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Ling fish vs. Skipjack tuna — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Ling fish and Skipjack tuna different?

  • Ling fish is richer in Magnesium, Vitamin B2, and Vitamin B1, while Skipjack tuna is higher in Vitamin B3, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B6, and Iron.
  • Skipjack tuna covers your daily need of Vitamin B3 100% more than Ling fish.
  • Ling fish contains 4 times more Sodium than Skipjack tuna. Ling fish contains 173mg of Sodium, while Skipjack tuna contains 47mg.

Fish, ling, cooked, dry heat and Fish, tuna, skipjack, fresh, cooked, dry heat types were 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Calcium +18.9%
Contains more Magnesium +84.1%
Contains more Copper +28.2%
Contains more Manganese +100%
Contains more Iron +92.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +12.2%
Contains less Sodium -72.8%
Equal in Potassium - 522
Equal in Zinc - 1.05
Equal in Selenium - 46.8
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 14% 32% 58% 109% 43% 23% 28% 47% 5% 256%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 12% 60% 32% 123% 47% 7% 29% 37% 3% 256%
Contains more Calcium +18.9%
Contains more Magnesium +84.1%
Contains more Copper +28.2%
Contains more Manganese +100%
Contains more Iron +92.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +12.2%
Contains less Sodium -72.8%
Equal in Potassium - 522
Equal in Zinc - 1.05
Equal in Selenium - 46.8

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 A +91.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +234.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +89.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +569.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +31.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +179.5%
Contains more Folate +25%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +236.9%
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% 0% 0% 0% 32% 54% 53% 23% 81% 6% 82% 0% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 4% 0% 0% 4% 10% 29% 352% 30% 227% 8% 274% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +91.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +234.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +89.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +569.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +31.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +179.5%
Contains more Folate +25%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +236.9%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Water +18.6%
Contains more Protein +15.9%
Contains more Fats +57.3%
Contains more Other +765.3%
24% 74%
Protein: 24.35 g
Fats: 0.82 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 73.88 g
Other: 0.95 g
28% 62% 8%
Protein: 28.21 g
Fats: 1.29 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 62.28 g
Other: 8.22 g
Contains more Water +18.6%
Contains more Protein +15.9%
Contains more Fats +57.3%
Contains more Other +765.3%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Ling fish Skipjack tuna
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Lower in Glycemic Index Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Ling fish Skipjack tuna Opinion
Protein 24.35g 28.21g Skipjack tuna
Fats 0.82g 1.29g Skipjack tuna
Calories 111kcal 132kcal Skipjack tuna
Calcium 44mg 37mg Ling fish
Iron 0.83mg 1.6mg Skipjack tuna
Magnesium 81mg 44mg Ling fish
Phosphorus 254mg 285mg Skipjack tuna
Potassium 486mg 522mg Skipjack tuna
Sodium 173mg 47mg Skipjack tuna
Zinc 1mg 1.05mg Skipjack tuna
Copper 0.141mg 0.11mg Ling fish
Manganese 0.038mg 0.019mg Ling fish
Selenium 46.8µg 46.8µg
Vitamin A 115IU 60IU Ling fish
Vitamin A RAE 35µg 18µg Ling fish
Vitamin C 0mg 1mg Skipjack tuna
Vitamin B1 0.127mg 0.038mg Ling fish
Vitamin B2 0.231mg 0.122mg Ling fish
Vitamin B3 2.801mg 18.756mg Skipjack tuna
Vitamin B5 0.369mg 0.485mg Skipjack tuna
Vitamin B6 0.351mg 0.981mg Skipjack tuna
Folate 8µg 10µg Skipjack tuna
Vitamin B12 0.65µg 2.19µg Skipjack tuna
Tryptophan 0.273mg 0.316mg Skipjack tuna
Threonine 1.067mg 1.237mg Skipjack tuna
Isoleucine 1.122mg 1.3mg Skipjack tuna
Leucine 1.979mg 2.293mg Skipjack tuna
Lysine 2.236mg 2.59mg Skipjack tuna
Methionine 0.721mg 0.835mg Skipjack tuna
Phenylalanine 0.95mg 1.101mg Skipjack tuna
Valine 1.254mg 1.453mg Skipjack tuna
Histidine 0.717mg 0.83mg Skipjack tuna
Cholesterol 51mg 60mg Ling fish
Saturated Fat 0.42g Ling fish
Omega-3 - DHA 0.237g Skipjack tuna
Omega-3 - EPA 0.091g Skipjack tuna
Omega-3 - DPA 0.017g Skipjack tuna
Monounsaturated Fat 0.243g Skipjack tuna
Polyunsaturated fat 0.403g Skipjack tuna

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Ling fish Skipjack tuna
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
26%
Ling fish
72%
Skipjack tuna
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
61%
Ling fish
60%
Skipjack tuna

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Skipjack tuna
Skipjack tuna contains less Sodium (difference - 126mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Ling fish
Ling fish is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 9mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Ling fish
Ling fish is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.42g)
Which food is cheaper?
Ling fish
Ling fish is cheaper (difference - $8)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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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.
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

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. Ling fish - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174234/nutrients
  2. Skipjack tuna - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172005/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.