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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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Magnesium +12.8%
Contains more Potassium +31.5%
Contains less Sodium -84.7%
Contains more Calcium +932.4%
Contains more Iron +82.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +71.9%
Contains more Zinc +24.8%
Contains more Copper +69.1%
Contains more Manganese +468.4%
Contains more Selenium +12.6%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 12% 60% 32% 123% 47% 7% 29% 37% 3% 256%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 115% 110% 28% 210% 36% 41% 36% 62% 15% 288%
Contains more Magnesium +12.8%
Contains more Potassium +31.5%
Contains less Sodium -84.7%
Contains more Calcium +932.4%
Contains more Iron +82.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +71.9%
Contains more Zinc +24.8%
Contains more Copper +69.1%
Contains more Manganese +468.4%
Contains more Selenium +12.6%

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 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 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%
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% 41% 144% 0% 20% 53% 99% 39% 39% 8% 1118% 41% 7%
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

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +14.6%
Contains more Other +90.3%
Contains more Fats +787.6%
Equal in Water - 59.61
28% 62% 8%
Protein: 28.21 g
Fats: 1.29 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 62.28 g
Other: 8.22 g
25% 11% 60% 4%
Protein: 24.62 g
Fats: 11.45 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 59.61 g
Other: 4.32 g
Contains more Protein +14.6%
Contains more Other +90.3%
Contains more Fats +787.6%
Equal in Water - 59.61

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -72.5%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +1492.2%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +1177.4%
39% 23% 38%
Saturated Fat: 0.42 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.243 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.403 g
14% 37% 49%
Saturated Fat: 1.528 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 3.869 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 5.148 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -72.5%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +1492.2%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +1177.4%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Skipjack tuna Sardine Opinion
Protein 28.21g 24.62g Skipjack tuna
Fats 1.29g 11.45g Sardine
Calories 132kcal 208kcal Sardine
Calcium 37mg 382mg Sardine
Iron 1.6mg 2.92mg Sardine
Magnesium 44mg 39mg Skipjack tuna
Phosphorus 285mg 490mg Sardine
Potassium 522mg 397mg Skipjack tuna
Sodium 47mg 307mg Skipjack tuna
Zinc 1.05mg 1.31mg Sardine
Copper 0.11mg 0.186mg Sardine
Manganese 0.019mg 0.108mg Sardine
Selenium 46.8µg 52.7µg Sardine
Vitamin A 60IU 108IU Sardine
Vitamin A RAE 18µg 32µg Sardine
Vitamin E 2.04mg Sardine
Vitamin D 193IU Sardine
Vitamin D 4.8µg Sardine
Vitamin C 1mg 0mg Skipjack tuna
Vitamin B1 0.038mg 0.08mg Sardine
Vitamin B2 0.122mg 0.227mg Sardine
Vitamin B3 18.756mg 5.245mg Skipjack tuna
Vitamin B5 0.485mg 0.642mg Sardine
Vitamin B6 0.981mg 0.167mg Skipjack tuna
Folate 10µg 10µg
Vitamin B12 2.19µg 8.94µg Sardine
Choline 75mg Sardine
Vitamin K 2.6µg Sardine
Tryptophan 0.316mg 0.276mg Skipjack tuna
Threonine 1.237mg 1.079mg Skipjack tuna
Isoleucine 1.3mg 1.134mg Skipjack tuna
Leucine 2.293mg 2.001mg Skipjack tuna
Lysine 2.59mg 2.26mg Skipjack tuna
Methionine 0.835mg 0.729mg Skipjack tuna
Phenylalanine 1.101mg 0.961mg Skipjack tuna
Valine 1.453mg 1.268mg Skipjack tuna
Histidine 0.83mg 0.725mg Skipjack tuna
Cholesterol 60mg 142mg Skipjack tuna
Saturated Fat 0.42g 1.528g Skipjack tuna
Omega-3 - DHA 0.237g 0.509g Sardine
Omega-3 - EPA 0.091g 0.473g Sardine
Omega-3 - DPA 0.017g 0g Skipjack tuna
Monounsaturated Fat 0.243g 3.869g Sardine
Polyunsaturated fat 0.403g 5.148g Sardine

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Skipjack tuna Sardine
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
72%
Skipjack tuna
124%
Sardine
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
60%
Skipjack tuna
94%
Sardine

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Skipjack tuna
Skipjack tuna is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Skipjack tuna
Skipjack tuna contains less Sodium (difference - 260mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Skipjack tuna
Skipjack tuna is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 82mg)
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)

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. 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.

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