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Sardine vs Oyster - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Sardine and Oyster?

  • Sardine is richer in Phosphorus, Calcium and Vitamin B3, while Oyster is higher in Zinc, Copper, Vitamin B12, Iron, Selenium and Manganese.
  • Oyster's daily need coverage for Zinc is 780% higher.
  • Oyster has 6 times less Calcium than Sardine. Sardine has 382mg of Calcium, while Oyster has 62mg.
  • Oyster is lower in Cholesterol.

We used Fish, sardine, Atlantic, canned in oil, drained solids with bone and Mollusks, oyster, eastern, cooked, breaded and fried 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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Oyster
Contains more Calcium +516.1%
Contains more Potassium +62.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +208.2%
Contains less Sodium -26.4%
Contains more Iron +138%
Contains more Magnesium +48.7%
Contains more Copper +2208.6%
Contains more Zinc +6551.1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 110% 115% 36% 28% 62% 36% 210% 41%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 261% 19% 22% 42% 1432% 2377% 69% 55%
Contains more Calcium +516.1%
Contains more Potassium +62.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +208.2%
Contains less Sodium -26.4%
Contains more Iron +138%
Contains more Magnesium +48.7%
Contains more Copper +2208.6%
Contains more Zinc +6551.1%

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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Oyster
Contains more Vitamin B2 +12.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +217.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +137.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +160.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +179.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +87.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +74.8%
Contains more Folate +210%
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 13% 19% 0% 0% 38% 47% 31% 17% 15% 1954% 0% 24%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +12.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +217.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +137.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +160.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +179.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +87.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +74.8%
Contains more Folate +210%

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
179
Oyster
Mineral Summary Score
79
Sardine
534
Oyster

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
53%
Oyster
Carbohydrates
0%
Sardine
12%
Oyster
Fats
53%
Sardine
58%
Oyster

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 Oyster
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Sardine Oyster
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Sardine
Sardine contains less Sodium (difference - 110mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Sardine
Sardine is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.669g)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Oyster
Oyster is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 71mg)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Oyster
Oyster contains less Sugars (difference - 0g)
Which food is cheaper?
Oyster
Oyster is cheaper (difference - $4)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
?
The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)
Which food is richer in minerals?
?
It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

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 Oyster Opinion
Calories 208 199 Sardine
Protein 24.62 8.77 Sardine
Fats 11.45 12.58 Oyster
Vitamin C 0 3.8 Oyster
Carbs 0 11.62 Oyster
Cholesterol 142 71 Oyster
Vitamin D 193 Sardine
Iron 2.92 6.95 Oyster
Calcium 382 62 Sardine
Potassium 397 244 Sardine
Magnesium 39 58 Oyster
Sugars 0 Oyster
Fiber 0 Sardine
Copper 0.186 4.294 Oyster
Zinc 1.31 87.13 Oyster
Starch
Phosphorus 490 159 Sardine
Sodium 307 417 Sardine
Vitamin A 108 302 Oyster
Vitamin E 2.04 Sardine
Vitamin D 4.8 Sardine
Vitamin B1 0.08 0.15 Oyster
Vitamin B2 0.227 0.202 Sardine
Vitamin B3 5.245 1.65 Sardine
Vitamin B5 0.642 0.27 Sardine
Vitamin B6 0.167 0.064 Sardine
Vitamin B12 8.94 15.63 Oyster
Vitamin K 2.6 Sardine
Folate 10 31 Oyster
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 1.528 3.197 Sardine
Monounsaturated Fat 3.869 4.702 Oyster
Polyunsaturated fat 5.148 3.313 Sardine
Tryptophan 0.276 0.105 Sardine
Threonine 1.079 0.365 Sardine
Isoleucine 1.134 0.396 Sardine
Leucine 2.001 0.638 Sardine
Lysine 2.26 0.582 Sardine
Methionine 0.729 0.199 Sardine
Phenylalanine 0.961 0.352 Sardine
Valine 1.268 0.409 Sardine
Histidine 0.725 0.175 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. Oyster - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171979/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.