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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 Phosphorus +208.2%
Contains more Potassium +62.7%
Contains less Sodium -26.4%
Contains more Iron +138%
Contains more Magnesium +48.7%
Contains more Zinc +6551.1%
Contains more Copper +2208.6%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 115% 110% 28% 210% 36% 41% 36% 62%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 19% 261% 42% 69% 22% 55% 2377% 1432%
Contains more Calcium +516.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +208.2%
Contains more Potassium +62.7%
Contains less Sodium -26.4%
Contains more Iron +138%
Contains more Magnesium +48.7%
Contains more Zinc +6551.1%
Contains more Copper +2208.6%

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 A +179.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +87.5%
Contains more Folate +210%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +74.8%
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 19% 0% 0% 13% 38% 47% 31% 17% 15% 24% 1954% 0%
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 A +179.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +87.5%
Contains more Folate +210%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +74.8%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Sardine Oyster
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
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
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 food.
Protein
148%
Sardine
53%
Oyster
Carbohydrates
0%
Sardine
12%
Oyster
Fats
53%
Sardine
58%
Oyster

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 Sugar?
Oyster
Oyster is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Oyster
Oyster is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 71mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Oyster
Oyster is cheaper (difference - $4)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)
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.
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.

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. 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.