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Fish sticks vs. Shad — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Fish sticks and Shad

  • Fish sticks have more Vitamin B12, however, Shad have more Vitamin B3, Selenium, Vitamin B6, Phosphorus, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B5, and Potassium.
  • Shad's daily need coverage for Vitamin B3 is 58% more.
  • Fish sticks have 7 times more Vitamin B12 than Shad. Fish sticks have 0.96µg of Vitamin B12, while Shad has 0.14µg.
  • Shad is lower in Sodium.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Fish, fish sticks, frozen, prepared and Fish, shad, american, 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.
Contains more Manganese +237%
Contains more Calcium +275%
Contains more Iron +47.6%
Contains more Magnesium +52%
Contains more Phosphorus +82.7%
Contains more Potassium +165.9%
Contains less Sodium -83.8%
Contains more Zinc +11.9%
Contains more Copper +39%
Contains more Selenium +198.1%
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 18% 47% 28% 150% 44% 9% 13% 28% 8% 256%
Contains more Manganese +237%
Contains more Calcium +275%
Contains more Iron +47.6%
Contains more Magnesium +52%
Contains more Phosphorus +82.7%
Contains more Potassium +165.9%
Contains less Sodium -83.8%
Contains more Zinc +11.9%
Contains more Copper +39%
Contains more Selenium +198.1%

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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Shad
Contains more Folate +41.2%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +585.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +566.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +50%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +165.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +601.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +218%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +492.3%
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 8% 0% 0% 0% 46% 72% 202% 52% 107% 13% 18% 0% 0%
Contains more Folate +41.2%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +585.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +566.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +50%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +165.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +601.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +218%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +492.3%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Other +12.7%
Contains more Protein +97.2%
Contains more Water +19.6%
Equal in Fats - 17.65
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% 18% 59%
Protein: 21.71 g
Fats: 17.65 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 59.22 g
Other: 1.42 g
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Other +12.7%
Contains more Protein +97.2%
Contains more Water +19.6%
Equal in Fats - 17.65

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Fish sticks Shad Opinion
Net carbs 20.16g 0g Fish sticks
Protein 11.01g 21.71g Shad
Fats 16.23g 17.65g Shad
Carbs 21.66g 0g Fish sticks
Calories 277kcal 252kcal Fish sticks
Starch 20.46g Fish sticks
Fructose 0.1g Fish sticks
Sugar 1.65g Shad
Fiber 1.5g 0g Fish sticks
Calcium 16mg 60mg Shad
Iron 0.84mg 1.24mg Shad
Magnesium 25mg 38mg Shad
Phosphorus 191mg 349mg Shad
Potassium 185mg 492mg Shad
Sodium 402mg 65mg Shad
Zinc 0.42mg 0.47mg Shad
Copper 0.059mg 0.082mg Shad
Manganese 0.182mg 0.054mg Fish sticks
Selenium 15.7µg 46.8µg Shad
Vitamin A 18IU 120IU Shad
Vitamin A RAE 4µg 36µg Shad
Vitamin E 6.88mg Fish sticks
Vitamin D 1IU Fish sticks
Vitamin B1 0.122mg 0.183mg Shad
Vitamin B2 0.116mg 0.308mg Shad
Vitamin B3 1.536mg 10.769mg Shad
Vitamin B5 0.272mg 0.865mg Shad
Vitamin B6 0.078mg 0.462mg Shad
Folate 24µg 17µg Fish sticks
Vitamin B12 0.96µg 0.14µg Fish sticks
Choline 42.8mg Fish sticks
Vitamin K 4.7µg Fish sticks
Tryptophan 0.122mg 0.243mg Shad
Threonine 0.372mg 0.952mg Shad
Isoleucine 0.429mg 1mg Shad
Leucine 0.852mg 1.764mg Shad
Lysine 0.795mg 1.993mg Shad
Methionine 0.296mg 0.642mg Shad
Phenylalanine 0.47mg 0.847mg Shad
Valine 0.5mg 1.118mg Shad
Histidine 0.23mg 0.639mg Shad
Cholesterol 28mg 96mg Fish sticks
Trans Fat 0.124g Shad
Saturated Fat 3.733g Shad
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 Fish sticks
Polyunsaturated fat 7.824g 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 Shad
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
40%
Shad
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
35%
Fish sticks
60%
Shad

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Shad
Shad is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.65g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Shad
Shad contains less Sodium (difference - 337mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Shad
Shad is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.733g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Shad
Shad is lower in glycemic index (difference - 54)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Shad
Shad is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Fish sticks
Fish sticks is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 68mg)
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. Shad - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174243/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.