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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
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Contains more Calcium +554.5%
Contains more Potassium +145.7%
Contains more Magnesium +350%
Contains more Zinc +83.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +62.8%
Contains less Sodium -37.6%
Contains more Iron +51.8%
Contains more Copper +283.3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 22% 22% 38% 58% 20% 16% 115% 55%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 32% 4% 16% 13% 77% 9% 71% 88%
Contains more Calcium +554.5%
Contains more Potassium +145.7%
Contains more Magnesium +350%
Contains more Zinc +83.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +62.8%
Contains less Sodium -37.6%
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 Vitamin B12 +12.3%
Contains more Folate +50%
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 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% 6% 28% 514% 6% 24% 89% 53% 65% 408% 1% 2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +134.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +120.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +18.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +12.3%
Contains more Folate +50%
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 and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils 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 the food
Protein
141%
Alaska pollock
110%
Smoked salmon
Carbohydrates
0%
Alaska pollock
0%
Smoked salmon
Fats
5%
Alaska pollock
20%
Smoked salmon

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at 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 Sugars Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Alaska pollock Smoked 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?
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 Sugars?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugars (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 definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Alaska pollock Smoked salmon Opinion
Calories 111 117 Smoked salmon
Protein 23.48 18.28 Alaska pollock
Fats 1.18 4.32 Smoked salmon
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 0 0
Cholesterol 86 23 Smoked salmon
Vitamin D 51 685 Smoked salmon
Iron 0.56 0.85 Smoked salmon
Calcium 72 11 Alaska pollock
Potassium 430 175 Alaska pollock
Magnesium 81 18 Alaska pollock
Sugars 0 0
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.06 0.23 Smoked salmon
Zinc 0.57 0.31 Alaska pollock
Starch
Phosphorus 267 164 Alaska pollock
Sodium 419 672 Alaska pollock
Vitamin A 51 87 Smoked salmon
Vitamin E 0.28 1.35 Smoked salmon
Vitamin D 1.3 17.1 Smoked salmon
Vitamin B1 0.054 0.023 Alaska pollock
Vitamin B2 0.223 0.101 Alaska pollock
Vitamin B3 3.949 4.72 Smoked salmon
Vitamin B5 0.432 0.87 Smoked salmon
Vitamin B6 0.329 0.278 Alaska pollock
Vitamin B12 3.66 3.26 Alaska pollock
Vitamin K 0.1 0.1
Folate 3 2 Alaska pollock
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 0.159 0.929 Alaska pollock
Monounsaturated Fat 0.134 2.023 Smoked salmon
Polyunsaturated fat 0.583 0.995 Smoked salmon
Tryptophan 0.263 0.205 Alaska pollock
Threonine 1.029 0.801 Alaska pollock
Isoleucine 1.082 0.842 Alaska pollock
Leucine 1.908 1.486 Alaska pollock
Lysine 2.157 1.679 Alaska pollock
Methionine 0.696 0.541 Alaska pollock
Phenylalanine 0.917 0.714 Alaska pollock
Valine 1.21 0.942 Alaska pollock
Histidine 0.691 0.538 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 of 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.