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Lobster vs. Sunfish — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Lobster and Sunfish?

  • Lobster is richer in Copper, Selenium, Zinc, and Vitamin B5, while Sunfish is higher in Vitamin B12, Manganese, Iron, and Phosphorus.
  • Lobster's daily need coverage for Copper is 129% higher.
  • Sunfish has 5 times less Sodium than Lobster. Lobster has 486mg of Sodium, while Sunfish has 103mg.

We used Crustaceans, lobster, northern, cooked, moist heat and Fish, sunfish, pumpkin seed, cooked, dry heat types in this comparison.

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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 Magnesium +13.2%
Contains more Zinc +103.5%
Contains more Copper +302.6%
Contains more Selenium +351.2%
Contains more Iron +431%
Contains more Phosphorus +24.9%
Contains more Potassium +95.2%
Contains less Sodium -78.8%
Contains more Manganese +1280%
Equal in Calcium - 103
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 29% 11% 31% 79% 20% 63% 110% 517% 8.5% 399%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 31% 58% 27% 99% 40% 13% 54% 128% 117% 88%
Contains more Magnesium +13.2%
Contains more Zinc +103.5%
Contains more Copper +302.6%
Contains more Selenium +351.2%
Contains more Iron +431%
Contains more Phosphorus +24.9%
Contains more Potassium +95.2%
Contains less Sodium -78.8%
Contains more Manganese +1280%
Equal in Calcium - 103

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 B3 +25.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +92.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +1350%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +300%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +400%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +16%
Contains more Folate +54.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +61.5%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 0.24% 20% 0% 0% 5.8% 3.9% 34% 100% 27% 8.3% 179% 44% 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 3.5% 0% 0% 3.3% 23% 20% 27% 52% 32% 13% 289% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +25.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +92.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +1350%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +300%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +400%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +16%
Contains more Folate +54.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +61.5%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Other +298%
Contains more Protein +30.9%
Equal in Fats - 0.9
Equal in Water - 73.72
19% 78% 2%
Protein: 19 g
Fats: 0.86 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 78.11 g
Other: 2.03 g
25% 74%
Protein: 24.87 g
Fats: 0.9 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 73.72 g
Other: 0.51 g
Contains more Other +298%
Contains more Protein +30.9%
Equal in Fats - 0.9
Equal in Water - 73.72

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +68.7%
Contains less Saturated Fat -14.4%
Equal in Polyunsaturated fat - 0.315
26% 32% 42%
Saturated Fat: 0.208 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.253 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.34 g
28% 23% 49%
Saturated Fat: 0.178 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.15 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.315 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +68.7%
Contains less Saturated Fat -14.4%
Equal in Polyunsaturated fat - 0.315

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Lobster Sunfish Opinion
Protein 19g 24.87g Sunfish
Fats 0.86g 0.9g Sunfish
Calories 89kcal 114kcal Sunfish
Calcium 96mg 103mg Sunfish
Iron 0.29mg 1.54mg Sunfish
Magnesium 43mg 38mg Lobster
Phosphorus 185mg 231mg Sunfish
Potassium 230mg 449mg Sunfish
Sodium 486mg 103mg Sunfish
Zinc 4.05mg 1.99mg Lobster
Copper 1.55mg 0.385mg Lobster
Manganese 0.065mg 0.897mg Sunfish
Selenium 73.1µg 16.2µg Lobster
Vitamin A 4IU 58IU Sunfish
Vitamin A RAE 1µg 17µg Sunfish
Vitamin E 1mg Lobster
Vitamin D 1IU Lobster
Vitamin C 0mg 1mg Sunfish
Vitamin B1 0.023mg 0.092mg Sunfish
Vitamin B2 0.017mg 0.085mg Sunfish
Vitamin B3 1.83mg 1.462mg Lobster
Vitamin B5 1.667mg 0.865mg Lobster
Vitamin B6 0.119mg 0.138mg Sunfish
Folate 11µg 17µg Sunfish
Vitamin B12 1.43µg 2.31µg Sunfish
Choline 80.9mg Lobster
Tryptophan 0.248mg 0.279mg Sunfish
Threonine 0.753mg 1.09mg Sunfish
Isoleucine 0.832mg 1.146mg Sunfish
Leucine 1.376mg 2.022mg Sunfish
Lysine 1.426mg 2.284mg Sunfish
Methionine 0.475mg 0.736mg Sunfish
Phenylalanine 0.782mg 0.971mg Sunfish
Valine 0.852mg 1.281mg Sunfish
Histidine 0.475mg 0.732mg Sunfish
Cholesterol 146mg 86mg Sunfish
Trans Fat 0.013g Sunfish
Saturated Fat 0.208g 0.178g Sunfish
Omega-3 - DHA 0.078g 0.092g Sunfish
Omega-3 - EPA 0.117g 0.047g Lobster
Omega-3 - DPA 0.006g 0.042g Sunfish
Monounsaturated Fat 0.253g 0.15g Lobster
Polyunsaturated fat 0.34g 0.315g Lobster
Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid 0.006g Lobster
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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Lobster Sunfish
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
36%
Sunfish
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
127%
Lobster
66%
Sunfish

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Sunfish
Sunfish is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Sunfish
Sunfish contains less Sodium (difference - 383mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Sunfish
Sunfish is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 60mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Sunfish
Sunfish is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.03g)
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 ($)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

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. Sunfish - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172003/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.