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Catfish (wels) - Carbs, Glycemic Index, Fats, Minerals, Vitamins & much more

Catfish raw with knife on board

Catfish (wels) consist of 8% fat, 15% protein, 0% carbs, 0% fiber and 75% water. With 132 of calories per 100g it's 111% higher than other foods in Fish. In total 54.55% of the calories in Catfish (wels) come from fat, 45.45% from protein and 0% from carbohydrates.

  • Low carb Only 0 carbs per serving
  • Fructose free Contains no fructose
  • Gluten free
  • Lactose free
  • high Magnesium Covers 25.78% of Magnesium RDA per portion
  • high Potassium Covers 15.75% of Potassium RDA per portion

Can you eat Catfish (wels) for a low carb diet?

With 0g of carbs per 100g, Catfish (wels) is low in carbs. It has no Fructose, is Gluten free and has no Lactose.

Nutrition facts

Nutrition facts
per 100g
Catfish (wels)
avg Fish[1]
Calories (kcal) 132 118.6
Fat (g) 8 5.2
Protein (g) 15 18
Carbohydrates (g) 0 0
Mono- & Di-Saccharides (g) 0 0
Polysaccharides (g) 0 0
Fibers (g) 0 0
Sodium (mg) 20 74.5
Water (g) 75 74.8
[1] average of Fish

Breakdown in percent (%) of total calories

An average portion size (150g) of Catfish (wels) contains

  • 198 Calories
  • 12g of Fat
  • 22.5g of Protein
  • No Carbs
  • 30mg of sodium - 2% of the RDA for sodium.
  • 82.5mg of Magnesium, that covers 25.78% of the recommended daily allowance (RDA) for Magnesium.
  • 0.6mg of Zinc - 6% of the RDA for Zinc.
  • 0.9mg of Iron - 7.5% of the RDA for Iron.
  • 630mg of Potassium - 15.75% of the RDA for Potassium.
  • 1.5mg of Vitamin C - 1.43% of the RDA for Vitamin C.
  • 3mg of Vitamin B12 - 100% of the RDA for Vitamin B12.

Nutrient distribution per gram

What vitamins are in Catfish (wels)?

per 100g
Catfish (wels)
Vitamin C (mg) 1 1
Vitamin E (mg) 0.5 1.1
Vitamin B1 / Thiamine (mg) 0.04 0.1
Vitamin B2 (mg) 0.03 0.1
Vitamin B6 (mg) 0.2 0.3
Vitamin B9 / Folate (μg) 25 10.1
Vitamin B12 (μg) 2 2.2
Retinol (μg) 15 65.5
beta-Carotene (μg) 0 0
[1] average of Fish

Rich in vitamins?


The following chart displays the amount of vitamins per portion Size (150g) for Catfish (wels) of the recommended daily allowance (RDA[1]) for each vitamin in percent.

[1]RDA for a 20+ year old male

Minerals in Catfish (wels)

per 100g
Catfish (wels)
Magnesium (mg) 55 31.9
Zinc (mg) 0.4 0.6
Sodium (mg) 20 74.5
Calcium (mg) 25 32.3
Iron (mg) 0.6 0.8
Potassium (mg) 420 330.8
Phosphorus (mg) 150 220.4
[1] average of Fish

High in minerals?


Again, for every mineral contained in Catfish (wels) we looked at the portion size (150g) and applied it to the recommended daily allowance (RDA[1]). Data is shown in percent of RDA per portion size.

[1]RDA for a 20+ year old male


0% of Catfish (wels) are carbs, per serving (150g) that is 0g of carbs.

Monosachharides and polysaccharides

per 100g
Catfish (wels)
Monosaccharides (g) 0 0
Polysaccharides (g) 0 0
Total carbs (g) 0 0
[1] average of Fish

Allergens in Catfish (wels)

  • is Gluten free
  • has no Lactose
  • no Fructose

Fatty acids and cholesterol

Of the 8g total fat per 100g, 1.9g are saturated fatty acids (SFA), 1.5g are monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFA) and 1.6g are polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA). The amount of cholesterol is 150mg.