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Alaska pollock vs Skipjack tuna - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Alaska pollock and Skipjack tuna?

  • Alaska pollock is higher in Vitamin B12, Magnesium, and Vitamin B2, yet Skipjack tuna is higher in Vitamin B3, Vitamin B6, Iron, and Copper.
  • Skipjack tuna's daily need coverage for Vitamin B3 is 93% more.
  • Alaska pollock has 9 times more Sodium than Skipjack tuna. While Alaska pollock has 419mg of Sodium, Skipjack tuna has only 47mg.

We used Fish, pollock, Alaska, cooked, dry heat (may have been previously frozen) and Fish, tuna, skipjack, fresh, 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 +94.6%
Contains more Magnesium +84.1%
Contains more Iron +185.7%
Contains more Potassium +21.4%
Contains less Sodium -88.8%
Contains more Zinc +84.2%
Contains more Copper +83.3%
Equal in Phosphorus - 285
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 22% 22% 58% 115% 38% 55% 16% 20%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 12% 60% 32% 123% 47% 7% 29% 37%
Contains more Calcium +94.6%
Contains more Magnesium +84.1%
Contains more Iron +185.7%
Contains more Potassium +21.4%
Contains less Sodium -88.8%
Contains more Zinc +84.2%
Contains more Copper +83.3%
Equal in Phosphorus - 285

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 +42.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +82.8%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +67.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +17.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +375%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +12.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +198.2%
Contains more Folate +233.3%
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 4% 0% 0% 4% 10% 29% 352% 30% 227% 8% 274% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +42.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +82.8%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +67.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +17.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +375%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +12.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +198.2%
Contains more Folate +233.3%

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 Skipjack tuna
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 Skipjack tuna Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 23.48g 28.21g Skipjack tuna
Fats 1.18g 1.29g Skipjack tuna
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 111kcal 132kcal Skipjack tuna
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g g Skipjack tuna
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 72mg 37mg Alaska pollock
Iron 0.56mg 1.6mg Skipjack tuna
Magnesium 81mg 44mg Alaska pollock
Phosphorus 267mg 285mg Skipjack tuna
Potassium 430mg 522mg Skipjack tuna
Sodium 419mg 47mg Skipjack tuna
Zinc 0.57mg 1.05mg Skipjack tuna
Copper 0.06mg 0.11mg Skipjack tuna
Vitamin A 51IU 60IU Skipjack tuna
Vitamin E 0.28mg mg Alaska pollock
Vitamin D 51IU IU Alaska pollock
Vitamin D 1.3µg µg Alaska pollock
Vitamin C 0mg 1mg Skipjack tuna
Vitamin B1 0.054mg 0.038mg Alaska pollock
Vitamin B2 0.223mg 0.122mg Alaska pollock
Vitamin B3 3.949mg 18.756mg Skipjack tuna
Vitamin B5 0.432mg 0.485mg Skipjack tuna
Vitamin B6 0.329mg 0.981mg Skipjack tuna
Folate 3µg 10µg Skipjack tuna
Vitamin B12 3.66µg 2.19µg Alaska pollock
Vitamin K 0.1µg µg Alaska pollock
Tryptophan 0.263mg 0.316mg Skipjack tuna
Threonine 1.029mg 1.237mg Skipjack tuna
Isoleucine 1.082mg 1.3mg Skipjack tuna
Leucine 1.908mg 2.293mg Skipjack tuna
Lysine 2.157mg 2.59mg Skipjack tuna
Methionine 0.696mg 0.835mg Skipjack tuna
Phenylalanine 0.917mg 1.101mg Skipjack tuna
Valine 1.21mg 1.453mg Skipjack tuna
Histidine 0.691mg 0.83mg Skipjack tuna
Cholesterol 86mg 60mg Skipjack tuna
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 0.159g 0.42g Alaska pollock
Monounsaturated Fat 0.134g 0.243g Skipjack tuna
Polyunsaturated fat 0.583g 0.403g Alaska pollock

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Alaska pollock Skipjack tuna
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
78
Skipjack tuna
Mineral Summary Score
43
Alaska pollock
43
Skipjack tuna

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
169%
Skipjack tuna
Carbohydrates
0%
Alaska pollock
0%
Skipjack tuna
Fats
5%
Alaska pollock
6%
Skipjack tuna

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Skipjack tuna
Skipjack tuna is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Skipjack tuna
Skipjack tuna contains less Sodium (difference - 372mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Skipjack tuna
Skipjack tuna is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 26mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Alaska pollock
Alaska pollock is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.261g)
Which food is cheaper?
Alaska pollock
Alaska pollock is cheaper (difference - $1)
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. Skipjack tuna - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172005/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.