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Catfish vs. Drum fish raw — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Catfish and Drum fish raw different?

  • Catfish is higher in Vitamin B12, and Phosphorus, however, Drum fish raw is richer in Manganese, Copper, Vitamin B6, Iron, Vitamin A RAE, Vitamin B2, and Calcium.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 from Catfish is 32% higher.

Fish, catfish, channel, farmed, cooked, dry heat and Fish, drum, freshwater, 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.
Contains more Phosphorus +37.2%
Contains more Potassium +33.1%
Contains more Calcium +566.7%
Contains more Iron +221.4%
Contains more Magnesium +30.4%
Contains less Sodium -37%
Contains more Zinc +13.8%
Contains more Copper +494.9%
Contains more Manganese +3788.9%
Contains more Selenium +27.3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 3% 11% 17% 106% 33% 16% 16% 14% 3% 54%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 18% 34% 22% 78% 25% 10% 19% 78% 92% 69%
Contains more Phosphorus +37.2%
Contains more Potassium +33.1%
Contains more Calcium +566.7%
Contains more Iron +221.4%
Contains more Magnesium +30.4%
Contains less Sodium -37%
Contains more Zinc +13.8%
Contains more Copper +494.9%
Contains more Manganese +3788.9%
Contains more Selenium +27.3%

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 B12 +39%
Contains more Vitamin A +8400%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +191.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +70%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +69.5%
Contains more Folate +25%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 2.35
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.75
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 1% 20% 9% 0% 6% 24% 48% 49% 41% 9% 348% 43% 7%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 11% 0% 0% 4% 18% 40% 45% 45% 70% 12% 251% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +39%
Contains more Vitamin A +8400%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +191.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +70%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +69.5%
Contains more Folate +25%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 2.35
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.75

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +45.8%
Equal in Protein - 17.54
Equal in Water - 77.33
Equal in Other - 0.2
18% 7% 75%
Protein: 18.44 g
Fats: 7.19 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 74.65 g
Other: 0 g
18% 5% 77%
Protein: 17.54 g
Fats: 4.93 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 77.33 g
Other: 0.2 g
Contains more Fats +45.8%
Equal in Protein - 17.54
Equal in Water - 77.33
Equal in Other - 0.2

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +42.2%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +17.3%
Contains less Saturated Fat -29.4%
26% 51% 22%
Saturated Fat: 1.586 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 3.115 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.354 g
25% 49% 26%
Saturated Fat: 1.119 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 2.19 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.154 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +42.2%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +17.3%
Contains less Saturated Fat -29.4%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Catfish Drum fish raw Opinion
Protein 18.44g 17.54g Catfish
Fats 7.19g 4.93g Catfish
Calories 144kcal 119kcal Catfish
Calcium 9mg 60mg Drum fish raw
Iron 0.28mg 0.9mg Drum fish raw
Magnesium 23mg 30mg Drum fish raw
Phosphorus 247mg 180mg Catfish
Potassium 366mg 275mg Catfish
Sodium 119mg 75mg Drum fish raw
Zinc 0.58mg 0.66mg Drum fish raw
Copper 0.039mg 0.232mg Drum fish raw
Manganese 0.018mg 0.7mg Drum fish raw
Selenium 9.9µg 12.6µg Drum fish raw
Vitamin A 2IU 170IU Drum fish raw
Vitamin A RAE 1µg 51µg Drum fish raw
Vitamin E 0.97mg Catfish
Vitamin D 10IU Catfish
Vitamin D 0.3µg Catfish
Vitamin C 0mg 1mg Drum fish raw
Vitamin B1 0.024mg 0.07mg Drum fish raw
Vitamin B2 0.1mg 0.17mg Drum fish raw
Vitamin B3 2.548mg 2.35mg Catfish
Vitamin B5 0.811mg 0.75mg Catfish
Vitamin B6 0.177mg 0.3mg Drum fish raw
Folate 12µg 15µg Drum fish raw
Vitamin B12 2.78µg 2µg Catfish
Choline 78.7mg Catfish
Vitamin K 2.5µg Catfish
Tryptophan 0.22mg 0.196mg Catfish
Threonine 0.833mg 0.769mg Catfish
Isoleucine 0.82mg 0.808mg Catfish
Leucine 1.396mg 1.425mg Drum fish raw
Lysine 1.677mg 1.611mg Catfish
Methionine 0.539mg 0.519mg Catfish
Phenylalanine 0.735mg 0.685mg Catfish
Valine 0.894mg 0.904mg Drum fish raw
Histidine 0.404mg 0.516mg Drum fish raw
Cholesterol 66mg 64mg Drum fish raw
Trans Fat 0.063g Drum fish raw
Saturated Fat 1.586g 1.119g Drum fish raw
Omega-3 - DHA 0.069g 0.287g Drum fish raw
Omega-3 - EPA 0.02g 0.23g Drum fish raw
Omega-3 - DPA 0.018g 0.144g Drum fish raw
Monounsaturated Fat 3.115g 2.19g Catfish
Polyunsaturated fat 1.354g 1.154g Catfish
Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid 0.049g Catfish

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Catfish Drum fish raw
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
46%
Catfish
38%
Drum fish raw
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
27%
Catfish
44%
Drum fish raw

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Drum fish raw
Drum fish raw is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Drum fish raw
Drum fish raw contains less Sodium (difference - 44mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Drum fish raw
Drum fish raw is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 2mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Drum fish raw
Drum fish raw is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.467g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Drum fish raw
Drum fish raw is relatively richer in minerals
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. Catfish - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/175166/nutrients
  2. Drum fish raw - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171960/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.