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Sardine vs Turkey meat - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Sardine and Turkey meat

  • Sardine is richer in Vitamin B12, Selenium, Phosphorus, Calcium, Vitamin D, Iron and Vitamin E , yet Turkey meat is richer in Vitamin B6 and Vitamin B3.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 from Sardine is 330% higher.
  • Sardine contains 29 times more Vitamin E than Turkey meat. Sardine contains 2.04mg of Vitamin E , while Turkey meat contains 0.07mg.
  • Turkey meat contains less Cholesterol.

Food types used in this article are Fish, sardine, Atlantic, canned in oil, drained solids with bone and Turkey, whole, meat and skin, cooked, roasted.

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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
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Contains more Iron +167.9%
Contains more Calcium +2628.6%
Contains more Potassium +66.1%
Contains more Magnesium +30%
Contains more Copper +100%
Contains more Phosphorus +119.7%
Contains more Zinc +89.3%
Contains less Sodium -66.4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 110% 115% 36% 28% 62% 36% 210% 41%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 41% 5% 22% 22% 31% 68% 96% 14%
Contains more Iron +167.9%
Contains more Calcium +2628.6%
Contains more Potassium +66.1%
Contains more Magnesium +30%
Contains more Copper +100%
Contains more Phosphorus +119.7%
Contains more Zinc +89.3%
Contains less Sodium -66.4%

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 +176.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +2814.3%
Contains more Vitamin D +1100%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +77.8%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +776.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +11.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +23.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +82.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +47.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +268.9%
Equal in Folate - 9
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 7% 41% 144% 20% 53% 99% 39% 39% 1118% 7% 8%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 3% 2% 12% 12% 65% 180% 57% 143% 128% 0% 7%
Contains more Vitamin A +176.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +2814.3%
Contains more Vitamin D +1100%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +77.8%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +776.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +11.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +23.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +82.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +47.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +268.9%
Equal in Folate - 9

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
131
Sardine
50
Turkey meat
Mineral Summary Score
79
Sardine
37
Turkey meat

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 the food
Protein
148%
Sardine
171%
Turkey meat
Carbohydrates
0%
Sardine
0%
Turkey meat
Fats
53%
Sardine
34%
Turkey meat

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Sardine Turkey meat
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sugars Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Sardine Turkey meat
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Turkey meat
Turkey meat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 33mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Turkey meat
Turkey meat contains less Sodium (difference - 204mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Turkey meat
Turkey meat is cheaper (difference - $5)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Sardine
Sardine is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.627g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Sardine
Sardine is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sugars?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugars (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 definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Sardine Turkey meat Opinion
Calories 208 189 Sardine
Protein 24.62 28.55 Turkey meat
Fats 11.45 7.39 Sardine
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 0 0.06 Turkey meat
Cholesterol 142 109 Turkey meat
Vitamin D 193 15 Sardine
Iron 2.92 1.09 Sardine
Calcium 382 14 Sardine
Potassium 397 239 Sardine
Magnesium 39 30 Sardine
Sugars 0 0
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.186 0.093 Sardine
Zinc 1.31 2.48 Turkey meat
Starch
Phosphorus 490 223 Sardine
Sodium 307 103 Turkey meat
Vitamin A 108 39 Sardine
Vitamin E 2.04 0.07 Sardine
Vitamin D 4.8 0.4 Sardine
Vitamin B1 0.08 0.045 Sardine
Vitamin B2 0.227 0.281 Turkey meat
Vitamin B3 5.245 9.573 Turkey meat
Vitamin B5 0.642 0.948 Turkey meat
Vitamin B6 0.167 0.616 Turkey meat
Vitamin B12 8.94 1.02 Sardine
Vitamin K 2.6 0 Sardine
Folate 10 9 Sardine
Trans Fat 0.101 Sardine
Saturated Fat 1.528 2.155 Sardine
Monounsaturated Fat 3.869 2.647 Sardine
Polyunsaturated fat 5.148 2.119 Sardine
Tryptophan 0.276 0.291 Turkey meat
Threonine 1.079 1.004 Sardine
Isoleucine 1.134 0.796 Sardine
Leucine 2.001 1.925 Sardine
Lysine 2.26 2.282 Turkey meat
Methionine 0.729 0.724 Sardine
Phenylalanine 0.961 0.903 Sardine
Valine 1.268 0.902 Sardine
Histidine 0.725 0.749 Turkey meat
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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 of 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. Turkey meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171479/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.