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Pork vs Sardine - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Pork and Sardine

  • Pork has more Vitamin B1 and Vitamin B6, however Sardine is richer in Vitamin B12, Calcium, Phosphorus, Iron, Vitamin D and Selenium.
  • Sardine covers your daily Vitamin B12 needs 343% more than Pork.
  • Sardine has 11 times less Vitamin B1 than Pork. Pork has 0.877mg of Vitamin B1, while Sardine has 0.08mg.
  • Sardine contains less Saturated Fat.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Pork, fresh, loin, whole, separable lean and fat, cooked, broiled and Fish, sardine, Atlantic, canned in oil, drained solids with bone.

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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
Pork
3
:
Contains more Zinc +82.4%
Contains less Sodium -79.8%
Contains more Iron +235.6%
Contains more Calcium +1910.5%
Contains more Magnesium +39.3%
Contains more Copper +154.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +99.2%
Equal in Potassium - 397
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 33% 6% 38% 20% 25% 66% 106% 9%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 110% 115% 36% 28% 62% 36% 210% 41%
Contains more Zinc +82.4%
Contains less Sodium -79.8%
Contains more Iron +235.6%
Contains more Calcium +1910.5%
Contains more Magnesium +39.3%
Contains more Copper +154.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +99.2%
Equal in Potassium - 397

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
Pork
5
:
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +996.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +41.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +177.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +1442.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +603.4%
Contains more Vitamin D +269.2%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +1177.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +100%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 5.245
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.642
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 2% 1% 6% 39% 220% 75% 95% 42% 108% 88% 0% 4%
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%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +996.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +41.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +177.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +1442.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +603.4%
Contains more Vitamin D +269.2%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +1177.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +100%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 5.245
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.642

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
56
Pork
131
Sardine
Mineral Summary Score
37
Pork
79
Sardine

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
164%
Pork
148%
Sardine
Carbohydrates
0%
Pork
0%
Sardine
Fats
64%
Pork
53%
Sardine

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.
Pork Sardine
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in price 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
Pork Sardine
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet Equal
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Sardine
Sardine is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Sardine
Sardine is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.702g)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Pork
Pork is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 62mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Pork
Pork contains less Sodium (difference - 245mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Pork
Pork is cheaper (difference - $6.2)
Which food contains less Sugars?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Sugars (0 g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
?
The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
?
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 Pork Sardine Opinion
Calories 242 208 Pork
Protein 27.32 24.62 Pork
Fats 13.92 11.45 Pork
Vitamin C 0.6 0 Pork
Carbs 0 0
Cholesterol 80 142 Pork
Vitamin D 53 193 Sardine
Iron 0.87 2.92 Sardine
Calcium 19 382 Sardine
Potassium 423 397 Pork
Magnesium 28 39 Sardine
Sugars 0 0
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.073 0.186 Sardine
Zinc 2.39 1.31 Pork
Starch
Phosphorus 246 490 Sardine
Sodium 62 307 Pork
Vitamin A 7 108 Sardine
Vitamin E 0.29 2.04 Sardine
Vitamin D 1.3 4.8 Sardine
Vitamin B1 0.877 0.08 Pork
Vitamin B2 0.321 0.227 Pork
Vitamin B3 5.037 5.245 Sardine
Vitamin B5 0.698 0.642 Pork
Vitamin B6 0.464 0.167 Pork
Vitamin B12 0.7 8.94 Sardine
Vitamin K 0 2.6 Sardine
Folate 5 10 Sardine
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 5.23 1.528 Sardine
Monounsaturated Fat 6.19 3.869 Pork
Polyunsaturated fat 1.2 5.148 Sardine
Tryptophan 0.338 0.276 Pork
Threonine 1.234 1.079 Pork
Isoleucine 1.26 1.134 Pork
Leucine 2.177 2.001 Pork
Lysine 2.446 2.26 Pork
Methionine 0.712 0.729 Sardine
Phenylalanine 1.086 0.961 Pork
Valine 1.473 1.268 Pork
Histidine 1.067 0.725 Pork
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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. Pork - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167820/nutrients
  2. Sardine - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/175139/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.