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Swordfish vs Skipjack tuna - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Swordfish and Skipjack tuna

  • Swordfish is higher in Selenium, however Skipjack tuna is richer in Vitamin B3, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, Iron, and Copper.
  • Skipjack tuna's daily need coverage for Vitamin B3 is 59% higher.
  • Swordfish has 5 times more Saturated Fat than Skipjack tuna. While Swordfish has 1.911g of Saturated Fat, Skipjack tuna has only 0.42g.

The food types used in this comparison are Fish, swordfish, cooked, dry heat and Fish, tuna, skipjack, fresh, cooked, dry heat.

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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 +516.7%
Contains more Iron +255.6%
Contains more Magnesium +25.7%
Contains less Sodium -51.5%
Contains more Zinc +34.6%
Contains more Copper +139.1%
Equal in Phosphorus - 285
Equal in Potassium - 522
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 2% 17% 25% 131% 45% 13% 22% 16%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 12% 60% 32% 123% 47% 7% 29% 37%
Contains more Calcium +516.7%
Contains more Iron +255.6%
Contains more Magnesium +25.7%
Contains less Sodium -51.5%
Contains more Zinc +34.6%
Contains more Copper +139.1%
Equal in Phosphorus - 285
Equal in Potassium - 522

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 +115%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +134.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +93.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +102.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +16.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +59.5%
Contains more Folate +400%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +35.2%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 8% 49% 498% 0% 23% 15% 174% 26% 142% 2% 203% 1%
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 +115%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +134.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +93.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +102.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +16.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +59.5%
Contains more Folate +400%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +35.2%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Swordfish Skipjack tuna Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 23.45g 28.21g Skipjack tuna
Fats 7.93g 1.29g Swordfish
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 172kcal 132kcal Swordfish
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g g Skipjack tuna
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 6mg 37mg Skipjack tuna
Iron 0.45mg 1.6mg Skipjack tuna
Magnesium 35mg 44mg Skipjack tuna
Phosphorus 304mg 285mg Swordfish
Potassium 499mg 522mg Skipjack tuna
Sodium 97mg 47mg Skipjack tuna
Zinc 0.78mg 1.05mg Skipjack tuna
Copper 0.046mg 0.11mg Skipjack tuna
Vitamin A 129IU 60IU Swordfish
Vitamin E 2.41mg mg Swordfish
Vitamin D 666IU IU Swordfish
Vitamin D 16.6µg µg Swordfish
Vitamin C 0mg 1mg Skipjack tuna
Vitamin B1 0.089mg 0.038mg Swordfish
Vitamin B2 0.063mg 0.122mg Skipjack tuna
Vitamin B3 9.254mg 18.756mg Skipjack tuna
Vitamin B5 0.417mg 0.485mg Skipjack tuna
Vitamin B6 0.615mg 0.981mg Skipjack tuna
Folate 2µg 10µg Skipjack tuna
Vitamin B12 1.62µg 2.19µg Skipjack tuna
Vitamin K 0.1µg µg Swordfish
Tryptophan 0.265mg 0.316mg Skipjack tuna
Threonine 1.035mg 1.237mg Skipjack tuna
Isoleucine 1.088mg 1.3mg Skipjack tuna
Leucine 1.919mg 2.293mg Skipjack tuna
Lysine 2.168mg 2.59mg Skipjack tuna
Methionine 0.699mg 0.835mg Skipjack tuna
Phenylalanine 0.922mg 1.101mg Skipjack tuna
Valine 1.216mg 1.453mg Skipjack tuna
Histidine 0.695mg 0.83mg Skipjack tuna
Cholesterol 78mg 60mg Skipjack tuna
Trans Fat 0.056g g Skipjack tuna
Saturated Fat 1.911g 0.42g Skipjack tuna
Monounsaturated Fat 3.544g 0.243g Swordfish
Polyunsaturated fat 1.368g 0.403g Swordfish

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Swordfish Skipjack tuna
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
95
Swordfish
78
Skipjack tuna
Mineral Summary Score
33
Swordfish
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
141%
Swordfish
169%
Skipjack tuna
Carbohydrates
0%
Swordfish
0%
Skipjack tuna
Fats
37%
Swordfish
6%
Skipjack tuna

Comparison summary

Which food is cheaper?
Swordfish
Swordfish is cheaper (difference - $8)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Skipjack tuna
Skipjack tuna is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Skipjack tuna
Skipjack tuna contains less Sodium (difference - 50mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Skipjack tuna
Skipjack tuna is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 18mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Skipjack tuna
Skipjack tuna is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.491g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Skipjack tuna
Skipjack tuna is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)
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. Swordfish - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173704/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.