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Eel vs. Herring — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Eel and Herring

  • Eel is higher in Vitamin A RAE, Zinc, Vitamin B3, and Vitamin B1, yet Herring is higher in Vitamin B12, Selenium, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B2, and Vitamin B5.
  • Herring covers your daily Vitamin B12 needs 449% more than Eel.
  • Eel contains 41 times more Vitamin A RAE than Herring. While Eel contains 1137µg of Vitamin A RAE, Herring contains only 28µg.
  • The amount of Cholesterol in Herring is lower.

Food varieties used in this article are Fish, eel, mixed species, cooked, dry heat and Fish, herring, Atlantic, raw.

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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.
Eel
5
:
Contains more Phosphorus +17.4%
Contains less Sodium -27.8%
Contains more Zinc +110.1%
Contains more Manganese +14.3%
Contains more Calcium +119.2%
Contains more Iron +71.9%
Contains more Magnesium +23.1%
Contains more Copper +217.2%
Contains more Selenium +339.8%
Equal in Potassium - 327
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 8% 24% 19% 119% 31% 9% 57% 10% 6% 46%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 18% 42% 23% 102% 29% 12% 27% 31% 5% 200%
Contains more Phosphorus +17.4%
Contains less Sodium -27.8%
Contains more Zinc +110.1%
Contains more Manganese +14.3%
Contains more Calcium +119.2%
Contains more Iron +71.9%
Contains more Magnesium +23.1%
Contains more Copper +217.2%
Contains more Selenium +339.8%
Equal in Potassium - 327

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.
Eel
5
:
Contains more Vitamin A +3972%
Contains more Vitamin C +157.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +98.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +39.5%
Contains more Folate +70%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +356.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +130.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +292.2%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +373%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 228% 0% 0% 6% 46% 12% 85% 17% 18% 13% 362% 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 6% 22% 127% 3% 24% 54% 61% 39% 70% 8% 1709% 36% 1%
Contains more Vitamin A +3972%
Contains more Vitamin C +157.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +98.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +39.5%
Contains more Folate +70%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +356.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +130.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +292.2%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +373%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Eel
3
:
Contains more Protein +31.7%
Contains more Fats +65.4%
Contains more Other +120%
Contains more Water +21.5%
24% 15% 59% 2%
Protein: 23.65 g
Fats: 14.95 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 59.31 g
Other: 2.09 g
18% 9% 72%
Protein: 17.96 g
Fats: 9.04 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 72.05 g
Other: 0.95 g
Contains more Protein +31.7%
Contains more Fats +65.4%
Contains more Other +120%
Contains more Water +21.5%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Eel
1
:
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +146.7%
Contains less Saturated Fat -32.5%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +75.7%
22% 69% 9%
Saturated Fat: 3.023 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 9.218 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.214 g
26% 47% 27%
Saturated Fat: 2.04 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 3.736 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 2.133 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +146.7%
Contains less Saturated Fat -32.5%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +75.7%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Eel Herring Opinion
Protein 23.65g 17.96g Eel
Fats 14.95g 9.04g Eel
Calories 236kcal 158kcal Eel
Calcium 26mg 57mg Herring
Iron 0.64mg 1.1mg Herring
Magnesium 26mg 32mg Herring
Phosphorus 277mg 236mg Eel
Potassium 349mg 327mg Eel
Sodium 65mg 90mg Eel
Zinc 2.08mg 0.99mg Eel
Copper 0.029mg 0.092mg Herring
Manganese 0.04mg 0.035mg Eel
Selenium 8.3µg 36.5µg Herring
Vitamin A 3787IU 93IU Eel
Vitamin A RAE 1137µg 28µg Eel
Vitamin E 1.07mg Herring
Vitamin D 167IU Herring
Vitamin D 4.2µg Herring
Vitamin C 1.8mg 0.7mg Eel
Vitamin B1 0.183mg 0.092mg Eel
Vitamin B2 0.051mg 0.233mg Herring
Vitamin B3 4.487mg 3.217mg Eel
Vitamin B5 0.28mg 0.645mg Herring
Vitamin B6 0.077mg 0.302mg Herring
Folate 17µg 10µg Eel
Vitamin B12 2.89µg 13.67µg Herring
Choline 65mg Herring
Vitamin K 0.1µg Herring
Tryptophan 0.265mg 0.201mg Eel
Threonine 1.037mg 0.787mg Eel
Isoleucine 1.09mg 0.828mg Eel
Leucine 1.922mg 1.46mg Eel
Lysine 2.171mg 1.65mg Eel
Methionine 0.7mg 0.532mg Eel
Phenylalanine 0.923mg 0.701mg Eel
Valine 1.218mg 0.925mg Eel
Histidine 0.696mg 0.529mg Eel
Cholesterol 161mg 60mg Herring
Saturated Fat 3.023g 2.04g Herring
Omega-3 - DHA 0.081g 0.862g Herring
Omega-3 - EPA 0.108g 0.709g Herring
Omega-3 - DPA 0.095g 0.055g Eel
Monounsaturated Fat 9.218g 3.736g Eel
Polyunsaturated fat 1.214g 2.133g Herring

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Eel Herring
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
60%
Eel
166%
Herring
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
33%
Eel
48%
Herring

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Herring
Herring is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 101mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Herring
Herring is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.983g)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Eel
Eel is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Eel
Eel contains less Sodium (difference - 25mg)
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 minerals?
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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.
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. Eel - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174194/nutrients
  2. Herring - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/175116/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.