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Tuna vs Chinook salmon - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is cheaper?
Tuna
Tuna is cheaper (difference - $8)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Tuna
Tuna is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Tuna
Tuna is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 36mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Tuna
Tuna is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.602g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Tuna
Tuna contains less Sodium (difference - 10mg)
Which food contains less Sugars?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugars ( g)
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.
Tuna Chinook salmon
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Sugars 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
Tuna Chinook salmon
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
90
Tuna
40
Chinook salmon
Mineral Summary Score
30
Tuna
37
Chinook salmon

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
Tuna
4
:
Contains more Iron +44%
Contains more Copper +107.5%
Contains more Zinc +37.5%
Contains less Sodium -16.7%
Contains more Calcium +180%
Contains more Potassium +56.3%
Contains more Magnesium +90.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +13.8%
Contains more Iron +44%
Contains more Copper +107.5%
Contains more Zinc +37.5%
Contains less Sodium -16.7%
Contains more Calcium +180%
Contains more Potassium +56.3%
Contains more Magnesium +90.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +13.8%

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
Tuna
7
:
Contains more Vitamin A +408.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +531.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +98.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +58.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +13.6%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +279.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 10.045
Contains more Vitamin A +408.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +531.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +98.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +58.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +13.6%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +279.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 10.045

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
179%
Tuna
154%
Chinook salmon
Carbohydrates
0%
Tuna
0%
Chinook salmon
Fats
29%
Tuna
62%
Chinook salmon

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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 Tuna Chinook salmon Opinion
Calories 184 231 Chinook salmon
Protein 29.91 25.72 Tuna
Fats 6.28 13.38 Chinook salmon
Vitamin C 0 4.1 Chinook salmon
Carbs 0 0
Cholesterol 49 85 Tuna
Vitamin D
Iron 1.31 0.91 Tuna
Calcium 10 28 Chinook salmon
Potassium 323 505 Chinook salmon
Magnesium 64 122 Chinook salmon
Sugars
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.11 0.053 Tuna
Zinc 0.77 0.56 Tuna
Starch
Phosphorus 326 371 Chinook salmon
Sodium 50 60 Tuna
Vitamin A 2520 496 Tuna
Vitamin E
Vitamin D
Vitamin B1 0.278 0.044 Tuna
Vitamin B2 0.306 0.154 Tuna
Vitamin B3 10.54 10.045 Tuna
Vitamin B5 1.37 0.865 Tuna
Vitamin B6 0.525 0.462 Tuna
Vitamin B12 10.88 2.87 Tuna
Vitamin K
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 1.612 3.214 Tuna
Monounsaturated Fat 2.053 5.742 Chinook salmon
Polyunsaturated fat 1.844 2.662 Chinook salmon
Tryptophan 0.335 0.288 Tuna
Threonine 1.311 1.127 Tuna
Isoleucine 1.378 1.185 Tuna
Leucine 2.431 2.09 Tuna
Lysine 2.747 2.362 Tuna
Methionine 0.885 0.761 Tuna
Phenylalanine 1.168 1.004 Tuna
Valine 1.541 1.325 Tuna
Histidine 0.88 0.757 Tuna
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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