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Sardine vs Sockeye salmon - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Sardine and Sockeye salmon

  • Sardine is richer in Vitamin B12, Calcium, Selenium, Iron, and Phosphorus, yet Sockeye salmon is richer in Vitamin D, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B3, and Vitamin B5.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 from Sardine is 186% higher.
  • Sardine contains 35 times more Calcium than Sockeye salmon. Sardine contains 382mg of Calcium, while Sockeye salmon contains 11mg.
  • Sockeye salmon contains less Cholesterol.

Food types used in this article are Fish, sardine, Atlantic, canned in oil, drained solids with bone and Fish, salmon, sockeye, cooked, dry heat.

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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 +3372.7%
Contains more Iron +461.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +60.7%
Contains more Zinc +138.2%
Contains more Copper +144.7%
Contains less Sodium -70%
Equal in Magnesium - 36
Equal in Potassium - 436
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 115% 110% 28% 210% 36% 41% 36% 62%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 20% 26% 131% 39% 12% 15% 26%
Contains more Calcium +3372.7%
Contains more Iron +461.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +60.7%
Contains more Zinc +138.2%
Contains more Copper +144.7%
Contains less Sodium -70%
Equal in Magnesium - 36
Equal in Potassium - 436

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 E +106.1%
Contains more Folate +42.9%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +100%
Contains more Vitamin K +2500%
Contains more Vitamin A +78.7%
Contains more Vitamin D +247.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +96.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +93%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +98.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +395.2%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.246
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 12% 20% 501% 0% 40% 57% 190% 77% 191% 6% 559% 1%
Contains more Vitamin E +106.1%
Contains more Folate +42.9%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +100%
Contains more Vitamin K +2500%
Contains more Vitamin A +78.7%
Contains more Vitamin D +247.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +96.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +93%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +98.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +395.2%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.246

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Sardine Sockeye salmon Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 24.62g 26.48g Sockeye salmon
Fats 11.45g 5.57g Sardine
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 208kcal 156kcal Sardine
Starch g 0g Sockeye salmon
Fructose g 0g Sockeye salmon
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 382mg 11mg Sardine
Iron 2.92mg 0.52mg Sardine
Magnesium 39mg 36mg Sardine
Phosphorus 490mg 305mg Sardine
Potassium 397mg 436mg Sockeye salmon
Sodium 307mg 92mg Sockeye salmon
Zinc 1.31mg 0.55mg Sardine
Copper 0.186mg 0.076mg Sardine
Vitamin A 108IU 193IU Sockeye salmon
Vitamin E 2.04mg 0.99mg Sardine
Vitamin D 193IU 670IU Sockeye salmon
Vitamin D 4.8µg 16.7µg Sockeye salmon
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.08mg 0.157mg Sockeye salmon
Vitamin B2 0.227mg 0.246mg Sockeye salmon
Vitamin B3 5.245mg 10.123mg Sockeye salmon
Vitamin B5 0.642mg 1.274mg Sockeye salmon
Vitamin B6 0.167mg 0.827mg Sockeye salmon
Folate 10µg 7µg Sardine
Vitamin B12 8.94µg 4.47µg Sardine
Vitamin K 2.6µg 0.1µg Sardine
Tryptophan 0.276mg 0.335mg Sockeye salmon
Threonine 1.079mg 1.247mg Sockeye salmon
Isoleucine 1.134mg 1.274mg Sockeye salmon
Leucine 2.001mg 2.185mg Sockeye salmon
Lysine 2.26mg 2.574mg Sockeye salmon
Methionine 0.729mg 0.858mg Sockeye salmon
Phenylalanine 0.961mg 1.086mg Sockeye salmon
Valine 1.268mg 1.461mg Sockeye salmon
Histidine 0.725mg 0.711mg Sardine
Cholesterol 142mg 61mg Sockeye salmon
Trans Fat g 0.023g Sardine
Saturated Fat 1.528g 0.969g Sockeye salmon
Monounsaturated Fat 3.869g 1.864g Sardine
Polyunsaturated fat 5.148g 1.327g Sardine

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Sardine Sockeye salmon
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
137
Sockeye salmon
Mineral Summary Score
79
Sardine
34
Sockeye salmon

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
159%
Sockeye salmon
Carbohydrates
0%
Sardine
0%
Sockeye salmon
Fats
53%
Sardine
26%
Sockeye salmon

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Sockeye salmon
Sockeye salmon contains less Sodium (difference - 215mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Sockeye salmon
Sockeye salmon is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 81mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Sockeye salmon
Sockeye salmon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.559g)
Which food is cheaper?
Sardine
Sardine is cheaper (difference - $6)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Sardine
Sardine is relatively richer in minerals
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. Sockeye salmon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173692/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.