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Sardine vs Alaska pollock - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Sardine and Alaska pollock

  • Sardine is higher in Vitamin B12, Phosphorus, Calcium, Iron, Vitamin D, Selenium, Copper, and Vitamin E , yet Alaska pollock is higher in Vitamin B6.
  • Sardine covers your daily Vitamin B12 needs 220% more than Alaska pollock.
  • Sardine contains 7 times more Vitamin E than Alaska pollock. While Sardine contains 2.04mg of Vitamin E , Alaska pollock contains only 0.28mg.
  • The amount of Cholesterol in Alaska pollock is lower.

Food varieties used in this article are Fish, sardine, Atlantic, canned in oil, drained solids with bone and Fish, pollock, Alaska, cooked, dry heat (may have been previously frozen).

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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 Calcium +430.6%
Contains more Iron +421.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +83.5%
Contains less Sodium -26.7%
Contains more Zinc +129.8%
Contains more Copper +210%
Contains more Magnesium +107.7%
Equal in Potassium - 430
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 115% 110% 28% 210% 36% 41% 36% 62%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 22% 22% 58% 115% 38% 55% 16% 20%
Contains more Calcium +430.6%
Contains more Iron +421.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +83.5%
Contains less Sodium -26.7%
Contains more Zinc +129.8%
Contains more Copper +210%
Contains more Magnesium +107.7%
Equal in Potassium - 430

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
Sardine
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Contains more Vitamin A +111.8%
Contains more Vitamin E +628.6%
Contains more Vitamin D +269.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +48.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +32.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +48.6%
Contains more Folate +233.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +144.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +2500%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +97%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.223
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%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 4% 6% 39% 0% 14% 52% 75% 26% 76% 3% 458% 1%
Contains more Vitamin A +111.8%
Contains more Vitamin E +628.6%
Contains more Vitamin D +269.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +48.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +32.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +48.6%
Contains more Folate +233.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +144.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +2500%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +97%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.223

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.
Sardine Alaska pollock
Lower in Sodium ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Lower in price Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Sardine Alaska pollock Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 24.62g 23.48g Sardine
Fats 11.45g 1.18g Sardine
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 208kcal 111kcal Sardine
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 382mg 72mg Sardine
Iron 2.92mg 0.56mg Sardine
Magnesium 39mg 81mg Alaska pollock
Phosphorus 490mg 267mg Sardine
Potassium 397mg 430mg Alaska pollock
Sodium 307mg 419mg Sardine
Zinc 1.31mg 0.57mg Sardine
Copper 0.186mg 0.06mg Sardine
Vitamin A 108IU 51IU Sardine
Vitamin E 2.04mg 0.28mg Sardine
Vitamin D 193IU 51IU Sardine
Vitamin D 4.8µg 1.3µg Sardine
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.08mg 0.054mg Sardine
Vitamin B2 0.227mg 0.223mg Sardine
Vitamin B3 5.245mg 3.949mg Sardine
Vitamin B5 0.642mg 0.432mg Sardine
Vitamin B6 0.167mg 0.329mg Alaska pollock
Folate 10µg 3µg Sardine
Vitamin B12 8.94µg 3.66µg Sardine
Vitamin K 2.6µg 0.1µg Sardine
Tryptophan 0.276mg 0.263mg Sardine
Threonine 1.079mg 1.029mg Sardine
Isoleucine 1.134mg 1.082mg Sardine
Leucine 2.001mg 1.908mg Sardine
Lysine 2.26mg 2.157mg Sardine
Methionine 0.729mg 0.696mg Sardine
Phenylalanine 0.961mg 0.917mg Sardine
Valine 1.268mg 1.21mg Sardine
Histidine 0.725mg 0.691mg Sardine
Cholesterol 142mg 86mg Alaska pollock
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 1.528g 0.159g Alaska pollock
Monounsaturated Fat 3.869g 0.134g Sardine
Polyunsaturated fat 5.148g 0.583g Sardine

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Sardine Alaska pollock
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
131
Sardine
62
Alaska pollock
Mineral Summary Score
79
Sardine
43
Alaska pollock

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
148%
Sardine
141%
Alaska pollock
Carbohydrates
0%
Sardine
0%
Alaska pollock
Fats
53%
Sardine
5%
Alaska pollock

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Sardine
Sardine contains less Sodium (difference - 112mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Sardine
Sardine is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Alaska pollock
Alaska pollock is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 56mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Alaska pollock
Alaska pollock is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.369g)
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 cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($7)
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

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. Sardine - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/175139/nutrients
  2. Alaska pollock - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173681/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.