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Monkfish vs. Butterfish — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Monkfish and Butterfish

  • Monkfish contains less Vitamin B12, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Phosphorus, and Vitamin B6 than Butterfish.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 from Butterfish is 33% higher.
  • Monkfish is lower in Cholesterol.

Food types used in this article are Fish, monkfish, cooked, dry heat and Fish, butterfish, 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 less Sodium -79.8%
Contains more Manganese +63.2%
Contains more Calcium +180%
Contains more Iron +56.1%
Contains more Magnesium +18.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +20.3%
Contains more Zinc +86.8%
Contains more Copper +91.7%
Equal in Potassium - 481
Equal in Selenium - 46.8
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 9% 24% 23% 132% 43% 15% 27% 24% 3% 256%
Contains less Sodium -79.8%
Contains more Manganese +63.2%
Contains more Calcium +180%
Contains more Iron +56.1%
Contains more Magnesium +18.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +20.3%
Contains more Zinc +86.8%
Contains more Copper +91.7%
Equal in Potassium - 481
Equal in Selenium - 46.8

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 A +137%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +403.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +163%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +125.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +400%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +24.9%
Contains more Folate +112.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +76%
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 7% 0% 0% 0% 37% 45% 109% 52% 80% 13% 229% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +137%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +403.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +163%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +125.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +400%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +24.9%
Contains more Folate +112.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +76%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Water +17.5%
Contains more Other +32.4%
Contains more Protein +19.3%
Contains more Fats +427.2%
19% 2% 79%
Protein: 18.56 g
Fats: 1.95 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 78.51 g
Other: 0.98 g
22% 10% 67%
Protein: 22.15 g
Fats: 10.28 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 66.83 g
Other: 0.74 g
Contains more Water +17.5%
Contains more Other +32.4%
Contains more Protein +19.3%
Contains more Fats +427.2%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Monkfish Butterfish Opinion
Protein 18.56g 22.15g Butterfish
Fats 1.95g 10.28g Butterfish
Calories 97kcal 187kcal Butterfish
Calcium 10mg 28mg Butterfish
Iron 0.41mg 0.64mg Butterfish
Magnesium 27mg 32mg Butterfish
Phosphorus 256mg 308mg Butterfish
Potassium 513mg 481mg Monkfish
Sodium 23mg 114mg Monkfish
Zinc 0.53mg 0.99mg Butterfish
Copper 0.036mg 0.069mg Butterfish
Manganese 0.031mg 0.019mg Monkfish
Selenium 46.8µg 46.8µg
Vitamin A 46IU 109IU Butterfish
Vitamin A RAE 14µg 33µg Butterfish
Vitamin C 1mg 0mg Monkfish
Vitamin B1 0.029mg 0.146mg Butterfish
Vitamin B2 0.073mg 0.192mg Butterfish
Vitamin B3 2.558mg 5.769mg Butterfish
Vitamin B5 0.173mg 0.865mg Butterfish
Vitamin B6 0.277mg 0.346mg Butterfish
Folate 8µg 17µg Butterfish
Vitamin B12 1.04µg 1.83µg Butterfish
Tryptophan 0.208mg 0.248mg Butterfish
Threonine 0.814mg 0.971mg Butterfish
Isoleucine 0.855mg 1.021mg Butterfish
Leucine 1.509mg 1.801mg Butterfish
Lysine 1.705mg 2.035mg Butterfish
Methionine 0.549mg 0.656mg Butterfish
Phenylalanine 0.725mg 0.865mg Butterfish
Valine 0.956mg 1.141mg Butterfish
Histidine 0.547mg 0.652mg Butterfish
Cholesterol 32mg 83mg Monkfish

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Monkfish Butterfish
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
44%
Butterfish
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
48%
Monkfish
55%
Butterfish

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Monkfish
Monkfish contains less Sodium (difference - 91mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Monkfish
Monkfish is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 51mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Butterfish
Butterfish is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Butterfish
Butterfish is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)
Which food contains less Saturated Fat?
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The foods are relatively equal in Saturated Fat ( 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. Monkfish - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171996/nutrients
  2. Butterfish - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174231/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.