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Caviar vs. Sardine — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Caviar and Sardine

  • Caviar has more Vitamin B12, Iron, Choline, Magnesium, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B2, and Vitamin A RAE, however, Sardine is richer in Vitamin B3.
  • Caviar covers your daily Vitamin B12 needs 461% more than Sardine.
  • Sardine has 8 times less Vitamin A RAE than Caviar. Caviar has 271µg of Vitamin A RAE, while Sardine has 32µg.
  • Sardine contains less Sodium.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Fish, caviar, black and red, granular and Fish, sardine, Atlantic, canned in oil, drained solids with bone.

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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.
Caviar
3
:
Contains more Iron +306.8%
Contains more Magnesium +669.2%
Contains more Selenium +24.3%
Contains more Calcium +38.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +37.6%
Contains more Potassium +119.3%
Contains less Sodium -79.5%
Contains more Zinc +37.9%
Contains more Copper +69.1%
Contains more Manganese +116%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 83% 446% 215% 153% 16% 196% 26% 37% 7% 358%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 115% 110% 28% 210% 36% 41% 36% 62% 15% 288%
Contains more Iron +306.8%
Contains more Magnesium +669.2%
Contains more Selenium +24.3%
Contains more Calcium +38.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +37.6%
Contains more Potassium +119.3%
Contains less Sodium -79.5%
Contains more Zinc +37.9%
Contains more Copper +69.1%
Contains more Manganese +116%

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.
Caviar
8
:
Contains more Vitamin A +738%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +137.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +173.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +445.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +91.6%
Contains more Folate +400%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +123.7%
Contains more Choline +554.5%
Contains more Vitamin D +65.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +4270.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +333.3%
Equal in Vitamin E - 2.04
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 55% 38% 87% 0% 48% 144% 3% 210% 74% 38% 2500% 268% 2%
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 A +738%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +137.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +173.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +445.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +91.6%
Contains more Folate +400%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +123.7%
Contains more Choline +554.5%
Contains more Vitamin D +65.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +4270.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +333.3%
Equal in Vitamin E - 2.04

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Caviar
3
:
Contains more Fats +56.3%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Other +38.9%
Contains more Water +25.5%
Equal in Protein - 24.62
25% 18% 4% 48% 6%
Protein: 24.6 g
Fats: 17.9 g
Carbs: 4 g
Water: 47.5 g
Other: 6 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 Fats +56.3%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Other +38.9%
Contains more Water +25.5%
Equal in Protein - 24.62

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Caviar
2
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Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +19.7%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +43.8%
Contains less Saturated Fat -62.4%
25% 29% 46%
Saturated Fat: 4.06 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 4.631 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 7.405 g
14% 37% 49%
Saturated Fat: 1.528 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 3.869 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 5.148 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +19.7%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +43.8%
Contains less Saturated Fat -62.4%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Caviar Sardine Opinion
Net carbs 4g 0g Caviar
Protein 24.6g 24.62g Sardine
Fats 17.9g 11.45g Caviar
Carbs 4g 0g Caviar
Calories 264kcal 208kcal Caviar
Calcium 275mg 382mg Sardine
Iron 11.88mg 2.92mg Caviar
Magnesium 300mg 39mg Caviar
Phosphorus 356mg 490mg Sardine
Potassium 181mg 397mg Sardine
Sodium 1500mg 307mg Sardine
Zinc 0.95mg 1.31mg Sardine
Copper 0.11mg 0.186mg Sardine
Manganese 0.05mg 0.108mg Sardine
Selenium 65.5µg 52.7µg Caviar
Vitamin A 905IU 108IU Caviar
Vitamin A RAE 271µg 32µg Caviar
Vitamin E 1.89mg 2.04mg Sardine
Vitamin D 117IU 193IU Sardine
Vitamin D 2.9µg 4.8µg Sardine
Vitamin B1 0.19mg 0.08mg Caviar
Vitamin B2 0.62mg 0.227mg Caviar
Vitamin B3 0.12mg 5.245mg Sardine
Vitamin B5 3.5mg 0.642mg Caviar
Vitamin B6 0.32mg 0.167mg Caviar
Folate 50µg 10µg Caviar
Vitamin B12 20µg 8.94µg Caviar
Choline 490.9mg 75mg Caviar
Vitamin K 0.6µg 2.6µg Sardine
Tryptophan 0.323mg 0.276mg Caviar
Threonine 1.263mg 1.079mg Caviar
Isoleucine 1.035mg 1.134mg Sardine
Leucine 2.133mg 2.001mg Caviar
Lysine 1.834mg 2.26mg Sardine
Methionine 0.646mg 0.729mg Sardine
Phenylalanine 1.071mg 0.961mg Caviar
Valine 1.263mg 1.268mg Sardine
Histidine 0.649mg 0.725mg Sardine
Cholesterol 588mg 142mg Sardine
Saturated Fat 4.06g 1.528g Sardine
Omega-3 - DHA 3.8g 0.509g Caviar
Omega-3 - EPA 2.741g 0.473g Caviar
Omega-3 - DPA 0.229g 0g Caviar
Monounsaturated Fat 4.631g 3.869g Caviar
Polyunsaturated fat 7.405g 5.148g Caviar

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Caviar Sardine
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
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
266%
Caviar
124%
Sardine
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
153%
Caviar
94%
Sardine

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Sardine
Sardine contains less Sodium (difference - 1193mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Sardine
Sardine is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 446mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Sardine
Sardine is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.532g)
Which food is cheaper?
Sardine
Sardine is cheaper (difference - $93)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Caviar
Caviar is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar (0 g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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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. Caviar - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174188/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.