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Chinook salmon vs Sardine - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Chinook salmon and Sardine different?

  • Chinook salmon is richer in Vitamin B3, Vitamin B6, Magnesium, and Vitamin A RAE, while Sardine is higher in Vitamin B12, Calcium, Iron, Phosphorus, and Copper.
  • Sardine covers your daily need of Vitamin B12 253% more than Chinook salmon.
  • Chinook salmon contains 5 times more Vitamin A RAE than Sardine. Chinook salmon contains 149µg of Vitamin A RAE, while Sardine contains 32µg.
  • Chinook salmon is lower in Cholesterol.

Fish, salmon, chinook, cooked, dry heat and Fish, sardine, Atlantic, canned in oil, drained solids with bone types were 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Contains more Magnesium +212.8%
Contains more Potassium +27.2%
Contains less Sodium -80.5%
Contains more Calcium +1264.3%
Contains more Iron +220.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +32.1%
Contains more Zinc +133.9%
Contains more Copper +250.9%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 9% 35% 88% 159% 45% 8% 16% 18%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 115% 110% 28% 210% 36% 41% 36% 62%
Contains more Magnesium +212.8%
Contains more Potassium +27.2%
Contains less Sodium -80.5%
Contains more Calcium +1264.3%
Contains more Iron +220.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +32.1%
Contains more Zinc +133.9%
Contains more Copper +250.9%

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
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Contains more Vitamin A +359.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +91.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +34.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +176.6%
Contains more Folate +250%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +81.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +47.4%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +211.5%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 30% 0% 0% 14% 11% 36% 189% 52% 107% 27% 359% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 7% 41% 144% 0% 20% 53% 99% 39% 39% 8% 1118% 7%
Contains more Vitamin A +359.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +91.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +34.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +176.6%
Contains more Folate +250%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +81.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +47.4%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +211.5%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chinook salmon Sardine Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 25.72g 24.62g Chinook salmon
Fats 13.38g 11.45g Chinook salmon
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 231kcal 208kcal Chinook salmon
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 0g Chinook salmon
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 28mg 382mg Sardine
Iron 0.91mg 2.92mg Sardine
Magnesium 122mg 39mg Chinook salmon
Phosphorus 371mg 490mg Sardine
Potassium 505mg 397mg Chinook salmon
Sodium 60mg 307mg Chinook salmon
Zinc 0.56mg 1.31mg Sardine
Copper 0.053mg 0.186mg Sardine
Vitamin A 496IU 108IU Chinook salmon
Vitamin E mg 2.04mg Sardine
Vitamin D IU 193IU Sardine
Vitamin D µg 4.8µg Sardine
Vitamin C 4.1mg 0mg Chinook salmon
Vitamin B1 0.044mg 0.08mg Sardine
Vitamin B2 0.154mg 0.227mg Sardine
Vitamin B3 10.045mg 5.245mg Chinook salmon
Vitamin B5 0.865mg 0.642mg Chinook salmon
Vitamin B6 0.462mg 0.167mg Chinook salmon
Folate 35µg 10µg Chinook salmon
Vitamin B12 2.87µg 8.94µg Sardine
Vitamin K µg 2.6µg Sardine
Tryptophan 0.288mg 0.276mg Chinook salmon
Threonine 1.127mg 1.079mg Chinook salmon
Isoleucine 1.185mg 1.134mg Chinook salmon
Leucine 2.09mg 2.001mg Chinook salmon
Lysine 2.362mg 2.26mg Chinook salmon
Methionine 0.761mg 0.729mg Chinook salmon
Phenylalanine 1.004mg 0.961mg Chinook salmon
Valine 1.325mg 1.268mg Chinook salmon
Histidine 0.757mg 0.725mg Chinook salmon
Cholesterol 85mg 142mg Chinook salmon
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 3.214g 1.528g Sardine
Monounsaturated Fat 5.742g 3.869g Chinook salmon
Polyunsaturated fat 2.662g 5.148g Sardine

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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

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Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

The summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfills human daily needs, the more the summary score is.
Vitamin Summary Score
68
Chinook salmon
131
Sardine
Mineral Summary Score
47
Chinook salmon
79
Sardine

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 food.
Protein
154%
Chinook salmon
148%
Sardine
Carbohydrates
0%
Chinook salmon
0%
Sardine
Fats
62%
Chinook salmon
53%
Sardine

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Sardine
Sardine is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.686g)
Which food is cheaper?
Sardine
Sardine is cheaper (difference - $8)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Sardine
Sardine is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Chinook salmon
Chinook salmon is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chinook salmon
Chinook salmon contains less Sodium (difference - 247mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Chinook salmon
Chinook salmon is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 57mg)
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

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented separately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links to the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Chinook salmon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171999/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.