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Eel vs. Sunfish — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Eel and Sunfish

  • Eel is richer in Vitamin A RAE, Vitamin B12, and Vitamin B3, yet Sunfish is richer in Copper, Manganese, Selenium, Vitamin B5, and Iron.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin A RAE from Eel is 124% higher.
  • Eel contains 17 times more Saturated Fat than Sunfish. Eel contains 3.023g of Saturated Fat, while Sunfish contains 0.178g.

Food types used in this article are Fish, eel, mixed species, cooked, dry heat and Fish, sunfish, pumpkin seed, cooked, dry heat.

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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
3
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Contains more Phosphorus +19.9%
Contains less Sodium -36.9%
Contains more Calcium +296.2%
Contains more Iron +140.6%
Contains more Magnesium +46.2%
Contains more Potassium +28.7%
Contains more Copper +1227.6%
Contains more Manganese +2142.5%
Contains more Selenium +95.2%
Equal in Zinc - 1.99
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 31% 58% 28% 99% 40% 14% 55% 129% 117% 89%
Contains more Phosphorus +19.9%
Contains less Sodium -36.9%
Contains more Calcium +296.2%
Contains more Iron +140.6%
Contains more Magnesium +46.2%
Contains more Potassium +28.7%
Contains more Copper +1227.6%
Contains more Manganese +2142.5%
Contains more Selenium +95.2%
Equal in Zinc - 1.99

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
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Contains more Vitamin A +6429.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +80%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +98.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +206.9%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +25.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +66.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +208.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +79.2%
Equal in Folate - 17
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 4% 0% 0% 4% 24% 20% 28% 52% 32% 13% 289% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +6429.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +80%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +98.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +206.9%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +25.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +66.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +208.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +79.2%
Equal in Folate - 17

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Eel
2
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Contains more Fats +1561.1%
Contains more Other +309.8%
Contains more Water +24.3%
Equal in Protein - 24.87
24% 15% 59% 2%
Protein: 23.65 g
Fats: 14.95 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 59.31 g
Other: 2.09 g
25% 74%
Protein: 24.87 g
Fats: 0.9 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 73.72 g
Other: 0.51 g
Contains more Fats +1561.1%
Contains more Other +309.8%
Contains more Water +24.3%
Equal in Protein - 24.87

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Eel
2
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Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +6045.3%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +285.4%
Contains less Saturated Fat -94.1%
22% 69% 9%
Saturated Fat: 3.023 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 9.218 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.214 g
28% 23% 49%
Saturated Fat: 0.178 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.15 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.315 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +6045.3%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +285.4%
Contains less Saturated Fat -94.1%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Eel Sunfish
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sodium 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 Eel Sunfish Opinion
Protein 23.65g 24.87g Sunfish
Fats 14.95g 0.9g Eel
Calories 236kcal 114kcal Eel
Calcium 26mg 103mg Sunfish
Iron 0.64mg 1.54mg Sunfish
Magnesium 26mg 38mg Sunfish
Phosphorus 277mg 231mg Eel
Potassium 349mg 449mg Sunfish
Sodium 65mg 103mg Eel
Zinc 2.08mg 1.99mg Eel
Copper 0.029mg 0.385mg Sunfish
Manganese 0.04mg 0.897mg Sunfish
Selenium 8.3µg 16.2µg Sunfish
Vitamin A 3787IU 58IU Eel
Vitamin A RAE 1137µg 17µg Eel
Vitamin C 1.8mg 1mg Eel
Vitamin B1 0.183mg 0.092mg Eel
Vitamin B2 0.051mg 0.085mg Sunfish
Vitamin B3 4.487mg 1.462mg Eel
Vitamin B5 0.28mg 0.865mg Sunfish
Vitamin B6 0.077mg 0.138mg Sunfish
Folate 17µg 17µg
Vitamin B12 2.89µg 2.31µg Eel
Tryptophan 0.265mg 0.279mg Sunfish
Threonine 1.037mg 1.09mg Sunfish
Isoleucine 1.09mg 1.146mg Sunfish
Leucine 1.922mg 2.022mg Sunfish
Lysine 2.171mg 2.284mg Sunfish
Methionine 0.7mg 0.736mg Sunfish
Phenylalanine 0.923mg 0.971mg Sunfish
Valine 1.218mg 1.281mg Sunfish
Histidine 0.696mg 0.732mg Sunfish
Cholesterol 161mg 86mg Sunfish
Saturated Fat 3.023g 0.178g Sunfish
Omega-3 - DHA 0.081g 0.092g Sunfish
Omega-3 - EPA 0.108g 0.047g Eel
Omega-3 - DPA 0.095g 0.042g Eel
Monounsaturated Fat 9.218g 0.15g Eel
Polyunsaturated fat 1.214g 0.315g Eel

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Eel Sunfish
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
36%
Sunfish
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
33%
Eel
66%
Sunfish

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Sunfish
Sunfish is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 75mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Sunfish
Sunfish is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.845g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Sunfish
Sunfish is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Eel
Eel contains less Sodium (difference - 38mg)
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. Eel - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174194/nutrients
  2. Sunfish - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172003/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.