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Monkfish vs. Anchovy — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Monkfish and Anchovy

  • Monkfish has more Selenium, Vitamin B12, Phosphorus, and Vitamin B6, however, Anchovy has more Vitamin B3, Iron, Copper, Vitamin B2, Calcium, and Zinc.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B3 from Anchovy is 72% higher.
  • Anchovy has 2 times less Vitamin B6 than Monkfish. Monkfish has 0.277mg of Vitamin B6, while Anchovy has 0.143mg.

Food types used in this article are Fish, monkfish, 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 +47.1%
Contains more Potassium +33.9%
Contains less Sodium -77.9%
Contains more Selenium +28.2%
Contains more Calcium +1370%
Contains more Iron +692.7%
Contains more Magnesium +51.9%
Contains more Zinc +224.5%
Contains more Copper +486.1%
Contains more Manganese +125.8%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 3% 16% 20% 110% 46% 3% 15% 12% 5% 256%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 45% 122% 30% 75% 34% 14% 47% 71% 10% 200%
Contains more Phosphorus +47.1%
Contains more Potassium +33.9%
Contains less Sodium -77.9%
Contains more Selenium +28.2%
Contains more Calcium +1370%
Contains more Iron +692.7%
Contains more Magnesium +51.9%
Contains more Zinc +224.5%
Contains more Copper +486.1%
Contains more Manganese +125.8%

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 C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +93.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +67.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +89.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +250.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +448.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +272.8%
Contains more Folate +12.5%
Equal in Vitamin A - 50
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% 0% 0% 4% 8% 17% 48% 11% 64% 6% 130% 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 C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +93.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +67.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +89.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +250.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +448.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +272.8%
Contains more Folate +12.5%
Equal in Vitamin A - 50

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +148.2%
Contains more Other +46.9%
Equal in Protein - 20.35
Equal in Water - 73.37
19% 2% 79%
Protein: 18.56 g
Fats: 1.95 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 78.51 g
Other: 0.98 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 Fats +148.2%
Contains more Other +46.9%
Equal in Protein - 20.35
Equal in Water - 73.37

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Monkfish Anchovy
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 Monkfish Anchovy Opinion
Protein 18.56g 20.35g Anchovy
Fats 1.95g 4.84g Anchovy
Calories 97kcal 131kcal Anchovy
Calcium 10mg 147mg Anchovy
Iron 0.41mg 3.25mg Anchovy
Magnesium 27mg 41mg Anchovy
Phosphorus 256mg 174mg Monkfish
Potassium 513mg 383mg Monkfish
Sodium 23mg 104mg Monkfish
Zinc 0.53mg 1.72mg Anchovy
Copper 0.036mg 0.211mg Anchovy
Manganese 0.031mg 0.07mg Anchovy
Selenium 46.8µg 36.5µg Monkfish
Vitamin A 46IU 50IU Anchovy
Vitamin A RAE 14µg 15µg Anchovy
Vitamin E 0.57mg Anchovy
Vitamin C 1mg 0mg Monkfish
Vitamin B1 0.029mg 0.055mg Anchovy
Vitamin B2 0.073mg 0.256mg Anchovy
Vitamin B3 2.558mg 14.024mg Anchovy
Vitamin B5 0.173mg 0.645mg Anchovy
Vitamin B6 0.277mg 0.143mg Monkfish
Folate 8µg 9µg Anchovy
Vitamin B12 1.04µg 0.62µg Monkfish
Vitamin K 0.1µg Anchovy
Tryptophan 0.208mg 0.228mg Anchovy
Threonine 0.814mg 0.892mg Anchovy
Isoleucine 0.855mg 0.938mg Anchovy
Leucine 1.509mg 1.654mg Anchovy
Lysine 1.705mg 1.869mg Anchovy
Methionine 0.549mg 0.602mg Anchovy
Phenylalanine 0.725mg 0.794mg Anchovy
Valine 0.956mg 1.048mg Anchovy
Histidine 0.547mg 0.599mg Anchovy
Cholesterol 32mg 60mg Monkfish
Saturated Fat 1.282g Monkfish
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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Monkfish 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
22%
Monkfish
39%
Anchovy
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
48%
Monkfish
64%
Anchovy

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Monkfish
Monkfish is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Monkfish
Monkfish contains less Sodium (difference - 81mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Monkfish
Monkfish is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 28mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Monkfish
Monkfish is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.282g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Anchovy
Anchovy is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Anchovy
Anchovy 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. Monkfish - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171996/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.