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Sardine vs. Scallop — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Sardine and Scallop different?

  • Sardine is higher than Scallop in Vitamin B12, Selenium, Calcium, Vitamin D, Iron, Vitamin B3, Copper, and Vitamin B2.
  • Sardine covers your daily need of Vitamin B12 283% more than Scallop.
  • Sardine contains 97 times more Vitamin D than Scallop. Sardine contains 193IU of Vitamin D, while Scallop contains 2IU.
  • Scallop is lower in Cholesterol.

Fish, sardine, Atlantic, canned in oil, drained solids with bone and Mollusks, scallop, (bay and sea), cooked, steamed types were used in this article.

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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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Calcium +3720%
Contains more Iron +403.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +15%
Contains more Potassium +26.4%
Contains less Sodium -54%
Contains more Copper +463.6%
Contains more Manganese +272.4%
Contains more Selenium +142.9%
Contains more Zinc +18.3%
Equal in Magnesium - 37
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 115% 110% 28% 210% 36% 41% 36% 62% 15% 288%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 3% 22% 27% 183% 28% 87% 43% 11% 4% 119%
Contains more Calcium +3720%
Contains more Iron +403.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +15%
Contains more Potassium +26.4%
Contains less Sodium -54%
Contains more Copper +463.6%
Contains more Manganese +272.4%
Contains more Selenium +142.9%
Contains more Zinc +18.3%
Equal in Magnesium - 37

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Sardine
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Contains more Vitamin A +2060%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +566.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +845.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +387.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +75.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +49.1%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +315.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +100%
Contains more Choline +47.6%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 7% 41% 144% 0% 20% 53% 99% 39% 39% 8% 1118% 41% 7%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 1% 0% 0% 0% 3% 6% 21% 22% 26% 15% 269% 61% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +2060%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +566.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +845.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +387.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +75.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +49.1%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +315.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +100%
Contains more Choline +47.6%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +19.9%
Contains more Fats +1263.1%
Contains more Other +45.9%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Water +17.8%
25% 11% 60% 4%
Protein: 24.62 g
Fats: 11.45 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 59.61 g
Other: 4.32 g
21% 5% 70% 3%
Protein: 20.54 g
Fats: 0.84 g
Carbs: 5.41 g
Water: 70.25 g
Other: 2.96 g
Contains more Protein +19.9%
Contains more Fats +1263.1%
Contains more Other +45.9%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Water +17.8%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +4618.3%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +2218.9%
Contains less Saturated Fat -85.7%
14% 37% 49%
Saturated Fat: 1.528 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 3.869 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 5.148 g
42% 16% 43%
Saturated Fat: 0.218 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.082 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.222 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +4618.3%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +2218.9%
Contains less Saturated Fat -85.7%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Sardine Scallop
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Sardine Scallop Opinion
Net carbs 0g 5.41g Scallop
Protein 24.62g 20.54g Sardine
Fats 11.45g 0.84g Sardine
Carbs 0g 5.41g Scallop
Calories 208kcal 111kcal Sardine
Starch 3.69g Scallop
Calcium 382mg 10mg Sardine
Iron 2.92mg 0.58mg Sardine
Magnesium 39mg 37mg Sardine
Phosphorus 490mg 426mg Sardine
Potassium 397mg 314mg Sardine
Sodium 307mg 667mg Sardine
Zinc 1.31mg 1.55mg Scallop
Copper 0.186mg 0.033mg Sardine
Manganese 0.108mg 0.029mg Sardine
Selenium 52.7µg 21.7µg Sardine
Vitamin A 108IU 5IU Sardine
Vitamin A RAE 32µg 2µg Sardine
Vitamin E 2.04mg 0mg Sardine
Vitamin D 193IU 2IU Sardine
Vitamin D 4.8µg 0µg Sardine
Vitamin B1 0.08mg 0.012mg Sardine
Vitamin B2 0.227mg 0.024mg Sardine
Vitamin B3 5.245mg 1.076mg Sardine
Vitamin B5 0.642mg 0.366mg Sardine
Vitamin B6 0.167mg 0.112mg Sardine
Folate 10µg 20µg Scallop
Vitamin B12 8.94µg 2.15µg Sardine
Choline 75mg 110.7mg Scallop
Vitamin K 2.6µg 0µg Sardine
Tryptophan 0.276mg 0.173mg Sardine
Threonine 1.079mg 0.629mg Sardine
Isoleucine 1.134mg 0.692mg Sardine
Leucine 2.001mg 1.226mg Sardine
Lysine 2.26mg 1.258mg Sardine
Methionine 0.729mg 0.487mg Sardine
Phenylalanine 0.961mg 0.597mg Sardine
Valine 1.268mg 0.645mg Sardine
Histidine 0.725mg 0.314mg Sardine
Cholesterol 142mg 41mg Scallop
Trans Fat 0.009g Sardine
Saturated Fat 1.528g 0.218g Scallop
Omega-3 - DHA 0.509g 0.104g Sardine
Omega-3 - EPA 0.473g 0.072g Sardine
Omega-3 - DPA 0g 0.005g Scallop
Monounsaturated Fat 3.869g 0.082g Sardine
Polyunsaturated fat 5.148g 0.222g Sardine
Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid 0.002g Scallop

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Sardine Scallop
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
124%
Sardine
32%
Scallop
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
94%
Sardine
52%
Scallop

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Scallop
Scallop is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 101mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Scallop
Scallop is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.31g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Scallop
Scallop is lower in glycemic index (difference - 0)
Which food is cheaper?
Scallop
Scallop is cheaper (difference - $7)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Sardine
Sardine contains less Sodium (difference - 360mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Sardine
Sardine is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Sardine
Sardine is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar (0 g)

References

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Sardine - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/175139/nutrients
  2. Scallop - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167742/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.