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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
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Contains less Sodium -79.8%
Contains more Zinc +82.4%
Contains more Calcium +1910.5%
Contains more Iron +235.6%
Contains more Magnesium +39.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +99.2%
Contains more Copper +154.8%
Equal in Potassium - 397
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 33% 20% 106% 38% 9% 66% 25%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 115% 110% 28% 210% 36% 41% 36% 62%
Contains less Sodium -79.8%
Contains more Zinc +82.4%
Contains more Calcium +1910.5%
Contains more Iron +235.6%
Contains more Magnesium +39.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +99.2%
Contains more Copper +154.8%
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
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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 Folate +100%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +1177.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 5.245
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.642
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 1% 6% 39% 2% 220% 75% 95% 42% 108% 4% 88% 0%
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%
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 Folate +100%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +1177.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 5.245
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.642

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.
Pork Sardine
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Pork Sardine Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 27.32g 24.62g Pork
Fats 13.92g 11.45g Pork
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 242kcal 208kcal Pork
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 19mg 382mg Sardine
Iron 0.87mg 2.92mg Sardine
Magnesium 28mg 39mg Sardine
Phosphorus 246mg 490mg Sardine
Potassium 423mg 397mg Pork
Sodium 62mg 307mg Pork
Zinc 2.39mg 1.31mg Pork
Copper 0.073mg 0.186mg Sardine
Vitamin A 7IU 108IU Sardine
Vitamin E 0.29mg 2.04mg Sardine
Vitamin D 53IU 193IU Sardine
Vitamin D 1.3µg 4.8µg Sardine
Vitamin C 0.6mg 0mg Pork
Vitamin B1 0.877mg 0.08mg Pork
Vitamin B2 0.321mg 0.227mg Pork
Vitamin B3 5.037mg 5.245mg Sardine
Vitamin B5 0.698mg 0.642mg Pork
Vitamin B6 0.464mg 0.167mg Pork
Folate 5µg 10µg Sardine
Vitamin B12 0.7µg 8.94µg Sardine
Vitamin K 0µg 2.6µg Sardine
Tryptophan 0.338mg 0.276mg Pork
Threonine 1.234mg 1.079mg Pork
Isoleucine 1.26mg 1.134mg Pork
Leucine 2.177mg 2.001mg Pork
Lysine 2.446mg 2.26mg Pork
Methionine 0.712mg 0.729mg Sardine
Phenylalanine 1.086mg 0.961mg Pork
Valine 1.473mg 1.268mg Pork
Histidine 1.067mg 0.725mg Pork
Cholesterol 80mg 142mg Pork
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 5.23g 1.528g Sardine
Monounsaturated Fat 6.19g 3.869g Pork
Polyunsaturated fat 1.2g 5.148g Sardine

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Pork Sardine
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet Equal
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
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 food.
Protein
164%
Pork
148%
Sardine
Carbohydrates
0%
Pork
0%
Sardine
Fats
64%
Pork
53%
Sardine

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 contains less Sodium?
Pork
Pork contains less Sodium (difference - 245mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Pork
Pork is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 62mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Pork
Pork is cheaper (difference - $6.2)
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. 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.