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Herring vs. Snapper — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Herring and Snapper

  • Herring has more Vitamin B12, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B2, Iron, Phosphorus, Copper, and Zinc, however, Snapper is richer in Vitamin B6.
  • Herring's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 402% more.
  • Herring contains 75 times more Vitamin B2 than Snapper. Herring contains 0.299mg of Vitamin B2, while Snapper contains 0.004mg.
  • Snapper contains less Saturated Fat.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Fish, herring, Atlantic, cooked, dry heat and Fish, snapper, mixed species, 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 Calcium +85%
Contains more Iron +487.5%
Contains more Magnesium +10.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +50.7%
Contains more Zinc +188.6%
Contains more Copper +156.5%
Contains more Manganese +135.3%
Contains more Potassium +24.6%
Contains less Sodium -50.4%
Equal in Magnesium - 37
Equal in Selenium - 49
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 12% 9% 27% 87% 47% 8% 12% 16% 3% 268%
Contains more Calcium +85%
Contains more Iron +487.5%
Contains more Magnesium +10.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +50.7%
Contains more Zinc +188.6%
Contains more Copper +156.5%
Contains more Manganese +135.3%
Contains more Potassium +24.6%
Contains less Sodium -50.4%
Equal in Magnesium - 37
Equal in Selenium - 49

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
10
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Contains more Vitamin B1 +111.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +7375%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1091.9%
Contains more Folate +100%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +275.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +128.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +17.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +32.2%
Equal in Vitamin A - 115
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 7% 0% 0% 6% 14% 1% 7% 53% 107% 5% 438% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +111.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +7375%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1091.9%
Contains more Folate +100%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +275.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +128.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +17.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +32.2%
Equal in Vitamin A - 115

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +573.8%
Contains more Protein +14.2%
Contains more Other +33.6%
Equal in Water - 70.35
23% 12% 64%
Protein: 23.03 g
Fats: 11.59 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 64.16 g
Other: 1.22 g
26% 2% 70%
Protein: 26.3 g
Fats: 1.72 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 70.35 g
Other: 1.63 g
Contains more Fats +573.8%
Contains more Protein +14.2%
Contains more Other +33.6%
Equal in Water - 70.35

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +1387.6%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +365.1%
Contains less Saturated Fat -86%
26% 47% 27%
Saturated Fat: 2.615 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 4.79 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 2.735 g
29% 25% 46%
Saturated Fat: 0.365 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.322 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.588 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +1387.6%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +365.1%
Contains less Saturated Fat -86%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Herring Snapper Opinion
Protein 23.03g 26.3g Snapper
Fats 11.59g 1.72g Herring
Calories 203kcal 128kcal Herring
Calcium 74mg 40mg Herring
Iron 1.41mg 0.24mg Herring
Magnesium 41mg 37mg Herring
Phosphorus 303mg 201mg Herring
Potassium 419mg 522mg Snapper
Sodium 115mg 57mg Snapper
Zinc 1.27mg 0.44mg Herring
Copper 0.118mg 0.046mg Herring
Manganese 0.04mg 0.017mg Herring
Selenium 46.8µg 49µg Snapper
Vitamin A 120IU 115IU Herring
Vitamin A RAE 36µg 35µg Herring
Vitamin E 1.37mg Herring
Vitamin D 214IU Herring
Vitamin D 5.4µg Herring
Vitamin C 0.7mg 1.6mg Snapper
Vitamin B1 0.112mg 0.053mg Herring
Vitamin B2 0.299mg 0.004mg Herring
Vitamin B3 4.124mg 0.346mg Herring
Vitamin B5 0.74mg 0.87mg Snapper
Vitamin B6 0.348mg 0.46mg Snapper
Folate 12µg 6µg Herring
Vitamin B12 13.14µg 3.5µg Herring
Choline 83.3mg Herring
Vitamin K 0.1µg Herring
Tryptophan 0.258mg 0.294mg Snapper
Threonine 1.01mg 1.153mg Snapper
Isoleucine 1.061mg 1.212mg Snapper
Leucine 1.872mg 2.137mg Snapper
Lysine 2.115mg 2.415mg Snapper
Methionine 0.682mg 0.778mg Snapper
Phenylalanine 0.899mg 1.027mg Snapper
Valine 1.187mg 1.355mg Snapper
Histidine 0.678mg 0.774mg Snapper
Cholesterol 77mg 47mg Snapper
Saturated Fat 2.615g 0.365g Snapper
Omega-3 - DHA 1.105g 0.273g Herring
Omega-3 - EPA 0.909g 0.048g Herring
Omega-3 - DPA 0.071g 0.022g Herring
Monounsaturated Fat 4.79g 0.322g Herring
Polyunsaturated fat 2.735g 0.588g Herring

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Herring Snapper
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet Equal
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
49%
Snapper
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
62%
Herring
48%
Snapper

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Snapper
Snapper is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Snapper
Snapper contains less Sodium (difference - 58mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Snapper
Snapper is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 30mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Snapper
Snapper is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.25g)
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 is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)
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. Snapper - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173699/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.