EPA 0.538g 0.283g Anchovy
Omega-3 - DPA 0.029g 0.017g Anchovy
Monounsaturated Fat 1.182g 0.445g Anchovy
Polyunsaturated fat 1.637g 0.587g Anchovy

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Anchovy Whiting
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
44%
Whiting
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
64%
Anchovy
50%
Whiting

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Whiting
Whiting is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.882g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Anchovy
Anchovy contains less Sodium (difference - 28mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Anchovy
Anchovy is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 24mg)
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. Whiting - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/175161/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.