Hey all. I've been trying to get more protein lately, and though I've been getting a lot of it from canned tuna I'm starting to get bored and am looking for other sources of protein in easy ways, i.e. cans. Lately I've been considering sardines and I've come to the realization that they actually have about the same if not more protein than tuna. They also pack on a lot more iron than tuna, and seem to be richer in vitamins and amino-acids. I've been comparing the two in nutrition websites and I've come to the conclusion that sardines are just as good if not better than tuna for quick protein, which brings me to the following question:
Why do people choose tuna over sardines?
I'm thinking it could be the taste, but since protein shakes taste like sweat running off the devil's asscrack and we all drink them anyway, I disregarded that possibility... But it's still there. Is that it? Or is there another underlying reason I haven't considered?
Thanks in advance.
Thread: Sardines Vs. Tuna
11-08-2004, 08:43 PM #1
Sardines Vs. Tuna
11-08-2004, 09:15 PM #2
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11-08-2004, 10:12 PM #5
i think sardines contain more fat as well..and it'll take about 2 cans (from the cans they sell here ) to have as much protein as 1 can of tuna.Davinci flavor oppinions:
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11-08-2004, 10:30 PM #6
11-08-2004, 10:30 PM #7
I don't know anything concerning the nutritional value of Sardines but perhaps you could begin flavoring your Tuna? Starkist Tuna Creations come in little bags with different flavors and I love the Zesty Lemon. It's a great break from plain tuna. The prepackaged flavored tuna is more expensive though which is why I'm planning on seeing if I can make it myself
11-08-2004, 11:11 PM #8
11-09-2004, 12:35 AM #9
It's simply a difference in fat content. The one (canned tuna) is virtually fat free while the other (sardines) are high in fat, but good, healthy fish oil. If you need a lean protein source for a particular meal, tuna is for you. If you want a meal with a decent amount of healthy fats, sardines are for you. Protein content is roughly the same, the only difference being the actual size of the cans you buy them in
Also, don't forget taste Sardines are one of those things you either hate or love.
11-09-2004, 02:40 AM #10
11-09-2004, 03:39 AM #11
well, it's personal pref. also, sardines tend to have higher fat content, even though it's good fat. and well, they always come packed in tomato sauce, which is really bad when you take it everyday. you know when it's bad when you start burping and it tastes like tomato sauce as well. otherwise, i don't see any problems with sardines, i think they're great. except when you chew on the canned sardines' bones by accident and swallow them too. icky stuff, that."The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." - Edmund Burke
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05-15-2010, 03:36 PM #15
Love em sardines
Also noticed that a lot of sardines, arent really sardines, they are labled fish steaks and are some other type of fish,,,,,
Does anyone know why the nutritional info is not on most of the cans?
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09-01-2011, 01:02 AM #17
That depends. The canned sardines here have around 3:1 protein:fat ratio compared to canned tuna's 1:1.
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09-01-2011, 03:19 AM #18
Sardines are awesome! Just drain away the tomato sauce. I have a quick recipe that i use. Mash the fish up. Stir fry some onions and garlic in a pan till fragrant. add in mashed sardines and sliced green chilies. keep sautéing till dry as fuark. eat with bread or alone. tastes awesome!"Rise and rise again until lambs become lions."
09-01-2011, 03:43 AM #19
I think it's because most people think sardines and just think "eww", but really they taste just like tuna just not as dry.
03-24-2012, 12:34 AM #20
Re: Sardines Vs. Tuna
You guys are smoking crack, sardines have virtually no fat, if you are eating sardines in spring water with no added oil or additives.
Heres the breakdown: (/100g)
PROTEIN: Tuna 24.6g / Sardines 24.6g -Tie-
FAT: Tuna 1.1g / Sardines 1.1g -Tie-
Saturated FAT: Tuna 0.4g / Sardines 0.5g -Sardines have slightly more-
CALORIES: Tuna 110 / Sardines 109
OMEGA 3: Tuna 305mg / Sardines 400mg
So from this you can see they are practically the same nutritionally, although Sardines have higher Omega-3 and are more nutrient-rich.
Ultimately eat whichever you prefer, they are very similar.
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