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Sardine vs Halibut - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Sardine and Halibut?

  • Sardine is richer in Vitamin B12, Phosphorus, Calcium, Selenium, Iron, Vitamin B3, and Copper, while Halibut is higher in Vitamin D, and Vitamin B6.
  • Sardine's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 331% higher.
  • Halibut has 127 times less Calcium than Sardine. Sardine has 382mg of Calcium, while Halibut has 3mg.
  • Halibut is lower in Cholesterol.

We used Fish, sardine, Atlantic, canned in oil, drained solids with bone and Fish, halibut, Greenland, raw types in this comparison.

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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 +12633.3%
Contains more Iron +342.4%
Contains more Magnesium +50%
Contains more Phosphorus +198.8%
Contains more Potassium +48.1%
Contains more Zinc +227.5%
Contains more Copper +520%
Contains less Sodium -73.9%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 115% 110% 28% 210% 36% 41% 36% 62%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 1% 25% 19% 71% 24% 11% 11% 10%
Contains more Calcium +12633.3%
Contains more Iron +342.4%
Contains more Magnesium +50%
Contains more Phosphorus +198.8%
Contains more Potassium +48.1%
Contains more Zinc +227.5%
Contains more Copper +520%
Contains less Sodium -73.9%

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 +129.8%
Contains more Vitamin E +179.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +183.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +249.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +156.8%
Contains more Folate +900%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +794%
Contains more Vitamin K +2500%
Contains more Vitamin D +470.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +151.5%
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 3% 15% 822% 0% 15% 19% 29% 15% 97% 1% 126% 1%
Contains more Vitamin A +129.8%
Contains more Vitamin E +179.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +183.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +249.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +156.8%
Contains more Folate +900%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +794%
Contains more Vitamin K +2500%
Contains more Vitamin D +470.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +151.5%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Sardine Halibut Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 24.62g 14.37g Sardine
Fats 11.45g 13.84g Halibut
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 208kcal 186kcal Sardine
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 382mg 3mg Sardine
Iron 2.92mg 0.66mg Sardine
Magnesium 39mg 26mg Sardine
Phosphorus 490mg 164mg Sardine
Potassium 397mg 268mg Sardine
Sodium 307mg 80mg Halibut
Zinc 1.31mg 0.4mg Sardine
Copper 0.186mg 0.03mg Sardine
Vitamin A 108IU 47IU Sardine
Vitamin E 2.04mg 0.73mg Sardine
Vitamin D 193IU 1097IU Halibut
Vitamin D 4.8µg 27.4µg Halibut
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.08mg 0.06mg Sardine
Vitamin B2 0.227mg 0.08mg Sardine
Vitamin B3 5.245mg 1.5mg Sardine
Vitamin B5 0.642mg 0.25mg Sardine
Vitamin B6 0.167mg 0.42mg Halibut
Folate 10µg 1µg Sardine
Vitamin B12 8.94µg 1µg Sardine
Vitamin K 2.6µg 0.1µg Sardine
Tryptophan 0.276mg 0.161mg Sardine
Threonine 1.079mg 0.63mg Sardine
Isoleucine 1.134mg 0.662mg Sardine
Leucine 2.001mg 1.168mg Sardine
Lysine 2.26mg 1.32mg Sardine
Methionine 0.729mg 0.425mg Sardine
Phenylalanine 0.961mg 0.561mg Sardine
Valine 1.268mg 0.74mg Sardine
Histidine 0.725mg 0.423mg Sardine
Cholesterol 142mg 46mg Halibut
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 1.528g 2.419g Sardine
Monounsaturated Fat 3.869g 8.378g Halibut
Polyunsaturated fat 5.148g 1.367g Sardine

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Sardine Halibut
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
95
Halibut
Mineral Summary Score
79
Sardine
21
Halibut

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
86%
Halibut
Carbohydrates
0%
Sardine
0%
Halibut
Fats
53%
Sardine
64%
Halibut

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Sardine
Sardine is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Sardine
Sardine is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.891g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Sardine
Sardine is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Halibut
Halibut contains less Sodium (difference - 227mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Halibut
Halibut is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 96mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Halibut
Halibut is cheaper (difference - $2)
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)

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. Halibut - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171965/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.