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Smoked salmon vs Sardine - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Smoked salmon and Sardine

  • Smoked salmon is higher in Vitamin D, yet Sardine is higher in Vitamin B12, Phosphorus, Calcium, Selenium, Iron, Vitamin B2, and Zinc.
  • Sardine covers your daily Vitamin B12 needs 237% more than Smoked salmon.
  • Smoked salmon contains 4 times more Vitamin D than Sardine. While Smoked salmon contains 685IU of Vitamin D, Sardine contains only 193IU.
  • The amount of Sodium in Sardine is lower.

Food varieties used in this article are Fish, salmon, chinook, smoked and Fish, sardine, Atlantic, canned in oil, drained solids with bone.

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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 Copper +23.7%
Contains more Calcium +3372.7%
Contains more Iron +243.5%
Contains more Magnesium +116.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +198.8%
Contains more Potassium +126.9%
Contains less Sodium -54.3%
Contains more Zinc +322.6%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 32% 13% 71% 16% 88% 9% 77%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 115% 110% 28% 210% 36% 41% 36% 62%
Contains more Copper +23.7%
Contains more Calcium +3372.7%
Contains more Iron +243.5%
Contains more Magnesium +116.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +198.8%
Contains more Potassium +126.9%
Contains less Sodium -54.3%
Contains more Zinc +322.6%

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 D +256.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +35.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +66.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +24.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +51.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +247.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +124.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +11.1%
Contains more Folate +400%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +174.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +2500%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 6% 28% 514% 0% 6% 24% 89% 53% 65% 2% 408% 1%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 7% 41% 144% 0% 20% 53% 99% 39% 39% 8% 1118% 7%
Contains more Vitamin D +256.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +35.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +66.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +24.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +51.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +247.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +124.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +11.1%
Contains more Folate +400%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +174.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +2500%

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.
Smoked salmon Sardine
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Smoked salmon Sardine Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 18.28g 24.62g Sardine
Fats 4.32g 11.45g Sardine
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 117kcal 208kcal Sardine
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 11mg 382mg Sardine
Iron 0.85mg 2.92mg Sardine
Magnesium 18mg 39mg Sardine
Phosphorus 164mg 490mg Sardine
Potassium 175mg 397mg Sardine
Sodium 672mg 307mg Sardine
Zinc 0.31mg 1.31mg Sardine
Copper 0.23mg 0.186mg Smoked salmon
Vitamin A 87IU 108IU Sardine
Vitamin E 1.35mg 2.04mg Sardine
Vitamin D 685IU 193IU Smoked salmon
Vitamin D 17.1µg 4.8µg Smoked salmon
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.023mg 0.08mg Sardine
Vitamin B2 0.101mg 0.227mg Sardine
Vitamin B3 4.72mg 5.245mg Sardine
Vitamin B5 0.87mg 0.642mg Smoked salmon
Vitamin B6 0.278mg 0.167mg Smoked salmon
Folate 2µg 10µg Sardine
Vitamin B12 3.26µg 8.94µg Sardine
Vitamin K 0.1µg 2.6µg Sardine
Tryptophan 0.205mg 0.276mg Sardine
Threonine 0.801mg 1.079mg Sardine
Isoleucine 0.842mg 1.134mg Sardine
Leucine 1.486mg 2.001mg Sardine
Lysine 1.679mg 2.26mg Sardine
Methionine 0.541mg 0.729mg Sardine
Phenylalanine 0.714mg 0.961mg Sardine
Valine 0.942mg 1.268mg Sardine
Histidine 0.538mg 0.725mg Sardine
Cholesterol 23mg 142mg Smoked salmon
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 0.929g 1.528g Smoked salmon
Monounsaturated Fat 2.023g 3.869g Sardine
Polyunsaturated fat 0.995g 5.148g Sardine

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Smoked salmon Sardine
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
99
Smoked salmon
131
Sardine
Mineral Summary Score
38
Smoked salmon
79
Sardine

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
110%
Smoked salmon
148%
Sardine
Carbohydrates
0%
Smoked salmon
0%
Sardine
Fats
20%
Smoked salmon
53%
Sardine

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Smoked salmon
Smoked salmon is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 119mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Smoked salmon
Smoked salmon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.599g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Sardine
Sardine contains less Sodium (difference - 365mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Sardine
Sardine is cheaper (difference - $7)
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 contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar (0 g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)

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. Smoked salmon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173687/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.

Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.