Aside from its distinctive flavour, eel offers various health benefits as it's packed full of vitamins and minerals including vitamin A, vitamin B12, lysine, niacin, zinc and iron to name a few. It's also high in protein and fat and may help lower cholesterol, blood pressure and the chances of developing arthritis. The vitamin A found in eel helps eliminate toxins and free radicals that have the potential to damage skin health and may also help with skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis. Thiamine, another vitamin found in eel, may also help slow down the chances of Alzheimer's disease thanks to it's content of vitamin B1.

A rich source of: vitamin A, vitamin B12, lysine, zinc, iron, vitamin B1.

Eel, conger, flesh only, grilled

Energy (kcal) 137
Energy (kJ) 574
Water (g) 67.8
Starch (g) 0
Total sugars (g) 0
Glucose (g) 0
Fructose (g) 0
Sucrose (g) 0
Maltose (g) 0
Lactose (g) 0
Protein (g) 21.7
Protein (g)/100kcal 15.8
Protein % of calories 63.4
Carbohydrate (g) 0
Carbohydrate (g)/100kcal 0
Carb % of calories 0
Fat (g) 5.5
Fat (g)/100kcal 4
Fat % of calories 36.1
Satd FA /100g fd (g) N
Mono FA /100g food (g) N
Poly FA /100g food (g) N
Sodium (mg) 300
Potassium (mg) 120
Calcium (mg) N
Magnesium (mg) 37
Phosphorus (mg) 237
Iron (mg) 0.6
Copper (mg) 0.1
Zinc (mg) 7
Chloride (mg) N
Manganese (mg) 2.8
Selenium (µg) N
Iodine (µg) N
Vitamin D (µg) 0
Vitamin E (mg) 0
Thiamin (mg) 0.1
Riboflavin (mg) 0.4
Niacin (mg) 0.3
Tryptophan/60 (mg) 2.7
Niacin equivalent (mg) 3
Vitamin B6 (mg) 0.1
Vitamin B12 (µg) 0.3
Folate (µg) 21
Pantothenate (mg) 0.4
Biotin (µg) 5.9
Vitamin C (mg) 0
NSP (g) Non-starch polysaccharide 0
Cholesterol (mg) N
Retinol (µg) 0
Carotene (µg) 0
Retinol Equivalent (µg) 0