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Squid as food vs Skipjack tuna - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Squid as food and Skipjack tuna different?

  • Squid as food is higher in Vitamin B12, Vitamin B2, Iron, Copper, Selenium, and Phosphorus, however Skipjack tuna is richer in Vitamin B3, and Vitamin B6.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 from Squid as food is 134% higher.
  • Squid as food contains 16 times more Sodium than Skipjack tuna. While Squid as food contains 744mg of Sodium, Skipjack tuna contains only 47mg.

Mollusks, cuttlefish, mixed species, cooked, moist heat and Fish, tuna, skipjack, fresh, cooked, dry heat are the varieties 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
Contains more Calcium +386.5%
Contains more Iron +577.5%
Contains more Magnesium +36.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +103.5%
Contains more Potassium +22%
Contains more Zinc +229.5%
Contains more Copper +807.3%
Contains less Sodium -93.7%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 54% 407% 43% 249% 57% 98% 95% 333%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 12% 60% 32% 123% 47% 7% 29% 37%
Contains more Calcium +386.5%
Contains more Iron +577.5%
Contains more Magnesium +36.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +103.5%
Contains more Potassium +22%
Contains more Zinc +229.5%
Contains more Copper +807.3%
Contains less Sodium -93.7%

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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Contains more Vitamin A +1025%
Contains more Vitamin C +750%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1317.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +85.6%
Contains more Folate +140%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +146.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +123.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +756.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +263.3%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 41% 0% 0% 29% 5% 399% 42% 54% 63% 18% 676% 0%
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%
Contains more Vitamin A +1025%
Contains more Vitamin C +750%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1317.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +85.6%
Contains more Folate +140%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +146.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +123.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +756.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +263.3%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Squid as food Skipjack tuna Opinion
Net carbs 1.64g 0g Squid as food
Protein 32.48g 28.21g Squid as food
Fats 1.4g 1.29g Squid as food
Carbs 1.64g 0g Squid as food
Calories 158kcal 132kcal Squid as food
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 180mg 37mg Squid as food
Iron 10.84mg 1.6mg Squid as food
Magnesium 60mg 44mg Squid as food
Phosphorus 580mg 285mg Squid as food
Potassium 637mg 522mg Squid as food
Sodium 744mg 47mg Skipjack tuna
Zinc 3.46mg 1.05mg Squid as food
Copper 0.998mg 0.11mg Squid as food
Vitamin A 675IU 60IU Squid as food
Vitamin E mg mg
Vitamin D IU IU
Vitamin D µg µg
Vitamin C 8.5mg 1mg Squid as food
Vitamin B1 0.017mg 0.038mg Skipjack tuna
Vitamin B2 1.729mg 0.122mg Squid as food
Vitamin B3 2.189mg 18.756mg Skipjack tuna
Vitamin B5 0.9mg 0.485mg Squid as food
Vitamin B6 0.27mg 0.981mg Skipjack tuna
Folate 24µg 10µg Squid as food
Vitamin B12 5.4µg 2.19µg Squid as food
Vitamin K µg µg
Tryptophan 0.364mg 0.316mg Squid as food
Threonine 1.398mg 1.237mg Squid as food
Isoleucine 1.414mg 1.3mg Squid as food
Leucine 2.287mg 2.293mg Skipjack tuna
Lysine 2.427mg 2.59mg Skipjack tuna
Methionine 0.733mg 0.835mg Skipjack tuna
Phenylalanine 1.164mg 1.101mg Squid as food
Valine 1.419mg 1.453mg Skipjack tuna
Histidine 0.624mg 0.83mg Skipjack tuna
Cholesterol 224mg 60mg Skipjack tuna
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 0.236g 0.42g Squid as food
Monounsaturated Fat 0.162g 0.243g Skipjack tuna
Polyunsaturated fat 0.268g 0.403g Skipjack tuna

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Squid as food Skipjack tuna
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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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
110
Squid as food
78
Skipjack tuna
Mineral Summary Score
167
Squid as food
43
Skipjack 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 food.
Protein
195%
Squid as food
169%
Skipjack tuna
Carbohydrates
2%
Squid as food
0%
Skipjack tuna
Fats
6%
Squid as food
6%
Skipjack tuna

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Squid as food
Squid as food is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.184g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Squid as food
Squid as food is lower in glycemic index (difference - 0)
Which food is cheaper?
Squid as food
Squid as food is cheaper (difference - $8)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Squid as food
Squid as food is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Skipjack tuna
Skipjack tuna contains less Sodium (difference - 697mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Skipjack tuna
Skipjack tuna is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 164mg)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)
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. Squid as food - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172010/nutrients
  2. Skipjack tuna - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172005/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.