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

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 Folate +400%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +35.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +115%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +134.2%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 4% 0% 0% 4% 10% 29% 352% 30% 227% 8% 274% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 8% 49% 498% 0% 23% 15% 174% 26% 142% 2% 203% 1%
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 Folate +400%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +35.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +115%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +134.2%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Skipjack tuna Swordfish Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 28.21g 23.45g Skipjack tuna
Fats 1.29g 7.93g Swordfish
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 132kcal 172kcal Swordfish
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 0g Skipjack tuna
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 37mg 6mg Skipjack tuna
Iron 1.6mg 0.45mg Skipjack tuna
Magnesium 44mg 35mg Skipjack tuna
Phosphorus 285mg 304mg Swordfish
Potassium 522mg 499mg Skipjack tuna
Sodium 47mg 97mg Skipjack tuna
Zinc 1.05mg 0.78mg Skipjack tuna
Copper 0.11mg 0.046mg Skipjack tuna
Vitamin A 60IU 129IU Swordfish
Vitamin E mg 2.41mg Swordfish
Vitamin D IU 666IU Swordfish
Vitamin D µg 16.6µg Swordfish
Vitamin C 1mg 0mg Skipjack tuna
Vitamin B1 0.038mg 0.089mg Swordfish
Vitamin B2 0.122mg 0.063mg Skipjack tuna
Vitamin B3 18.756mg 9.254mg Skipjack tuna
Vitamin B5 0.485mg 0.417mg Skipjack tuna
Vitamin B6 0.981mg 0.615mg Skipjack tuna
Folate 10µg 2µg Skipjack tuna
Vitamin B12 2.19µg 1.62µg Skipjack tuna
Vitamin K µg 0.1µg Swordfish
Tryptophan 0.316mg 0.265mg Skipjack tuna
Threonine 1.237mg 1.035mg Skipjack tuna
Isoleucine 1.3mg 1.088mg Skipjack tuna
Leucine 2.293mg 1.919mg Skipjack tuna
Lysine 2.59mg 2.168mg Skipjack tuna
Methionine 0.835mg 0.699mg Skipjack tuna
Phenylalanine 1.101mg 0.922mg Skipjack tuna
Valine 1.453mg 1.216mg Skipjack tuna
Histidine 0.83mg 0.695mg Skipjack tuna
Cholesterol 60mg 78mg Skipjack tuna
Trans Fat g 0.056g Skipjack tuna
Saturated Fat 0.42g 1.911g Skipjack tuna
Monounsaturated Fat 0.243g 3.544g Swordfish
Polyunsaturated fat 0.403g 1.368g Swordfish

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Skipjack tuna Swordfish
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
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 food.
Protein
169%
Skipjack tuna
141%
Swordfish
Carbohydrates
0%
Skipjack tuna
0%
Swordfish
Fats
6%
Skipjack tuna
37%
Swordfish

Comparison summary

Which food is cheaper?
Swordfish
Swordfish is cheaper (difference - $8)
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 - 50mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Skipjack tuna
Skipjack tuna is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 18mg)
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 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. 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.