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Sardine - Carbs, Glycemic Index, Fats, Minerals, Vitamins & much more

Grilled sardines

Sardine consist of 8% fat, 19% protein, 0% carbs, 0% fiber and 70% water. With 148 of calories per 100g it's 125% higher than other foods in Fish. In total 48.65% of the calories in Sardine come from fat, 51.35% from protein and 0% from carbohydrates.

  • Low carb Only 0 carbs per serving
  • Fructose free Contains no fructose
  • Gluten free
  • Lactose free
  • high Iron Covers 20% of Iron RDA per portion
  • high Potassium Covers 10.5% of Potassium RDA per portion

Can you eat Sardine for a low carb diet?

With 0g of carbs per 100g, Sardine is low in carbs. It has no Fructose, is Gluten free and has no Lactose.

Nutrition facts

Nutrition facts
per 100g
avg Fish[1]
Calories (kcal) 148 118.6
Fat (g) 8 5.2
Protein (g) 19 18
Carbohydrates (g) 0 0
Mono- & Di-Saccharides (g) 0 0
Polysaccharides (g) 0 0
Fibers (g) 0 0
Sodium (mg) 100 74.5
Water (g) 70 74.8
[1] average of Fish

Breakdown in percent (%) of total calories

An average portion size (100g) of Sardine contains

  • 148 Calories
  • 8g of Fat
  • 19g of Protein
  • No Carbs
  • 100mg of sodium - 6.67% of the RDA for sodium.
  • 25mg of Magnesium, that covers 7.81% of the recommended daily allowance (RDA) for Magnesium.
  • 1.6mg of Zinc - 16% of the RDA for Zinc.
  • 2.4mg of Iron - 20% of the RDA for Iron.
  • 420mg of Potassium - 10.5% of the RDA for Potassium.
  • 0.001mg of Vitamin C - 0% of the RDA for Vitamin C.
  • 0.1mg of Vitamin B12 - 3.33% of the RDA for Vitamin B12.

Nutrient distribution per gram

What vitamins are in Sardine?

per 100g
Vitamin C (mg) 0.001 1
Vitamin E (mg) 0.5 1.1
Vitamin B1 / Thiamine (mg) 0.02 0.1
Vitamin B2 (mg) 0.25 0.1
Vitamin B6 (mg) 0.96 0.3
Vitamin B9 / Folate (μg) 4 10.1
Vitamin B12 (μg) 0.1 2.2
Retinol (μg) 20 65.5
beta-Carotene (μg) 0 0
[1] average of Fish

Rich in vitamins?


The following chart displays the amount of vitamins per portion Size (100g) for Sardine of the recommended daily allowance (RDA[1]) for each vitamin in percent.

[1]RDA for a 20+ year old male

Minerals in Sardine

per 100g
Magnesium (mg) 25 31.9
Zinc (mg) 1.6 0.6
Sodium (mg) 100 74.5
Calcium (mg) 85 32.3
Iron (mg) 2.4 0.8
Potassium (mg) 420 330.8
Phosphorus (mg) 250 220.4
[1] average of Fish

High in minerals?


Again, for every mineral contained in Sardine we looked at the portion size (100g) and applied it to the recommended daily allowance (RDA[1]). Data is shown in percent of RDA per portion size.

[1]RDA for a 20+ year old male


0% of Sardine are carbs, per serving (100g) that is 0g of carbs.

Monosachharides and polysaccharides

per 100g
Monosaccharides (g) 0 0
Polysaccharides (g) 0 0
Total carbs (g) 0 0
[1] average of Fish

Allergens in Sardine

  • is Gluten free
  • has no Lactose
  • no Fructose

Fatty acids and cholesterol

Of the 8g total fat per 100g, 2.6g are saturated fatty acids (SFA), 2.8g are monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFA) and 1.9g are polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA). The amount of cholesterol is 15mg.