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Monkfish vs. Eel — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Monkfish and Eel different?

  • Monkfish is higher in Selenium, and Vitamin B6, however, Eel is richer in Vitamin A RAE, Vitamin B12, Zinc, Vitamin B1, and Vitamin B3.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin A RAE from Eel is 125% higher.
  • Monkfish contains 6 times more Selenium than Eel. While Monkfish contains 46.8µg of Selenium, Eel contains only 8.3µg.
  • Monkfish has less Cholesterol.

Fish, monkfish, cooked, dry heat and Fish, eel, mixed species, cooked, dry heat are the varieties used in this article.

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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.
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Eel
Contains more Potassium +47%
Contains less Sodium -64.6%
Contains more Copper +24.1%
Contains more Selenium +463.9%
Contains more Calcium +160%
Contains more Iron +56.1%
Contains more Zinc +292.5%
Contains more Manganese +29%
Equal in Magnesium - 26
Equal in Phosphorus - 277
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 8% 24% 19% 119% 31% 9% 57% 10% 6% 46%
Contains more Potassium +47%
Contains less Sodium -64.6%
Contains more Copper +24.1%
Contains more Selenium +463.9%
Contains more Calcium +160%
Contains more Iron +56.1%
Contains more Zinc +292.5%
Contains more Manganese +29%
Equal in Magnesium - 26
Equal in Phosphorus - 277

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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Eel
Contains more Vitamin B2 +43.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +259.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +8132.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +80%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +531%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +75.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +61.8%
Contains more Folate +112.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +177.9%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 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 228% 0% 0% 6% 46% 12% 85% 17% 18% 13% 362% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +43.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +259.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +8132.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +80%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +531%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +75.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +61.8%
Contains more Folate +112.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +177.9%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
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Eel
Contains more Water +32.4%
Contains more Protein +27.4%
Contains more Fats +666.7%
Contains more Other +113.3%
19% 2% 79%
Protein: 18.56 g
Fats: 1.95 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 78.51 g
Other: 0.98 g
24% 15% 59% 2%
Protein: 23.65 g
Fats: 14.95 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 59.31 g
Other: 2.09 g
Contains more Water +32.4%
Contains more Protein +27.4%
Contains more Fats +666.7%
Contains more Other +113.3%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Monkfish Eel Opinion
Protein 18.56g 23.65g Eel
Fats 1.95g 14.95g Eel
Calories 97kcal 236kcal Eel
Calcium 10mg 26mg Eel
Iron 0.41mg 0.64mg Eel
Magnesium 27mg 26mg Monkfish
Phosphorus 256mg 277mg Eel
Potassium 513mg 349mg Monkfish
Sodium 23mg 65mg Monkfish
Zinc 0.53mg 2.08mg Eel
Copper 0.036mg 0.029mg Monkfish
Manganese 0.031mg 0.04mg Eel
Selenium 46.8µg 8.3µg Monkfish
Vitamin A 46IU 3787IU Eel
Vitamin A RAE 14µg 1137µg Eel
Vitamin C 1mg 1.8mg Eel
Vitamin B1 0.029mg 0.183mg Eel
Vitamin B2 0.073mg 0.051mg Monkfish
Vitamin B3 2.558mg 4.487mg Eel
Vitamin B5 0.173mg 0.28mg Eel
Vitamin B6 0.277mg 0.077mg Monkfish
Folate 8µg 17µg Eel
Vitamin B12 1.04µg 2.89µg Eel
Tryptophan 0.208mg 0.265mg Eel
Threonine 0.814mg 1.037mg Eel
Isoleucine 0.855mg 1.09mg Eel
Leucine 1.509mg 1.922mg Eel
Lysine 1.705mg 2.171mg Eel
Methionine 0.549mg 0.7mg Eel
Phenylalanine 0.725mg 0.923mg Eel
Valine 0.956mg 1.218mg Eel
Histidine 0.547mg 0.696mg Eel
Cholesterol 32mg 161mg Monkfish
Saturated Fat 3.023g Monkfish
Omega-3 - DHA 0.081g Eel
Omega-3 - EPA 0.108g Eel
Omega-3 - DPA 0.095g Eel
Monounsaturated Fat 9.218g Eel
Polyunsaturated fat 1.214g Eel

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Monkfish Eel
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
60%
Eel
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
48%
Monkfish
33%
Eel

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Monkfish
Monkfish contains less Sodium (difference - 42mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Monkfish
Monkfish is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 129mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Monkfish
Monkfish is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.023g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Eel
Eel is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( 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 ($)
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.

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. Eel - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174194/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.