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

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 Folate +11.1%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +776.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
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 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 3% 2% 12% 0% 12% 65% 180% 57% 143% 7% 128% 0%
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 Folate +11.1%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +776.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
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

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 Turkey meat
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Saturated Fat 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 Turkey meat Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0.06g Turkey meat
Protein 24.62g 28.55g Turkey meat
Fats 11.45g 7.39g Sardine
Carbs 0g 0.06g Turkey meat
Calories 208kcal 189kcal Sardine
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 382mg 14mg Sardine
Iron 2.92mg 1.09mg Sardine
Magnesium 39mg 30mg Sardine
Phosphorus 490mg 223mg Sardine
Potassium 397mg 239mg Sardine
Sodium 307mg 103mg Turkey meat
Zinc 1.31mg 2.48mg Turkey meat
Copper 0.186mg 0.093mg Sardine
Vitamin A 108IU 39IU Sardine
Vitamin E 2.04mg 0.07mg Sardine
Vitamin D 193IU 15IU Sardine
Vitamin D 4.8µg 0.4µg Sardine
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.08mg 0.045mg Sardine
Vitamin B2 0.227mg 0.281mg Turkey meat
Vitamin B3 5.245mg 9.573mg Turkey meat
Vitamin B5 0.642mg 0.948mg Turkey meat
Vitamin B6 0.167mg 0.616mg Turkey meat
Folate 10µg 9µg Sardine
Vitamin B12 8.94µg 1.02µg Sardine
Vitamin K 2.6µg 0µg Sardine
Tryptophan 0.276mg 0.291mg Turkey meat
Threonine 1.079mg 1.004mg Sardine
Isoleucine 1.134mg 0.796mg Sardine
Leucine 2.001mg 1.925mg Sardine
Lysine 2.26mg 2.282mg Turkey meat
Methionine 0.729mg 0.724mg Sardine
Phenylalanine 0.961mg 0.903mg Sardine
Valine 1.268mg 0.902mg Sardine
Histidine 0.725mg 0.749mg Turkey meat
Cholesterol 142mg 109mg Turkey meat
Trans Fat g 0.101g Sardine
Saturated Fat 1.528g 2.155g Sardine
Monounsaturated Fat 3.869g 2.647g Sardine
Polyunsaturated fat 5.148g 2.119g Sardine

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Sardine Turkey meat
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
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 food.
Protein
148%
Sardine
171%
Turkey meat
Carbohydrates
0%
Sardine
0%
Turkey meat
Fats
53%
Sardine
34%
Turkey meat

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Turkey meat
Turkey meat contains less Sodium (difference - 204mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Turkey meat
Turkey meat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 33mg)
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 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. 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.