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Whiting vs. Anchovy — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Whiting and Anchovy

  • Whiting has more Vitamin B12, Phosphorus, and Selenium, however, Anchovy has more Vitamin B3, Iron, Copper, Vitamin B2, Zinc, and Calcium.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 from Whiting is 82% higher.
  • Anchovy has 2 times less Phosphorus than Whiting. Whiting has 285mg of Phosphorus, while Anchovy has 174mg.
  • Anchovy is lower in Cholesterol.

Food types used in this article are Fish, whiting, mixed species, cooked, dry heat and Fish, anchovy, european, raw.

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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 +63.8%
Contains more Potassium +13.3%
Contains more Manganese +85.7%
Contains more Selenium +12.6%
Contains more Calcium +137.1%
Contains more Iron +673.8%
Contains more Magnesium +51.9%
Contains less Sodium -21.2%
Contains more Zinc +224.5%
Contains more Copper +427.5%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 19% 16% 20% 123% 39% 18% 15% 14% 17% 225%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 45% 122% 30% 75% 34% 14% 47% 71% 10% 200%
Contains more Phosphorus +63.8%
Contains more Potassium +13.3%
Contains more Manganese +85.7%
Contains more Selenium +12.6%
Contains more Calcium +137.1%
Contains more Iron +673.8%
Contains more Magnesium +51.9%
Contains less Sodium -21.2%
Contains more Zinc +224.5%
Contains more Copper +427.5%

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 A +156%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +23.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +25.9%
Contains more Folate +66.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +319.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +50%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +326.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +739.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +158%
Equal in Vitamin K - 0.1
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 8% 8% 54% 0% 17% 14% 32% 15% 42% 12% 325% 46% 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 3% 12% 0% 0% 14% 60% 263% 39% 33% 7% 78% 0% 1%
Contains more Vitamin A +156%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +23.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +25.9%
Contains more Folate +66.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +319.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +50%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +326.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +739.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +158%
Equal in Vitamin K - 0.1

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +15.4%
Contains more Fats +186.4%
Contains more Other +1100%
Equal in Water - 73.37
23% 2% 75%
Protein: 23.48 g
Fats: 1.69 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 74.71 g
Other: 0.12 g
20% 5% 73%
Protein: 20.35 g
Fats: 4.84 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 73.37 g
Other: 1.44 g
Contains more Protein +15.4%
Contains more Fats +186.4%
Contains more Other +1100%
Equal in Water - 73.37

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -68.8%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +165.6%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +178.9%
28% 31% 41%
Saturated Fat: 0.4 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.445 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.587 g
31% 29% 40%
Saturated Fat: 1.282 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 1.182 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.637 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -68.8%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +165.6%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +178.9%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Whiting Anchovy Opinion
Protein 23.48g 20.35g Whiting
Fats 1.69g 4.84g Anchovy
Calories 116kcal 131kcal Anchovy
Calcium 62mg 147mg Anchovy
Iron 0.42mg 3.25mg Anchovy
Magnesium 27mg 41mg Anchovy
Phosphorus 285mg 174mg Whiting
Potassium 434mg 383mg Whiting
Sodium 132mg 104mg Anchovy
Zinc 0.53mg 1.72mg Anchovy
Copper 0.04mg 0.211mg Anchovy
Manganese 0.13mg 0.07mg Whiting
Selenium 41.1µg 36.5µg Whiting
Vitamin A 128IU 50IU Whiting
Vitamin A RAE 38µg 15µg Whiting
Vitamin E 0.38mg 0.57mg Anchovy
Vitamin D 73IU Whiting
Vitamin D 1.8µg Whiting
Vitamin B1 0.068mg 0.055mg Whiting
Vitamin B2 0.06mg 0.256mg Anchovy
Vitamin B3 1.67mg 14.024mg Anchovy
Vitamin B5 0.25mg 0.645mg Anchovy
Vitamin B6 0.18mg 0.143mg Whiting
Folate 15µg 9µg Whiting
Vitamin B12 2.6µg 0.62µg Whiting
Choline 83.3mg Whiting
Vitamin K 0.1µg 0.1µg
Tryptophan 0.263mg 0.228mg Whiting
Threonine 1.029mg 0.892mg Whiting
Isoleucine 1.082mg 0.938mg Whiting
Leucine 1.908mg 1.654mg Whiting
Lysine 2.156mg 1.869mg Whiting
Methionine 0.695mg 0.602mg Whiting
Phenylalanine 0.917mg 0.794mg Whiting
Valine 1.21mg 1.048mg Whiting
Histidine 0.691mg 0.599mg Whiting
Cholesterol 84mg 60mg Anchovy
Saturated Fat 0.4g 1.282g Whiting
Omega-3 - DHA 0.235g 0.911g Anchovy
Omega-3 - EPA 0.283g 0.538g Anchovy
Omega-3 - DPA 0.017g 0.029g Anchovy
Monounsaturated Fat 0.445g 1.182g Anchovy
Polyunsaturated fat 0.587g 1.637g Anchovy

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Whiting Anchovy
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
44%
Whiting
39%
Anchovy
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
50%
Whiting
64%
Anchovy

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Whiting
Whiting is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.882g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Anchovy
Anchovy contains less Sodium (difference - 28mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Anchovy
Anchovy is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 24mg)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar (0 g)
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. Whiting - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/175161/nutrients
  2. Anchovy - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174182/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.