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Alaska pollock vs Salmon - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Alaska pollock and Salmon

  • Alaska pollock has more Vitamin B12, Selenium, and Magnesium, however Salmon is higher in Vitamin B6, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B3, Copper, Vitamin B1, and Vitamin B2.
  • Salmon covers your daily need of Vitamin B6 38% more than Alaska pollock.
  • Alaska pollock has 10 times more Sodium than Salmon. While Alaska pollock has 419mg of Sodium, Salmon has only 44mg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Fish, pollock, Alaska, cooked, dry heat (may have been previously frozen) and Fish, salmon, Atlantic, wild, raw.

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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 +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%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 22% 22% 38% 58% 20% 16% 115% 55%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 30% 4% 44% 21% 84% 18% 86% 6%
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%

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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Salmon
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 Folate +733.3%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 4% 6% 39% 14% 52% 75% 26% 76% 458% 1% 3%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 3% 0% 0% 57% 88% 148% 100% 189% 398% 0% 19%
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 Folate +733.3%

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
83
Salmon
Mineral Summary Score
43
Alaska pollock
36
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
119%
Salmon
Carbohydrates
0%
Alaska pollock
0%
Salmon
Fats
5%
Alaska pollock
29%
Salmon

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 Salmon
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

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Alaska pollock Salmon
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet Equal
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Salmon
Salmon is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 31mg)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Salmon
Salmon is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Salmon
Salmon contains less Sodium (difference - 375mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Alaska pollock
Alaska pollock is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.822g)
Which food is cheaper?
Alaska pollock
Alaska pollock is cheaper (difference - $6)
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Alaska pollock Salmon Opinion
Calories 111 142 Salmon
Protein 23.48 19.84 Alaska pollock
Fats 1.18 6.34 Salmon
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 0 0
Cholesterol 86 55 Salmon
Vitamin D 51 Alaska pollock
Iron 0.56 0.8 Salmon
Calcium 72 12 Alaska pollock
Potassium 430 490 Salmon
Magnesium 81 29 Alaska pollock
Sugar 0 Salmon
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.06 0.25 Salmon
Zinc 0.57 0.64 Salmon
Starch
Phosphorus 267 200 Alaska pollock
Sodium 419 44 Salmon
Vitamin A 51 40 Alaska pollock
Vitamin E 0.28 Alaska pollock
Vitamin D 1.3 Alaska pollock
Vitamin B1 0.054 0.226 Salmon
Vitamin B2 0.223 0.38 Salmon
Vitamin B3 3.949 7.86 Salmon
Vitamin B5 0.432 1.664 Salmon
Vitamin B6 0.329 0.818 Salmon
Vitamin B12 3.66 3.18 Alaska pollock
Vitamin K 0.1 Alaska pollock
Folate 3 25 Salmon
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 0.159 0.981 Alaska pollock
Monounsaturated Fat 0.134 2.103 Salmon
Polyunsaturated fat 0.583 2.539 Salmon
Tryptophan 0.263 0.222 Alaska pollock
Threonine 1.029 0.87 Alaska pollock
Isoleucine 1.082 0.914 Alaska pollock
Leucine 1.908 1.613 Alaska pollock
Lysine 2.157 1.822 Alaska pollock
Methionine 0.696 0.587 Alaska pollock
Phenylalanine 0.917 0.775 Alaska pollock
Valine 1.21 1.022 Alaska pollock
Histidine 0.691 0.584 Alaska pollock
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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. Salmon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173686/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.