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Mullet fish vs. Tuna — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Mullet fish and Tuna?

  • Mullet fish is higher in Vitamin B5, Copper, and Iron, yet Tuna is higher in Selenium, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B6, and Phosphorus.
  • Tuna's daily need coverage for Selenium is 112% more.
  • Mullet fish has 7 times more Saturated Fat than Tuna. While Mullet fish has 1.431g of Saturated Fat, Tuna has only 0.205g.

We used Fish, mullet, striped, cooked, dry heat and Fish, tuna, yellowfin, fresh, cooked, dry heat types 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.
Contains more Calcium +675%
Contains more Iron +53.3%
Contains more Zinc +95.6%
Contains more Copper +227.9%
Contains more Manganese +69.2%
Contains more Magnesium +27.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +36.5%
Contains more Potassium +15.1%
Contains less Sodium -23.9%
Contains more Selenium +131.2%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 10% 53% 24% 105% 41% 10% 24% 47% 3% 256%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 2% 35% 30% 143% 47% 8% 13% 15% 2% 591%
Contains more Calcium +675%
Contains more Iron +53.3%
Contains more Zinc +95.6%
Contains more Copper +227.9%
Contains more Manganese +69.2%
Contains more Magnesium +27.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +36.5%
Contains more Potassium +15.1%
Contains less Sodium -23.9%
Contains more Selenium +131.2%

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 A +116.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +163.5%
Contains more Folate +400%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +34%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +37%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +250.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +111.8%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +840%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 9% 0% 0% 4% 25% 24% 119% 53% 114% 8% 32% 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 A +116.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +163.5%
Contains more Folate +400%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +34%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +37%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +250.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +111.8%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +840%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +723.7%
Contains more Protein +17.5%
Equal in Water - 68.98
Equal in Other - 1.28
25% 5% 71%
Protein: 24.81 g
Fats: 4.86 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 70.52 g
Other: 0 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 +723.7%
Contains more Protein +17.5%
Equal in Water - 68.98
Equal in Other - 1.28

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +901.4%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +424%
Contains less Saturated Fat -85.7%
38% 37% 25%
Saturated Fat: 1.431 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 1.382 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.917 g
40% 27% 34%
Saturated Fat: 0.205 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.138 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.175 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +901.4%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +424%
Contains less Saturated Fat -85.7%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Mullet fish Tuna Opinion
Protein 24.81g 29.15g Tuna
Fats 4.86g 0.59g Mullet fish
Calories 150kcal 130kcal Mullet fish
Calcium 31mg 4mg Mullet fish
Iron 1.41mg 0.92mg Mullet fish
Magnesium 33mg 42mg Tuna
Phosphorus 244mg 333mg Tuna
Potassium 458mg 527mg Tuna
Sodium 71mg 54mg Tuna
Zinc 0.88mg 0.45mg Mullet fish
Copper 0.141mg 0.043mg Mullet fish
Manganese 0.022mg 0.013mg Mullet fish
Selenium 46.8µg 108.2µg Tuna
Vitamin A 141IU 65IU Mullet fish
Vitamin A RAE 42µg 22µg Mullet fish
Vitamin E 0.29mg Tuna
Vitamin D 82IU Tuna
Vitamin D 2µg Tuna
Vitamin C 1.2mg 0mg Mullet fish
Vitamin B1 0.1mg 0.134mg Tuna
Vitamin B2 0.1mg 0.137mg Tuna
Vitamin B3 6.3mg 22.07mg Tuna
Vitamin B5 0.88mg 0.334mg Mullet fish
Vitamin B6 0.49mg 1.038mg Tuna
Folate 10µg 2µg Mullet fish
Vitamin B12 0.25µg 2.35µg Tuna
Choline 77.6mg Tuna
Vitamin K 0.1µg Tuna
Tryptophan 0.278mg 0.313mg Tuna
Threonine 1.088mg 1.224mg Tuna
Isoleucine 1.143mg 1.287mg Tuna
Leucine 2.016mg 2.27mg Tuna
Lysine 2.278mg 2.565mg Tuna
Methionine 0.734mg 0.827mg Tuna
Phenylalanine 0.968mg 1.091mg Tuna
Valine 1.278mg 1.438mg Tuna
Histidine 0.73mg 0.822mg Tuna
Cholesterol 63mg 47mg Tuna
Trans Fat 0.02g Mullet fish
Saturated Fat 1.431g 0.205g Tuna
Omega-3 - DHA 0.148g 0.105g Mullet fish
Omega-3 - EPA 0.18g 0.015g Mullet fish
Omega-3 - DPA 0.092g 0.005g Mullet fish
Monounsaturated Fat 1.382g 0.138g Mullet fish
Polyunsaturated fat 0.917g 0.175g Mullet fish
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
Mullet fish 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
29%
Mullet fish
88%
Tuna
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
57%
Mullet fish
88%
Tuna

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Tuna
Tuna contains less Sodium (difference - 17mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Tuna
Tuna is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 16mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Tuna
Tuna is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.226g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Tuna
Tuna is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Mullet fish
Mullet fish is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
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. Mullet fish - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/175124/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.