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Fish sticks vs. Tilapia — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Fish sticks and Tilapia different?

  • Fish sticks are higher in Vitamin E , and Manganese, however, Tilapia is richer in Selenium, Vitamin B12, Vitamin D, Vitamin B3, and Vitamin B5.
  • Daily need coverage for Selenium from Tilapia is 70% higher.
  • Fish sticks contain 9 times more Vitamin E than Tilapia. While Fish sticks contain 6.88mg of Vitamin E , Tilapia contains only 0.79mg.
  • Tilapia has less Sodium.

Fish, fish sticks, frozen, prepared and Fish, tilapia, cooked, dry heat are the varieties 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.
Contains more Calcium +14.3%
Contains more Iron +21.7%
Contains more Manganese +391.9%
Contains more Magnesium +36%
Contains more Potassium +105.4%
Contains less Sodium -86.1%
Contains more Copper +27.1%
Contains more Selenium +246.5%
Equal in Phosphorus - 204
Equal in Zinc - 0.41
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 4.8% 32% 18% 82% 16% 52% 11% 20% 24% 86%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 4.2% 26% 24% 87% 34% 7.3% 11% 25% 4.8% 297%
Contains more Calcium +14.3%
Contains more Iron +21.7%
Contains more Manganese +391.9%
Contains more Magnesium +36%
Contains more Potassium +105.4%
Contains less Sodium -86.1%
Contains more Copper +27.1%
Contains more Selenium +246.5%
Equal in Phosphorus - 204
Equal in Zinc - 0.41

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 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +770.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +31.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +58.9%
Contains more Folate +300%
Contains more Vitamin K +422.2%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +208.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +144.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +57.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +93.8%
Contains more Choline +19.9%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 1.1% 138% 0% 0% 31% 27% 29% 16% 18% 18% 120% 23% 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 0% 16% 111% 0% 23% 17% 89% 40% 28% 4.5% 233% 28% 2.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +770.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +31.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +58.9%
Contains more Folate +300%
Contains more Vitamin K +422.2%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +208.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +144.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +57.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +93.8%
Contains more Choline +19.9%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +512.5%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Protein +137.5%
Contains more Water +44.6%
11% 16% 22% 50%
Protein: 11.01 g
Fats: 16.23 g
Carbs: 21.66 g
Water: 49.5 g
Other: 1.6 g
26% 3% 72%
Protein: 26.15 g
Fats: 2.65 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 71.59 g
Other: 0 g
Contains more Fats +512.5%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Protein +137.5%
Contains more Water +44.6%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +234.3%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +1204%
Contains less Saturated Fat -74.8%
25% 22% 53%
Saturated Fat: 3.733 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 3.193 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 7.824 g
38% 38% 24%
Saturated Fat: 0.94 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.955 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.6 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +234.3%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +1204%
Contains less Saturated Fat -74.8%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Fish sticks Tilapia Opinion
Net carbs 20.16g 0g Fish sticks
Protein 11.01g 26.15g Tilapia
Fats 16.23g 2.65g Fish sticks
Carbs 21.66g 0g Fish sticks
Calories 277kcal 128kcal Fish sticks
Starch 20.46g Fish sticks
Fructose 0.1g Fish sticks
Sugar 1.65g 0g Tilapia
Fiber 1.5g 0g Fish sticks
Calcium 16mg 14mg Fish sticks
Iron 0.84mg 0.69mg Fish sticks
Magnesium 25mg 34mg Tilapia
Phosphorus 191mg 204mg Tilapia
Potassium 185mg 380mg Tilapia
Sodium 402mg 56mg Tilapia
Zinc 0.42mg 0.41mg Fish sticks
Copper 0.059mg 0.075mg Tilapia
Manganese 0.182mg 0.037mg Fish sticks
Selenium 15.7µg 54.4µg Tilapia
Vitamin A 18IU 0IU Fish sticks
Vitamin A RAE 4µg 0µg Fish sticks
Vitamin E 6.88mg 0.79mg Fish sticks
Vitamin D 1IU 150IU Tilapia
Vitamin D 0µg 3.7µg Tilapia
Vitamin B1 0.122mg 0.093mg Fish sticks
Vitamin B2 0.116mg 0.073mg Fish sticks
Vitamin B3 1.536mg 4.745mg Tilapia
Vitamin B5 0.272mg 0.664mg Tilapia
Vitamin B6 0.078mg 0.123mg Tilapia
Folate 24µg 6µg Fish sticks
Vitamin B12 0.96µg 1.86µg Tilapia
Choline 42.8mg 51.3mg Tilapia
Vitamin K 4.7µg 0.9µg Fish sticks
Tryptophan 0.122mg 0.265mg Tilapia
Threonine 0.372mg 1.156mg Tilapia
Isoleucine 0.429mg 1.22mg Tilapia
Leucine 0.852mg 2.04mg Tilapia
Lysine 0.795mg 2.315mg Tilapia
Methionine 0.296mg 0.766mg Tilapia
Phenylalanine 0.47mg 1.05mg Tilapia
Valine 0.5mg 1.28mg Tilapia
Histidine 0.23mg 0.585mg Tilapia
Cholesterol 28mg 57mg Fish sticks
Trans Fat 0.124g Tilapia
Saturated Fat 3.733g 0.94g Tilapia
Omega-3 - DHA 0.088g 0.13g Tilapia
Omega-3 - EPA 0.05g 0.005g Fish sticks
Omega-3 - DPA 0.004g 0.06g Tilapia
Monounsaturated Fat 3.193g 0.955g Fish sticks
Polyunsaturated fat 7.824g 0.6g Fish sticks
Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid 0.003g 0.015g Tilapia
Omega-6 - Linoleic acid 7.289g Fish sticks
Omega-6 - Gamma-linoleic acid 0.011g Fish sticks
Omega-3 - ALA 0.236g 0.045g 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 Tilapia
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
45%
Tilapia
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
35%
Fish sticks
52%
Tilapia

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Tilapia
Tilapia is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.65g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Tilapia
Tilapia contains less Sodium (difference - 346mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Tilapia
Tilapia is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.793g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Tilapia
Tilapia is lower in glycemic index (difference - 54)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Fish sticks
Fish sticks is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 29mg)
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. Tilapia - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/175177/nutrients

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

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