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Salmon vs Sardine - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is cheaper?
Sardine
Sardine is cheaper (difference - $6)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Sardine
Sardine is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Salmon
Salmon is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 87mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Salmon
Salmon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.547g)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Salmon
Salmon contains less Sugars (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Salmon
Salmon contains less Sodium (difference - 263mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
?
It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)

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.
Salmon Sardine
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Rich in vitamins Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Salmon Sardine
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
47
Salmon
68
Sardine
Mineral Summary Score
25
Salmon
58
Sardine

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
Salmon
3
:
Contains more Potassium +23.4%
Contains more Copper +34.4%
Contains less Sodium -85.7%
Contains more Iron +265%
Contains more Calcium +3083.3%
Contains more Magnesium +34.5%
Contains more Zinc +104.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +145%
Contains more Potassium +23.4%
Contains more Copper +34.4%
Contains less Sodium -85.7%
Contains more Iron +265%
Contains more Calcium +3083.3%
Contains more Magnesium +34.5%
Contains more Zinc +104.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +145%

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
Salmon
5
:
Contains more Vitamin B1 +182.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +67.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +49.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +159.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +389.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +170%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +181.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +182.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +67.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +49.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +159.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +389.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +170%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +181.1%

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
119%
Salmon
148%
Sardine
Carbohydrates
0%
Salmon
0%
Sardine
Fats
29%
Salmon
53%
Sardine

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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 Salmon Sardine Opinion
Calories 142 208 Sardine
Protein 19.84 24.62 Sardine
Fats 6.34 11.45 Sardine
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 0 0
Cholesterol 55 142 Salmon
Vitamin D 193 Sardine
Iron 0.8 2.92 Sardine
Calcium 12 382 Sardine
Potassium 490 397 Salmon
Magnesium 29 39 Sardine
Sugars 0 Sardine
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.25 0.186 Salmon
Zinc 0.64 1.31 Sardine
Starch
Phosphorus 200 490 Sardine
Sodium 44 307 Salmon
Vitamin A 40 108 Sardine
Vitamin E 2.04 Sardine
Vitamin D 4.8 Sardine
Vitamin B1 0.226 0.08 Salmon
Vitamin B2 0.38 0.227 Salmon
Vitamin B3 7.86 5.245 Salmon
Vitamin B5 1.664 0.642 Salmon
Vitamin B6 0.818 0.167 Salmon
Vitamin B12 3.18 8.94 Sardine
Vitamin K 2.6 Sardine
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 0.981 1.528 Salmon
Monounsaturated Fat 2.103 3.869 Sardine
Polyunsaturated fat 2.539 5.148 Sardine
Tryptophan 0.222 0.276 Sardine
Threonine 0.87 1.079 Sardine
Isoleucine 0.914 1.134 Sardine
Leucine 1.613 2.001 Sardine
Lysine 1.822 2.26 Sardine
Methionine 0.587 0.729 Sardine
Phenylalanine 0.775 0.961 Sardine
Valine 1.022 1.268 Sardine
Histidine 0.584 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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