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

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Catfish (wels) consists of 8% fat, 15% protein, 0% carbs, 0% fiber and 75% water. Catfish (wels) has 132 calories per 100g, that is 111% higher than other foods in Fish. In total 55% of the calories in Catfish (wels) are from fat, 45% from protein and 0% from carbohydrates.

  • Very low Glycemic Index Glycemic Index: 0
  • Very low in carbs Only 0.0g carbs in a serving of 150g
  • Low Glycemic Load Glycemic Load: 0.0
  • High in magnesium Covers 0.2% of Magnesium RDA per portion
  • High in potassium Covers 0.2% of Potassium RDA per portion

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

With 0g of carbs and a Glycemic Load of 0 in a portion of 150g, Catfish (wels) can be consumed for a ketogenic or low-carb diet. Catfish (wels) contains no Fructose, is Gluten free and has no Lactose.

Catfish (wels): nutrition facts & data

Nutrition facts
per 100g
Catfish (wels)
avg Fish[1]
Calories (kcal) 132.0 118.6
Fat (g) 8.0 5.2
Protein (g) 15.0 18.0
Carbohydrates (g) 0.0 0.0
Mono- & Di-Saccharides (g) 0.0 0.0
Polysaccharides (g) 0.0 0.0
Fibers (g) 0.0 0.0
Sodium (mg) 20.0 74.5
Water (g) 75.0 74.8
[1] average of Fish

Breakdown in percent (%) of total calories

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

  • 198.0 Calories
  • 12.0g of Fat
  • 22.5g of Protein
  • No Carbs
  • 30.0mg of sodium - 0.0% of the RDA for sodium.
  • 82.5mg of Magnesium, that covers 0.2% of the recommended daily allowance (RDA) for Magnesium.
  • 0.6mg of Zinc - 0.1% of the RDA for Zinc.
  • 0.9mg of Iron - 0.1% of the RDA for Iron.
  • 630.0mg of Potassium - 0.2% of the RDA for Potassium.
  • 1.5mg of Vitamin C - 0.0% of the RDA for Vitamin C.
  • 3.0mg of Vitamin B12 - 0.9% of the RDA for Vitamin B12.

Nutrient distribution per gram

What vitamins are in Catfish (wels)?

per 100g
Catfish (wels)
Vitamin C (mg) 1.0 1.0
Vitamin E (mg) 0.5 1.1
Vitamin B1 / Thiamine (mg) 0.0 0.1
Vitamin B2 (mg) 0.0 0.1
Vitamin B6 (mg) 0.2 0.3
Vitamin B9 / Folate (μg) 25.0 10.1
Vitamin B12 (μg) 2.0 2.2
Retinol (μg) 15.0 65.5
beta-Carotene (μg) 0.0
[1] average of Fish

Is Catfish (wels) 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]Avg. RDA for a 19-30 year old adult
Learn more about RDA values for vitamins by clicking on the names in the table above.

Minerals in Catfish (wels)

per 100g
Catfish (wels)
Magnesium (mg) 55.0 31.9
Zinc (mg) 0.4 0.6
Sodium (mg) 20.0 74.5
Calcium (mg) 25.0 32.3
Iron (mg) 0.6 0.8
Potassium (mg) 420.0 330.8
Phosphorus (mg) 150.0 220.4
[1] average of Fish

Is Catfish (wels) 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 19-30 year old adult
Learn more about RDA values for minerals by clicking on the names in the table above.

Carbohydrates in Catfish (wels)

0.0% of Catfish (wels) are carbs, per serving of 150g that makes 0.0g of carbs.

Monosachharides and polysaccharides

per 100g
Catfish (wels)
Monosaccharides (g) 0.0 0.0
Polysaccharides (g) 0.0 0.0
Total carbs (g) 0.0 0.0
[1] average of Fish

How high are the Glycemic Index and the Glycemic Load for Catfish (wels)?

The Glycemic Index of Catfish (wels) is 0, which would be considered as low. The Glycemic Load in a normal serving is 0.0 and can be regarded as low.

Allergens in Catfish (wels)

  • is Gluten free
  • has no Lactose
  • no Fructose

Fatty acids and cholesterol in Catfish (wels)

Of the 8.0g total fat per 100g in Catfish (wels), 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 150.0mg.