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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
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Contains more Iron +577.5%
Contains more Calcium +386.5%
Contains more Potassium +22%
Contains more Magnesium +36.4%
Contains more Copper +807.3%
Contains more Zinc +229.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +103.5%
Contains less Sodium -93.7%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 407% 54% 57% 43% 333% 95% 249% 98%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 60% 12% 47% 32% 37% 29% 123% 7%
Contains more Iron +577.5%
Contains more Calcium +386.5%
Contains more Potassium +22%
Contains more Magnesium +36.4%
Contains more Copper +807.3%
Contains more Zinc +229.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +103.5%
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 C +750%
Contains more Vitamin A +1025%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1317.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +85.6%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +146.6%
Contains more Folate +140%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +123.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +756.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +263.3%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 29% 41% 0% 0% 5% 399% 42% 54% 63% 676% 0% 18%
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%
Contains more Vitamin C +750%
Contains more Vitamin A +1025%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1317.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +85.6%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +146.6%
Contains more Folate +140%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +123.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +756.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +263.3%

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
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 the 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 table

Pay attention at 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 Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Sugars Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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

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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 is lower in Cholesterol?
Skipjack tuna
Skipjack tuna is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 164mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Skipjack tuna
Skipjack tuna contains less Sodium (difference - 697mg)
Which food contains less Sugars?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugars ( g)
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 Squid as food Skipjack tuna Opinion
Calories 158 132 Squid as food
Protein 32.48 28.21 Squid as food
Fats 1.4 1.29 Squid as food
Vitamin C 8.5 1 Squid as food
Carbs 1.64 0 Squid as food
Cholesterol 224 60 Skipjack tuna
Vitamin D
Iron 10.84 1.6 Squid as food
Calcium 180 37 Squid as food
Potassium 637 522 Squid as food
Magnesium 60 44 Squid as food
Sugars
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.998 0.11 Squid as food
Zinc 3.46 1.05 Squid as food
Starch
Phosphorus 580 285 Squid as food
Sodium 744 47 Skipjack tuna
Vitamin A 675 60 Squid as food
Vitamin E
Vitamin D
Vitamin B1 0.017 0.038 Skipjack tuna
Vitamin B2 1.729 0.122 Squid as food
Vitamin B3 2.189 18.756 Skipjack tuna
Vitamin B5 0.9 0.485 Squid as food
Vitamin B6 0.27 0.981 Skipjack tuna
Vitamin B12 5.4 2.19 Squid as food
Vitamin K
Folate 24 10 Squid as food
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 0.236 0.42 Squid as food
Monounsaturated Fat 0.162 0.243 Skipjack tuna
Polyunsaturated fat 0.268 0.403 Skipjack tuna
Tryptophan 0.364 0.316 Squid as food
Threonine 1.398 1.237 Squid as food
Isoleucine 1.414 1.3 Squid as food
Leucine 2.287 2.293 Skipjack tuna
Lysine 2.427 2.59 Skipjack tuna
Methionine 0.733 0.835 Skipjack tuna
Phenylalanine 1.164 1.101 Squid as food
Valine 1.419 1.453 Skipjack tuna
Histidine 0.624 0.83 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. 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.