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Sugar substitute vs. Sardine — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Sugar substitute and Sardine?

  • Sugar substitute is higher in Calcium, however, Sardine is richer in Phosphorus, Iron, Copper, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6, Zinc, Vitamin B5, and Potassium.
  • Sardine's daily need coverage for Phosphorus is 69% more.
  • Sardine contains 2 times less Calcium than Sugar substitute. Sugar substitute contains 879mg of Calcium, while Sardine contains 382mg.
  • Sardine has less Sodium.

We used Sweeteners, sugar substitute, granulated, brown and Fish, sardine, Atlantic, canned in oil, drained solids with bone types 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Calcium +130.1%
Contains more Iron +1725%
Contains more Magnesium +550%
Contains more Phosphorus +6025%
Contains more Potassium +917.9%
Contains less Sodium -46.3%
Contains more Zinc +3175%
Contains more Copper +2557.1%
Contains more Manganese +390.9%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 264% 6% 5% 4% 4% 75% 2% 3% 3% 0%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 115% 110% 28% 210% 36% 41% 36% 62% 15% 288%
Contains more Calcium +130.1%
Contains more Iron +1725%
Contains more Magnesium +550%
Contains more Phosphorus +6025%
Contains more Potassium +917.9%
Contains less Sodium -46.3%
Contains more Zinc +3175%
Contains more Copper +2557.1%
Contains more Manganese +390.9%

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
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Sardine
Contains more Vitamin B1 +433.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1413.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +702.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1013.3%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 0% 0% 0% 0% 4% 4% 0% 5% 4% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 7% 41% 144% 0% 20% 53% 99% 39% 39% 8% 1118% 41% 7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +433.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1413.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +702.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1013.3%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Protein +1095.1%
Contains more Fats +∞%
Contains more Water +552.2%
Equal in Other - 4.32
2% 85% 9% 4%
Protein: 2.06 g
Fats: 0 g
Carbs: 84.77 g
Water: 9.14 g
Other: 4.03 g
25% 11% 60% 4%
Protein: 24.62 g
Fats: 11.45 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 59.61 g
Other: 4.32 g
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Protein +1095.1%
Contains more Fats +∞%
Contains more Water +552.2%
Equal in Other - 4.32

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Sugar substitute Sardine
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Sugar substitute Sardine Opinion
Net carbs 84.17g 0g Sugar substitute
Protein 2.06g 24.62g Sardine
Fats 0g 11.45g Sardine
Carbs 84.77g 0g Sugar substitute
Calories 347kcal 208kcal Sugar substitute
Starch 3.52g Sugar substitute
Sugar 4.03g 0g Sardine
Fiber 0.6g 0g Sugar substitute
Calcium 879mg 382mg Sugar substitute
Iron 0.16mg 2.92mg Sardine
Magnesium 6mg 39mg Sardine
Phosphorus 8mg 490mg Sardine
Potassium 39mg 397mg Sardine
Sodium 572mg 307mg Sardine
Zinc 0.04mg 1.31mg Sardine
Copper 0.007mg 0.186mg Sardine
Manganese 0.022mg 0.108mg Sardine
Selenium 52.7µg Sardine
Vitamin A 108IU Sardine
Vitamin A RAE 32µg Sardine
Vitamin E 2.04mg Sardine
Vitamin D 193IU Sardine
Vitamin D 4.8µg Sardine
Vitamin B1 0.015mg 0.08mg Sardine
Vitamin B2 0.015mg 0.227mg Sardine
Vitamin B3 5.245mg Sardine
Vitamin B5 0.08mg 0.642mg Sardine
Vitamin B6 0.015mg 0.167mg Sardine
Folate 10µg Sardine
Vitamin B12 8.94µg Sardine
Choline 75mg Sardine
Vitamin K 2.6µg Sardine
Tryptophan 0.276mg Sardine
Threonine 1.079mg Sardine
Isoleucine 1.134mg Sardine
Leucine 2.001mg Sardine
Lysine 2.26mg Sardine
Methionine 0.729mg Sardine
Phenylalanine 0.961mg Sardine
Valine 1.268mg Sardine
Histidine 0.725mg Sardine
Cholesterol 142mg Sugar substitute
Saturated Fat 1.528g Sugar substitute
Omega-3 - DHA 0.509g Sardine
Omega-3 - EPA 0.473g Sardine
Monounsaturated Fat 3.869g Sardine
Polyunsaturated fat 5.148g Sardine

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Sugar substitute Sardine
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
1%
Sugar substitute
124%
Sardine
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
36%
Sugar substitute
94%
Sardine

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Sugar substitute
Sugar substitute is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 142mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Sugar substitute
Sugar substitute is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.528g)
Which food is cheaper?
Sugar substitute
Sugar substitute is cheaper (difference - $7)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Sardine
Sardine is lower in Sugar (difference - 4.03g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Sardine
Sardine contains less Sodium (difference - 265mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Sardine
Sardine is lower in glycemic index (difference - 40)
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

References

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Sugar substitute - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170675/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.