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Alaskan Pollock (raw)

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Alaskan Pollock (raw) review: 21 facts and highlights

Alaskan Pollock (raw)
Alaskan Pollock (raw)
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Why is Alaskan Pollock (raw) better than the average?

  • higher water content per 100g
    81.99gvs74.1g
  • more magnesium per 100g
    34mgvs33.48mg
  • more sodium per 100g
    159mgvs130.7mg

Top nutrition facts and health benefits

General values

1. more proteins per 100g

17.17g

Proteins are essential for a healthy, balanced diet. The recommended daily dose is 0.8-1g of protein per 1 kg of body weight.

Best

Tilapia (raw)

208g

2. higher water content per 100g

81.99g

Foods with high water content help you stay hydrated. Water also helps transporting nutrients and oxygen throughout the body.

Best

Pink Salmon (canned, unsalted)

703g

3. more food energy (kJ) per 100g

294kJ

The amount of food energy in kiloJoules (kJ) per 100g. The minimum daily requirement is approximately 7,500 kJ (according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations).

Best

Red Caviar

1105kJ

4. more carbohydrates per 100g

0g

Carbohydrates are composed of carbon, oxygen and hydrogen, and are divided in 4 groups: oligosaccharides (glycose), monosaccharides and disaccharides which are sugars and serve as a quick source of energy, while polysaccharides, like starches serve for storing energy.

Best

Whelk (raw)

7.76g

5. more iron content per 100g

0.27mg

Iron is found in hemoglobin, which represents approximately 2 thirds of the body’s iron reserve.

Best

Red Caviar

11.88mg

6. more food energy (kcal) per 100g

70kcal

The amount of food energy in kilocalories (kcal) per 100g. The minimum daily requirement is approximately 1,800 kcal (according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations).

Best

Red Caviar

264kcal

Fats

1. more lipids per 100g

0.19g

Lipids are essential for a healthy, balanced diet. They provide energy and also play a key role in the production of hormones and cell membranes, as well as in the absorption of nutrients and fat-soluble vitamins.

Best

Red Caviar

17.9g

2. more saturated fatty acids per 100g

39g

Saturated fats are the unhealthy fatty acids that produce bad cholesterol and increase the risk of strokes and heart attacks. They come in high amounts from meat and dairy products.

Best

Wild Atlantic Salmon (raw)

981g

3. more monounsaturated fatty acids per 100g

43g

A form of unsaturated fat with one double bond in its structure. Unsaturated fats are usually healthy fatty acids, increasing good cholesterol and decreasing bad cholesterol.

Best

Pink Salmon (canned, drained, skinless, boneless)

971g

4. more polyunsaturated fatty acids per 100g

72g

A form of unsaturated fat with more than one double bond in its structure. Unsaturated fats are usually healthy fatty acids, increasing good cholesterol and decreasing bad cholesterol.

Best

Chum Salmon (raw)

898g

5. less trans fatty acids per 100g

1g

Trans fatty acids are the unhealthy form of unsaturated fatty acids added to food from vegetable oil for better taste and longer shelf life. They increase bad cholesterol and the risk of coronary heart diseases.

Best

Channel Catfish (raw)

52g

6. less cholesterol per 100g

61mg

Cholesterol is a lipid essential for producing hormones and takes two forms: LDL, or bad cholesterol, and HDL, good cholesterol. LDL (low-density lipoprotein) contributes to plaque, which can clog arteries and increases the risk of strokes and heart attacks. HDL (high-density lipoprotein) removes LDL from the arteries and carries it to the liver to be broken down.

Best

Light Tuna (canned in oil, unsalted, drained)

18mg

Minerals

1. more phosphorus per 100g

190mg

Phosphorus is the second most abundant mineral found in the human body, after calcium. It helps cellular reproduction and contributes to the growth and repair of tissues.

Best

Atlantic Sardine (canned in oil, drained, with bones)

490mg

2. more zinc per 100g

0.4mg

Zinc plays an important part in cell division and in strengthening the immune system.

Best

Eastern Oyster (canned)

90.95mg

3. more ash per 100g

1.34g

The ash content refers to the total amount of minerals contained (potassium, sodium, calcium, magnesium).

Best

European Anchovy (canned in oil, drained)

11.1g

4. more magnesium per 100g

34mg

Magnesium is an important mineral for bone development and helps the proper functioning of various metabolic processes, like activating the enzymes that help in energy production.

Best

Red Caviar

300mg

5. more potassium per 100g

331mg

Potassium is a mineral that helps muscles contract, regulates the fluid balance in the body, helps maintain a normal blood pressure and kidney health.

Best

European Anchovy (canned in oil, drained)

544mg

6. more calcium content per 100g

12mg

Calcium is a mineral which is very important for bone health. The recommended daily dose for adults is approximately 1000mg per day.

Best

Atlantic Sardine (canned in oil, drained, with bones)

382mg

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