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Monkfish vs. Tuna — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Monkfish and Tuna

  • Monkfish contains less Vitamin B3, Selenium, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, Phosphorus, Vitamin B1, and Iron than Tuna.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B3 from Tuna is 122% higher.

Food types used in this article are Fish, monkfish, cooked, dry heat and Fish, tuna, yellowfin, fresh, 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.
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Tuna
Contains more Calcium +150%
Contains less Sodium -57.4%
Contains more Zinc +17.8%
Contains more Manganese +138.5%
Contains more Iron +124.4%
Contains more Magnesium +55.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +30.1%
Contains more Copper +19.4%
Contains more Selenium +131.2%
Equal in Potassium - 527
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 2% 35% 30% 143% 47% 8% 13% 15% 2% 591%
Contains more Calcium +150%
Contains less Sodium -57.4%
Contains more Zinc +17.8%
Contains more Manganese +138.5%
Contains more Iron +124.4%
Contains more Magnesium +55.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +30.1%
Contains more Copper +19.4%
Contains more Selenium +131.2%
Equal in Potassium - 527

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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Tuna
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Folate +300%
Contains more Vitamin A +41.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +362.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +87.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +762.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +93.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +274.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +126%
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 4% 6% 60% 0% 34% 32% 414% 21% 240% 2% 294% 43% 1%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Folate +300%
Contains more Vitamin A +41.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +362.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +87.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +762.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +93.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +274.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +126%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
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Tuna
Contains more Fats +230.5%
Contains more Water +13.8%
Contains more Protein +57.1%
Contains more Other +30.6%
19% 2% 79%
Protein: 18.56 g
Fats: 1.95 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 78.51 g
Other: 0.98 g
29% 69%
Protein: 29.15 g
Fats: 0.59 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 68.98 g
Other: 1.28 g
Contains more Fats +230.5%
Contains more Water +13.8%
Contains more Protein +57.1%
Contains more Other +30.6%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Monkfish Tuna Opinion
Protein 18.56g 29.15g Tuna
Fats 1.95g 0.59g Monkfish
Calories 97kcal 130kcal Tuna
Calcium 10mg 4mg Monkfish
Iron 0.41mg 0.92mg Tuna
Magnesium 27mg 42mg Tuna
Phosphorus 256mg 333mg Tuna
Potassium 513mg 527mg Tuna
Sodium 23mg 54mg Monkfish
Zinc 0.53mg 0.45mg Monkfish
Copper 0.036mg 0.043mg Tuna
Manganese 0.031mg 0.013mg Monkfish
Selenium 46.8µg 108.2µg Tuna
Vitamin A 46IU 65IU Tuna
Vitamin A RAE 14µg 22µg Tuna
Vitamin E 0.29mg Tuna
Vitamin D 82IU Tuna
Vitamin D 2µg Tuna
Vitamin C 1mg 0mg Monkfish
Vitamin B1 0.029mg 0.134mg Tuna
Vitamin B2 0.073mg 0.137mg Tuna
Vitamin B3 2.558mg 22.07mg Tuna
Vitamin B5 0.173mg 0.334mg Tuna
Vitamin B6 0.277mg 1.038mg Tuna
Folate 8µg 2µg Monkfish
Vitamin B12 1.04µg 2.35µg Tuna
Choline 77.6mg Tuna
Vitamin K 0.1µg Tuna
Tryptophan 0.208mg 0.313mg Tuna
Threonine 0.814mg 1.224mg Tuna
Isoleucine 0.855mg 1.287mg Tuna
Leucine 1.509mg 2.27mg Tuna
Lysine 1.705mg 2.565mg Tuna
Methionine 0.549mg 0.827mg Tuna
Phenylalanine 0.725mg 1.091mg Tuna
Valine 0.956mg 1.438mg Tuna
Histidine 0.547mg 0.822mg Tuna
Cholesterol 32mg 47mg Monkfish
Trans Fat 0.02g Monkfish
Saturated Fat 0.205g Monkfish
Omega-3 - DHA 0.105g Tuna
Omega-3 - EPA 0.015g Tuna
Omega-3 - DPA 0.005g Tuna
Monounsaturated Fat 0.138g Tuna
Polyunsaturated fat 0.175g Tuna
Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid 0.002g Tuna

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Monkfish Tuna
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
88%
Tuna
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
48%
Monkfish
88%
Tuna

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Tuna
Tuna is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Tuna
Tuna is relatively richer in vitamins
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 - 31mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Monkfish
Monkfish is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 15mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Monkfish
Monkfish is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.205g)
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. Tuna - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172006/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.