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Sardine vs Tarragon - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Sardine and Tarragon different?

  • Sardine is higher in Selenium, however Tarragon is richer in Vitamin B12, Iron, Manganese, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B2, Potassium, Calcium, Magnesium, and Folate.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 from Sardine is 373% higher.
  • Sardine contains 12 times more Selenium than Tarragon. While Sardine contains 52.7µg of Selenium, Tarragon contains only 4.4µg.

Fish, sardine, Atlantic, canned in oil, drained solids with bone and Spices, tarragon, dried are the varieties 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 Phosphorus +56.5%
Contains more Calcium +198.2%
Contains more Iron +1006.2%
Contains more Magnesium +789.7%
Contains more Potassium +660.7%
Contains less Sodium -79.8%
Contains more Zinc +197.7%
Contains more Copper +264%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 115% 110% 28% 210% 36% 41% 36% 62%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 342% 1212% 248% 135% 267% 9% 107% 226%
Contains more Phosphorus +56.5%
Contains more Calcium +198.2%
Contains more Iron +1006.2%
Contains more Magnesium +789.7%
Contains more Potassium +660.7%
Contains less Sodium -79.8%
Contains more Zinc +197.7%
Contains more Copper +264%

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 D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +3788.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +213.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +489.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +70.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1343.1%
Contains more Folate +2640%
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 252% 0% 0% 167% 63% 309% 168% 0% 557% 206% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +3788.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +213.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +489.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +70.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1343.1%
Contains more Folate +2640%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Sardine Tarragon Opinion
Net carbs 0g 42.82g Tarragon
Protein 24.62g 22.77g Sardine
Fats 11.45g 7.24g Sardine
Carbs 0g 50.22g Tarragon
Calories 208kcal 295kcal Tarragon
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g g Tarragon
Fiber 0g 7.4g Tarragon
Calcium 382mg 1139mg Tarragon
Iron 2.92mg 32.3mg Tarragon
Magnesium 39mg 347mg Tarragon
Phosphorus 490mg 313mg Sardine
Potassium 397mg 3020mg Tarragon
Sodium 307mg 62mg Tarragon
Zinc 1.31mg 3.9mg Tarragon
Copper 0.186mg 0.677mg Tarragon
Vitamin A 108IU 4200IU Tarragon
Vitamin E 2.04mg mg Sardine
Vitamin D 193IU 0IU Sardine
Vitamin D 4.8µg 0µg Sardine
Vitamin C 0mg 50mg Tarragon
Vitamin B1 0.08mg 0.251mg Tarragon
Vitamin B2 0.227mg 1.339mg Tarragon
Vitamin B3 5.245mg 8.95mg Tarragon
Vitamin B5 0.642mg mg Sardine
Vitamin B6 0.167mg 2.41mg Tarragon
Folate 10µg 274µg Tarragon
Vitamin B12 8.94µg 0µg Sardine
Vitamin K 2.6µg µg Sardine
Tryptophan 0.276mg mg Sardine
Threonine 1.079mg mg Sardine
Isoleucine 1.134mg mg Sardine
Leucine 2.001mg mg Sardine
Lysine 2.26mg mg Sardine
Methionine 0.729mg mg Sardine
Phenylalanine 0.961mg mg Sardine
Valine 1.268mg mg Sardine
Histidine 0.725mg mg Sardine
Cholesterol 142mg 0mg Tarragon
Trans Fat g 0g Sardine
Saturated Fat 1.528g 1.881g Sardine
Monounsaturated Fat 3.869g 0.474g Sardine
Polyunsaturated fat 5.148g 3.698g Sardine

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Sardine Tarragon
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
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
143
Tarragon
Mineral Summary Score
79
Sardine
318
Tarragon

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
137%
Tarragon
Carbohydrates
0%
Sardine
50%
Tarragon
Fats
53%
Sardine
33%
Tarragon

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Tarragon
Tarragon is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Tarragon
Tarragon contains less Sodium (difference - 245mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Tarragon
Tarragon is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 142mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Tarragon
Tarragon is cheaper (difference - $1)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Tarragon
Tarragon is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Sardine
Sardine is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.353g)
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. Tarragon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170937/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.