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Tuna vs Skipjack tuna - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Tuna and Skipjack tuna different?

  • Tuna is richer in Vitamin B12, Vitamin A RAE, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B2, and Phosphorus, while Skipjack tuna is higher in Vitamin B3, Vitamin B6, and Potassium.
  • Tuna covers your daily need of Vitamin B12 362% more than Skipjack tuna.
  • Tuna contains 42 times more Vitamin A RAE than Skipjack tuna. Tuna contains 757µg of Vitamin A RAE, while Skipjack tuna contains 18µg.
  • Skipjack tuna is lower in Saturated Fat.

Fish, tuna, fresh, bluefin, cooked, dry heat and Fish, tuna, skipjack, fresh, cooked, dry heat types were 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 Magnesium +45.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +14.4%
Contains more Calcium +270%
Contains more Iron +22.1%
Contains more Potassium +61.6%
Contains more Zinc +36.4%
Equal in Sodium - 47
Equal in Copper - 0.11
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 50% 46% 140% 29% 7% 22% 37%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 12% 60% 32% 123% 47% 7% 29% 37%
Contains more Magnesium +45.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +14.4%
Contains more Calcium +270%
Contains more Iron +22.1%
Contains more Potassium +61.6%
Contains more Zinc +36.4%
Equal in Sodium - 47
Equal in Copper - 0.11

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
Tuna
5
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Contains more Vitamin A +4100%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +631.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +150.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +182.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +396.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +78%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +86.9%
Contains more Folate +400%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 152% 0% 0% 0% 70% 71% 198% 83% 122% 2% 1361% 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 +4100%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +631.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +150.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +182.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +396.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +78%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +86.9%
Contains more Folate +400%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Tuna Skipjack tuna Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 29.91g 28.21g Tuna
Fats 6.28g 1.29g Tuna
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 184kcal 132kcal Tuna
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 10mg 37mg Skipjack tuna
Iron 1.31mg 1.6mg Skipjack tuna
Magnesium 64mg 44mg Tuna
Phosphorus 326mg 285mg Tuna
Potassium 323mg 522mg Skipjack tuna
Sodium 50mg 47mg Skipjack tuna
Zinc 0.77mg 1.05mg Skipjack tuna
Copper 0.11mg 0.11mg
Vitamin A 2520IU 60IU Tuna
Vitamin E mg mg
Vitamin D IU IU
Vitamin D µg µg
Vitamin C 0mg 1mg Skipjack tuna
Vitamin B1 0.278mg 0.038mg Tuna
Vitamin B2 0.306mg 0.122mg Tuna
Vitamin B3 10.54mg 18.756mg Skipjack tuna
Vitamin B5 1.37mg 0.485mg Tuna
Vitamin B6 0.525mg 0.981mg Skipjack tuna
Folate 2µg 10µg Skipjack tuna
Vitamin B12 10.88µg 2.19µg Tuna
Vitamin K µg µg
Tryptophan 0.335mg 0.316mg Tuna
Threonine 1.311mg 1.237mg Tuna
Isoleucine 1.378mg 1.3mg Tuna
Leucine 2.431mg 2.293mg Tuna
Lysine 2.747mg 2.59mg Tuna
Methionine 0.885mg 0.835mg Tuna
Phenylalanine 1.168mg 1.101mg Tuna
Valine 1.541mg 1.453mg Tuna
Histidine 0.88mg 0.83mg Tuna
Cholesterol 49mg 60mg Tuna
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 1.612g 0.42g Skipjack tuna
Monounsaturated Fat 2.053g 0.243g Tuna
Polyunsaturated fat 1.844g 0.403g Tuna

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Tuna 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
171
Tuna
78
Skipjack tuna
Mineral Summary Score
41
Tuna
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
179%
Tuna
169%
Skipjack tuna
Carbohydrates
0%
Tuna
0%
Skipjack tuna
Fats
29%
Tuna
6%
Skipjack tuna

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Tuna
Tuna is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 11mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Tuna
Tuna is cheaper (difference - $1)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Skipjack tuna
Skipjack tuna contains less Sodium (difference - 3mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Skipjack tuna
Skipjack tuna is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.192g)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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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.
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. Tuna - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173707/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.