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Carp vs. Sunfish — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Carp and Sunfish?

  • Carp is higher in Phosphorus, Vitamin B6, Monounsaturated Fat, and Polyunsaturated fat, however, Sunfish is richer in Manganese, Vitamin B12, Copper, and Calcium.
  • Carp's daily need coverage for Phosphorus is 43% more.
  • Sunfish contains 20 times less Monounsaturated Fat than Carp. Carp contains 2.985g of Monounsaturated Fat, while Sunfish contains 0.15g.
  • Sunfish has less Saturated Fat.

We used Fish, carp, cooked, dry heat and Fish, sunfish, pumpkin seed, cooked, dry heat types 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
3
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Contains more Phosphorus +129.9%
Contains less Sodium -38.8%
Contains more Calcium +98.1%
Contains more Copper +427.4%
Contains more Manganese +1694%
Equal in Iron - 1.54
Equal in Magnesium - 38
Equal in Potassium - 449
Equal in Zinc - 1.99
Equal in Selenium - 16.2
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 31% 58% 28% 99% 40% 14% 55% 129% 117% 89%
Contains more Phosphorus +129.9%
Contains less Sodium -38.8%
Contains more Calcium +98.1%
Contains more Copper +427.4%
Contains more Manganese +1694%
Equal in Iron - 1.54
Equal in Magnesium - 38
Equal in Potassium - 449
Equal in Zinc - 1.99
Equal in Selenium - 16.2

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
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Contains more Vitamin C +60%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +52.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +43.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +58.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +81.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +21.4%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +57.1%
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 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% 0% 0% 4% 24% 20% 28% 52% 32% 13% 289% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin C +60%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +52.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +43.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +58.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +81.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +21.4%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +57.1%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.865
Equal in Folate - 17

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Carp
1
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Contains more Fats +696.7%
Contains more Other +50%
Equal in Protein - 24.87
Equal in Water - 73.72
23% 7% 70%
Protein: 22.86 g
Fats: 7.17 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 69.63 g
Other: 0.34 g
25% 74%
Protein: 24.87 g
Fats: 0.9 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 73.72 g
Other: 0.51 g
Contains more Fats +696.7%
Contains more Other +50%
Equal in Protein - 24.87
Equal in Water - 73.72

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Carp
2
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Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +1890%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +482.5%
Contains less Saturated Fat -87.2%
22% 48% 30%
Saturated Fat: 1.388 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 2.985 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.835 g
28% 23% 49%
Saturated Fat: 0.178 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.15 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.315 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +1890%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +482.5%
Contains less Saturated Fat -87.2%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Carp Sunfish
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol 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 Sunfish Opinion
Protein 22.86g 24.87g Sunfish
Fats 7.17g 0.9g Carp
Calories 162kcal 114kcal Carp
Calcium 52mg 103mg Sunfish
Iron 1.59mg 1.54mg Carp
Magnesium 38mg 38mg
Phosphorus 531mg 231mg Carp
Potassium 427mg 449mg Sunfish
Sodium 63mg 103mg Carp
Zinc 1.9mg 1.99mg Sunfish
Copper 0.073mg 0.385mg Sunfish
Manganese 0.05mg 0.897mg Sunfish
Selenium 16.2µg 16.2µg
Vitamin A 32IU 58IU Sunfish
Vitamin A RAE 10µg 17µg Sunfish
Vitamin C 1.6mg 1mg Carp
Vitamin B1 0.14mg 0.092mg Carp
Vitamin B2 0.07mg 0.085mg Sunfish
Vitamin B3 2.1mg 1.462mg Carp
Vitamin B5 0.87mg 0.865mg Carp
Vitamin B6 0.219mg 0.138mg Carp
Folate 17µg 17µg
Vitamin B12 1.47µg 2.31µg Sunfish
Tryptophan 0.256mg 0.279mg Sunfish
Threonine 1.002mg 1.09mg Sunfish
Isoleucine 1.054mg 1.146mg Sunfish
Leucine 1.858mg 2.022mg Sunfish
Lysine 2.1mg 2.284mg Sunfish
Methionine 0.677mg 0.736mg Sunfish
Phenylalanine 0.893mg 0.971mg Sunfish
Valine 1.178mg 1.281mg Sunfish
Histidine 0.673mg 0.732mg Sunfish
Cholesterol 84mg 86mg Carp
Saturated Fat 1.388g 0.178g Sunfish
Omega-3 - DHA 0.146g 0.092g Carp
Omega-3 - EPA 0.305g 0.047g Carp
Omega-3 - DPA 0.105g 0.042g Carp
Monounsaturated Fat 2.985g 0.15g Carp
Polyunsaturated fat 1.835g 0.315g Carp

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Carp Sunfish
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
36%
Sunfish
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
55%
Carp
66%
Sunfish

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Sunfish
Sunfish is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Sunfish
Sunfish is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.21g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Carp
Carp contains less Sodium (difference - 40mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Carp
Carp is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 2mg)
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. Sunfish - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172003/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.