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Turkey meat vs Sardine - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Turkey meat and Sardine

  • Turkey meat is richer in Vitamin B6, and Vitamin B3, yet Sardine is richer in Vitamin B12, Selenium, Phosphorus, Calcium, Vitamin D, Iron, and Vitamin E .
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 from Sardine is 330% higher.
  • Turkey meat contains 4 times more Vitamin B6 than Sardine. Turkey meat contains 0.616mg of Vitamin B6, while Sardine contains 0.167mg.
  • Turkey meat contains less Cholesterol.

Food types used in this article are Turkey, whole, meat and skin, cooked, roasted and Fish, sardine, Atlantic, canned in oil, drained solids with bone.

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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 Zinc +89.3%
Contains less Sodium -66.4%
Contains more Iron +167.9%
Contains more Calcium +2628.6%
Contains more Potassium +66.1%
Contains more Magnesium +30%
Contains more Copper +100%
Contains more Phosphorus +119.7%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 41% 5% 22% 22% 31% 68% 96% 14%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 110% 115% 36% 28% 62% 36% 210% 41%
Contains more Zinc +89.3%
Contains less Sodium -66.4%
Contains more Iron +167.9%
Contains more Calcium +2628.6%
Contains more Potassium +66.1%
Contains more Magnesium +30%
Contains more Copper +100%
Contains more Phosphorus +119.7%

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 B2 +23.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +82.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +47.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +268.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +176.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +2814.3%
Contains more Vitamin D +1100%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +77.8%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +776.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +11.1%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 3% 2% 12% 12% 65% 180% 57% 143% 128% 0% 7%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 7% 41% 144% 20% 53% 99% 39% 39% 1118% 7% 8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +23.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +82.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +47.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +268.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +176.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +2814.3%
Contains more Vitamin D +1100%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +77.8%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +776.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +11.1%

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
50
Turkey meat
131
Sardine
Mineral Summary Score
37
Turkey meat
79
Sardine

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
171%
Turkey meat
148%
Sardine
Carbohydrates
0%
Turkey meat
0%
Sardine
Fats
34%
Turkey meat
53%
Sardine

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.
Turkey meat Sardine
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

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Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Turkey meat
Turkey meat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 33mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Turkey meat
Turkey meat contains less Sodium (difference - 204mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Turkey meat
Turkey meat is cheaper (difference - $5)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Sardine
Sardine is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.627g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Sardine
Sardine is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar (0 g)
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Turkey meat Sardine Opinion
Calories 189 208 Sardine
Protein 28.55 24.62 Turkey meat
Fats 7.39 11.45 Sardine
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 0.06 0 Turkey meat
Cholesterol 109 142 Turkey meat
Vitamin D 15 193 Sardine
Iron 1.09 2.92 Sardine
Calcium 14 382 Sardine
Potassium 239 397 Sardine
Magnesium 30 39 Sardine
Sugar 0 0
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.093 0.186 Sardine
Zinc 2.48 1.31 Turkey meat
Starch
Phosphorus 223 490 Sardine
Sodium 103 307 Turkey meat
Vitamin A 39 108 Sardine
Vitamin E 0.07 2.04 Sardine
Vitamin D 0.4 4.8 Sardine
Vitamin B1 0.045 0.08 Sardine
Vitamin B2 0.281 0.227 Turkey meat
Vitamin B3 9.573 5.245 Turkey meat
Vitamin B5 0.948 0.642 Turkey meat
Vitamin B6 0.616 0.167 Turkey meat
Vitamin B12 1.02 8.94 Sardine
Vitamin K 0 2.6 Sardine
Folate 9 10 Sardine
Trans Fat 0.101 Sardine
Saturated Fat 2.155 1.528 Sardine
Monounsaturated Fat 2.647 3.869 Sardine
Polyunsaturated fat 2.119 5.148 Sardine
Tryptophan 0.291 0.276 Turkey meat
Threonine 1.004 1.079 Sardine
Isoleucine 0.796 1.134 Sardine
Leucine 1.925 2.001 Sardine
Lysine 2.282 2.26 Turkey meat
Methionine 0.724 0.729 Sardine
Phenylalanine 0.903 0.961 Sardine
Valine 0.902 1.268 Sardine
Histidine 0.749 0.725 Turkey meat
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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 to the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Turkey meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171479/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.