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Skipjack tuna vs Sardine - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Skipjack tuna and Sardine different?

  • Skipjack tuna is richer in Vitamin B3 and Vitamin B6, while Sardine is higher in Vitamin B12, Calcium, Phosphorus, Iron, Selenium and Copper.
  • Sardine covers your daily need of Vitamin B12 281% more than Skipjack tuna.
  • Skipjack tuna contains 6 times more Vitamin B6 than Sardine. Skipjack tuna contains 0.981mg of Vitamin B6, while Sardine contains 0.167mg.
  • Skipjack tuna is lower in Cholesterol.

Fish, tuna, skipjack, fresh, cooked, dry heat and Fish, sardine, Atlantic, canned in oil, drained solids with bone 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
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Contains more Potassium +31.5%
Contains more Magnesium +12.8%
Contains less Sodium -84.7%
Contains more Iron +82.5%
Contains more Calcium +932.4%
Contains more Copper +69.1%
Contains more Zinc +24.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +71.9%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 60% 12% 47% 32% 37% 29% 123% 7%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 110% 115% 36% 28% 62% 36% 210% 41%
Contains more Potassium +31.5%
Contains more Magnesium +12.8%
Contains less Sodium -84.7%
Contains more Iron +82.5%
Contains more Calcium +932.4%
Contains more Copper +69.1%
Contains more Zinc +24.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +71.9%

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 C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +257.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +487.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +80%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +110.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +86.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +32.4%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +308.2%
Equal in Folate - 10
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 4% 4% 0% 0% 10% 29% 352% 30% 227% 274% 0% 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% 7% 41% 144% 20% 53% 99% 39% 39% 1118% 7% 8%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +257.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +487.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +80%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +110.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +86.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +32.4%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +308.2%
Equal in Folate - 10

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
78
Skipjack tuna
131
Sardine
Mineral Summary Score
43
Skipjack tuna
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
169%
Skipjack tuna
148%
Sardine
Carbohydrates
0%
Skipjack tuna
0%
Sardine
Fats
6%
Skipjack tuna
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.
Skipjack tuna Sardine
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in glycemic index Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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is better in case of low diet
Skipjack tuna 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 lower in Cholesterol?
Skipjack tuna
Skipjack tuna is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 82mg)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Skipjack tuna
Skipjack tuna contains less Sugars (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Skipjack tuna
Skipjack tuna contains less Sodium (difference - 260mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Skipjack tuna
Skipjack tuna is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.108g)
Which food is cheaper?
Sardine
Sardine is cheaper (difference - $1)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Sardine
Sardine is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Sardine
Sardine is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)

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 Skipjack tuna Sardine Opinion
Calories 132 208 Sardine
Protein 28.21 24.62 Skipjack tuna
Fats 1.29 11.45 Sardine
Vitamin C 1 0 Skipjack tuna
Carbs 0 0
Cholesterol 60 142 Skipjack tuna
Vitamin D 193 Sardine
Iron 1.6 2.92 Sardine
Calcium 37 382 Sardine
Potassium 522 397 Skipjack tuna
Magnesium 44 39 Skipjack tuna
Sugars 0 Skipjack tuna
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.11 0.186 Sardine
Zinc 1.05 1.31 Sardine
Starch
Phosphorus 285 490 Sardine
Sodium 47 307 Skipjack tuna
Vitamin A 60 108 Sardine
Vitamin E 2.04 Sardine
Vitamin D 4.8 Sardine
Vitamin B1 0.038 0.08 Sardine
Vitamin B2 0.122 0.227 Sardine
Vitamin B3 18.756 5.245 Skipjack tuna
Vitamin B5 0.485 0.642 Sardine
Vitamin B6 0.981 0.167 Skipjack tuna
Vitamin B12 2.19 8.94 Sardine
Vitamin K 2.6 Sardine
Folate 10 10
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 0.42 1.528 Skipjack tuna
Monounsaturated Fat 0.243 3.869 Sardine
Polyunsaturated fat 0.403 5.148 Sardine
Tryptophan 0.316 0.276 Skipjack tuna
Threonine 1.237 1.079 Skipjack tuna
Isoleucine 1.3 1.134 Skipjack tuna
Leucine 2.293 2.001 Skipjack tuna
Lysine 2.59 2.26 Skipjack tuna
Methionine 0.835 0.729 Skipjack tuna
Phenylalanine 1.101 0.961 Skipjack tuna
Valine 1.453 1.268 Skipjack tuna
Histidine 0.83 0.725 Skipjack tuna
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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. Skipjack tuna - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172005/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.