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Fish sticks vs. Beef sticks — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Fish sticks and Beef sticks

  • Beef sticks are richer than Fish sticks in Iron, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Zinc, Vitamin B6, Copper, and Vitamin C.
  • Daily need coverage for Saturated Fat from Beef sticks is 85% higher.
  • Fish sticks contain less Sodium.

Food types used in this article are Fish, fish sticks, frozen, prepared and Snacks, beef sticks, smoked.

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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 Magnesium +19%
Contains less Sodium -73.7%
Contains more Manganese +111.6%
Contains more Calcium +325%
Contains more Iron +304.8%
Contains more Potassium +38.9%
Contains more Zinc +476.2%
Contains more Copper +120.3%
Equal in Phosphorus - 180
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 5% 32% 18% 82% 17% 53% 12% 20% 24% 86%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 21% 128% 15% 78% 23% 200% 66% 44% 12% 0%
Contains more Magnesium +19%
Contains less Sodium -73.7%
Contains more Manganese +111.6%
Contains more Calcium +325%
Contains more Iron +304.8%
Contains more Potassium +38.9%
Contains more Zinc +476.2%
Contains more Copper +120.3%
Equal in Phosphorus - 180

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.
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Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +1288.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +15.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +275.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +195.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +20.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +162.8%
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 1
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 2% 138% 0% 0% 31% 27% 29% 17% 18% 18% 120% 24% 12%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 15% 0% 0% 23% 36% 101% 86% 20% 48% 0% 126% 0% 0%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +1288.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +15.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +275.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +195.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +20.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +162.8%
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 1

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Carbs +301.1%
Contains more Water +159.2%
Contains more Protein +95.3%
Contains more Fats +205.6%
Contains more Other +175%
11% 16% 22% 50%
Protein: 11.01 g
Fats: 16.23 g
Carbs: 21.66 g
Water: 49.5 g
Other: 1.6 g
22% 50% 5% 19% 4%
Protein: 21.5 g
Fats: 49.6 g
Carbs: 5.4 g
Water: 19.1 g
Other: 4.4 g
Contains more Carbs +301.1%
Contains more Water +159.2%
Contains more Protein +95.3%
Contains more Fats +205.6%
Contains more Other +175%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -82.1%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +77%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +541.1%
25% 22% 53%
Saturated Fat: 3.733 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 3.193 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 7.824 g
46% 45% 10%
Saturated Fat: 20.8 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 20.47 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 4.42 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -82.1%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +77%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +541.1%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Fish sticks Beef sticks Opinion
Net carbs 20.16g 5.4g Fish sticks
Protein 11.01g 21.5g Beef sticks
Fats 16.23g 49.6g Beef sticks
Carbs 21.66g 5.4g Fish sticks
Calories 277kcal 550kcal Beef sticks
Starch 20.46g Fish sticks
Fructose 0.1g Fish sticks
Sugar 1.65g Beef sticks
Fiber 1.5g Fish sticks
Calcium 16mg 68mg Beef sticks
Iron 0.84mg 3.4mg Beef sticks
Magnesium 25mg 21mg Fish sticks
Phosphorus 191mg 180mg Fish sticks
Potassium 185mg 257mg Beef sticks
Sodium 402mg 1531mg Fish sticks
Zinc 0.42mg 2.42mg Beef sticks
Copper 0.059mg 0.13mg Beef sticks
Manganese 0.182mg 0.086mg Fish sticks
Selenium 15.7µg Fish sticks
Vitamin A 18IU 250IU Beef sticks
Vitamin A RAE 4µg 13µg Beef sticks
Vitamin E 6.88mg Fish sticks
Vitamin D 1IU Fish sticks
Vitamin C 0mg 6.8mg Beef sticks
Vitamin B1 0.122mg 0.141mg Beef sticks
Vitamin B2 0.116mg 0.436mg Beef sticks
Vitamin B3 1.536mg 4.54mg Beef sticks
Vitamin B5 0.272mg 0.328mg Beef sticks
Vitamin B6 0.078mg 0.205mg Beef sticks
Folate 24µg 0µg Fish sticks
Vitamin B12 0.96µg 1µg Beef sticks
Choline 42.8mg Fish sticks
Vitamin K 4.7µg Fish sticks
Tryptophan 0.122mg 0.184mg Beef sticks
Threonine 0.372mg 0.832mg Beef sticks
Isoleucine 0.429mg 0.818mg Beef sticks
Leucine 0.852mg 1.473mg Beef sticks
Lysine 0.795mg 1.518mg Beef sticks
Methionine 0.296mg 0.454mg Beef sticks
Phenylalanine 0.47mg 0.801mg Beef sticks
Valine 0.5mg 0.95mg Beef sticks
Histidine 0.23mg 0.53mg Beef sticks
Cholesterol 28mg 133mg Fish sticks
Trans Fat 0.124g Beef sticks
Saturated Fat 3.733g 20.8g Fish sticks
Omega-3 - DHA 0.088g Fish sticks
Omega-3 - EPA 0.05g Fish sticks
Omega-3 - DPA 0.004g Fish sticks
Monounsaturated Fat 3.193g 20.47g Beef sticks
Polyunsaturated fat 7.824g 4.42g Fish sticks
Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid 0.003g Fish sticks
Omega-6 - Linoleic acid 7.289g Fish sticks
Omega-6 - Gamma-linoleic acid 0.011g Fish sticks
Omega-3 - ALA 0.236g Fish sticks
Omega-3 - Eicosatrienoic acid 0.001g Fish sticks

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Fish sticks Beef sticks
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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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
33%
Fish sticks
35%
Beef sticks
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
35%
Fish sticks
58%
Beef sticks

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Fish sticks
Fish sticks contains less Sodium (difference - 1129mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Fish sticks
Fish sticks is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 105mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Fish sticks
Fish sticks is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 17.067g)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Beef sticks
Beef sticks is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.65g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Beef sticks
Beef sticks is lower in glycemic index (difference - 54)
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. Fish sticks - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174195/nutrients
  2. Beef sticks - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168850/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.