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Carp vs. Catfish — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Carp and Catfish different?

  • Carp is higher in Phosphorus, Iron, Zinc, Vitamin B6, and Selenium, however, Catfish is richer in Vitamin B12, and Vitamin B1.
  • Daily need coverage for Phosphorus from Carp is 46% higher.
  • Carp contains 5 times more Iron than Catfish. While Carp contains 1.59mg of Iron, Catfish contains only 0.3mg.
  • Catfish has less Cholesterol.

Fish, carp, cooked, dry heat and Fish, catfish, channel, wild, raw 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.
Carp
9
:
Contains more Calcium +271.4%
Contains more Iron +430%
Contains more Magnesium +65.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +154.1%
Contains more Potassium +19.3%
Contains more Zinc +272.5%
Contains more Copper +114.7%
Contains more Manganese +100%
Contains more Selenium +28.6%
Contains less Sodium -31.7%
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 5% 12% 17% 90% 32% 6% 14% 12% 4% 69%
Contains more Calcium +271.4%
Contains more Iron +430%
Contains more Magnesium +65.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +154.1%
Contains more Potassium +19.3%
Contains more Zinc +272.5%
Contains more Copper +114.7%
Contains more Manganese +100%
Contains more Selenium +28.6%
Contains less Sodium -31.7%

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
5
:
Contains more Vitamin C +128.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +10.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +13.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +88.8%
Contains more Folate +70%
Contains more Vitamin A +56.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +50%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +51.7%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.072
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 1.907
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 3% 0% 375% 3% 53% 17% 36% 46% 27% 8% 279% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin C +128.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +10.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +13.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +88.8%
Contains more Folate +70%
Contains more Vitamin A +56.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +50%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +51.7%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.072
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 1.907

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Carp
2
:
Contains more Protein +39.6%
Contains more Fats +154.3%
Contains more Water +15.4%
Contains more Other +29.4%
23% 7% 70%
Protein: 22.86 g
Fats: 7.17 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 69.63 g
Other: 0.34 g
16% 3% 80%
Protein: 16.38 g
Fats: 2.82 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 80.36 g
Other: 0.44 g
Contains more Protein +39.6%
Contains more Fats +154.3%
Contains more Water +15.4%
Contains more Other +29.4%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Carp
2
:
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +253.7%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +112.1%
Contains less Saturated Fat -48%
22% 48% 30%
Saturated Fat: 1.388 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 2.985 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.835 g
30% 35% 36%
Saturated Fat: 0.722 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.844 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.865 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +253.7%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +112.1%
Contains less Saturated Fat -48%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Carp Catfish Opinion
Protein 22.86g 16.38g Carp
Fats 7.17g 2.82g Carp
Calories 162kcal 95kcal Carp
Calcium 52mg 14mg Carp
Iron 1.59mg 0.3mg Carp
Magnesium 38mg 23mg Carp
Phosphorus 531mg 209mg Carp
Potassium 427mg 358mg Carp
Sodium 63mg 43mg Catfish
Zinc 1.9mg 0.51mg Carp
Copper 0.073mg 0.034mg Carp
Manganese 0.05mg 0.025mg Carp
Selenium 16.2µg 12.6µg Carp
Vitamin A 32IU 50IU Catfish
Vitamin A RAE 10µg 15µg Catfish
Vitamin D 500IU Catfish
Vitamin D 12.5µg Catfish
Vitamin C 1.6mg 0.7mg Carp
Vitamin B1 0.14mg 0.21mg Catfish
Vitamin B2 0.07mg 0.072mg Catfish
Vitamin B3 2.1mg 1.907mg Carp
Vitamin B5 0.87mg 0.765mg Carp
Vitamin B6 0.219mg 0.116mg Carp
Folate 17µg 10µg Carp
Vitamin B12 1.47µg 2.23µg Catfish
Tryptophan 0.256mg 0.183mg Carp
Threonine 1.002mg 0.718mg Carp
Isoleucine 1.054mg 0.755mg Carp
Leucine 1.858mg 1.331mg Carp
Lysine 2.1mg 1.504mg Carp
Methionine 0.677mg 0.485mg Carp
Phenylalanine 0.893mg 0.639mg Carp
Valine 1.178mg 0.844mg Carp
Histidine 0.673mg 0.482mg Carp
Cholesterol 84mg 58mg Catfish
Saturated Fat 1.388g 0.722g Catfish
Omega-3 - DHA 0.146g 0.234g Catfish
Omega-3 - EPA 0.305g 0.13g Carp
Omega-3 - DPA 0.105g 0.1g Carp
Monounsaturated Fat 2.985g 0.844g Carp
Polyunsaturated fat 1.835g 0.865g Carp

Which food is preferable for your diet?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Carp Catfish
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet Equal
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet Equal

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
65%
Catfish
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
55%
Carp
26%
Catfish

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Catfish
Catfish contains less Sodium (difference - 20mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Catfish
Catfish is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 26mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Catfish
Catfish is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.666g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Carp
Carp is relatively richer in minerals
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 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. Carp - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174185/nutrients
  2. Catfish - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174186/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.