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Sardine vs Skipjack tuna - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Sardine and Skipjack tuna different?

  • Sardine is richer in Vitamin B12, Calcium, Phosphorus, Iron, Selenium, and Copper, while Skipjack tuna is higher in Vitamin B3, and Vitamin B6.
  • Sardine covers your daily need of Vitamin B12 281% more than Skipjack tuna.
  • Sardine contains 10 times more Calcium than Skipjack tuna. Sardine contains 382mg of Calcium, while Skipjack tuna contains 37mg.
  • Skipjack tuna is lower in Sodium.

Fish, sardine, Atlantic, canned in oil, drained solids with bone and Fish, tuna, skipjack, fresh, cooked, dry heat 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Contains more Calcium +932.4%
Contains more Iron +82.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +71.9%
Contains more Zinc +24.8%
Contains more Copper +69.1%
Contains more Magnesium +12.8%
Contains more Potassium +31.5%
Contains less Sodium -84.7%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 115% 110% 28% 210% 36% 41% 36% 62%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 12% 60% 32% 123% 47% 7% 29% 37%
Contains more Calcium +932.4%
Contains more Iron +82.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +71.9%
Contains more Zinc +24.8%
Contains more Copper +69.1%
Contains more Magnesium +12.8%
Contains more Potassium +31.5%
Contains less Sodium -84.7%

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 +80%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +110.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +86.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +32.4%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +308.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +257.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +487.4%
Equal in Folate - 10
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 4% 0% 0% 4% 10% 29% 352% 30% 227% 8% 274% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +80%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +110.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +86.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +32.4%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +308.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +257.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +487.4%
Equal in Folate - 10

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Sardine Skipjack tuna Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 24.62g 28.21g Skipjack tuna
Fats 11.45g 1.29g Sardine
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 208kcal 132kcal Sardine
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g g Skipjack tuna
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 382mg 37mg Sardine
Iron 2.92mg 1.6mg Sardine
Magnesium 39mg 44mg Skipjack tuna
Phosphorus 490mg 285mg Sardine
Potassium 397mg 522mg Skipjack tuna
Sodium 307mg 47mg Skipjack tuna
Zinc 1.31mg 1.05mg Sardine
Copper 0.186mg 0.11mg Sardine
Vitamin A 108IU 60IU Sardine
Vitamin E 2.04mg mg Sardine
Vitamin D 193IU IU Sardine
Vitamin D 4.8µg µg Sardine
Vitamin C 0mg 1mg Skipjack tuna
Vitamin B1 0.08mg 0.038mg Sardine
Vitamin B2 0.227mg 0.122mg Sardine
Vitamin B3 5.245mg 18.756mg Skipjack tuna
Vitamin B5 0.642mg 0.485mg Sardine
Vitamin B6 0.167mg 0.981mg Skipjack tuna
Folate 10µg 10µg
Vitamin B12 8.94µg 2.19µg Sardine
Vitamin K 2.6µg µg Sardine
Tryptophan 0.276mg 0.316mg Skipjack tuna
Threonine 1.079mg 1.237mg Skipjack tuna
Isoleucine 1.134mg 1.3mg Skipjack tuna
Leucine 2.001mg 2.293mg Skipjack tuna
Lysine 2.26mg 2.59mg Skipjack tuna
Methionine 0.729mg 0.835mg Skipjack tuna
Phenylalanine 0.961mg 1.101mg Skipjack tuna
Valine 1.268mg 1.453mg Skipjack tuna
Histidine 0.725mg 0.83mg Skipjack tuna
Cholesterol 142mg 60mg Skipjack tuna
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 1.528g 0.42g Skipjack tuna
Monounsaturated Fat 3.869g 0.243g Sardine
Polyunsaturated fat 5.148g 0.403g Sardine

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Sardine Skipjack tuna
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet Equal
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
78
Skipjack tuna
Mineral Summary Score
79
Sardine
43
Skipjack tuna

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
169%
Skipjack tuna
Carbohydrates
0%
Sardine
0%
Skipjack tuna
Fats
53%
Sardine
6%
Skipjack tuna

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Skipjack tuna
Skipjack tuna is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Skipjack tuna
Skipjack tuna contains less Sodium (difference - 260mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Skipjack tuna
Skipjack tuna is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 82mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Skipjack tuna
Skipjack tuna is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.108g)
Which food is cheaper?
Sardine
Sardine is cheaper (difference - $1)
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 is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)

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. Skipjack tuna - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172005/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.