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Gefilte fish vs Alaska pollock - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Gefilte fish and Alaska pollock?

  • Gefilte fish is higher in Iron and Copper, yet Alaska pollock is higher in Vitamin B12, Selenium, Phosphorus, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B3, Magnesium and Vitamin B2.
  • Alaska pollock's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 118% more.
  • Gefilte fish has 4 times more Iron than Alaska pollock. While Gefilte fish has 2.48mg of Iron, Alaska pollock has only 0.56mg.
  • The amount of Cholesterol in Gefilte fish is lower.

We used Fish, gefiltefish, commercial, sweet recipe and Fish, pollock, Alaska, cooked, dry heat (may have been previously frozen) types 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
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Contains more Iron +342.9%
Contains more Copper +225%
Contains more Zinc +43.9%
Contains more Calcium +213%
Contains more Potassium +372.5%
Contains more Magnesium +800%
Contains more Phosphorus +265.8%
Contains less Sodium -20%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 93% 7% 9% 7% 65% 23% 32% 69%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 22% 22% 38% 58% 20% 16% 115% 55%
Contains more Iron +342.9%
Contains more Copper +225%
Contains more Zinc +43.9%
Contains more Calcium +213%
Contains more Potassium +372.5%
Contains more Magnesium +800%
Contains more Phosphorus +265.8%
Contains less Sodium -20%

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
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Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +74.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +20.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +278%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +294.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +116%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +311.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +335.7%
Equal in Folate - 3
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 3% 6% 0% 0% 17% 14% 19% 12% 19% 105% 0% 3%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 4% 6% 39% 14% 52% 75% 26% 76% 458% 1% 3%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +74.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +20.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +278%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +294.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +116%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +311.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +335.7%
Equal in Folate - 3

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
16
Gefilte fish
62
Alaska pollock
Mineral Summary Score
38
Gefilte fish
43
Alaska pollock

Macronutrients Comparison

Macronutrient comparison charts compare the amount of protein, total fats and total carbohydrates in 300 grams of the food. The displayed values show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Protein
54%
Gefilte fish
141%
Alaska pollock
Carbohydrates
7%
Gefilte fish
0%
Alaska pollock
Fats
8%
Gefilte fish
5%
Alaska pollock

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Gefilte fish Alaska pollock
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Gefilte fish Alaska pollock
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Gefilte fish
Gefilte fish is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 56mg)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Gefilte fish
Gefilte fish contains less Sugars (difference - 0g)
Which food is cheaper?
Gefilte fish
Gefilte fish is cheaper (difference - $7)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Alaska pollock
Alaska pollock contains less Sodium (difference - 105mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Alaska pollock
Alaska pollock is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.253g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Alaska pollock
Alaska pollock is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
?
The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Gefilte fish Alaska pollock Opinion
Calories 84 111 Alaska pollock
Protein 9.07 23.48 Alaska pollock
Fats 1.73 1.18 Gefilte fish
Vitamin C 0.8 0 Gefilte fish
Carbs 7.41 0 Gefilte fish
Cholesterol 30 86 Gefilte fish
Vitamin D 51 Alaska pollock
Iron 2.48 0.56 Gefilte fish
Calcium 23 72 Alaska pollock
Potassium 91 430 Alaska pollock
Magnesium 9 81 Alaska pollock
Sugars 0 Gefilte fish
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.195 0.06 Gefilte fish
Zinc 0.82 0.57 Gefilte fish
Starch
Phosphorus 73 267 Alaska pollock
Sodium 524 419 Alaska pollock
Vitamin A 89 51 Gefilte fish
Vitamin E 0.28 Alaska pollock
Vitamin D 1.3 Alaska pollock
Vitamin B1 0.065 0.054 Gefilte fish
Vitamin B2 0.059 0.223 Alaska pollock
Vitamin B3 1 3.949 Alaska pollock
Vitamin B5 0.2 0.432 Alaska pollock
Vitamin B6 0.08 0.329 Alaska pollock
Vitamin B12 0.84 3.66 Alaska pollock
Vitamin K 0.1 Alaska pollock
Folate 3 3
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 0.412 0.159 Alaska pollock
Monounsaturated Fat 0.824 0.134 Gefilte fish
Polyunsaturated fat 0.285 0.583 Alaska pollock
Tryptophan 0.086 0.263 Alaska pollock
Threonine 0.488 1.029 Alaska pollock
Isoleucine 0.486 1.082 Alaska pollock
Leucine 0.81 1.908 Alaska pollock
Lysine 0.842 2.157 Alaska pollock
Methionine 0.255 0.696 Alaska pollock
Phenylalanine 0.493 0.917 Alaska pollock
Valine 0.548 1.21 Alaska pollock
Histidine 0.261 0.691 Alaska pollock
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References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented separately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links of the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Gefilte fish - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171961/nutrients
  2. Alaska pollock - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173681/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.