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

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

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 Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol 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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Turkey meat Sardine
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
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
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

Which food contains less Sodium?
Turkey meat
Turkey meat contains less Sodium (difference - 204mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Turkey meat
Turkey meat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 33mg)
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.

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.