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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
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Contains more Iron +342.4%
Contains more Calcium +12633.3%
Contains more Potassium +48.1%
Contains more Magnesium +50%
Contains more Copper +520%
Contains more Zinc +227.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +198.8%
Contains less Sodium -73.9%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 110% 115% 36% 28% 62% 36% 210% 41%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 25% 1% 24% 19% 10% 11% 71% 11%
Contains more Iron +342.4%
Contains more Calcium +12633.3%
Contains more Potassium +48.1%
Contains more Magnesium +50%
Contains more Copper +520%
Contains more Zinc +227.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +198.8%
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 Vitamin B12 +794%
Contains more Vitamin K +2500%
Contains more Folate +900%
Contains more Vitamin D +470.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +151.5%
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 0% 3% 15% 822% 15% 19% 29% 15% 97% 126% 1% 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 Vitamin B12 +794%
Contains more Vitamin K +2500%
Contains more Folate +900%
Contains more Vitamin D +470.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +151.5%

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils 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 the food
Protein
148%
Sardine
86%
Halibut
Carbohydrates
0%
Sardine
0%
Halibut
Fats
53%
Sardine
64%
Halibut

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at 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 Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugars Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Sardine Halibut
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 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 is lower in Cholesterol?
Halibut
Halibut is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 96mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Halibut
Halibut contains less Sodium (difference - 227mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Halibut
Halibut is cheaper (difference - $2)
Which food contains less Sugars?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugars (0 g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
?
The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Sardine Halibut Opinion
Calories 208 186 Sardine
Protein 24.62 14.37 Sardine
Fats 11.45 13.84 Halibut
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 0 0
Cholesterol 142 46 Halibut
Vitamin D 193 1097 Halibut
Iron 2.92 0.66 Sardine
Calcium 382 3 Sardine
Potassium 397 268 Sardine
Magnesium 39 26 Sardine
Sugars 0 0
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.186 0.03 Sardine
Zinc 1.31 0.4 Sardine
Starch
Phosphorus 490 164 Sardine
Sodium 307 80 Halibut
Vitamin A 108 47 Sardine
Vitamin E 2.04 0.73 Sardine
Vitamin D 4.8 27.4 Halibut
Vitamin B1 0.08 0.06 Sardine
Vitamin B2 0.227 0.08 Sardine
Vitamin B3 5.245 1.5 Sardine
Vitamin B5 0.642 0.25 Sardine
Vitamin B6 0.167 0.42 Halibut
Vitamin B12 8.94 1 Sardine
Vitamin K 2.6 0.1 Sardine
Folate 10 1 Sardine
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 1.528 2.419 Sardine
Monounsaturated Fat 3.869 8.378 Halibut
Polyunsaturated fat 5.148 1.367 Sardine
Tryptophan 0.276 0.161 Sardine
Threonine 1.079 0.63 Sardine
Isoleucine 1.134 0.662 Sardine
Leucine 2.001 1.168 Sardine
Lysine 2.26 1.32 Sardine
Methionine 0.729 0.425 Sardine
Phenylalanine 0.961 0.561 Sardine
Valine 1.268 0.74 Sardine
Histidine 0.725 0.423 Sardine
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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 of 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.