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Lobster vs. Catfish — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Lobster and Catfish

  • Lobster has more Copper, Selenium, Zinc, Vitamin B5, and Calcium, however, Catfish is higher in Vitamin B12, and Phosphorus.
  • Lobster covers your daily need of Copper 168% more than Catfish.
  • Lobster has 11 times more Calcium than Catfish. While Lobster has 96mg of Calcium, Catfish has only 9mg.
  • Catfish has less Sodium.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Crustaceans, lobster, northern, cooked, moist heat and Fish, catfish, channel, farmed, 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 +966.7%
Contains more Magnesium +87%
Contains more Zinc +598.3%
Contains more Copper +3874.4%
Contains more Manganese +261.1%
Contains more Selenium +638.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +33.5%
Contains more Potassium +59.1%
Contains less Sodium -75.5%
Equal in Iron - 0.28
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 29% 11% 31% 80% 21% 64% 111% 517% 9% 399%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 3% 11% 17% 106% 33% 16% 16% 14% 3% 54%
Contains more Calcium +966.7%
Contains more Magnesium +87%
Contains more Zinc +598.3%
Contains more Copper +3874.4%
Contains more Manganese +261.1%
Contains more Selenium +638.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +33.5%
Contains more Potassium +59.1%
Contains less Sodium -75.5%
Equal in Iron - 0.28

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 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +105.5%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +488.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +39.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +48.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +94.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.97
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.024
Equal in Folate - 12
Equal in Choline - 78.7
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% 20% 0% 0% 6% 4% 35% 101% 28% 9% 179% 45% 0%
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% 20% 9% 0% 6% 24% 48% 49% 41% 9% 348% 43% 7%
Contains more Vitamin A +100%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +105.5%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +488.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +39.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +48.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +94.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.97
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.024
Equal in Folate - 12
Equal in Choline - 78.7

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +736%
Equal in Protein - 18.44
Equal in Water - 74.65
19% 78% 2%
Protein: 19 g
Fats: 0.86 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 78.11 g
Other: 2.03 g
18% 7% 75%
Protein: 18.44 g
Fats: 7.19 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 74.65 g
Other: 0 g
Contains more Fats +736%
Equal in Protein - 18.44
Equal in Water - 74.65

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -86.9%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +1131.2%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +298.2%
26% 32% 42%
Saturated Fat: 0.208 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.253 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.34 g
26% 51% 22%
Saturated Fat: 1.586 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 3.115 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.354 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -86.9%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +1131.2%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +298.2%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Lobster Catfish Opinion
Protein 19g 18.44g Lobster
Fats 0.86g 7.19g Catfish
Calories 89kcal 144kcal Catfish
Calcium 96mg 9mg Lobster
Iron 0.29mg 0.28mg Lobster
Magnesium 43mg 23mg Lobster
Phosphorus 185mg 247mg Catfish
Potassium 230mg 366mg Catfish
Sodium 486mg 119mg Catfish
Zinc 4.05mg 0.58mg Lobster
Copper 1.55mg 0.039mg Lobster
Manganese 0.065mg 0.018mg Lobster
Selenium 73.1µg 9.9µg Lobster
Vitamin A 4IU 2IU Lobster
Vitamin A RAE 1µg 1µg
Vitamin E 1mg 0.97mg Lobster
Vitamin D 1IU 10IU Catfish
Vitamin D 0µg 0.3µg Catfish
Vitamin B1 0.023mg 0.024mg Catfish
Vitamin B2 0.017mg 0.1mg Catfish
Vitamin B3 1.83mg 2.548mg Catfish
Vitamin B5 1.667mg 0.811mg Lobster
Vitamin B6 0.119mg 0.177mg Catfish
Folate 11µg 12µg Catfish
Vitamin B12 1.43µg 2.78µg Catfish
Choline 80.9mg 78.7mg Lobster
Vitamin K 0µg 2.5µg Catfish
Tryptophan 0.248mg 0.22mg Lobster
Threonine 0.753mg 0.833mg Catfish
Isoleucine 0.832mg 0.82mg Lobster
Leucine 1.376mg 1.396mg Catfish
Lysine 1.426mg 1.677mg Catfish
Methionine 0.475mg 0.539mg Catfish
Phenylalanine 0.782mg 0.735mg Lobster
Valine 0.852mg 0.894mg Catfish
Histidine 0.475mg 0.404mg Lobster
Cholesterol 146mg 66mg Catfish
Trans Fat 0.013g 0.063g Lobster
Saturated Fat 0.208g 1.586g Lobster
Omega-3 - DHA 0.078g 0.069g Lobster
Omega-3 - EPA 0.117g 0.02g Lobster
Omega-3 - DPA 0.006g 0.018g Catfish
Monounsaturated Fat 0.253g 3.115g Catfish
Polyunsaturated fat 0.34g 1.354g Catfish
Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid 0.006g 0.049g Catfish
Omega-6 - Linoleic acid 0.033g Lobster
Omega-3 - ALA 0.05g Lobster
Omega-3 - Eicosatrienoic acid 0.006g Lobster
Omega-6 - Dihomo-gamma-linoleic acid 0.006g Lobster

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Lobster Catfish
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
33%
Lobster
46%
Catfish
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
127%
Lobster
27%
Catfish

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Lobster
Lobster is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Lobster
Lobster is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.378g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Catfish
Catfish contains less Sodium (difference - 367mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Catfish
Catfish is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 80mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Catfish
Catfish 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)
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. Lobster - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174209/nutrients
  2. Catfish - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/175166/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.