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Sardine vs Mackerel - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Sardine
Sardine contains less Sodium (difference - 4143mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Sardine
Sardine is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 5.62g)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Mackerel
Mackerel is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 47mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)
Which food contains less Sugars?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugars (0 g)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($7)

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Sardine Mackerel
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Rich in vitamins Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Lower in Sugars Equal
Lower in price Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Sardine Mackerel
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet Equal
Low glycemic index diet Equal

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
68
Sardine
131
Mackerel
Mineral Summary Score
58
Sardine
100
Mackerel

Mineral Comparison

Mineral comparison score is based on the number of minerals by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
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Contains more Iron +108.6%
Contains more Calcium +478.8%
Contains more Copper +86%
Contains more Zinc +19.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +92.9%
Contains less Sodium -93.1%
Contains more Potassium +31%
Contains more Magnesium +53.8%
Contains more Iron +108.6%
Contains more Calcium +478.8%
Contains more Copper +86%
Contains more Zinc +19.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +92.9%
Contains less Sodium -93.1%
Contains more Potassium +31%
Contains more Magnesium +53.8%

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
:
Contains more Vitamin B1 +300%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +19.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +58.9%
Contains more Vitamin D +421.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +45.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +16.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +145.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +34.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +200%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +300%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +19.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +58.9%
Contains more Vitamin D +421.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +45.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +16.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +145.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +34.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +200%

Macronutrients Comparison

Macronutrient comparison charts compare the amount of protein, total fats and total carbohydrates in 300 grams of the food. The displayed values show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Protein
148%
Sardine
111%
Mackerel
Carbohydrates
0%
Sardine
0%
Mackerel
Fats
53%
Sardine
116%
Mackerel

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All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Sardine Mackerel Opinion
Calories 208 305 Mackerel
Protein 24.62 18.5 Sardine
Fats 11.45 25.1 Mackerel
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 0 0
Cholesterol 142 95 Mackerel
Vitamin D 193 1006 Mackerel
Iron 2.92 1.4 Sardine
Calcium 382 66 Sardine
Potassium 397 520 Mackerel
Magnesium 39 60 Mackerel
Sugars 0 0
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.186 0.1 Sardine
Zinc 1.31 1.1 Sardine
Starch
Phosphorus 490 254 Sardine
Sodium 307 4450 Sardine
Vitamin A 108 157 Mackerel
Vitamin E 2.04 2.38 Mackerel
Vitamin D 4.8 25.2 Mackerel
Vitamin B1 0.08 0.02 Sardine
Vitamin B2 0.227 0.19 Sardine
Vitamin B3 5.245 3.3 Sardine
Vitamin B5 0.642 Sardine
Vitamin B6 0.167 0.41 Mackerel
Vitamin B12 8.94 12 Mackerel
Vitamin K 2.6 7.8 Mackerel
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 1.528 7.148 Sardine
Monounsaturated Fat 3.869 8.32 Mackerel
Polyunsaturated fat 5.148 6.21 Mackerel
Tryptophan 0.276 Sardine
Threonine 1.079 Sardine
Isoleucine 1.134 Sardine
Leucine 2.001 Sardine
Lysine 2.26 Sardine
Methionine 0.729 Sardine
Phenylalanine 0.961 Sardine
Valine 1.268 Sardine
Histidine 0.725 Sardine
The main source of information is USDA Food Composition Database (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
Dietary Guidelines for Americans is used as the primary source for advice in this web resource
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