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Carp vs. Alaska pollock — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Carp and Alaska pollock?

  • Carp is richer in Phosphorus, Iron, Zinc, and Vitamin B5, while Alaska pollock is higher in Vitamin B12, Selenium, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, and Magnesium.
  • Alaska pollock's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 91% higher.
  • Alaska pollock has 3 times less Zinc than Carp. Carp has 1.9mg of Zinc, while Alaska pollock has 0.57mg.
  • Carp is lower in Sodium.

We used Fish, carp, cooked, dry heat and Fish, pollock, Alaska, cooked, dry heat (may have been previously frozen) 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 Iron +183.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +98.9%
Contains less Sodium -85%
Contains more Zinc +233.3%
Contains more Copper +21.7%
Contains more Manganese +177.8%
Contains more Calcium +38.5%
Contains more Magnesium +113.2%
Contains more Selenium +172.2%
Equal in Potassium - 430
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 16% 60% 28% 228% 38% 9% 52% 25% 7% 89%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 22% 22% 58% 115% 38% 55% 16% 20% 3% 241%
Contains more Iron +183.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +98.9%
Contains less Sodium -85%
Contains more Zinc +233.3%
Contains more Copper +21.7%
Contains more Manganese +177.8%
Contains more Calcium +38.5%
Contains more Magnesium +113.2%
Contains more Selenium +172.2%
Equal in Potassium - 430

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.
Carp
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Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +159.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +101.4%
Contains more Folate +466.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +59.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +218.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +88%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +50.2%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +149%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 2% 0% 0% 6% 35% 17% 40% 53% 51% 13% 184% 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% 39% 0% 14% 52% 75% 26% 76% 3% 458% 50% 1%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +159.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +101.4%
Contains more Folate +466.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +59.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +218.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +88%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +50.2%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +149%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +507.6%
Contains more Other +397.1%
Equal in Protein - 23.48
Equal in Water - 73.65
23% 7% 70%
Protein: 22.86 g
Fats: 7.17 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 69.63 g
Other: 0.34 g
23% 74% 2%
Protein: 23.48 g
Fats: 1.18 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 73.65 g
Other: 1.69 g
Contains more Fats +507.6%
Contains more Other +397.1%
Equal in Protein - 23.48
Equal in Water - 73.65

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +2127.6%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +214.8%
Contains less Saturated Fat -88.5%
22% 48% 30%
Saturated Fat: 1.388 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 2.985 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.835 g
18% 15% 67%
Saturated Fat: 0.159 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.134 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.583 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +2127.6%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +214.8%
Contains less Saturated Fat -88.5%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Carp Alaska pollock Opinion
Protein 22.86g 23.48g Alaska pollock
Fats 7.17g 1.18g Carp
Calories 162kcal 111kcal Carp
Calcium 52mg 72mg Alaska pollock
Iron 1.59mg 0.56mg Carp
Magnesium 38mg 81mg Alaska pollock
Phosphorus 531mg 267mg Carp
Potassium 427mg 430mg Alaska pollock
Sodium 63mg 419mg Carp
Zinc 1.9mg 0.57mg Carp
Copper 0.073mg 0.06mg Carp
Manganese 0.05mg 0.018mg Carp
Selenium 16.2µg 44.1µg Alaska pollock
Vitamin A 32IU 51IU Alaska pollock
Vitamin A RAE 10µg 17µg Alaska pollock
Vitamin E 0.28mg Alaska pollock
Vitamin D 51IU Alaska pollock
Vitamin D 1.3µg Alaska pollock
Vitamin C 1.6mg 0mg Carp
Vitamin B1 0.14mg 0.054mg Carp
Vitamin B2 0.07mg 0.223mg Alaska pollock
Vitamin B3 2.1mg 3.949mg Alaska pollock
Vitamin B5 0.87mg 0.432mg Carp
Vitamin B6 0.219mg 0.329mg Alaska pollock
Folate 17µg 3µg Carp
Vitamin B12 1.47µg 3.66µg Alaska pollock
Choline 91.6mg Alaska pollock
Vitamin K 0.1µg Alaska pollock
Tryptophan 0.256mg 0.263mg Alaska pollock
Threonine 1.002mg 1.029mg Alaska pollock
Isoleucine 1.054mg 1.082mg Alaska pollock
Leucine 1.858mg 1.908mg Alaska pollock
Lysine 2.1mg 2.157mg Alaska pollock
Methionine 0.677mg 0.696mg Alaska pollock
Phenylalanine 0.893mg 0.917mg Alaska pollock
Valine 1.178mg 1.21mg Alaska pollock
Histidine 0.673mg 0.691mg Alaska pollock
Cholesterol 84mg 86mg Carp
Saturated Fat 1.388g 0.159g Alaska pollock
Omega-3 - DHA 0.146g 0.423g Alaska pollock
Omega-3 - EPA 0.305g 0.086g Carp
Omega-3 - DPA 0.105g 0.027g Carp
Monounsaturated Fat 2.985g 0.134g Carp
Polyunsaturated fat 1.835g 0.583g Carp

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Carp Alaska pollock
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
31%
Carp
61%
Alaska pollock
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
55%
Carp
59%
Alaska pollock

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Carp
Carp is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Carp
Carp contains less Sodium (difference - 356mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Carp
Carp is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 2mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Carp
Carp is cheaper (difference - $7)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Alaska pollock
Alaska pollock is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.229g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Alaska pollock
Alaska pollock is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)
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. Carp - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174185/nutrients
  2. Alaska pollock - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173681/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.