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Sardine vs Pork - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Sardine and Pork

  • Sardine has more Vitamin B12, Calcium, Phosphorus, Iron, Vitamin D, and Selenium, however Pork is richer in Vitamin B1, and Vitamin B6.
  • Sardine covers your daily Vitamin B12 needs 343% more than Pork.
  • Pork has 20 times less Calcium than Sardine. Sardine has 382mg of Calcium, while Pork has 19mg.
  • Pork contains less Cholesterol.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Fish, sardine, Atlantic, canned in oil, drained solids with bone and Pork, fresh, loin, whole, separable lean and fat, cooked, broiled.

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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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Pork
Contains more Iron +235.6%
Contains more Calcium +1910.5%
Contains more Magnesium +39.3%
Contains more Copper +154.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +99.2%
Contains more Zinc +82.4%
Contains less Sodium -79.8%
Equal in Potassium - 423
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 110% 115% 36% 28% 62% 36% 210% 41%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 33% 6% 38% 20% 25% 66% 106% 9%
Contains more Iron +235.6%
Contains more Calcium +1910.5%
Contains more Magnesium +39.3%
Contains more Copper +154.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +99.2%
Contains more Zinc +82.4%
Contains less Sodium -79.8%
Equal in Potassium - 423

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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5
Pork
Contains more Vitamin A +1442.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +603.4%
Contains more Vitamin D +269.2%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +1177.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +100%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +996.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +41.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +177.8%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 5.037
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.698
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 2% 1% 6% 39% 220% 75% 95% 42% 108% 88% 0% 4%
Contains more Vitamin A +1442.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +603.4%
Contains more Vitamin D +269.2%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +1177.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +100%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +996.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +41.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +177.8%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 5.037
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.698

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Sardine Pork Opinion
Calories 208kcal 242kcal Pork
Protein 24.62g 27.32g Pork
Fats 11.45g 13.92g Pork
Vitamin C 0mg 0.6mg Pork
Net carbs 0g 0g
Carbs 0g 0g
Cholesterol 142mg 80mg Pork
Vitamin D 193IU 53IU Sardine
Iron 2.92mg 0.87mg Sardine
Calcium 382mg 19mg Sardine
Potassium 397mg 423mg Pork
Magnesium 39mg 28mg Sardine
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Copper 0.186mg 0.073mg Sardine
Zinc 1.31mg 2.39mg Pork
Starch g g
Phosphorus 490mg 246mg Sardine
Sodium 307mg 62mg Pork
Vitamin A 108IU 7IU Sardine
Vitamin E 2.04mg 0.29mg Sardine
Vitamin D 4.8µg 1.3µg Sardine
Vitamin B1 0.08mg 0.877mg Pork
Vitamin B2 0.227mg 0.321mg Pork
Vitamin B3 5.245mg 5.037mg Sardine
Vitamin B5 0.642mg 0.698mg Pork
Vitamin B6 0.167mg 0.464mg Pork
Vitamin B12 8.94µg 0.7µg Sardine
Vitamin K 2.6µg 0µg Sardine
Folate 10µg 5µg Sardine
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 1.528g 5.23g Sardine
Monounsaturated Fat 3.869g 6.19g Pork
Polyunsaturated fat 5.148g 1.2g Sardine
Tryptophan 0.276mg 0.338mg Pork
Threonine 1.079mg 1.234mg Pork
Isoleucine 1.134mg 1.26mg Pork
Leucine 2.001mg 2.177mg Pork
Lysine 2.26mg 2.446mg Pork
Methionine 0.729mg 0.712mg Sardine
Phenylalanine 0.961mg 1.086mg Pork
Valine 1.268mg 1.473mg Pork
Histidine 0.725mg 1.067mg Pork
Fructose g g

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Sardine Pork
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet Equal
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
56
Pork
Mineral Summary Score
79
Sardine
37
Pork

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
164%
Pork
Carbohydrates
0%
Sardine
0%
Pork
Fats
53%
Sardine
64%
Pork

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 - 3.702g)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Pork
Pork is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 62mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Pork
Pork contains less Sodium (difference - 245mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Pork
Pork is cheaper (difference - $6.2)
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)
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. Pork - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167820/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.