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Drum fish vs. Milkfish — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Drum fish and Milkfish?

  • Drum fish is higher in Manganese, Copper, Vitamin B2, Iron, and Vitamin B1, yet Milkfish is higher in Vitamin B12, Vitamin B3, and Vitamin B6.
  • Milkfish's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 40% more.
  • Drum fish has 35 times more Manganese than Milkfish. While Drum fish has 0.897mg of Manganese, Milkfish has only 0.026mg.

We used Fish, drum, freshwater, cooked, dry heat and Fish, milkfish, 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.
Contains more Calcium +18.5%
Contains more Iron +180.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +11.1%
Contains more Copper +575%
Contains more Manganese +3350%
Contains more Zinc +23.5%
Equal in Magnesium - 38
Equal in Phosphorus - 208
Equal in Potassium - 374
Equal in Sodium - 92
Equal in Selenium - 16.2
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 24% 44% 28% 99% 32% 13% 24% 99% 117% 89%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 20% 16% 28% 90% 33% 12% 29% 15% 4% 89%
Contains more Calcium +18.5%
Contains more Iron +180.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +11.1%
Contains more Copper +575%
Contains more Manganese +3350%
Contains more Zinc +23.5%
Equal in Magnesium - 38
Equal in Phosphorus - 208
Equal in Potassium - 374
Equal in Sodium - 92
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.
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Contains more Vitamin A +79.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +406.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +200%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +188.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +41%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +41.6%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.865
Equal in Folate - 18
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 12% 0% 0% 4% 21% 48% 54% 52% 80% 13% 289% 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 7% 0% 0% 0% 4% 16% 155% 52% 113% 14% 409% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +79.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +406.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +200%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +188.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +41%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +41.6%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.865
Equal in Folate - 18

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Water +13.3%
Contains more Protein +17%
Contains more Fats +36.6%
Contains more Other +868%
22% 6% 71%
Protein: 22.49 g
Fats: 6.32 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 70.94 g
Other: 0.25 g
26% 9% 63% 2%
Protein: 26.32 g
Fats: 8.63 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 62.63 g
Other: 2.42 g
Contains more Water +13.3%
Contains more Protein +17%
Contains more Fats +36.6%
Contains more Other +868%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Drum fish Milkfish
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 Drum fish Milkfish Opinion
Protein 22.49g 26.32g Milkfish
Fats 6.32g 8.63g Milkfish
Calories 153kcal 190kcal Milkfish
Calcium 77mg 65mg Drum fish
Iron 1.15mg 0.41mg Drum fish
Magnesium 38mg 38mg
Phosphorus 231mg 208mg Drum fish
Potassium 353mg 374mg Milkfish
Sodium 96mg 92mg Milkfish
Zinc 0.85mg 1.05mg Milkfish
Copper 0.297mg 0.044mg Drum fish
Manganese 0.897mg 0.026mg Drum fish
Selenium 16.2µg 16.2µg
Vitamin A 196IU 109IU Drum fish
Vitamin A RAE 59µg 33µg Drum fish
Vitamin C 1mg 0mg Drum fish
Vitamin B1 0.081mg 0.016mg Drum fish
Vitamin B2 0.207mg 0.069mg Drum fish
Vitamin B3 2.862mg 8.256mg Milkfish
Vitamin B5 0.865mg 0.865mg
Vitamin B6 0.346mg 0.488mg Milkfish
Folate 17µg 18µg Milkfish
Vitamin B12 2.31µg 3.27µg Milkfish
Tryptophan 0.252mg 0.295mg Milkfish
Threonine 0.986mg 1.154mg Milkfish
Isoleucine 1.036mg 1.213mg Milkfish
Leucine 1.828mg 2.139mg Milkfish
Lysine 2.065mg 2.417mg Milkfish
Methionine 0.666mg 0.779mg Milkfish
Phenylalanine 0.878mg 1.028mg Milkfish
Valine 1.159mg 1.356mg Milkfish
Histidine 0.662mg 0.775mg Milkfish
Cholesterol 82mg 67mg Milkfish
Saturated Fat 1.434g Milkfish
Omega-3 - DHA 0.368g Drum fish
Omega-3 - EPA 0.295g Drum fish
Omega-3 - DPA 0.185g Drum fish
Monounsaturated Fat 2.807g Drum fish
Polyunsaturated fat 1.479g Drum fish

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Drum fish Milkfish
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
44%
Drum fish
59%
Milkfish
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
56%
Drum fish
33%
Milkfish

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Milkfish
Milkfish contains less Sodium (difference - 4mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Milkfish
Milkfish is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 15mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Milkfish
Milkfish is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.434g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Drum fish
Drum fish 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. Drum fish - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171993/nutrients
  2. Milkfish - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171995/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.