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Caviar vs. Eel — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Caviar and Eel different?

  • Caviar is richer in Vitamin B12, Iron, Selenium, Magnesium, Vitamin B5, and Vitamin B2, while Eel is higher in Vitamin A RAE, and Vitamin B3.
  • Caviar covers your daily need of Vitamin B12 713% more than Eel.
  • Caviar contains 23 times more Sodium than Eel. Caviar contains 1500mg of Sodium, while Eel contains 65mg.

Fish, caviar, black and red, granular and Fish, eel, mixed species, 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.
Caviar
7
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3
Eel
Contains more Calcium +957.7%
Contains more Iron +1756.3%
Contains more Magnesium +1053.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +28.5%
Contains more Copper +279.3%
Contains more Manganese +25%
Contains more Selenium +689.2%
Contains more Potassium +92.8%
Contains less Sodium -95.7%
Contains more Zinc +118.9%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 83% 446% 215% 153% 16% 196% 26% 37% 7% 358%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 8% 24% 19% 119% 31% 9% 57% 10% 6% 46%
Contains more Calcium +957.7%
Contains more Iron +1756.3%
Contains more Magnesium +1053.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +28.5%
Contains more Copper +279.3%
Contains more Manganese +25%
Contains more Selenium +689.2%
Contains more Potassium +92.8%
Contains less Sodium -95.7%
Contains more Zinc +118.9%

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.
Caviar
10
:
3
Eel
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1115.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +1150%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +315.6%
Contains more Folate +194.1%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +592%
Contains more Vitamin A +318.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +3639.2%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.183
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 55% 38% 87% 0% 48% 144% 3% 210% 74% 38% 2500% 268% 2%
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%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1115.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +1150%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +315.6%
Contains more Folate +194.1%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +592%
Contains more Vitamin A +318.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +3639.2%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.183

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Caviar
4
:
1
Eel
Contains more Fats +19.7%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Other +187.1%
Contains more Water +24.9%
Equal in Protein - 23.65
25% 18% 4% 48% 6%
Protein: 24.6 g
Fats: 17.9 g
Carbs: 4 g
Water: 47.5 g
Other: 6 g
24% 15% 59% 2%
Protein: 23.65 g
Fats: 14.95 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 59.31 g
Other: 2.09 g
Contains more Fats +19.7%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Other +187.1%
Contains more Water +24.9%
Equal in Protein - 23.65

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Caviar
1
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2
Eel
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +510%
Contains less Saturated Fat -25.5%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +99%
25% 29% 46%
Saturated Fat: 4.06 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 4.631 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 7.405 g
22% 69% 9%
Saturated Fat: 3.023 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 9.218 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.214 g
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +510%
Contains less Saturated Fat -25.5%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +99%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Caviar Eel Opinion
Net carbs 4g 0g Caviar
Protein 24.6g 23.65g Caviar
Fats 17.9g 14.95g Caviar
Carbs 4g 0g Caviar
Calories 264kcal 236kcal Caviar
Calcium 275mg 26mg Caviar
Iron 11.88mg 0.64mg Caviar
Magnesium 300mg 26mg Caviar
Phosphorus 356mg 277mg Caviar
Potassium 181mg 349mg Eel
Sodium 1500mg 65mg Eel
Zinc 0.95mg 2.08mg Eel
Copper 0.11mg 0.029mg Caviar
Manganese 0.05mg 0.04mg Caviar
Selenium 65.5µg 8.3µg Caviar
Vitamin A 905IU 3787IU Eel
Vitamin A RAE 271µg 1137µg Eel
Vitamin E 1.89mg Caviar
Vitamin D 117IU Caviar
Vitamin D 2.9µg Caviar
Vitamin C 0mg 1.8mg Eel
Vitamin B1 0.19mg 0.183mg Caviar
Vitamin B2 0.62mg 0.051mg Caviar
Vitamin B3 0.12mg 4.487mg Eel
Vitamin B5 3.5mg 0.28mg Caviar
Vitamin B6 0.32mg 0.077mg Caviar
Folate 50µg 17µg Caviar
Vitamin B12 20µg 2.89µg Caviar
Choline 490.9mg Caviar
Vitamin K 0.6µg Caviar
Tryptophan 0.323mg 0.265mg Caviar
Threonine 1.263mg 1.037mg Caviar
Isoleucine 1.035mg 1.09mg Eel
Leucine 2.133mg 1.922mg Caviar
Lysine 1.834mg 2.171mg Eel
Methionine 0.646mg 0.7mg Eel
Phenylalanine 1.071mg 0.923mg Caviar
Valine 1.263mg 1.218mg Caviar
Histidine 0.649mg 0.696mg Eel
Cholesterol 588mg 161mg Eel
Saturated Fat 4.06g 3.023g Eel
Omega-3 - DHA 3.8g 0.081g Caviar
Omega-3 - EPA 2.741g 0.108g Caviar
Omega-3 - DPA 0.229g 0.095g Caviar
Monounsaturated Fat 4.631g 9.218g Eel
Polyunsaturated fat 7.405g 1.214g Caviar

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Caviar Eel
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
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
266%
Caviar
60%
Eel
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
153%
Caviar
33%
Eel

Comparison summary

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 - 1435mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Eel
Eel is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 427mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Eel
Eel is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.037g)
Which food is cheaper?
Eel
Eel is cheaper (difference - $100)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Caviar
Caviar is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Caviar
Caviar is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)

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. Caviar - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174188/nutrients
  2. Eel - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174194/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.