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Butterfish vs. Sardine — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Butterfish and Sardine different?

  • Butterfish is higher in Vitamin B6, and Vitamin B1, however, Sardine is richer in Vitamin B12, Calcium, Iron, Phosphorus, Copper, and Selenium.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 from Sardine is 296% higher.
  • Butterfish contains 2 times more Vitamin B6 than Sardine. While Butterfish contains 0.346mg of Vitamin B6, Sardine contains only 0.167mg.
  • Butterfish has less Cholesterol.

Fish, butterfish, cooked, dry heat and Fish, sardine, Atlantic, canned in oil, drained solids with bone are the varieties used in this article.

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Mineral Comparison

Mineral comparison score is based on the number of minerals by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Potassium +21.2%
Contains less Sodium -62.9%
Contains more Calcium +1264.3%
Contains more Iron +356.3%
Contains more Magnesium +21.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +59.1%
Contains more Zinc +32.3%
Contains more Copper +169.6%
Contains more Manganese +468.4%
Contains more Selenium +12.6%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 9% 24% 23% 132% 43% 15% 27% 24% 3% 256%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 115% 110% 28% 210% 36% 41% 36% 62% 15% 288%
Contains more Potassium +21.2%
Contains less Sodium -62.9%
Contains more Calcium +1264.3%
Contains more Iron +356.3%
Contains more Magnesium +21.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +59.1%
Contains more Zinc +32.3%
Contains more Copper +169.6%
Contains more Manganese +468.4%
Contains more Selenium +12.6%

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
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Contains more Vitamin B1 +82.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +34.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +107.2%
Contains more Folate +70%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +18.2%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +388.5%
Equal in Vitamin A - 108
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 5.245
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 7% 0% 0% 0% 37% 45% 109% 52% 80% 13% 229% 0% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 7% 41% 144% 0% 20% 53% 99% 39% 39% 8% 1118% 41% 7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +82.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +34.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +107.2%
Contains more Folate +70%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +18.2%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +388.5%
Equal in Vitamin A - 108
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 5.245

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Water +12.1%
Contains more Protein +11.2%
Contains more Fats +11.4%
Contains more Other +483.8%
22% 10% 67%
Protein: 22.15 g
Fats: 10.28 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 66.83 g
Other: 0.74 g
25% 11% 60% 4%
Protein: 24.62 g
Fats: 11.45 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 59.61 g
Other: 4.32 g
Contains more Water +12.1%
Contains more Protein +11.2%
Contains more Fats +11.4%
Contains more Other +483.8%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Butterfish Sardine
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Glycemic Index Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Butterfish Sardine Opinion
Protein 22.15g 24.62g Sardine
Fats 10.28g 11.45g Sardine
Calories 187kcal 208kcal Sardine
Calcium 28mg 382mg Sardine
Iron 0.64mg 2.92mg Sardine
Magnesium 32mg 39mg Sardine
Phosphorus 308mg 490mg Sardine
Potassium 481mg 397mg Butterfish
Sodium 114mg 307mg Butterfish
Zinc 0.99mg 1.31mg Sardine
Copper 0.069mg 0.186mg Sardine
Manganese 0.019mg 0.108mg Sardine
Selenium 46.8µg 52.7µg Sardine
Vitamin A 109IU 108IU Butterfish
Vitamin A RAE 33µg 32µg Butterfish
Vitamin E 2.04mg Sardine
Vitamin D 193IU Sardine
Vitamin D 4.8µg Sardine
Vitamin B1 0.146mg 0.08mg Butterfish
Vitamin B2 0.192mg 0.227mg Sardine
Vitamin B3 5.769mg 5.245mg Butterfish
Vitamin B5 0.865mg 0.642mg Butterfish
Vitamin B6 0.346mg 0.167mg Butterfish
Folate 17µg 10µg Butterfish
Vitamin B12 1.83µg 8.94µg Sardine
Choline 75mg Sardine
Vitamin K 2.6µg Sardine
Tryptophan 0.248mg 0.276mg Sardine
Threonine 0.971mg 1.079mg Sardine
Isoleucine 1.021mg 1.134mg Sardine
Leucine 1.801mg 2.001mg Sardine
Lysine 2.035mg 2.26mg Sardine
Methionine 0.656mg 0.729mg Sardine
Phenylalanine 0.865mg 0.961mg Sardine
Valine 1.141mg 1.268mg Sardine
Histidine 0.652mg 0.725mg Sardine
Cholesterol 83mg 142mg Butterfish
Saturated Fat 1.528g Butterfish
Omega-3 - DHA 0.509g Sardine
Omega-3 - EPA 0.473g Sardine
Monounsaturated Fat 3.869g Sardine
Polyunsaturated fat 5.148g Sardine

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Butterfish Sardine
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet Equal
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet Equal

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
44%
Butterfish
124%
Sardine
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
55%
Butterfish
94%
Sardine

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Sardine
Sardine is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Butterfish
Butterfish is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Butterfish
Butterfish contains less Sodium (difference - 193mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Butterfish
Butterfish is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 59mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Butterfish
Butterfish is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.528g)
Which food is cheaper?
Butterfish
Butterfish is cheaper (difference - $7)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

References

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Butterfish - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174231/nutrients
  2. Sardine - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/175139/nutrients

All the Daily Values are presented for males aged 31-50, for 2000-calorie diets.

Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.