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Eel vs. Orange roughy — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Eel and Orange roughy different?

  • Eel is richer in Vitamin A RAE, Vitamin B12, Phosphorus, Vitamin B3, Zinc, and Vitamin B1, while Orange roughy is higher in Selenium, and Iron.
  • Orange roughy covers your daily need of Selenium 145% more than Eel.
  • Eel contains 89 times more Saturated Fat than Orange roughy. Eel contains 3.023g of Saturated Fat, while Orange roughy contains 0.034g.

Fish, eel, mixed species, cooked, dry heat and Fish, roughy, orange, 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.
Contains more Calcium +136.4%
Contains more Magnesium +44.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +171.6%
Contains more Potassium +92.8%
Contains more Zinc +550%
Contains more Iron +76.6%
Contains more Copper +158.6%
Contains more Selenium +963.9%
Equal in Sodium - 69
Equal in Manganese - 0.037
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 4% 43% 13% 44% 16% 9% 9% 25% 5% 482%
Contains more Calcium +136.4%
Contains more Magnesium +44.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +171.6%
Contains more Potassium +92.8%
Contains more Zinc +550%
Contains more Iron +76.6%
Contains more Copper +158.6%
Contains more Selenium +963.9%
Equal in Sodium - 69
Equal in Manganese - 0.037

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
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Contains more Vitamin A +4633.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +306.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +146.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +400%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +14.9%
Contains more Folate +240%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +514.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +23.5%
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 5% 38% 0% 0% 12% 15% 35% 4% 16% 4% 59% 0% 3%
Contains more Vitamin A +4633.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +306.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +146.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +400%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +14.9%
Contains more Folate +240%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +514.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +23.5%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +1561.1%
Contains more Water +12.9%
Contains more Other +354.1%
Equal in Protein - 22.64
24% 15% 59% 2%
Protein: 23.65 g
Fats: 14.95 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 59.31 g
Other: 2.09 g
23% 67% 9%
Protein: 22.64 g
Fats: 0.9 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 66.97 g
Other: 9.49 g
Contains more Fats +1561.1%
Contains more Water +12.9%
Contains more Other +354.1%
Equal in Protein - 22.64

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +1999.8%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +559.8%
Contains less Saturated Fat -98.9%
22% 69% 9%
Saturated Fat: 3.023 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 9.218 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.214 g
5% 67% 28%
Saturated Fat: 0.034 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.439 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.184 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +1999.8%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +559.8%
Contains less Saturated Fat -98.9%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Eel Orange roughy Opinion
Protein 23.65g 22.64g Eel
Fats 14.95g 0.9g Eel
Calories 236kcal 105kcal Eel
Calcium 26mg 11mg Eel
Iron 0.64mg 1.13mg Orange roughy
Magnesium 26mg 18mg Eel
Phosphorus 277mg 102mg Eel
Potassium 349mg 181mg Eel
Sodium 65mg 69mg Eel
Zinc 2.08mg 0.32mg Eel
Copper 0.029mg 0.075mg Orange roughy
Manganese 0.04mg 0.037mg Eel
Selenium 8.3µg 88.3µg Orange roughy
Vitamin A 3787IU 80IU Eel
Vitamin A RAE 1137µg 24µg Eel
Vitamin E 1.87mg Orange roughy
Vitamin C 1.8mg 0mg Eel
Vitamin B1 0.183mg 0.045mg Eel
Vitamin B2 0.051mg 0.063mg Orange roughy
Vitamin B3 4.487mg 1.82mg Eel
Vitamin B5 0.28mg 0.056mg Eel
Vitamin B6 0.077mg 0.067mg Eel
Folate 17µg 5µg Eel
Vitamin B12 2.89µg 0.47µg Eel
Vitamin K 1.1µg Orange roughy
Tryptophan 0.265mg 0.23mg Eel
Threonine 1.037mg 1.03mg Eel
Isoleucine 1.09mg 1.058mg Eel
Leucine 1.922mg 1.797mg Eel
Lysine 2.171mg 2.092mg Eel
Methionine 0.7mg 0.728mg Orange roughy
Phenylalanine 0.923mg 0.869mg Eel
Valine 1.218mg 1.083mg Eel
Histidine 0.696mg 0.474mg Eel
Cholesterol 161mg 80mg Orange roughy
Saturated Fat 3.023g 0.034g Orange roughy
Omega-3 - DHA 0.081g 0.025g Eel
Omega-3 - EPA 0.108g 0.006g Eel
Omega-3 - DPA 0.095g 0.001g Eel
Monounsaturated Fat 9.218g 0.439g Eel
Polyunsaturated fat 1.214g 0.184g Eel
Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid 0.069g Orange roughy

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Eel Orange roughy
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
14%
Orange roughy
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
33%
Eel
65%
Orange roughy

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Orange roughy
Orange roughy is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 81mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Orange roughy
Orange roughy is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.989g)
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 - 4mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Eel
Eel is relatively richer in vitamins
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.

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. Orange roughy - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174251/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.