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Skipjack tuna vs Swordfish - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Skipjack tuna and Swordfish

  • Skipjack tuna is higher in Vitamin B3, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, Iron and Copper, however Swordfish is richer in Selenium.
  • Skipjack tuna's daily need coverage for Vitamin B3 is 59% higher.
  • Skipjack tuna has 6 times more Calcium than Swordfish. While Skipjack tuna has 37mg of Calcium, Swordfish has only 6mg.
  • Skipjack tuna has less Cholesterol.

The food types used in this comparison are Fish, tuna, skipjack, fresh, cooked, dry heat and Fish, swordfish, cooked, dry heat.

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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 Iron +255.6%
Contains more Calcium +516.7%
Contains more Magnesium +25.7%
Contains more Copper +139.1%
Contains more Zinc +34.6%
Contains less Sodium -51.5%
Equal in Potassium - 499
Equal in Phosphorus - 304
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 60% 12% 47% 32% 37% 29% 123% 7%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 17% 2% 45% 25% 16% 22% 131% 13%
Contains more Iron +255.6%
Contains more Calcium +516.7%
Contains more Magnesium +25.7%
Contains more Copper +139.1%
Contains more Zinc +34.6%
Contains less Sodium -51.5%
Equal in Potassium - 499
Equal in Phosphorus - 304

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 B2 +93.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +102.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +16.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +59.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +35.2%
Contains more Folate +400%
Contains more Vitamin A +115%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +134.2%
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% 8% 49% 498% 23% 15% 174% 26% 142% 203% 1% 2%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +93.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +102.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +16.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +59.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +35.2%
Contains more Folate +400%
Contains more Vitamin A +115%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +134.2%

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
95
Swordfish
Mineral Summary Score
43
Skipjack tuna
33
Swordfish

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
141%
Swordfish
Carbohydrates
0%
Skipjack tuna
0%
Swordfish
Fats
6%
Skipjack tuna
37%
Swordfish

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 Swordfish
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Skipjack tuna Swordfish
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 cheaper?
Swordfish
Swordfish is cheaper (difference - $8)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Skipjack tuna
Skipjack tuna is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 18mg)
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 - 50mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Skipjack tuna
Skipjack tuna is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.491g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Skipjack tuna
Skipjack tuna is relatively richer in minerals
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 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 Skipjack tuna Swordfish Opinion
Calories 132 172 Swordfish
Protein 28.21 23.45 Skipjack tuna
Fats 1.29 7.93 Swordfish
Vitamin C 1 0 Skipjack tuna
Carbs 0 0
Cholesterol 60 78 Skipjack tuna
Vitamin D 666 Swordfish
Iron 1.6 0.45 Skipjack tuna
Calcium 37 6 Skipjack tuna
Potassium 522 499 Skipjack tuna
Magnesium 44 35 Skipjack tuna
Sugars 0 Skipjack tuna
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.11 0.046 Skipjack tuna
Zinc 1.05 0.78 Skipjack tuna
Starch
Phosphorus 285 304 Swordfish
Sodium 47 97 Skipjack tuna
Vitamin A 60 129 Swordfish
Vitamin E 2.41 Swordfish
Vitamin D 16.6 Swordfish
Vitamin B1 0.038 0.089 Swordfish
Vitamin B2 0.122 0.063 Skipjack tuna
Vitamin B3 18.756 9.254 Skipjack tuna
Vitamin B5 0.485 0.417 Skipjack tuna
Vitamin B6 0.981 0.615 Skipjack tuna
Vitamin B12 2.19 1.62 Skipjack tuna
Vitamin K 0.1 Swordfish
Folate 10 2 Skipjack tuna
Trans Fat 0.056 Skipjack tuna
Saturated Fat 0.42 1.911 Skipjack tuna
Monounsaturated Fat 0.243 3.544 Swordfish
Polyunsaturated fat 0.403 1.368 Swordfish
Tryptophan 0.316 0.265 Skipjack tuna
Threonine 1.237 1.035 Skipjack tuna
Isoleucine 1.3 1.088 Skipjack tuna
Leucine 2.293 1.919 Skipjack tuna
Lysine 2.59 2.168 Skipjack tuna
Methionine 0.835 0.699 Skipjack tuna
Phenylalanine 1.101 0.922 Skipjack tuna
Valine 1.453 1.216 Skipjack tuna
Histidine 0.83 0.695 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. Swordfish - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173704/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.