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Butterfish vs. Bluefish — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Butterfish and Bluefish

  • Butterfish has more Vitamin B2, and Vitamin B1, however, Bluefish is richer in Vitamin B12, Vitamin A RAE, Vitamin B3, and Vitamin B6.
  • Bluefish covers your daily Vitamin B12 needs 183% more than Butterfish.
  • Bluefish has 9 times less Folate than Butterfish. Butterfish has 17µg of Folate, while Bluefish has 2µg.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Fish, butterfish, cooked, dry heat and Fish, bluefish, 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 +211.1%
Contains more Magnesium +31.3%
Contains less Sodium -32.5%
Contains more Manganese +42.1%
Equal in Iron - 0.62
Equal in Phosphorus - 291
Equal in Potassium - 477
Equal in Zinc - 1.04
Equal in Copper - 0.068
Equal in Selenium - 46.8
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 9% 24% 23% 132% 43% 15% 27% 24% 3% 256%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 3% 24% 30% 125% 43% 11% 29% 23% 4% 256%
Contains more Calcium +211.1%
Contains more Magnesium +31.3%
Contains less Sodium -32.5%
Contains more Manganese +42.1%
Equal in Iron - 0.62
Equal in Phosphorus - 291
Equal in Potassium - 477
Equal in Zinc - 1.04
Equal in Copper - 0.068
Equal in Selenium - 46.8

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 +117.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +97.9%
Contains more Folate +750%
Contains more Vitamin A +321.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +25.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +10.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +34.1%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +239.9%
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% 37% 45% 109% 52% 80% 13% 229% 0% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 28% 0% 0% 0% 17% 23% 136% 58% 108% 2% 778% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +117.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +97.9%
Contains more Folate +750%
Contains more Vitamin A +321.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +25.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +10.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +34.1%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +239.9%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +89%
Contains more Protein +16%
Contains more Other +741.9%
Equal in Water - 62.64
22% 10% 67%
Protein: 22.15 g
Fats: 10.28 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 66.83 g
Other: 0.74 g
26% 5% 63% 6%
Protein: 25.69 g
Fats: 5.44 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 62.64 g
Other: 6.23 g
Contains more Fats +89%
Contains more Protein +16%
Contains more Other +741.9%
Equal in Water - 62.64

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Butterfish Bluefish
Rich in minerals ok
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 vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Butterfish Bluefish Opinion
Protein 22.15g 25.69g Bluefish
Fats 10.28g 5.44g Butterfish
Calories 187kcal 159kcal Butterfish
Calcium 28mg 9mg Butterfish
Iron 0.64mg 0.62mg Butterfish
Magnesium 32mg 42mg Bluefish
Phosphorus 308mg 291mg Butterfish
Potassium 481mg 477mg Butterfish
Sodium 114mg 77mg Bluefish
Zinc 0.99mg 1.04mg Bluefish
Copper 0.069mg 0.068mg Butterfish
Manganese 0.019mg 0.027mg Bluefish
Selenium 46.8µg 46.8µg
Vitamin A 109IU 459IU Bluefish
Vitamin A RAE 33µg 138µg Bluefish
Vitamin B1 0.146mg 0.067mg Butterfish
Vitamin B2 0.192mg 0.097mg Butterfish
Vitamin B3 5.769mg 7.247mg Bluefish
Vitamin B5 0.865mg 0.955mg Bluefish
Vitamin B6 0.346mg 0.464mg Bluefish
Folate 17µg 2µg Butterfish
Vitamin B12 1.83µg 6.22µg Bluefish
Tryptophan 0.248mg 0.288mg Bluefish
Threonine 0.971mg 1.126mg Bluefish
Isoleucine 1.021mg 1.184mg Bluefish
Leucine 1.801mg 2.088mg Bluefish
Lysine 2.035mg 2.36mg Bluefish
Methionine 0.656mg 0.76mg Bluefish
Phenylalanine 0.865mg 1.003mg Bluefish
Valine 1.141mg 1.324mg Bluefish
Histidine 0.652mg 0.756mg Bluefish
Cholesterol 83mg 76mg Bluefish
Saturated Fat 1.172g Butterfish
Omega-3 - DHA 0.665g Bluefish
Omega-3 - EPA 0.323g Bluefish
Omega-3 - DPA 0.079g Bluefish
Monounsaturated Fat 2.297g Bluefish
Polyunsaturated fat 1.358g Bluefish

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Butterfish Bluefish
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
44%
Butterfish
88%
Bluefish
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
55%
Butterfish
54%
Bluefish

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Butterfish
Butterfish is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Butterfish
Butterfish is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.172g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Bluefish
Bluefish contains less Sodium (difference - 37mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Bluefish
Bluefish is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 7mg)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( 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 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. Butterfish - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174231/nutrients
  2. Bluefish - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174229/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.