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Monkfish vs. Herring — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Monkfish and Herring

  • The amount of Vitamin B12, Vitamin B2, Iron, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B3, Copper, Vitamin B1, Zinc, and Phosphorus in Herring is higher than in Monkfish.
  • Herring covers your daily need of Vitamin B12 504% more than Monkfish.
  • The amount of Cholesterol in Monkfish is lower.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Fish, monkfish, cooked, dry heat and Fish, herring, Atlantic, 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 more Potassium +22.4%
Contains less Sodium -80%
Contains more Calcium +640%
Contains more Iron +243.9%
Contains more Magnesium +51.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +18.4%
Contains more Zinc +139.6%
Contains more Copper +227.8%
Contains more Manganese +29%
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 23% 53% 30% 130% 37% 15% 35% 40% 6% 256%
Contains more Potassium +22.4%
Contains less Sodium -80%
Contains more Calcium +640%
Contains more Iron +243.9%
Contains more Magnesium +51.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +18.4%
Contains more Zinc +139.6%
Contains more Copper +227.8%
Contains more Manganese +29%
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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Herring
Contains more Vitamin C +42.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +160.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +286.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +309.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +61.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +327.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +25.6%
Contains more Folate +50%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +1163.5%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 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 8% 28% 162% 3% 28% 69% 78% 45% 81% 9% 1643% 46% 1%
Contains more Vitamin C +42.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +160.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +286.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +309.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +61.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +327.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +25.6%
Contains more Folate +50%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +1163.5%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Water +22.4%
Contains more Protein +24.1%
Contains more Fats +494.4%
Contains more Other +24.5%
19% 2% 79%
Protein: 18.56 g
Fats: 1.95 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 78.51 g
Other: 0.98 g
23% 12% 64%
Protein: 23.03 g
Fats: 11.59 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 64.16 g
Other: 1.22 g
Contains more Water +22.4%
Contains more Protein +24.1%
Contains more Fats +494.4%
Contains more Other +24.5%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Monkfish Herring
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 Herring Opinion
Protein 18.56g 23.03g Herring
Fats 1.95g 11.59g Herring
Calories 97kcal 203kcal Herring
Calcium 10mg 74mg Herring
Iron 0.41mg 1.41mg Herring
Magnesium 27mg 41mg Herring
Phosphorus 256mg 303mg Herring
Potassium 513mg 419mg Monkfish
Sodium 23mg 115mg Monkfish
Zinc 0.53mg 1.27mg Herring
Copper 0.036mg 0.118mg Herring
Manganese 0.031mg 0.04mg Herring
Selenium 46.8µg 46.8µg
Vitamin A 46IU 120IU Herring
Vitamin A RAE 14µg 36µg Herring
Vitamin E 1.37mg Herring
Vitamin D 214IU Herring
Vitamin D 5.4µg Herring
Vitamin C 1mg 0.7mg Monkfish
Vitamin B1 0.029mg 0.112mg Herring
Vitamin B2 0.073mg 0.299mg Herring
Vitamin B3 2.558mg 4.124mg Herring
Vitamin B5 0.173mg 0.74mg Herring
Vitamin B6 0.277mg 0.348mg Herring
Folate 8µg 12µg Herring
Vitamin B12 1.04µg 13.14µg Herring
Choline 83.3mg Herring
Vitamin K 0.1µg Herring
Tryptophan 0.208mg 0.258mg Herring
Threonine 0.814mg 1.01mg Herring
Isoleucine 0.855mg 1.061mg Herring
Leucine 1.509mg 1.872mg Herring
Lysine 1.705mg 2.115mg Herring
Methionine 0.549mg 0.682mg Herring
Phenylalanine 0.725mg 0.899mg Herring
Valine 0.956mg 1.187mg Herring
Histidine 0.547mg 0.678mg Herring
Cholesterol 32mg 77mg Monkfish
Saturated Fat 2.615g Monkfish
Omega-3 - DHA 1.105g Herring
Omega-3 - EPA 0.909g Herring
Omega-3 - DPA 0.071g Herring
Monounsaturated Fat 4.79g Herring
Polyunsaturated fat 2.735g Herring

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Monkfish Herring
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
169%
Herring
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
48%
Monkfish
62%
Herring

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 - 92mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Monkfish
Monkfish is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 45mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Monkfish
Monkfish is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.615g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Herring
Herring is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Herring
Herring 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. Herring - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/175117/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.