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Butterfish vs. Tuna — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Butterfish and Tuna

  • Butterfish has more Vitamin B5, however, Tuna is richer in Selenium, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B6, and Vitamin B12.
  • Tuna's daily need coverage for Selenium is 112% more.
  • Butterfish contains 9 times more Folate than Tuna. Butterfish contains 17µg of Folate, while Tuna contains 2µg.
  • Tuna contains less Cholesterol.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Fish, butterfish, cooked, dry heat and Fish, tuna, yellowfin, fresh, 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 +600%
Contains more Zinc +120%
Contains more Copper +60.5%
Contains more Manganese +46.2%
Contains more Iron +43.8%
Contains more Magnesium +31.3%
Contains less Sodium -52.6%
Contains more Selenium +131.2%
Equal in Phosphorus - 333
Equal in Potassium - 527
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 2% 35% 30% 143% 47% 8% 13% 15% 2% 591%
Contains more Calcium +600%
Contains more Zinc +120%
Contains more Copper +60.5%
Contains more Manganese +46.2%
Contains more Iron +43.8%
Contains more Magnesium +31.3%
Contains less Sodium -52.6%
Contains more Selenium +131.2%
Equal in Phosphorus - 333
Equal in Potassium - 527

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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Tuna
Contains more Vitamin A +67.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +40.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +159%
Contains more Folate +750%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +282.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +200%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +28.4%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.134
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 4% 6% 60% 0% 34% 32% 414% 21% 240% 2% 294% 43% 1%
Contains more Vitamin A +67.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +40.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +159%
Contains more Folate +750%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +282.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +200%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +28.4%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.134

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +1642.4%
Contains more Protein +31.6%
Contains more Other +73%
Equal in Water - 68.98
22% 10% 67%
Protein: 22.15 g
Fats: 10.28 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 66.83 g
Other: 0.74 g
29% 69%
Protein: 29.15 g
Fats: 0.59 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 68.98 g
Other: 1.28 g
Contains more Fats +1642.4%
Contains more Protein +31.6%
Contains more Other +73%
Equal in Water - 68.98

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Butterfish Tuna
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
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 Tuna Opinion
Protein 22.15g 29.15g Tuna
Fats 10.28g 0.59g Butterfish
Calories 187kcal 130kcal Butterfish
Calcium 28mg 4mg Butterfish
Iron 0.64mg 0.92mg Tuna
Magnesium 32mg 42mg Tuna
Phosphorus 308mg 333mg Tuna
Potassium 481mg 527mg Tuna
Sodium 114mg 54mg Tuna
Zinc 0.99mg 0.45mg Butterfish
Copper 0.069mg 0.043mg Butterfish
Manganese 0.019mg 0.013mg Butterfish
Selenium 46.8µg 108.2µg Tuna
Vitamin A 109IU 65IU Butterfish
Vitamin A RAE 33µg 22µg Butterfish
Vitamin E 0.29mg Tuna
Vitamin D 82IU Tuna
Vitamin D 2µg Tuna
Vitamin B1 0.146mg 0.134mg Butterfish
Vitamin B2 0.192mg 0.137mg Butterfish
Vitamin B3 5.769mg 22.07mg Tuna
Vitamin B5 0.865mg 0.334mg Butterfish
Vitamin B6 0.346mg 1.038mg Tuna
Folate 17µg 2µg Butterfish
Vitamin B12 1.83µg 2.35µg Tuna
Choline 77.6mg Tuna
Vitamin K 0.1µg Tuna
Tryptophan 0.248mg 0.313mg Tuna
Threonine 0.971mg 1.224mg Tuna
Isoleucine 1.021mg 1.287mg Tuna
Leucine 1.801mg 2.27mg Tuna
Lysine 2.035mg 2.565mg Tuna
Methionine 0.656mg 0.827mg Tuna
Phenylalanine 0.865mg 1.091mg Tuna
Valine 1.141mg 1.438mg Tuna
Histidine 0.652mg 0.822mg Tuna
Cholesterol 83mg 47mg Tuna
Trans Fat 0.02g Butterfish
Saturated Fat 0.205g Butterfish
Omega-3 - DHA 0.105g Tuna
Omega-3 - EPA 0.015g Tuna
Omega-3 - DPA 0.005g Tuna
Monounsaturated Fat 0.138g Tuna
Polyunsaturated fat 0.175g Tuna
Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid 0.002g Tuna

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Butterfish Tuna
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%
Tuna
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
55%
Butterfish
88%
Tuna

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Tuna
Tuna contains less Sodium (difference - 60mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Tuna
Tuna is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 36mg)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Butterfish
Butterfish is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Butterfish
Butterfish is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.205g)
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. Tuna - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172006/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.