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Butterfish vs. Shad — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Butterfish and Shad?

  • Butterfish is richer in Vitamin B12, yet Shad is richer in Vitamin B3, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B2, Iron, and Phosphorus.
  • Butterfish's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 70% higher.
  • Butterfish has 2 times more Zinc than Shad. Butterfish has 0.99mg of Zinc, while Shad has 0.47mg.

We used Fish, butterfish, cooked, dry heat and Fish, shad, american, cooked, dry heat types in this comparison.

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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 Zinc +110.6%
Contains more Calcium +114.3%
Contains more Iron +93.8%
Contains more Magnesium +18.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +13.3%
Contains less Sodium -43%
Contains more Copper +18.8%
Contains more Manganese +184.2%
Equal in Potassium - 492
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 18% 47% 28% 150% 44% 9% 13% 28% 8% 256%
Contains more Zinc +110.6%
Contains more Calcium +114.3%
Contains more Iron +93.8%
Contains more Magnesium +18.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +13.3%
Contains less Sodium -43%
Contains more Copper +18.8%
Contains more Manganese +184.2%
Equal in Potassium - 492
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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Shad
Contains more Vitamin B12 +1207.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +10.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +25.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +60.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +86.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +33.5%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.865
Equal in Folate - 17
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 8% 0% 0% 0% 46% 72% 202% 52% 107% 13% 18% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +1207.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +10.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +25.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +60.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +86.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +33.5%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.865
Equal in Folate - 17

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Water +12.9%
Contains more Fats +71.7%
Contains more Other +91.9%
Equal in Protein - 21.71
22% 10% 67%
Protein: 22.15 g
Fats: 10.28 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 66.83 g
Other: 0.74 g
22% 18% 59%
Protein: 21.71 g
Fats: 17.65 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 59.22 g
Other: 1.42 g
Contains more Water +12.9%
Contains more Fats +71.7%
Contains more Other +91.9%
Equal in Protein - 21.71

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Butterfish Shad Opinion
Protein 22.15g 21.71g Butterfish
Fats 10.28g 17.65g Shad
Calories 187kcal 252kcal Shad
Calcium 28mg 60mg Shad
Iron 0.64mg 1.24mg Shad
Magnesium 32mg 38mg Shad
Phosphorus 308mg 349mg Shad
Potassium 481mg 492mg Shad
Sodium 114mg 65mg Shad
Zinc 0.99mg 0.47mg Butterfish
Copper 0.069mg 0.082mg Shad
Manganese 0.019mg 0.054mg Shad
Selenium 46.8µg 46.8µg
Vitamin A 109IU 120IU Shad
Vitamin A RAE 33µg 36µg Shad
Vitamin B1 0.146mg 0.183mg Shad
Vitamin B2 0.192mg 0.308mg Shad
Vitamin B3 5.769mg 10.769mg Shad
Vitamin B5 0.865mg 0.865mg
Vitamin B6 0.346mg 0.462mg Shad
Folate 17µg 17µg
Vitamin B12 1.83µg 0.14µg Butterfish
Tryptophan 0.248mg 0.243mg Butterfish
Threonine 0.971mg 0.952mg Butterfish
Isoleucine 1.021mg 1mg Butterfish
Leucine 1.801mg 1.764mg Butterfish
Lysine 2.035mg 1.993mg Butterfish
Methionine 0.656mg 0.642mg Butterfish
Phenylalanine 0.865mg 0.847mg Butterfish
Valine 1.141mg 1.118mg Butterfish
Histidine 0.652mg 0.639mg Butterfish
Cholesterol 83mg 96mg Butterfish

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Butterfish Shad
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
40%
Shad
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
55%
Butterfish
60%
Shad

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Shad
Shad is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Shad
Shad contains less Sodium (difference - 49mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Shad
Shad is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Butterfish
Butterfish is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 13mg)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)
Which food contains less Saturated Fat?
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The foods are relatively equal in Saturated Fat ( 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 ($)

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. Shad - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174243/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.