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Sardine vs. Sucker fish — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Sardine and Sucker fish

  • Sardine is higher in Vitamin B12, Selenium, Phosphorus, Calcium, Vitamin B3, Iron, and Vitamin B2, yet Sucker fish is higher in Manganese.
  • Sardine covers your daily Vitamin B12 needs 276% more than Sucker fish.
  • Sardine contains 6 times more Sodium than Sucker fish. While Sardine contains 307mg of Sodium, Sucker fish contains only 51mg.

Food varieties used in this article are Fish, sardine, Atlantic, canned in oil, drained solids with bone and Fish, sucker, white, 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Calcium +324.4%
Contains more Iron +74.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +82.2%
Contains more Zinc +36.5%
Contains more Selenium +225.3%
Contains more Potassium +22.7%
Contains less Sodium -83.4%
Contains more Copper +34.4%
Contains more Manganese +612%
Equal in Magnesium - 38
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 27% 63% 28% 116% 43% 7% 27% 84% 101% 89%
Contains more Calcium +324.4%
Contains more Iron +74.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +82.2%
Contains more Zinc +36.5%
Contains more Selenium +225.3%
Contains more Potassium +22.7%
Contains less Sodium -83.4%
Contains more Copper +34.4%
Contains more Manganese +612%
Equal in Magnesium - 38

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.
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Contains more Vitamin B1 +566.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +167.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +258.8%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +287%
Contains more Vitamin A +81.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +34.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +38.3%
Contains more Folate +70%
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 12% 0% 0% 0% 3% 20% 28% 52% 54% 13% 289% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +566.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +167.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +258.8%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +287%
Contains more Vitamin A +81.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +34.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +38.3%
Contains more Folate +70%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +14.6%
Contains more Fats +285.5%
Contains more Other +178.7%
Contains more Water +24.1%
25% 11% 60% 4%
Protein: 24.62 g
Fats: 11.45 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 59.61 g
Other: 4.32 g
21% 3% 74%
Protein: 21.49 g
Fats: 2.97 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 73.99 g
Other: 1.55 g
Contains more Protein +14.6%
Contains more Fats +285.5%
Contains more Other +178.7%
Contains more Water +24.1%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +327.5%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +397.4%
Contains less Saturated Fat -62.1%
14% 37% 49%
Saturated Fat: 1.528 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 3.869 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 5.148 g
23% 36% 41%
Saturated Fat: 0.579 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.905 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.035 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +327.5%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +397.4%
Contains less Saturated Fat -62.1%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Sardine Sucker fish
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 Sucker fish Opinion
Protein 24.62g 21.49g Sardine
Fats 11.45g 2.97g Sardine
Calories 208kcal 119kcal Sardine
Calcium 382mg 90mg Sardine
Iron 2.92mg 1.67mg Sardine
Magnesium 39mg 38mg Sardine
Phosphorus 490mg 269mg Sardine
Potassium 397mg 487mg Sucker fish
Sodium 307mg 51mg Sucker fish
Zinc 1.31mg 0.96mg Sardine
Copper 0.186mg 0.25mg Sucker fish
Manganese 0.108mg 0.769mg Sucker fish
Selenium 52.7µg 16.2µg Sardine
Vitamin A 108IU 196IU Sucker fish
Vitamin A RAE 32µg 59µg Sucker fish
Vitamin E 2.04mg Sardine
Vitamin D 193IU Sardine
Vitamin D 4.8µg Sardine
Vitamin B1 0.08mg 0.012mg Sardine
Vitamin B2 0.227mg 0.085mg Sardine
Vitamin B3 5.245mg 1.462mg Sardine
Vitamin B5 0.642mg 0.865mg Sucker fish
Vitamin B6 0.167mg 0.231mg Sucker fish
Folate 10µg 17µg Sucker fish
Vitamin B12 8.94µg 2.31µg Sardine
Choline 75mg Sardine
Vitamin K 2.6µg Sardine
Tryptophan 0.276mg 0.241mg Sardine
Threonine 1.079mg 0.942mg Sardine
Isoleucine 1.134mg 0.99mg Sardine
Leucine 2.001mg 1.746mg Sardine
Lysine 2.26mg 1.973mg Sardine
Methionine 0.729mg 0.636mg Sardine
Phenylalanine 0.961mg 0.839mg Sardine
Valine 1.268mg 1.107mg Sardine
Histidine 0.725mg 0.633mg Sardine
Cholesterol 142mg 53mg Sucker fish
Saturated Fat 1.528g 0.579g Sucker fish
Omega-3 - DHA 0.509g 0.371g Sardine
Omega-3 - EPA 0.473g 0.244g Sardine
Omega-3 - DPA 0g 0.094g Sucker fish
Monounsaturated Fat 3.869g 0.905g Sardine
Polyunsaturated fat 5.148g 1.035g Sardine

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Sardine Sucker fish
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet Equal
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet Equal

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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
36%
Sucker fish
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
94%
Sardine
58%
Sucker fish

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Sucker fish
Sucker fish is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Sucker fish
Sucker fish contains less Sodium (difference - 256mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Sucker fish
Sucker fish is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 89mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Sucker fish
Sucker fish is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.949g)
Which food is cheaper?
Sucker fish
Sucker fish is cheaper (difference - $7)
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

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. Sucker fish - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172002/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.