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Swordfish vs. Drum fish — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Swordfish and Drum fish?

  • Swordfish is richer in Selenium, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B6, and Phosphorus, yet Drum fish is richer in Manganese, Vitamin B12, Copper, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B5, and Iron.
  • Swordfish's daily need coverage for Selenium is 95% higher.
  • Swordfish has 3 times more Vitamin B3 than Drum fish. Swordfish has 9.254mg of Vitamin B3, while Drum fish has 2.862mg.

We used Fish, swordfish, cooked, dry heat and Fish, drum, freshwater, cooked, dry heat types in this comparison.

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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 Phosphorus +31.6%
Contains more Potassium +41.4%
Contains more Selenium +322.8%
Contains more Calcium +1183.3%
Contains more Iron +155.6%
Contains more Copper +545.7%
Contains more Manganese +6800%
Equal in Magnesium - 38
Equal in Sodium - 96
Equal in Zinc - 0.85
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 2% 17% 25% 131% 45% 13% 22% 16% 2% 374%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 24% 44% 28% 99% 32% 13% 24% 99% 117% 89%
Contains more Phosphorus +31.6%
Contains more Potassium +41.4%
Contains more Selenium +322.8%
Contains more Calcium +1183.3%
Contains more Iron +155.6%
Contains more Copper +545.7%
Contains more Manganese +6800%
Equal in Magnesium - 38
Equal in Sodium - 96
Equal in Zinc - 0.85

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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Contains more Vitamin B3 +223.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +77.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +51.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +228.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +107.4%
Contains more Folate +750%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +42.6%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.081
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% 49% 498% 0% 23% 15% 174% 26% 142% 2% 203% 43% 1%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 12% 0% 0% 4% 21% 48% 54% 52% 80% 13% 289% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +223.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +77.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +51.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +228.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +107.4%
Contains more Folate +750%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +42.6%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.081

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +25.5%
Contains more Other +44%
Equal in Protein - 22.49
Equal in Water - 70.94
23% 8% 68%
Protein: 23.45 g
Fats: 7.93 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 68.26 g
Other: 0.36 g
22% 6% 71%
Protein: 22.49 g
Fats: 6.32 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 70.94 g
Other: 0.25 g
Contains more Fats +25.5%
Contains more Other +44%
Equal in Protein - 22.49
Equal in Water - 70.94

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +26.3%
Contains less Saturated Fat -25%
Equal in Polyunsaturated fat - 1.479
28% 52% 20%
Saturated Fat: 1.911 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 3.544 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.368 g
25% 49% 26%
Saturated Fat: 1.434 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 2.807 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.479 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +26.3%
Contains less Saturated Fat -25%
Equal in Polyunsaturated fat - 1.479

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Swordfish Drum fish Opinion
Protein 23.45g 22.49g Swordfish
Fats 7.93g 6.32g Swordfish
Calories 172kcal 153kcal Swordfish
Calcium 6mg 77mg Drum fish
Iron 0.45mg 1.15mg Drum fish
Magnesium 35mg 38mg Drum fish
Phosphorus 304mg 231mg Swordfish
Potassium 499mg 353mg Swordfish
Sodium 97mg 96mg Drum fish
Zinc 0.78mg 0.85mg Drum fish
Copper 0.046mg 0.297mg Drum fish
Manganese 0.013mg 0.897mg Drum fish
Selenium 68.5µg 16.2µg Swordfish
Vitamin A 129IU 196IU Drum fish
Vitamin A RAE 43µg 59µg Drum fish
Vitamin E 2.41mg Swordfish
Vitamin D 666IU Swordfish
Vitamin D 16.6µg Swordfish
Vitamin C 0mg 1mg Drum fish
Vitamin B1 0.089mg 0.081mg Swordfish
Vitamin B2 0.063mg 0.207mg Drum fish
Vitamin B3 9.254mg 2.862mg Swordfish
Vitamin B5 0.417mg 0.865mg Drum fish
Vitamin B6 0.615mg 0.346mg Swordfish
Folate 2µg 17µg Drum fish
Vitamin B12 1.62µg 2.31µg Drum fish
Choline 77.5mg Swordfish
Vitamin K 0.1µg Swordfish
Tryptophan 0.265mg 0.252mg Swordfish
Threonine 1.035mg 0.986mg Swordfish
Isoleucine 1.088mg 1.036mg Swordfish
Leucine 1.919mg 1.828mg Swordfish
Lysine 2.168mg 2.065mg Swordfish
Methionine 0.699mg 0.666mg Swordfish
Phenylalanine 0.922mg 0.878mg Swordfish
Valine 1.216mg 1.159mg Swordfish
Histidine 0.695mg 0.662mg Swordfish
Cholesterol 78mg 82mg Swordfish
Trans Fat 0.056g Drum fish
Saturated Fat 1.911g 1.434g Drum fish
Omega-3 - DHA 0.772g 0.368g Swordfish
Omega-3 - EPA 0.127g 0.295g Drum fish
Omega-3 - DPA 0.168g 0.185g Drum fish
Monounsaturated Fat 3.544g 2.807g Swordfish
Polyunsaturated fat 1.368g 1.479g Drum fish
Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid 0.022g Swordfish

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Swordfish Drum fish
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
91%
Swordfish
44%
Drum fish
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
64%
Swordfish
56%
Drum fish

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Swordfish
Swordfish is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 4mg)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Drum fish
Drum fish is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Drum fish
Drum fish contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Drum fish
Drum fish is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.477g)
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.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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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. Swordfish - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173704/nutrients
  2. Drum fish - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171993/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.