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Salmon vs Alaska pollock - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Salmon
Salmon is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 31mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Salmon
Salmon contains less Sodium (difference - 375mg)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Salmon
Salmon contains less Sugars (difference - 0g)
Which food is cheaper?
Alaska pollock
Alaska pollock is cheaper (difference - $6)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Alaska pollock
Alaska pollock is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.822g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
?
It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Salmon Alaska pollock
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in vitamins Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Salmon Alaska pollock
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet Equal
Low glycemic index diet Equal

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
47
Salmon
33
Alaska pollock
Mineral Summary Score
25
Salmon
35
Alaska pollock

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
Salmon
5
:
Contains more Iron +42.9%
Contains more Potassium +14%
Contains more Copper +316.7%
Contains more Zinc +12.3%
Contains less Sodium -89.5%
Contains more Calcium +500%
Contains more Magnesium +179.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +33.5%
Contains more Iron +42.9%
Contains more Potassium +14%
Contains more Copper +316.7%
Contains more Zinc +12.3%
Contains less Sodium -89.5%
Contains more Calcium +500%
Contains more Magnesium +179.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +33.5%

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
Salmon
5
:
Contains more Vitamin B1 +318.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +70.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +99%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +285.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +148.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +27.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +15.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +318.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +70.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +99%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +285.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +148.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +27.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +15.1%

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 the food
Protein
119%
Salmon
141%
Alaska pollock
Carbohydrates
0%
Salmon
0%
Alaska pollock
Fats
29%
Salmon
5%
Alaska pollock

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All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Salmon Alaska pollock Opinion
Calories 142 111 Salmon
Protein 19.84 23.48 Alaska pollock
Fats 6.34 1.18 Salmon
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 0 0
Cholesterol 55 86 Salmon
Vitamin D 51 Alaska pollock
Iron 0.8 0.56 Salmon
Calcium 12 72 Alaska pollock
Potassium 490 430 Salmon
Magnesium 29 81 Alaska pollock
Sugars 0 Alaska pollock
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.25 0.06 Salmon
Zinc 0.64 0.57 Salmon
Starch
Phosphorus 200 267 Alaska pollock
Sodium 44 419 Salmon
Vitamin A 40 51 Alaska pollock
Vitamin E 0.28 Alaska pollock
Vitamin D 1.3 Alaska pollock
Vitamin B1 0.226 0.054 Salmon
Vitamin B2 0.38 0.223 Salmon
Vitamin B3 7.86 3.949 Salmon
Vitamin B5 1.664 0.432 Salmon
Vitamin B6 0.818 0.329 Salmon
Vitamin B12 3.18 3.66 Alaska pollock
Vitamin K 0.1 Alaska pollock
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 0.981 0.159 Alaska pollock
Monounsaturated Fat 2.103 0.134 Salmon
Polyunsaturated fat 2.539 0.583 Salmon
Tryptophan 0.222 0.263 Alaska pollock
Threonine 0.87 1.029 Alaska pollock
Isoleucine 0.914 1.082 Alaska pollock
Leucine 1.613 1.908 Alaska pollock
Lysine 1.822 2.157 Alaska pollock
Methionine 0.587 0.696 Alaska pollock
Phenylalanine 0.775 0.917 Alaska pollock
Valine 1.022 1.21 Alaska pollock
Histidine 0.584 0.691 Alaska pollock
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