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Herring vs. Scallop — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Herring and Scallop

  • Herring is richer in Vitamin B12, Selenium, Vitamin D, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, and Vitamin B6, while Scallop is higher in Phosphorus.
  • Herring covers your daily Vitamin B12 needs 458% more than Scallop.
  • Herring has 107 times more Vitamin D than Scallop. Herring has 214IU of Vitamin D, while Scallop has 2IU.
  • Scallop is lower in Saturated Fat.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Fish, herring, Atlantic, cooked, dry heat and Mollusks, scallop, (bay and sea), cooked, steamed.

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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 +640%
Contains more Iron +143.1%
Contains more Magnesium +10.8%
Contains more Potassium +33.4%
Contains less Sodium -82.8%
Contains more Copper +257.6%
Contains more Manganese +37.9%
Contains more Selenium +115.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +40.6%
Contains more Zinc +22%
Equal in Magnesium - 37
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 3% 22% 27% 183% 28% 87% 43% 11% 4% 119%
Contains more Calcium +640%
Contains more Iron +143.1%
Contains more Magnesium +10.8%
Contains more Potassium +33.4%
Contains less Sodium -82.8%
Contains more Copper +257.6%
Contains more Manganese +37.9%
Contains more Selenium +115.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +40.6%
Contains more Zinc +22%
Equal in Magnesium - 37

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.
Herring
11
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Contains more Vitamin A +2300%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +833.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1145.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +283.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +102.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +210.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +511.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +66.7%
Contains more Choline +32.9%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 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 1% 0% 0% 0% 3% 6% 21% 22% 26% 15% 269% 61% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +2300%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +833.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1145.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +283.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +102.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +210.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +511.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +66.7%
Contains more Choline +32.9%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +12.1%
Contains more Fats +1279.8%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Other +142.6%
Equal in Water - 70.25
23% 12% 64%
Protein: 23.03 g
Fats: 11.59 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 64.16 g
Other: 1.22 g
21% 5% 70% 3%
Protein: 20.54 g
Fats: 0.84 g
Carbs: 5.41 g
Water: 70.25 g
Other: 2.96 g
Contains more Protein +12.1%
Contains more Fats +1279.8%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Other +142.6%
Equal in Water - 70.25

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +5741.5%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +1132%
Contains less Saturated Fat -91.7%
26% 47% 27%
Saturated Fat: 2.615 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 4.79 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 2.735 g
42% 16% 43%
Saturated Fat: 0.218 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.082 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.222 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +5741.5%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +1132%
Contains less Saturated Fat -91.7%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Herring Scallop Opinion
Net carbs 0g 5.41g Scallop
Protein 23.03g 20.54g Herring
Fats 11.59g 0.84g Herring
Carbs 0g 5.41g Scallop
Calories 203kcal 111kcal Herring
Starch 3.69g Scallop
Calcium 74mg 10mg Herring
Iron 1.41mg 0.58mg Herring
Magnesium 41mg 37mg Herring
Phosphorus 303mg 426mg Scallop
Potassium 419mg 314mg Herring
Sodium 115mg 667mg Herring
Zinc 1.27mg 1.55mg Scallop
Copper 0.118mg 0.033mg Herring
Manganese 0.04mg 0.029mg Herring
Selenium 46.8µg 21.7µg Herring
Vitamin A 120IU 5IU Herring
Vitamin A RAE 36µg 2µg Herring
Vitamin E 1.37mg 0mg Herring
Vitamin D 214IU 2IU Herring
Vitamin D 5.4µg 0µg Herring
Vitamin C 0.7mg 0mg Herring
Vitamin B1 0.112mg 0.012mg Herring
Vitamin B2 0.299mg 0.024mg Herring
Vitamin B3 4.124mg 1.076mg Herring
Vitamin B5 0.74mg 0.366mg Herring
Vitamin B6 0.348mg 0.112mg Herring
Folate 12µg 20µg Scallop
Vitamin B12 13.14µg 2.15µg Herring
Choline 83.3mg 110.7mg Scallop
Vitamin K 0.1µg 0µg Herring
Tryptophan 0.258mg 0.173mg Herring
Threonine 1.01mg 0.629mg Herring
Isoleucine 1.061mg 0.692mg Herring
Leucine 1.872mg 1.226mg Herring
Lysine 2.115mg 1.258mg Herring
Methionine 0.682mg 0.487mg Herring
Phenylalanine 0.899mg 0.597mg Herring
Valine 1.187mg 0.645mg Herring
Histidine 0.678mg 0.314mg Herring
Cholesterol 77mg 41mg Scallop
Trans Fat 0.009g Herring
Saturated Fat 2.615g 0.218g Scallop
Omega-3 - DHA 1.105g 0.104g Herring
Omega-3 - EPA 0.909g 0.072g Herring
Omega-3 - DPA 0.071g 0.005g Herring
Monounsaturated Fat 4.79g 0.082g Herring
Polyunsaturated fat 2.735g 0.222g Herring
Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid 0.002g Scallop

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Herring Scallop
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
169%
Herring
32%
Scallop
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
62%
Herring
52%
Scallop

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Scallop
Scallop is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 36mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Scallop
Scallop is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.397g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Scallop
Scallop is lower in glycemic index (difference - 0)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Herring
Herring contains less Sodium (difference - 552mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Herring
Herring is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Herring
Herring 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 cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)

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. Scallop - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167742/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.