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Sardine vs Chinook salmon - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Sardine and Chinook salmon different?

  • Sardine is richer in Vitamin B12, Calcium, Iron, Phosphorus, and Copper, while Chinook salmon is higher in Vitamin B3, Vitamin B6, Magnesium, and Vitamin A.
  • Sardine covers your daily need of Vitamin B12 253% more than Chinook salmon.
  • Sardine contains 14 times more Calcium than Chinook salmon. Sardine contains 382mg of Calcium, while Chinook salmon contains 28mg.
  • Chinook salmon is lower in Cholesterol.

Fish, sardine, Atlantic, canned in oil, drained solids with bone and Fish, salmon, chinook, cooked, dry heat 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
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Contains more Iron +220.9%
Contains more Calcium +1264.3%
Contains more Copper +250.9%
Contains more Zinc +133.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +32.1%
Contains more Potassium +27.2%
Contains more Magnesium +212.8%
Contains less Sodium -80.5%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 110% 115% 36% 28% 62% 36% 210% 41%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 35% 9% 45% 88% 18% 16% 159% 8%
Contains more Iron +220.9%
Contains more Calcium +1264.3%
Contains more Copper +250.9%
Contains more Zinc +133.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +32.1%
Contains more Potassium +27.2%
Contains more Magnesium +212.8%
Contains less Sodium -80.5%

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

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
68
Chinook salmon
Mineral Summary Score
79
Sardine
47
Chinook salmon

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
154%
Chinook salmon
Carbohydrates
0%
Sardine
0%
Chinook salmon
Fats
53%
Sardine
62%
Chinook salmon

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 Chinook salmon
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

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Sardine Chinook salmon
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet Equal
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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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 Cholesterol?
Chinook salmon
Chinook salmon is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 57mg)
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 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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Sardine Chinook salmon Opinion
Calories 208 231 Chinook salmon
Protein 24.62 25.72 Chinook salmon
Fats 11.45 13.38 Chinook salmon
Vitamin C 0 4.1 Chinook salmon
Carbs 0 0
Cholesterol 142 85 Chinook salmon
Vitamin D 193 Sardine
Iron 2.92 0.91 Sardine
Calcium 382 28 Sardine
Potassium 397 505 Chinook salmon
Magnesium 39 122 Chinook salmon
Sugar 0 Chinook salmon
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.186 0.053 Sardine
Zinc 1.31 0.56 Sardine
Starch
Phosphorus 490 371 Sardine
Sodium 307 60 Chinook salmon
Vitamin A 108 496 Chinook salmon
Vitamin E 2.04 Sardine
Vitamin D 4.8 Sardine
Vitamin B1 0.08 0.044 Sardine
Vitamin B2 0.227 0.154 Sardine
Vitamin B3 5.245 10.045 Chinook salmon
Vitamin B5 0.642 0.865 Chinook salmon
Vitamin B6 0.167 0.462 Chinook salmon
Vitamin B12 8.94 2.87 Sardine
Vitamin K 2.6 Sardine
Folate 10 35 Chinook salmon
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 1.528 3.214 Sardine
Monounsaturated Fat 3.869 5.742 Chinook salmon
Polyunsaturated fat 5.148 2.662 Sardine
Tryptophan 0.276 0.288 Chinook salmon
Threonine 1.079 1.127 Chinook salmon
Isoleucine 1.134 1.185 Chinook salmon
Leucine 2.001 2.09 Chinook salmon
Lysine 2.26 2.362 Chinook salmon
Methionine 0.729 0.761 Chinook salmon
Phenylalanine 0.961 1.004 Chinook salmon
Valine 1.268 1.325 Chinook salmon
Histidine 0.725 0.757 Chinook salmon
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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. Chinook salmon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171999/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.