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Alaska pollock vs Halibut - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Alaska pollock and Halibut

  • Alaska pollock is higher in Vitamin B12, Vitamin B3, Phosphorus, Selenium, Magnesium, and Vitamin B2, yet Halibut is higher in Vitamin D.
  • Halibut covers your daily Vitamin D needs 174% more than Alaska pollock.
  • Alaska pollock contains 5 times more Sodium than Halibut. While Alaska pollock contains 419mg of Sodium, Halibut contains only 80mg.

Food varieties used in this article are Fish, pollock, Alaska, cooked, dry heat (may have been previously frozen) and Fish, halibut, Greenland, 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 +2300%
Contains more Magnesium +211.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +62.8%
Contains more Potassium +60.4%
Contains more Zinc +42.5%
Contains more Copper +100%
Contains more Iron +17.9%
Contains less Sodium -80.9%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 22% 22% 58% 115% 38% 55% 16% 20%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 1% 25% 19% 71% 24% 11% 11% 10%
Contains more Calcium +2300%
Contains more Magnesium +211.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +62.8%
Contains more Potassium +60.4%
Contains more Zinc +42.5%
Contains more Copper +100%
Contains more Iron +17.9%
Contains less Sodium -80.9%

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 B2 +178.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +163.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +72.8%
Contains more Folate +200%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +266%
Contains more Vitamin E +160.7%
Contains more Vitamin D +2007.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +11.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +27.7%
Equal in Vitamin A - 47
Equal in Vitamin K - 0.1
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 3% 15% 822% 0% 15% 19% 29% 15% 97% 1% 126% 1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +178.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +163.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +72.8%
Contains more Folate +200%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +266%
Contains more Vitamin E +160.7%
Contains more Vitamin D +2007.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +11.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +27.7%
Equal in Vitamin A - 47
Equal in Vitamin K - 0.1

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Alaska pollock Halibut Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 23.48g 14.37g Alaska pollock
Fats 1.18g 13.84g Halibut
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 111kcal 186kcal Halibut
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 72mg 3mg Alaska pollock
Iron 0.56mg 0.66mg Halibut
Magnesium 81mg 26mg Alaska pollock
Phosphorus 267mg 164mg Alaska pollock
Potassium 430mg 268mg Alaska pollock
Sodium 419mg 80mg Halibut
Zinc 0.57mg 0.4mg Alaska pollock
Copper 0.06mg 0.03mg Alaska pollock
Vitamin A 51IU 47IU Alaska pollock
Vitamin E 0.28mg 0.73mg Halibut
Vitamin D 51IU 1097IU Halibut
Vitamin D 1.3µg 27.4µg Halibut
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.054mg 0.06mg Halibut
Vitamin B2 0.223mg 0.08mg Alaska pollock
Vitamin B3 3.949mg 1.5mg Alaska pollock
Vitamin B5 0.432mg 0.25mg Alaska pollock
Vitamin B6 0.329mg 0.42mg Halibut
Folate 3µg 1µg Alaska pollock
Vitamin B12 3.66µg 1µg Alaska pollock
Vitamin K 0.1µg 0.1µg
Tryptophan 0.263mg 0.161mg Alaska pollock
Threonine 1.029mg 0.63mg Alaska pollock
Isoleucine 1.082mg 0.662mg Alaska pollock
Leucine 1.908mg 1.168mg Alaska pollock
Lysine 2.157mg 1.32mg Alaska pollock
Methionine 0.696mg 0.425mg Alaska pollock
Phenylalanine 0.917mg 0.561mg Alaska pollock
Valine 1.21mg 0.74mg Alaska pollock
Histidine 0.691mg 0.423mg Alaska pollock
Cholesterol 86mg 46mg Halibut
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 0.159g 2.419g Alaska pollock
Monounsaturated Fat 0.134g 8.378g Halibut
Polyunsaturated fat 0.583g 1.367g Halibut

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Alaska pollock Halibut
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
95
Halibut
Mineral Summary Score
43
Alaska pollock
21
Halibut

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
86%
Halibut
Carbohydrates
0%
Alaska pollock
0%
Halibut
Fats
5%
Alaska pollock
64%
Halibut

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Halibut
Halibut contains less Sodium (difference - 339mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Halibut
Halibut is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 40mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Halibut
Halibut is cheaper (difference - $2)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Alaska pollock
Alaska pollock is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.26g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Alaska pollock
Alaska pollock is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar (0 g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)
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. Halibut - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171965/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.