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Drum fish vs. Tilapia — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Drum fish and Tilapia?

  • Drum fish is higher in Manganese, Copper, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B2, Vitamin A RAE, and Calcium, yet Tilapia is higher in Selenium, and Vitamin B3.
  • Tilapia's daily need coverage for Selenium is 69% more.
  • The amount of Cholesterol in Tilapia is lower.

We used Fish, drum, freshwater, cooked, dry heat and Fish, tilapia, 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 +450%
Contains more Iron +66.7%
Contains more Magnesium +11.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +13.2%
Contains more Zinc +107.3%
Contains more Copper +296%
Contains more Manganese +2324.3%
Contains less Sodium -41.7%
Contains more Selenium +235.8%
Equal in Potassium - 380
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 5% 26% 25% 88% 34% 8% 12% 25% 5% 297%
Contains more Calcium +450%
Contains more Iron +66.7%
Contains more Magnesium +11.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +13.2%
Contains more Zinc +107.3%
Contains more Copper +296%
Contains more Manganese +2324.3%
Contains less Sodium -41.7%
Contains more Selenium +235.8%
Equal in Potassium - 380

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 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +183.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +30.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +181.3%
Contains more Folate +183.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +24.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +14.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +65.8%
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 0% 16% 111% 0% 24% 17% 89% 40% 29% 5% 233% 28% 3%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +183.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +30.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +181.3%
Contains more Folate +183.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +24.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +14.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +65.8%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +138.5%
Contains more Protein +16.3%
Equal in Water - 71.59
22% 6% 71%
Protein: 22.49 g
Fats: 6.32 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 70.94 g
Other: 0.25 g
26% 3% 72%
Protein: 26.15 g
Fats: 2.65 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 71.59 g
Other: 0 g
Contains more Fats +138.5%
Contains more Protein +16.3%
Equal in Water - 71.59

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +193.9%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +146.5%
Contains less Saturated Fat -34.4%
25% 49% 26%
Saturated Fat: 1.434 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 2.807 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.479 g
38% 38% 24%
Saturated Fat: 0.94 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.955 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.6 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +193.9%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +146.5%
Contains less Saturated Fat -34.4%

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 Tilapia
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sugar 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 Drum fish Tilapia Opinion
Protein 22.49g 26.15g Tilapia
Fats 6.32g 2.65g Drum fish
Calories 153kcal 128kcal Drum fish
Calcium 77mg 14mg Drum fish
Iron 1.15mg 0.69mg Drum fish
Magnesium 38mg 34mg Drum fish
Phosphorus 231mg 204mg Drum fish
Potassium 353mg 380mg Tilapia
Sodium 96mg 56mg Tilapia
Zinc 0.85mg 0.41mg Drum fish
Copper 0.297mg 0.075mg Drum fish
Manganese 0.897mg 0.037mg Drum fish
Selenium 16.2µg 54.4µg Tilapia
Vitamin A 196IU 0IU Drum fish
Vitamin A RAE 59µg 0µg Drum fish
Vitamin E 0.79mg Tilapia
Vitamin D 150IU Tilapia
Vitamin D 3.7µg Tilapia
Vitamin C 1mg 0mg Drum fish
Vitamin B1 0.081mg 0.093mg Tilapia
Vitamin B2 0.207mg 0.073mg Drum fish
Vitamin B3 2.862mg 4.745mg Tilapia
Vitamin B5 0.865mg 0.664mg Drum fish
Vitamin B6 0.346mg 0.123mg Drum fish
Folate 17µg 6µg Drum fish
Vitamin B12 2.31µg 1.86µg Drum fish
Choline 51.3mg Tilapia
Vitamin K 0.9µg Tilapia
Tryptophan 0.252mg 0.265mg Tilapia
Threonine 0.986mg 1.156mg Tilapia
Isoleucine 1.036mg 1.22mg Tilapia
Leucine 1.828mg 2.04mg Tilapia
Lysine 2.065mg 2.315mg Tilapia
Methionine 0.666mg 0.766mg Tilapia
Phenylalanine 0.878mg 1.05mg Tilapia
Valine 1.159mg 1.28mg Tilapia
Histidine 0.662mg 0.585mg Drum fish
Cholesterol 82mg 57mg Tilapia
Saturated Fat 1.434g 0.94g Tilapia
Omega-3 - DHA 0.368g 0.13g Drum fish
Omega-3 - EPA 0.295g 0.005g Drum fish
Omega-3 - DPA 0.185g 0.06g Drum fish
Monounsaturated Fat 2.807g 0.955g Drum fish
Polyunsaturated fat 1.479g 0.6g Drum fish
Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid 0.015g Tilapia
Omega-3 - ALA 0.045g Tilapia

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Drum fish Tilapia
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
45%
Tilapia
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
56%
Drum fish
52%
Tilapia

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Tilapia
Tilapia contains less Sodium (difference - 40mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Tilapia
Tilapia is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 25mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Tilapia
Tilapia is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.494g)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Drum fish
Drum fish is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Drum fish
Drum fish 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. Drum fish - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171993/nutrients
  2. Tilapia - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/175177/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.