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Butterfish vs. Mullet fish — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Butterfish and Mullet fish?

  • Butterfish is higher in Vitamin B12, Phosphorus, and Vitamin B2, yet Mullet fish is higher in Vitamin B6, Iron, and Copper.
  • Butterfish's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 66% more.
  • Butterfish has 2 times more Vitamin B2 than Mullet fish. While Butterfish has 0.192mg of Vitamin B2, Mullet fish has only 0.1mg.
  • The amount of Cholesterol in Mullet fish is lower.

We used Fish, butterfish, cooked, dry heat and Fish, mullet, striped, 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.
Contains more Phosphorus +26.2%
Contains more Zinc +12.5%
Contains more Calcium +10.7%
Contains more Iron +120.3%
Contains less Sodium -37.7%
Contains more Copper +104.3%
Contains more Manganese +15.8%
Equal in Magnesium - 33
Equal in Potassium - 458
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 10% 53% 24% 105% 41% 10% 24% 47% 3% 256%
Contains more Phosphorus +26.2%
Contains more Zinc +12.5%
Contains more Calcium +10.7%
Contains more Iron +120.3%
Contains less Sodium -37.7%
Contains more Copper +104.3%
Contains more Manganese +15.8%
Equal in Magnesium - 33
Equal in Potassium - 458
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 +46%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +92%
Contains more Folate +70%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +632%
Contains more Vitamin A +29.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +41.6%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 6.3
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.88
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 9% 0% 0% 4% 25% 24% 119% 53% 114% 8% 32% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +46%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +92%
Contains more Folate +70%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +632%
Contains more Vitamin A +29.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +41.6%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 6.3
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.88

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +111.5%
Contains more Protein +12%
Equal in Water - 70.52
22% 10% 67%
Protein: 22.15 g
Fats: 10.28 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 66.83 g
Other: 0.74 g
25% 5% 71%
Protein: 24.81 g
Fats: 4.86 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 70.52 g
Other: 0 g
Contains more Fats +111.5%
Contains more Protein +12%
Equal in Water - 70.52

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Butterfish Mullet fish
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat 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 Butterfish Mullet fish Opinion
Protein 22.15g 24.81g Mullet fish
Fats 10.28g 4.86g Butterfish
Calories 187kcal 150kcal Butterfish
Calcium 28mg 31mg Mullet fish
Iron 0.64mg 1.41mg Mullet fish
Magnesium 32mg 33mg Mullet fish
Phosphorus 308mg 244mg Butterfish
Potassium 481mg 458mg Butterfish
Sodium 114mg 71mg Mullet fish
Zinc 0.99mg 0.88mg Butterfish
Copper 0.069mg 0.141mg Mullet fish
Manganese 0.019mg 0.022mg Mullet fish
Selenium 46.8µg 46.8µg
Vitamin A 109IU 141IU Mullet fish
Vitamin A RAE 33µg 42µg Mullet fish
Vitamin C 0mg 1.2mg Mullet fish
Vitamin B1 0.146mg 0.1mg Butterfish
Vitamin B2 0.192mg 0.1mg Butterfish
Vitamin B3 5.769mg 6.3mg Mullet fish
Vitamin B5 0.865mg 0.88mg Mullet fish
Vitamin B6 0.346mg 0.49mg Mullet fish
Folate 17µg 10µg Butterfish
Vitamin B12 1.83µg 0.25µg Butterfish
Tryptophan 0.248mg 0.278mg Mullet fish
Threonine 0.971mg 1.088mg Mullet fish
Isoleucine 1.021mg 1.143mg Mullet fish
Leucine 1.801mg 2.016mg Mullet fish
Lysine 2.035mg 2.278mg Mullet fish
Methionine 0.656mg 0.734mg Mullet fish
Phenylalanine 0.865mg 0.968mg Mullet fish
Valine 1.141mg 1.278mg Mullet fish
Histidine 0.652mg 0.73mg Mullet fish
Cholesterol 83mg 63mg Mullet fish
Saturated Fat 1.431g Butterfish
Omega-3 - DHA 0.148g Mullet fish
Omega-3 - EPA 0.18g Mullet fish
Omega-3 - DPA 0.092g Mullet fish
Monounsaturated Fat 1.382g Mullet fish
Polyunsaturated fat 0.917g Mullet fish

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Butterfish Mullet 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
44%
Butterfish
29%
Mullet fish
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
55%
Butterfish
57%
Mullet fish

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Mullet fish
Mullet fish contains less Sodium (difference - 43mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Mullet fish
Mullet fish is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 20mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Butterfish
Butterfish is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.431g)
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 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. Butterfish - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174231/nutrients
  2. Mullet fish - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/175124/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.