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Alaska pollock vs Chinook salmon - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Alaska pollock and Chinook salmon?

  • Alaska pollock is higher in Vitamin B12, yet Chinook salmon is higher in Vitamin B3, Phosphorus, Vitamin A RAE, Vitamin B6, Magnesium, Vitamin B5, and Folate.
  • Chinook salmon's daily need coverage for Vitamin B3 is 38% more.
  • Alaska pollock has 7 times more Sodium than Chinook salmon. While Alaska pollock has 419mg of Sodium, Chinook salmon has only 60mg.

We used Fish, pollock, Alaska, cooked, dry heat (may have been previously frozen) and Fish, salmon, chinook, cooked, dry heat types in this article.

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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
Contains more Calcium +157.1%
Contains more Copper +13.2%
Contains more Iron +62.5%
Contains more Magnesium +50.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +39%
Contains more Potassium +17.4%
Contains less Sodium -85.7%
Equal in Zinc - 0.56
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 22% 22% 58% 115% 38% 55% 16% 20%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 9% 35% 88% 159% 45% 8% 16% 18%
Contains more Calcium +157.1%
Contains more Copper +13.2%
Contains more Iron +62.5%
Contains more Magnesium +50.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +39%
Contains more Potassium +17.4%
Contains less Sodium -85.7%
Equal in Zinc - 0.56

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
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Contains more Vitamin B1 +22.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +44.8%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +27.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +872.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +154.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +100.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +40.4%
Contains more Folate +1066.7%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 4% 6% 39% 0% 14% 52% 75% 26% 76% 3% 458% 1%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 30% 0% 0% 14% 11% 36% 189% 52% 107% 27% 359% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +22.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +44.8%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +27.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +872.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +154.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +100.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +40.4%
Contains more Folate +1066.7%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Alaska pollock Chinook salmon Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 23.48g 25.72g Chinook salmon
Fats 1.18g 13.38g Chinook salmon
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 111kcal 231kcal Chinook salmon
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g g Chinook salmon
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 72mg 28mg Alaska pollock
Iron 0.56mg 0.91mg Chinook salmon
Magnesium 81mg 122mg Chinook salmon
Phosphorus 267mg 371mg Chinook salmon
Potassium 430mg 505mg Chinook salmon
Sodium 419mg 60mg Chinook salmon
Zinc 0.57mg 0.56mg Alaska pollock
Copper 0.06mg 0.053mg Alaska pollock
Vitamin A 51IU 496IU Chinook salmon
Vitamin E 0.28mg mg Alaska pollock
Vitamin D 51IU IU Alaska pollock
Vitamin D 1.3µg µg Alaska pollock
Vitamin C 0mg 4.1mg Chinook salmon
Vitamin B1 0.054mg 0.044mg Alaska pollock
Vitamin B2 0.223mg 0.154mg Alaska pollock
Vitamin B3 3.949mg 10.045mg Chinook salmon
Vitamin B5 0.432mg 0.865mg Chinook salmon
Vitamin B6 0.329mg 0.462mg Chinook salmon
Folate 3µg 35µg Chinook salmon
Vitamin B12 3.66µg 2.87µg Alaska pollock
Vitamin K 0.1µg µg Alaska pollock
Tryptophan 0.263mg 0.288mg Chinook salmon
Threonine 1.029mg 1.127mg Chinook salmon
Isoleucine 1.082mg 1.185mg Chinook salmon
Leucine 1.908mg 2.09mg Chinook salmon
Lysine 2.157mg 2.362mg Chinook salmon
Methionine 0.696mg 0.761mg Chinook salmon
Phenylalanine 0.917mg 1.004mg Chinook salmon
Valine 1.21mg 1.325mg Chinook salmon
Histidine 0.691mg 0.757mg Chinook salmon
Cholesterol 86mg 85mg Chinook salmon
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 0.159g 3.214g Alaska pollock
Monounsaturated Fat 0.134g 5.742g Chinook salmon
Polyunsaturated fat 0.583g 2.662g Chinook salmon

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Alaska pollock Chinook salmon
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet Equal
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

The summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfills human daily needs, the more the summary score is.
Vitamin Summary Score
62
Alaska pollock
68
Chinook salmon
Mineral Summary Score
43
Alaska pollock
47
Chinook salmon

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 food.
Protein
141%
Alaska pollock
154%
Chinook salmon
Carbohydrates
0%
Alaska pollock
0%
Chinook salmon
Fats
5%
Alaska pollock
62%
Chinook salmon

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Chinook salmon
Chinook salmon is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chinook salmon
Chinook salmon contains less Sodium (difference - 359mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Chinook salmon
Chinook salmon is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Alaska pollock
Alaska pollock is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.055g)
Which food is cheaper?
Alaska pollock
Alaska pollock is cheaper (difference - $8)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented separately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links to the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Alaska pollock - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173681/nutrients
  2. Chinook salmon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171999/nutrients

All the Daily Values are presented for males aged 31-50, for 2000 calorie diets.

Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.