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Skipjack tuna vs Roe - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Skipjack tuna and Roe?

  • Skipjack tuna is higher in Vitamin B3, and Vitamin B6, yet Roe is higher in Vitamin B12, Vitamin B2, Phosphorus, Folate, Vitamin B1, Vitamin C, and Vitamin B5.
  • Roe's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 390% more.
  • Skipjack tuna has 9 times more Vitamin B3 than Roe. While Skipjack tuna has 18.756mg of Vitamin B3, Roe has only 2.192mg.
  • The amount of Cholesterol in Skipjack tuna is lower.

We used Fish, tuna, skipjack, fresh, cooked, dry heat and Fish, roe, mixed species, cooked, dry heat types 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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Roe
Contains more Iron +107.8%
Contains more Calcium +32.1%
Contains more Potassium +84.5%
Contains more Magnesium +69.2%
Contains less Sodium -59.8%
Contains more Copper +16.4%
Contains more Zinc +21.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +80.7%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 60% 12% 47% 32% 37% 29% 123% 7%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 29% 9% 25% 19% 43% 35% 221% 16%
Contains more Iron +107.8%
Contains more Calcium +32.1%
Contains more Potassium +84.5%
Contains more Magnesium +69.2%
Contains less Sodium -59.8%
Contains more Copper +16.4%
Contains more Zinc +21.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +80.7%

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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Roe
Contains more Vitamin B3 +755.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +430.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +1540%
Contains more Vitamin A +405%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +628.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +677.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +137.9%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +426.9%
Contains more Folate +820%
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 55% 19% 0% 0% 70% 219% 42% 70% 43% 1443% 0% 69%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +755.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +430.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +1540%
Contains more Vitamin A +405%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +628.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +677.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +137.9%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +426.9%
Contains more Folate +820%

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
78
Skipjack tuna
169
Roe
Mineral Summary Score
43
Skipjack tuna
49
Roe

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
169%
Skipjack tuna
172%
Roe
Carbohydrates
0%
Skipjack tuna
2%
Roe
Fats
6%
Skipjack tuna
38%
Roe

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.
Skipjack tuna Roe
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

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Skipjack tuna Roe
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Skipjack tuna
Skipjack tuna is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 419mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Skipjack tuna
Skipjack tuna contains less Sodium (difference - 70mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Skipjack tuna
Skipjack tuna is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.446g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Skipjack tuna
Skipjack tuna is lower in glycemic index (difference - 27)
Which food is cheaper?
Skipjack tuna
Skipjack tuna is cheaper (difference - $92)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Roe
Roe is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Skipjack tuna Roe Opinion
Calories 132 204 Roe
Protein 28.21 28.62 Roe
Fats 1.29 8.23 Roe
Vitamin C 1 16.4 Roe
Carbs 0 1.92 Roe
Cholesterol 60 479 Skipjack tuna
Vitamin D
Iron 1.6 0.77 Skipjack tuna
Calcium 37 28 Skipjack tuna
Potassium 522 283 Skipjack tuna
Magnesium 44 26 Skipjack tuna
Sugar
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.11 0.128 Roe
Zinc 1.05 1.28 Roe
Starch
Phosphorus 285 515 Roe
Sodium 47 117 Skipjack tuna
Vitamin A 60 303 Roe
Vitamin E
Vitamin D
Vitamin B1 0.038 0.277 Roe
Vitamin B2 0.122 0.949 Roe
Vitamin B3 18.756 2.192 Skipjack tuna
Vitamin B5 0.485 1.154 Roe
Vitamin B6 0.981 0.185 Skipjack tuna
Vitamin B12 2.19 11.54 Roe
Vitamin K
Folate 10 92 Roe
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 0.42 1.866 Skipjack tuna
Monounsaturated Fat 0.243 2.129 Roe
Polyunsaturated fat 0.403 3.404 Roe
Tryptophan 0.316 0.375 Roe
Threonine 1.237 1.305 Roe
Isoleucine 1.3 1.465 Roe
Leucine 2.293 2.509 Roe
Lysine 2.59 2.179 Skipjack tuna
Methionine 0.835 0.71 Skipjack tuna
Phenylalanine 1.101 1.401 Roe
Valine 1.453 1.676 Roe
Histidine 0.83 0.778 Skipjack tuna
Fructose

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. Skipjack tuna - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172005/nutrients
  2. Roe - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174239/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.