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Butterfish vs. Tuna salad — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Butterfish and Tuna salad different?

  • Butterfish has more Vitamin B12, Vitamin B6, Phosphorus, Vitamin B5, Selenium, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, and Potassium than Tuna salad.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 from Butterfish is 26% higher.
  • Butterfish contains 6 times more Cholesterol than Tuna salad. While Butterfish contains 83mg of Cholesterol, Tuna salad contains only 13mg.

Fish, butterfish, cooked, dry heat and Fish, tuna salad are the varieties used 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 Calcium +64.7%
Contains more Magnesium +68.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +73%
Contains more Potassium +170.2%
Contains less Sodium -71.6%
Contains more Zinc +76.8%
Contains more Selenium +13.6%
Contains more Iron +56.3%
Contains more Copper +110.1%
Contains more Manganese +110.5%
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 6% 38% 14% 77% 16% 53% 16% 49% 6% 225%
Contains more Calcium +64.7%
Contains more Magnesium +68.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +73%
Contains more Potassium +170.2%
Contains less Sodium -71.6%
Contains more Zinc +76.8%
Contains more Selenium +13.6%
Contains more Iron +56.3%
Contains more Copper +110.1%
Contains more Manganese +110.5%

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 A +12.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +371%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +174.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +232.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +327.2%
Contains more Folate +112.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +52.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +16.1%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 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 6% 0% 0% 8% 8% 17% 126% 16% 19% 6% 150% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +12.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +371%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +174.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +232.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +327.2%
Contains more Folate +112.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +52.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +16.1%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +38.1%
Contains more Fats +11%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Other +187.8%
Equal in Fats - 9.26
Equal in Water - 63.16
22% 10% 67%
Protein: 22.15 g
Fats: 10.28 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 66.83 g
Other: 0.74 g
16% 9% 9% 63% 2%
Protein: 16.04 g
Fats: 9.26 g
Carbs: 9.41 g
Water: 63.16 g
Other: 2.13 g
Contains more Protein +38.1%
Contains more Fats +11%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Other +187.8%
Equal in Fats - 9.26
Equal in Water - 63.16

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 salad
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Lower in price Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Butterfish Tuna salad Opinion
Net carbs 0g 9.41g Tuna salad
Protein 22.15g 16.04g Butterfish
Fats 10.28g 9.26g Butterfish
Carbs 0g 9.41g Tuna salad
Calories 187kcal 187kcal
Calcium 28mg 17mg Butterfish
Iron 0.64mg 1mg Tuna salad
Magnesium 32mg 19mg Butterfish
Phosphorus 308mg 178mg Butterfish
Potassium 481mg 178mg Butterfish
Sodium 114mg 402mg Butterfish
Zinc 0.99mg 0.56mg Butterfish
Copper 0.069mg 0.145mg Tuna salad
Manganese 0.019mg 0.04mg Tuna salad
Selenium 46.8µg 41.2µg Butterfish
Vitamin A 109IU 97IU Butterfish
Vitamin A RAE 33µg 24µg Butterfish
Vitamin C 0mg 2.2mg Tuna salad
Vitamin B1 0.146mg 0.031mg Butterfish
Vitamin B2 0.192mg 0.07mg Butterfish
Vitamin B3 5.769mg 6.7mg Tuna salad
Vitamin B5 0.865mg 0.26mg Butterfish
Vitamin B6 0.346mg 0.081mg Butterfish
Folate 17µg 8µg Butterfish
Vitamin B12 1.83µg 1.2µg Butterfish
Tryptophan 0.248mg 0.18mg Butterfish
Threonine 0.971mg 0.701mg Butterfish
Isoleucine 1.021mg 0.739mg Butterfish
Leucine 1.801mg 1.293mg Butterfish
Lysine 2.035mg 1.457mg Butterfish
Methionine 0.656mg 0.47mg Butterfish
Phenylalanine 0.865mg 0.626mg Butterfish
Valine 1.141mg 0.824mg Butterfish
Histidine 0.652mg 0.467mg Butterfish
Cholesterol 83mg 13mg Tuna salad
Saturated Fat 1.544g Butterfish
Omega-3 - DHA 0.055g Tuna salad
Omega-3 - EPA 0.014g Tuna salad
Monounsaturated Fat 2.887g Tuna salad
Polyunsaturated fat 4.122g Tuna salad

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Butterfish Tuna salad
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet Equal
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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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
27%
Tuna salad
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
55%
Butterfish
49%
Tuna salad

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Tuna salad
Tuna salad is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 70mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Tuna salad
Tuna salad is lower in glycemic index (difference - 0)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Butterfish
Butterfish contains less Sodium (difference - 288mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Butterfish
Butterfish is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.544g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Butterfish
Butterfish is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)
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.

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 salad - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/175160/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.