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Milkfish vs. Anchovy — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Milkfish and Anchovy

  • Milkfish has more Vitamin B12, and Vitamin B6, while Anchovy has more Selenium, Vitamin B3, Iron, Copper, Vitamin B2, Calcium, and Zinc.
  • Milkfish covers your daily need of Vitamin B12 110% more than Anchovy.
  • Milkfish contains 3 times more Vitamin B6 than Anchovy. While Milkfish contains 0.488mg of Vitamin B6, Anchovy contains only 0.143mg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Fish, milkfish, cooked, dry heat and Fish, anchovy, european, raw.

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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 Phosphorus +19.5%
Contains less Sodium -11.5%
Contains more Calcium +126.2%
Contains more Iron +692.7%
Contains more Zinc +63.8%
Contains more Copper +379.5%
Contains more Manganese +169.2%
Contains more Selenium +125.3%
Equal in Magnesium - 41
Equal in Potassium - 383
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 20% 16% 28% 90% 33% 12% 29% 15% 4% 89%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 45% 122% 30% 75% 34% 14% 47% 71% 10% 200%
Contains more Phosphorus +19.5%
Contains less Sodium -11.5%
Contains more Calcium +126.2%
Contains more Iron +692.7%
Contains more Zinc +63.8%
Contains more Copper +379.5%
Contains more Manganese +169.2%
Contains more Selenium +125.3%
Equal in Magnesium - 41
Equal in Potassium - 383

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 +118%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +34.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +241.3%
Contains more Folate +100%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +427.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +243.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +271%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +69.9%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 7% 0% 0% 0% 4% 16% 155% 52% 113% 14% 409% 0% 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% 12% 0% 0% 14% 60% 263% 39% 33% 7% 78% 0% 1%
Contains more Vitamin A +118%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +34.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +241.3%
Contains more Folate +100%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +427.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +243.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +271%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +69.9%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +29.3%
Contains more Fats +78.3%
Contains more Other +68.1%
Contains more Water +17.1%
26% 9% 63% 2%
Protein: 26.32 g
Fats: 8.63 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 62.63 g
Other: 2.42 g
20% 5% 73%
Protein: 20.35 g
Fats: 4.84 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 73.37 g
Other: 1.44 g
Contains more Protein +29.3%
Contains more Fats +78.3%
Contains more Other +68.1%
Contains more Water +17.1%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Milkfish Anchovy Opinion
Protein 26.32g 20.35g Milkfish
Fats 8.63g 4.84g Milkfish
Calories 190kcal 131kcal Milkfish
Calcium 65mg 147mg Anchovy
Iron 0.41mg 3.25mg Anchovy
Magnesium 38mg 41mg Anchovy
Phosphorus 208mg 174mg Milkfish
Potassium 374mg 383mg Anchovy
Sodium 92mg 104mg Milkfish
Zinc 1.05mg 1.72mg Anchovy
Copper 0.044mg 0.211mg Anchovy
Manganese 0.026mg 0.07mg Anchovy
Selenium 16.2µg 36.5µg Anchovy
Vitamin A 109IU 50IU Milkfish
Vitamin A RAE 33µg 15µg Milkfish
Vitamin E 0.57mg Anchovy
Vitamin B1 0.016mg 0.055mg Anchovy
Vitamin B2 0.069mg 0.256mg Anchovy
Vitamin B3 8.256mg 14.024mg Anchovy
Vitamin B5 0.865mg 0.645mg Milkfish
Vitamin B6 0.488mg 0.143mg Milkfish
Folate 18µg 9µg Milkfish
Vitamin B12 3.27µg 0.62µg Milkfish
Vitamin K 0.1µg Anchovy
Tryptophan 0.295mg 0.228mg Milkfish
Threonine 1.154mg 0.892mg Milkfish
Isoleucine 1.213mg 0.938mg Milkfish
Leucine 2.139mg 1.654mg Milkfish
Lysine 2.417mg 1.869mg Milkfish
Methionine 0.779mg 0.602mg Milkfish
Phenylalanine 1.028mg 0.794mg Milkfish
Valine 1.356mg 1.048mg Milkfish
Histidine 0.775mg 0.599mg Milkfish
Cholesterol 67mg 60mg Anchovy
Saturated Fat 1.282g Milkfish
Omega-3 - DHA 0.911g Anchovy
Omega-3 - EPA 0.538g Anchovy
Omega-3 - DPA 0.029g Anchovy
Monounsaturated Fat 1.182g Anchovy
Polyunsaturated fat 1.637g Anchovy

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Milkfish Anchovy
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
59%
Milkfish
39%
Anchovy
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
33%
Milkfish
64%
Anchovy

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Milkfish
Milkfish is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Milkfish
Milkfish contains less Sodium (difference - 12mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Milkfish
Milkfish is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.282g)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Anchovy
Anchovy is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 7mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Anchovy
Anchovy is relatively richer in minerals
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 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. Milkfish - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171995/nutrients
  2. Anchovy - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174182/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.