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Eel - Carbs, Glycemic Index, Fats, Minerals, Vitamins & much more

Baked eel

Eel consist of 25% fat, 15% protein, 0% carbs, 0% fiber and 59% water. With 285 of calories per 100g it's 240% higher than other foods in Fish. In total 78.95% of the calories in Eel come from fat, 21.05% from protein and 0% from carbohydrates.

  • Low carb Only 0 carbs per serving
  • Fructose free Contains no fructose
  • Gluten free
  • Lactose free
  • high Zinc Covers 30% of Zinc RDA per portion
  • high Vitamin B1 Covers 24.55% of Vitamin B1 RDA per portion

Can you eat Eel for a low carb diet?

With 0g of carbs per 100g, Eel is low in carbs. It contains no Fructose, is Gluten free and has no Lactose.

Eel nutrition facts & data

Nutrition facts
per 100g
avg Fish[1]
Calories (kcal) 285 118.6
Fat (g) 25 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) 65 74.5
Water (g) 59 74.8
[1] average of Fish

Breakdown in percent (%) of total calories

An average portion size (150g) of Eel contains

  • 427.5 Calories
  • 37.5g of Fat
  • 22.5g of Protein
  • No Carbs
  • 97.5mg of sodium - 6.5% of the RDA for sodium.
  • 37.5mg of Magnesium, that covers 11.72% of the recommended daily allowance (RDA) for Magnesium.
  • 3mg of Zinc - 30% of the RDA for Zinc.
  • 1.2mg of Iron - 10% of the RDA for Iron.
  • 420mg of Potassium - 10.5% of the RDA for Potassium.
  • 3mg of Vitamin C - 2.86% of the RDA for Vitamin C.
  • 1.5mg of Vitamin B12 - 50% of the RDA for Vitamin B12.

Nutrient distribution per gram

What vitamins are in Eel?

per 100g
Vitamin C (mg) 2 1
Vitamin E (mg) 8 1.1
Vitamin B1 / Thiamine (mg) 0.18 0.1
Vitamin B2 (mg) 0.32 0.1
Vitamin B6 (mg) 0.28 0.3
Vitamin B9 / Folate (μg) 13 10.1
Vitamin B12 (μg) 1 2.2
Retinol (μg) 980 65.5
beta-Carotene (μg) 0 0
[1] average of Fish

Is Eel rich in vitamins?


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

[1]RDA for a 20+ year old male

Minerals in Eel

per 100g
Magnesium (mg) 25 31.9
Zinc (mg) 2 0.6
Sodium (mg) 65 74.5
Calcium (mg) 15 32.3
Iron (mg) 0.8 0.8
Potassium (mg) 280 330.8
Phosphorus (mg) 335 220.4
[1] average of Fish

Is Eel high in minerals?


Again, for every mineral contained in Eel 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

Carbohydrates in Eel

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

Monosachharides and polysaccharides

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

Allergens in Eel

  • is Gluten free
  • has no Lactose
  • no Fructose

Fatty acids and cholesterol in Eel

Of the 25g total fat per 100g, 6.6g are saturated fatty acids (SFA), 4.8g are monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFA) and 10.1g are polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA). The amount of cholesterol is 165mg.