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Skipjack tuna vs Tuna - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Skipjack tuna and Tuna different?

  • Skipjack tuna is richer in Vitamin B3, Vitamin B6 and Potassium, while Tuna is higher in Vitamin B12, Vitamin A, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B2 and Phosphorus.
  • Tuna covers your daily need of Vitamin B12 362% more than Skipjack tuna.
  • Skipjack tuna contains 2 times more Vitamin B6 than Tuna. Skipjack tuna contains 0.981mg of Vitamin B6, while Tuna contains 0.525mg.
  • Skipjack tuna is lower in Saturated Fat.

Fish, tuna, skipjack, fresh, cooked, dry heat and Fish, tuna, fresh, bluefin, cooked, dry heat 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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Tuna
Contains more Iron +22.1%
Contains more Calcium +270%
Contains more Potassium +61.6%
Contains more Zinc +36.4%
Contains more Magnesium +45.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +14.4%
Equal in Copper - 0.11
Equal in Sodium - 50
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 60% 12% 47% 32% 37% 29% 123% 7%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 50% 3% 29% 46% 37% 22% 140% 7%
Contains more Iron +22.1%
Contains more Calcium +270%
Contains more Potassium +61.6%
Contains more Zinc +36.4%
Contains more Magnesium +45.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +14.4%
Equal in Copper - 0.11
Equal in Sodium - 50

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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Tuna
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +78%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +86.9%
Contains more Folate +400%
Contains more Vitamin A +4100%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +631.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +150.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +182.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +396.8%
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% 152% 0% 0% 70% 71% 198% 83% 122% 1361% 0% 2%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +78%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +86.9%
Contains more Folate +400%
Contains more Vitamin A +4100%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +631.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +150.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +182.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +396.8%

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
171
Tuna
Mineral Summary Score
43
Skipjack tuna
41
Tuna

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
179%
Tuna
Carbohydrates
0%
Skipjack tuna
0%
Tuna
Fats
6%
Skipjack tuna
29%
Tuna

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 Tuna
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sugars Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in minerals 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 Tuna
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?
Tuna
Tuna is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 11mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Tuna
Tuna is cheaper (difference - $1)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Skipjack tuna
Skipjack tuna contains less Sodium (difference - 3mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Skipjack tuna
Skipjack tuna is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.192g)
Which food contains less Sugars?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugars ( g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.
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 Tuna Opinion
Calories 132 184 Tuna
Protein 28.21 29.91 Tuna
Fats 1.29 6.28 Tuna
Vitamin C 1 0 Skipjack tuna
Carbs 0 0
Cholesterol 60 49 Tuna
Vitamin D
Iron 1.6 1.31 Skipjack tuna
Calcium 37 10 Skipjack tuna
Potassium 522 323 Skipjack tuna
Magnesium 44 64 Tuna
Sugars
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.11 0.11
Zinc 1.05 0.77 Skipjack tuna
Starch
Phosphorus 285 326 Tuna
Sodium 47 50 Skipjack tuna
Vitamin A 60 2520 Tuna
Vitamin E
Vitamin D
Vitamin B1 0.038 0.278 Tuna
Vitamin B2 0.122 0.306 Tuna
Vitamin B3 18.756 10.54 Skipjack tuna
Vitamin B5 0.485 1.37 Tuna
Vitamin B6 0.981 0.525 Skipjack tuna
Vitamin B12 2.19 10.88 Tuna
Vitamin K
Folate 10 2 Skipjack tuna
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 0.42 1.612 Skipjack tuna
Monounsaturated Fat 0.243 2.053 Tuna
Polyunsaturated fat 0.403 1.844 Tuna
Tryptophan 0.316 0.335 Tuna
Threonine 1.237 1.311 Tuna
Isoleucine 1.3 1.378 Tuna
Leucine 2.293 2.431 Tuna
Lysine 2.59 2.747 Tuna
Methionine 0.835 0.885 Tuna
Phenylalanine 1.101 1.168 Tuna
Valine 1.453 1.541 Tuna
Histidine 0.83 0.88 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. Tuna - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173707/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.