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Fish sticks vs. Lobster — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Fish sticks and Lobster

  • Fish sticks are higher in Vitamin E , and Vitamin B1, yet Lobster is higher in Copper, Selenium, Zinc, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B12, and Calcium.
  • Lobster covers your daily Copper needs 166% more than Fish sticks.
  • Fish sticks contain 18 times more Saturated Fat than Lobster. While Fish sticks contain 3.733g of Saturated Fat, Lobster contains only 0.208g.

Food varieties used in this article are Fish, fish sticks, frozen, prepared and Crustaceans, lobster, northern, cooked, moist 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.
Contains more Iron +189.7%
Contains less Sodium -17.3%
Contains more Manganese +180%
Contains more Calcium +500%
Contains more Magnesium +72%
Contains more Potassium +24.3%
Contains more Zinc +864.3%
Contains more Copper +2527.1%
Contains more Selenium +365.6%
Equal in Phosphorus - 185
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 29% 11% 31% 80% 21% 64% 111% 517% 9% 399%
Contains more Iron +189.7%
Contains less Sodium -17.3%
Contains more Manganese +180%
Contains more Calcium +500%
Contains more Magnesium +72%
Contains more Potassium +24.3%
Contains more Zinc +864.3%
Contains more Copper +2527.1%
Contains more Selenium +365.6%
Equal in Phosphorus - 185

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 Vitamin A +350%
Contains more Vitamin E +588%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +430.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +582.4%
Contains more Folate +118.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +19.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +512.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +52.6%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +49%
Contains more Choline +89%
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 1% 20% 0% 0% 6% 4% 35% 101% 28% 9% 179% 45% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +350%
Contains more Vitamin E +588%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +430.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +582.4%
Contains more Folate +118.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +19.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +512.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +52.6%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +49%
Contains more Choline +89%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +1787.2%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Protein +72.6%
Contains more Water +57.8%
Contains more Other +26.9%
11% 16% 22% 50%
Protein: 11.01 g
Fats: 16.23 g
Carbs: 21.66 g
Water: 49.5 g
Other: 1.6 g
19% 78% 2%
Protein: 19 g
Fats: 0.86 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 78.11 g
Other: 2.03 g
Contains more Fats +1787.2%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Protein +72.6%
Contains more Water +57.8%
Contains more Other +26.9%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +1162.1%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +2201.2%
Contains less Saturated Fat -94.4%
25% 22% 53%
Saturated Fat: 3.733 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 3.193 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 7.824 g
26% 32% 42%
Saturated Fat: 0.208 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.253 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.34 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +1162.1%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +2201.2%
Contains less Saturated Fat -94.4%

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 Lobster
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in price Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Fish sticks Lobster Opinion
Net carbs 20.16g 0g Fish sticks
Protein 11.01g 19g Lobster
Fats 16.23g 0.86g Fish sticks
Carbs 21.66g 0g Fish sticks
Calories 277kcal 89kcal Fish sticks
Starch 20.46g 0g Fish sticks
Fructose 0.1g 0g Fish sticks
Sugar 1.65g 0g Lobster
Fiber 1.5g 0g Fish sticks
Calcium 16mg 96mg Lobster
Iron 0.84mg 0.29mg Fish sticks
Magnesium 25mg 43mg Lobster
Phosphorus 191mg 185mg Fish sticks
Potassium 185mg 230mg Lobster
Sodium 402mg 486mg Fish sticks
Zinc 0.42mg 4.05mg Lobster
Copper 0.059mg 1.55mg Lobster
Manganese 0.182mg 0.065mg Fish sticks
Selenium 15.7µg 73.1µg Lobster
Vitamin A 18IU 4IU Fish sticks
Vitamin A RAE 4µg 1µg Fish sticks
Vitamin E 6.88mg 1mg Fish sticks
Vitamin D 1IU 1IU
Vitamin B1 0.122mg 0.023mg Fish sticks
Vitamin B2 0.116mg 0.017mg Fish sticks
Vitamin B3 1.536mg 1.83mg Lobster
Vitamin B5 0.272mg 1.667mg Lobster
Vitamin B6 0.078mg 0.119mg Lobster
Folate 24µg 11µg Fish sticks
Vitamin B12 0.96µg 1.43µg Lobster
Choline 42.8mg 80.9mg Lobster
Vitamin K 4.7µg 0µg Fish sticks
Tryptophan 0.122mg 0.248mg Lobster
Threonine 0.372mg 0.753mg Lobster
Isoleucine 0.429mg 0.832mg Lobster
Leucine 0.852mg 1.376mg Lobster
Lysine 0.795mg 1.426mg Lobster
Methionine 0.296mg 0.475mg Lobster
Phenylalanine 0.47mg 0.782mg Lobster
Valine 0.5mg 0.852mg Lobster
Histidine 0.23mg 0.475mg Lobster
Cholesterol 28mg 146mg Fish sticks
Trans Fat 0.124g 0.013g Lobster
Saturated Fat 3.733g 0.208g Lobster
Omega-3 - DHA 0.088g 0.078g Fish sticks
Omega-3 - EPA 0.05g 0.117g Lobster
Omega-3 - DPA 0.004g 0.006g Lobster
Monounsaturated Fat 3.193g 0.253g Fish sticks
Polyunsaturated fat 7.824g 0.34g Fish sticks
Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid 0.003g 0.006g Lobster
Omega-6 - Linoleic acid 7.289g 0.033g Fish sticks
Omega-6 - Gamma-linoleic acid 0.011g 0g Fish sticks
Omega-3 - ALA 0.236g 0.05g Fish sticks
Omega-3 - Eicosatrienoic acid 0.001g 0.006g Lobster
Omega-6 - Dihomo-gamma-linoleic acid 0g 0.006g Lobster

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Fish sticks Lobster
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
33%
Lobster
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
35%
Fish sticks
127%
Lobster

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Lobster
Lobster is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.65g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Lobster
Lobster is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.525g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Lobster
Lobster is lower in glycemic index (difference - 54)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Lobster
Lobster is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Fish sticks
Fish sticks contains less Sodium (difference - 84mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Fish sticks
Fish sticks is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 118mg)
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. Fish sticks - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174195/nutrients
  2. Lobster - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174209/nutrients

All the Daily Values are presented for males aged 31-50, for 2000-calorie diets.

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