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Eel vs. Milkfish — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Eel and Milkfish different?

  • Eel is richer in Vitamin A RAE, Vitamin B1, Phosphorus, and Zinc, while Milkfish is higher in Vitamin B6, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B12, Selenium, and Vitamin B5.
  • Eel covers your daily need of Vitamin A RAE 123% more than Milkfish.
  • Eel contains 11 times more Vitamin B1 than Milkfish. Eel contains 0.183mg of Vitamin B1, while Milkfish contains 0.016mg.
  • Milkfish is lower in Cholesterol.

Fish, eel, mixed species, cooked, dry heat and Fish, milkfish, cooked, dry heat types were 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.
Eel
5
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Contains more Iron +56.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +33.2%
Contains less Sodium -29.3%
Contains more Zinc +98.1%
Contains more Manganese +53.8%
Contains more Calcium +150%
Contains more Magnesium +46.2%
Contains more Copper +51.7%
Contains more Selenium +95.2%
Equal in Potassium - 374
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 20% 16% 28% 90% 33% 12% 29% 15% 4% 89%
Contains more Iron +56.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +33.2%
Contains less Sodium -29.3%
Contains more Zinc +98.1%
Contains more Manganese +53.8%
Contains more Calcium +150%
Contains more Magnesium +46.2%
Contains more Copper +51.7%
Contains more Selenium +95.2%
Equal in Potassium - 374

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
3
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Contains more Vitamin A +3374.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1043.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +35.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +84%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +208.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +533.8%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +13.1%
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 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 7% 0% 0% 0% 4% 16% 155% 52% 113% 14% 409% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +3374.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1043.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +35.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +84%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +208.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +533.8%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +13.1%
Equal in Folate - 18

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Eel
1
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Contains more Fats +73.2%
Contains more Protein +11.3%
Contains more Other +15.8%
Equal in Water - 62.63
24% 15% 59% 2%
Protein: 23.65 g
Fats: 14.95 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 59.31 g
Other: 2.09 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 Fats +73.2%
Contains more Protein +11.3%
Contains more Other +15.8%
Equal in Water - 62.63

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Eel Milkfish
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
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 Milkfish Opinion
Protein 23.65g 26.32g Milkfish
Fats 14.95g 8.63g Eel
Calories 236kcal 190kcal Eel
Calcium 26mg 65mg Milkfish
Iron 0.64mg 0.41mg Eel
Magnesium 26mg 38mg Milkfish
Phosphorus 277mg 208mg Eel
Potassium 349mg 374mg Milkfish
Sodium 65mg 92mg Eel
Zinc 2.08mg 1.05mg Eel
Copper 0.029mg 0.044mg Milkfish
Manganese 0.04mg 0.026mg Eel
Selenium 8.3µg 16.2µg Milkfish
Vitamin A 3787IU 109IU Eel
Vitamin A RAE 1137µg 33µg Eel
Vitamin C 1.8mg 0mg Eel
Vitamin B1 0.183mg 0.016mg Eel
Vitamin B2 0.051mg 0.069mg Milkfish
Vitamin B3 4.487mg 8.256mg Milkfish
Vitamin B5 0.28mg 0.865mg Milkfish
Vitamin B6 0.077mg 0.488mg Milkfish
Folate 17µg 18µg Milkfish
Vitamin B12 2.89µg 3.27µg Milkfish
Tryptophan 0.265mg 0.295mg Milkfish
Threonine 1.037mg 1.154mg Milkfish
Isoleucine 1.09mg 1.213mg Milkfish
Leucine 1.922mg 2.139mg Milkfish
Lysine 2.171mg 2.417mg Milkfish
Methionine 0.7mg 0.779mg Milkfish
Phenylalanine 0.923mg 1.028mg Milkfish
Valine 1.218mg 1.356mg Milkfish
Histidine 0.696mg 0.775mg Milkfish
Cholesterol 161mg 67mg Milkfish
Saturated Fat 3.023g Milkfish
Omega-3 - DHA 0.081g Eel
Omega-3 - EPA 0.108g Eel
Omega-3 - DPA 0.095g Eel
Monounsaturated Fat 9.218g Eel
Polyunsaturated fat 1.214g Eel

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Eel 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
60%
Eel
59%
Milkfish
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
33%
Eel
33%
Milkfish

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Milkfish
Milkfish is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 94mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Milkfish
Milkfish is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.023g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Eel
Eel contains less Sodium (difference - 27mg)
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 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. 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.