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Alaska pollock vs Smoked salmon - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Alaska pollock and Smoked salmon

  • Alaska pollock is richer in Selenium, Vitamin B12, Magnesium, Phosphorus, and Vitamin B2, yet Smoked salmon is richer in Vitamin D, Copper, and Vitamin B5.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin D from Smoked salmon is 106% higher.
  • Alaska pollock contains 5 times more Magnesium than Smoked salmon. Alaska pollock contains 81mg of Magnesium, while Smoked salmon contains 18mg.
  • Smoked salmon contains less Cholesterol.

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

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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 +554.5%
Contains more Magnesium +350%
Contains more Phosphorus +62.8%
Contains more Potassium +145.7%
Contains less Sodium -37.6%
Contains more Zinc +83.9%
Contains more Iron +51.8%
Contains more Copper +283.3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 22% 22% 58% 115% 38% 55% 16% 20%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 32% 13% 71% 16% 88% 9% 77%
Contains more Calcium +554.5%
Contains more Magnesium +350%
Contains more Phosphorus +62.8%
Contains more Potassium +145.7%
Contains less Sodium -37.6%
Contains more Zinc +83.9%
Contains more Iron +51.8%
Contains more Copper +283.3%

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 +134.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +120.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +18.3%
Contains more Folate +50%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +12.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +70.6%
Contains more Vitamin E +382.1%
Contains more Vitamin D +1215.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +19.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +101.4%
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 6% 28% 514% 0% 6% 24% 89% 53% 65% 2% 408% 1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +134.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +120.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +18.3%
Contains more Folate +50%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +12.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +70.6%
Contains more Vitamin E +382.1%
Contains more Vitamin D +1215.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +19.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +101.4%
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 Smoked salmon
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Alaska pollock Smoked salmon Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 23.48g 18.28g Alaska pollock
Fats 1.18g 4.32g Smoked salmon
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 111kcal 117kcal Smoked salmon
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 72mg 11mg Alaska pollock
Iron 0.56mg 0.85mg Smoked salmon
Magnesium 81mg 18mg Alaska pollock
Phosphorus 267mg 164mg Alaska pollock
Potassium 430mg 175mg Alaska pollock
Sodium 419mg 672mg Alaska pollock
Zinc 0.57mg 0.31mg Alaska pollock
Copper 0.06mg 0.23mg Smoked salmon
Vitamin A 51IU 87IU Smoked salmon
Vitamin E 0.28mg 1.35mg Smoked salmon
Vitamin D 51IU 685IU Smoked salmon
Vitamin D 1.3µg 17.1µg Smoked salmon
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.054mg 0.023mg Alaska pollock
Vitamin B2 0.223mg 0.101mg Alaska pollock
Vitamin B3 3.949mg 4.72mg Smoked salmon
Vitamin B5 0.432mg 0.87mg Smoked salmon
Vitamin B6 0.329mg 0.278mg Alaska pollock
Folate 3µg 2µg Alaska pollock
Vitamin B12 3.66µg 3.26µg Alaska pollock
Vitamin K 0.1µg 0.1µg
Tryptophan 0.263mg 0.205mg Alaska pollock
Threonine 1.029mg 0.801mg Alaska pollock
Isoleucine 1.082mg 0.842mg Alaska pollock
Leucine 1.908mg 1.486mg Alaska pollock
Lysine 2.157mg 1.679mg Alaska pollock
Methionine 0.696mg 0.541mg Alaska pollock
Phenylalanine 0.917mg 0.714mg Alaska pollock
Valine 1.21mg 0.942mg Alaska pollock
Histidine 0.691mg 0.538mg Alaska pollock
Cholesterol 86mg 23mg Smoked salmon
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 0.159g 0.929g Alaska pollock
Monounsaturated Fat 0.134g 2.023g Smoked salmon
Polyunsaturated fat 0.583g 0.995g Smoked salmon

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Alaska pollock Smoked 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
99
Smoked salmon
Mineral Summary Score
43
Alaska pollock
38
Smoked 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
110%
Smoked salmon
Carbohydrates
0%
Alaska pollock
0%
Smoked salmon
Fats
5%
Alaska pollock
20%
Smoked salmon

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Smoked salmon
Smoked salmon is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 63mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Alaska pollock
Alaska pollock contains less Sodium (difference - 253mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Alaska pollock
Alaska pollock is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.77g)
Which food is cheaper?
Alaska pollock
Alaska pollock is cheaper (difference - $7)
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 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. Smoked salmon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173687/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.