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Herring vs. Caviar — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Herring and Caviar

  • Herring has more Vitamin B3, however, Caviar is richer in Vitamin B12, Iron, Choline, Magnesium, Vitamin B5, Selenium, and Vitamin A RAE.
  • Caviar's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 286% more.
  • Herring contains 34 times more Vitamin B3 than Caviar. Herring contains 4.124mg of Vitamin B3, while Caviar contains 0.12mg.
  • Herring contains less Cholesterol.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Fish, herring, Atlantic, cooked, dry heat and Fish, caviar, black and red, granular.

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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.
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Caviar
Contains more Potassium +131.5%
Contains less Sodium -92.3%
Contains more Zinc +33.7%
Contains more Calcium +271.6%
Contains more Iron +742.6%
Contains more Magnesium +631.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +17.5%
Contains more Manganese +25%
Contains more Selenium +40%
Equal in Copper - 0.11
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 23% 53% 30% 130% 37% 15% 35% 40% 6% 256%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 83% 446% 215% 153% 16% 196% 26% 37% 7% 358%
Contains more Potassium +131.5%
Contains less Sodium -92.3%
Contains more Zinc +33.7%
Contains more Calcium +271.6%
Contains more Iron +742.6%
Contains more Magnesium +631.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +17.5%
Contains more Manganese +25%
Contains more Selenium +40%
Equal in Copper - 0.11

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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Caviar
Contains more Vitamin D +86.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +3336.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +654.2%
Contains more Vitamin E +38%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +69.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +107.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +373%
Contains more Folate +316.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +52.2%
Contains more Choline +489.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +500%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.32
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% 28% 162% 3% 28% 69% 78% 45% 81% 9% 1643% 46% 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 55% 38% 87% 0% 48% 144% 3% 210% 74% 38% 2500% 268% 2%
Contains more Vitamin D +86.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +3336.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +654.2%
Contains more Vitamin E +38%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +69.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +107.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +373%
Contains more Folate +316.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +52.2%
Contains more Choline +489.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +500%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.32

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
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Caviar
Contains more Water +35.1%
Contains more Fats +54.4%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Other +391.8%
Equal in Protein - 24.6
23% 12% 64%
Protein: 23.03 g
Fats: 11.59 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 64.16 g
Other: 1.22 g
25% 18% 4% 48% 6%
Protein: 24.6 g
Fats: 17.9 g
Carbs: 4 g
Water: 47.5 g
Other: 6 g
Contains more Water +35.1%
Contains more Fats +54.4%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Other +391.8%
Equal in Protein - 24.6

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
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Caviar
Contains less Saturated Fat -35.6%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +170.7%
Equal in Monounsaturated Fat - 4.631
26% 47% 27%
Saturated Fat: 2.615 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 4.79 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 2.735 g
25% 29% 46%
Saturated Fat: 4.06 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 4.631 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 7.405 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -35.6%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +170.7%
Equal in Monounsaturated Fat - 4.631

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Herring Caviar Opinion
Net carbs 0g 4g Caviar
Protein 23.03g 24.6g Caviar
Fats 11.59g 17.9g Caviar
Carbs 0g 4g Caviar
Calories 203kcal 264kcal Caviar
Calcium 74mg 275mg Caviar
Iron 1.41mg 11.88mg Caviar
Magnesium 41mg 300mg Caviar
Phosphorus 303mg 356mg Caviar
Potassium 419mg 181mg Herring
Sodium 115mg 1500mg Herring
Zinc 1.27mg 0.95mg Herring
Copper 0.118mg 0.11mg Herring
Manganese 0.04mg 0.05mg Caviar
Selenium 46.8µg 65.5µg Caviar
Vitamin A 120IU 905IU Caviar
Vitamin A RAE 36µg 271µg Caviar
Vitamin E 1.37mg 1.89mg Caviar
Vitamin D 214IU 117IU Herring
Vitamin D 5.4µg 2.9µg Herring
Vitamin C 0.7mg 0mg Herring
Vitamin B1 0.112mg 0.19mg Caviar
Vitamin B2 0.299mg 0.62mg Caviar
Vitamin B3 4.124mg 0.12mg Herring
Vitamin B5 0.74mg 3.5mg Caviar
Vitamin B6 0.348mg 0.32mg Herring
Folate 12µg 50µg Caviar
Vitamin B12 13.14µg 20µg Caviar
Choline 83.3mg 490.9mg Caviar
Vitamin K 0.1µg 0.6µg Caviar
Tryptophan 0.258mg 0.323mg Caviar
Threonine 1.01mg 1.263mg Caviar
Isoleucine 1.061mg 1.035mg Herring
Leucine 1.872mg 2.133mg Caviar
Lysine 2.115mg 1.834mg Herring
Methionine 0.682mg 0.646mg Herring
Phenylalanine 0.899mg 1.071mg Caviar
Valine 1.187mg 1.263mg Caviar
Histidine 0.678mg 0.649mg Herring
Cholesterol 77mg 588mg Herring
Saturated Fat 2.615g 4.06g Herring
Omega-3 - DHA 1.105g 3.8g Caviar
Omega-3 - EPA 0.909g 2.741g Caviar
Omega-3 - DPA 0.071g 0.229g Caviar
Monounsaturated Fat 4.79g 4.631g Herring
Polyunsaturated fat 2.735g 7.405g Caviar

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Herring Caviar
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet Equal

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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
169%
Herring
266%
Caviar
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
62%
Herring
153%
Caviar

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Herring
Herring contains less Sodium (difference - 1385mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Herring
Herring is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 511mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Herring
Herring is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.445g)
Which food is cheaper?
Herring
Herring is cheaper (difference - $100)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Caviar
Caviar is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Caviar
Caviar is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar (0 g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)

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. Herring - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/175117/nutrients
  2. Caviar - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174188/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.