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Roe vs Caviar - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Roe and Caviar different?

  • Roe is higher in Vitamin B2 and Phosphorus, however Caviar is richer in Vitamin B12, Iron, Magnesium, Vitamin B5, Selenium and Calcium.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 from Caviar is 352% higher.
  • Roe contains 2 times more Vitamin B2 than Caviar. While Roe contains 0.949mg of Vitamin B2, Caviar contains only 0.62mg.
  • Roe has less Cholesterol.

Fish, roe, mixed species, cooked, dry heat and Fish, caviar, black and red, granular 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Roe
5
:
3
Caviar
Contains more Potassium +56.4%
Contains more Copper +16.4%
Contains more Zinc +34.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +44.7%
Contains less Sodium -92.2%
Contains more Iron +1442.9%
Contains more Calcium +882.1%
Contains more Magnesium +1053.8%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 29% 9% 25% 19% 43% 35% 221% 16%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 446% 83% 16% 215% 37% 26% 153% 196%
Contains more Potassium +56.4%
Contains more Copper +16.4%
Contains more Zinc +34.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +44.7%
Contains less Sodium -92.2%
Contains more Iron +1442.9%
Contains more Calcium +882.1%
Contains more Magnesium +1053.8%

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Roe
5
:
7
Caviar
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +45.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +53.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1726.7%
Contains more Folate +84%
Contains more Vitamin A +198.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +203.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +73%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +73.3%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 55% 19% 0% 0% 70% 219% 42% 70% 43% 1443% 0% 69%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 55% 38% 87% 48% 144% 3% 210% 74% 2500% 2% 38%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +45.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +53.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1726.7%
Contains more Folate +84%
Contains more Vitamin A +198.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +203.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +73%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +73.3%

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
169
Roe
266
Caviar
Mineral Summary Score
49
Roe
146
Caviar

Macronutrients Comparison

Macronutrient comparison charts compare the amount of protein, total fats and total carbohydrates in 300 grams of the food. The displayed values show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Protein
172%
Roe
148%
Caviar
Carbohydrates
2%
Roe
4%
Caviar
Fats
38%
Roe
83%
Caviar

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Roe Caviar
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Roe Caviar
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Roe
Roe is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 109mg)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Roe
Roe contains less Sugars (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Roe
Roe contains less Sodium (difference - 1383mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Roe
Roe is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.194g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Caviar
Caviar is lower in glycemic index (difference - 27)
Which food is cheaper?
?
The foods are relatively equal in price ($100)
Which food is richer in minerals?
?
It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Roe Caviar Opinion
Calories 204 264 Caviar
Protein 28.62 24.6 Roe
Fats 8.23 17.9 Caviar
Vitamin C 16.4 0 Roe
Carbs 1.92 4 Caviar
Cholesterol 479 588 Roe
Vitamin D 117 Caviar
Iron 0.77 11.88 Caviar
Calcium 28 275 Caviar
Potassium 283 181 Roe
Magnesium 26 300 Caviar
Sugars 0 Roe
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.128 0.11 Roe
Zinc 1.28 0.95 Roe
Starch
Phosphorus 515 356 Roe
Sodium 117 1500 Roe
Vitamin A 303 905 Caviar
Vitamin E 1.89 Caviar
Vitamin D 2.9 Caviar
Vitamin B1 0.277 0.19 Roe
Vitamin B2 0.949 0.62 Roe
Vitamin B3 2.192 0.12 Roe
Vitamin B5 1.154 3.5 Caviar
Vitamin B6 0.185 0.32 Caviar
Vitamin B12 11.54 20 Caviar
Vitamin K 0.6 Caviar
Folate 92 50 Roe
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 1.866 4.06 Roe
Monounsaturated Fat 2.129 4.631 Caviar
Polyunsaturated fat 3.404 7.405 Caviar
Tryptophan 0.375 0.323 Roe
Threonine 1.305 1.263 Roe
Isoleucine 1.465 1.035 Roe
Leucine 2.509 2.133 Roe
Lysine 2.179 1.834 Roe
Methionine 0.71 0.646 Roe
Phenylalanine 1.401 1.071 Roe
Valine 1.676 1.263 Roe
Histidine 0.778 0.649 Roe
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References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented separately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links of the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Roe - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174239/nutrients
  2. Caviar - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174188/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.