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Salmon vs Halibut - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Salmon
Salmon is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Salmon
Salmon is lower in glycemic index (difference - 50)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Salmon
Salmon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.438g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Salmon
Salmon contains less Sodium (difference - 36mg)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Salmon
Salmon contains less Sugars (difference - 0g)
Which food is cheaper?
Halibut
Halibut is cheaper (difference - $8)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Halibut
Halibut is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 9mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
?
It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

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 Halibut
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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

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
84
Halibut
Mineral Summary Score
25
Salmon
16
Halibut

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
8
:
Contains more Iron +21.2%
Contains more Calcium +300%
Contains more Potassium +82.8%
Contains more Magnesium +11.5%
Contains more Copper +733.3%
Contains more Zinc +60%
Contains more Phosphorus +22%
Contains less Sodium -45%
Contains more Iron +21.2%
Contains more Calcium +300%
Contains more Potassium +82.8%
Contains more Magnesium +11.5%
Contains more Copper +733.3%
Contains more Zinc +60%
Contains more Phosphorus +22%
Contains less Sodium -45%

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
6
:
Contains more Vitamin B1 +276.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +375%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +424%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +565.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +94.8%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +218%
Contains more Vitamin A +17.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +276.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +375%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +424%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +565.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +94.8%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +218%
Contains more Vitamin A +17.5%

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
86%
Halibut
Carbohydrates
0%
Salmon
0%
Halibut
Fats
29%
Salmon
64%
Halibut

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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 Halibut Opinion
Calories 142 186 Halibut
Protein 19.84 14.37 Salmon
Fats 6.34 13.84 Halibut
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 0 0
Cholesterol 55 46 Halibut
Vitamin D 1097 Halibut
Iron 0.8 0.66 Salmon
Calcium 12 3 Salmon
Potassium 490 268 Salmon
Magnesium 29 26 Salmon
Sugars 0 Halibut
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.25 0.03 Salmon
Zinc 0.64 0.4 Salmon
Starch
Phosphorus 200 164 Salmon
Sodium 44 80 Salmon
Vitamin A 40 47 Halibut
Vitamin E 0.73 Halibut
Vitamin D 27.4 Halibut
Vitamin B1 0.226 0.06 Salmon
Vitamin B2 0.38 0.08 Salmon
Vitamin B3 7.86 1.5 Salmon
Vitamin B5 1.664 0.25 Salmon
Vitamin B6 0.818 0.42 Salmon
Vitamin B12 3.18 1 Salmon
Vitamin K 0.1 Halibut
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 0.981 2.419 Salmon
Monounsaturated Fat 2.103 8.378 Halibut
Polyunsaturated fat 2.539 1.367 Salmon
Tryptophan 0.222 0.161 Salmon
Threonine 0.87 0.63 Salmon
Isoleucine 0.914 0.662 Salmon
Leucine 1.613 1.168 Salmon
Lysine 1.822 1.32 Salmon
Methionine 0.587 0.425 Salmon
Phenylalanine 0.775 0.561 Salmon
Valine 1.022 0.74 Salmon
Histidine 0.584 0.423 Salmon
The main source of information is USDA Food Composition Database (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
Dietary Guidelines for Americans is used as the primary source for advice in this web resource
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