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Alaska pollock vs Sockeye salmon - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Alaska pollock and Sockeye salmon

  • Alaska pollock has more Selenium, and Magnesium, however Sockeye salmon is higher in Vitamin D, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B5, and Vitamin B1.
  • Sockeye salmon covers your daily need of Vitamin D 103% more than Alaska pollock.
  • Alaska pollock has 5 times more Sodium than Sockeye salmon. While Alaska pollock has 419mg of Sodium, Sockeye salmon has only 92mg.

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

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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 +125%
Contains more Phosphorus +14.2%
Contains less Sodium -78%
Contains more Copper +26.7%
Equal in Iron - 0.52
Equal in Potassium - 436
Equal in Zinc - 0.55
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% 20% 26% 131% 39% 12% 15% 26%
Contains more Calcium +554.5%
Contains more Magnesium +125%
Contains more Phosphorus +14.2%
Contains less Sodium -78%
Contains more Copper +26.7%
Equal in Iron - 0.52
Equal in Potassium - 436
Equal in Zinc - 0.55

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 A +278.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +253.6%
Contains more Vitamin D +1184.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +190.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +10.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +156.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +194.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +151.4%
Contains more Folate +133.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +22.1%
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 12% 20% 501% 0% 40% 57% 190% 77% 191% 6% 559% 1%
Contains more Vitamin A +278.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +253.6%
Contains more Vitamin D +1184.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +190.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +10.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +156.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +194.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +151.4%
Contains more Folate +133.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +22.1%
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 Sockeye salmon
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Alaska pollock Sockeye salmon Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 23.48g 26.48g Sockeye salmon
Fats 1.18g 5.57g Sockeye salmon
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 111kcal 156kcal Sockeye salmon
Starch g 0g Sockeye salmon
Fructose g 0g Sockeye salmon
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 72mg 11mg Alaska pollock
Iron 0.56mg 0.52mg Alaska pollock
Magnesium 81mg 36mg Alaska pollock
Phosphorus 267mg 305mg Sockeye salmon
Potassium 430mg 436mg Sockeye salmon
Sodium 419mg 92mg Sockeye salmon
Zinc 0.57mg 0.55mg Alaska pollock
Copper 0.06mg 0.076mg Sockeye salmon
Vitamin A 51IU 193IU Sockeye salmon
Vitamin E 0.28mg 0.99mg Sockeye salmon
Vitamin D 51IU 670IU Sockeye salmon
Vitamin D 1.3µg 16.7µg Sockeye salmon
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.054mg 0.157mg Sockeye salmon
Vitamin B2 0.223mg 0.246mg Sockeye salmon
Vitamin B3 3.949mg 10.123mg Sockeye salmon
Vitamin B5 0.432mg 1.274mg Sockeye salmon
Vitamin B6 0.329mg 0.827mg Sockeye salmon
Folate 3µg 7µg Sockeye salmon
Vitamin B12 3.66µg 4.47µg Sockeye salmon
Vitamin K 0.1µg 0.1µg
Tryptophan 0.263mg 0.335mg Sockeye salmon
Threonine 1.029mg 1.247mg Sockeye salmon
Isoleucine 1.082mg 1.274mg Sockeye salmon
Leucine 1.908mg 2.185mg Sockeye salmon
Lysine 2.157mg 2.574mg Sockeye salmon
Methionine 0.696mg 0.858mg Sockeye salmon
Phenylalanine 0.917mg 1.086mg Sockeye salmon
Valine 1.21mg 1.461mg Sockeye salmon
Histidine 0.691mg 0.711mg Sockeye salmon
Cholesterol 86mg 61mg Sockeye salmon
Trans Fat g 0.023g Alaska pollock
Saturated Fat 0.159g 0.969g Alaska pollock
Monounsaturated Fat 0.134g 1.864g Sockeye salmon
Polyunsaturated fat 0.583g 1.327g Sockeye salmon

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Alaska pollock Sockeye 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
137
Sockeye salmon
Mineral Summary Score
43
Alaska pollock
34
Sockeye 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
159%
Sockeye salmon
Carbohydrates
0%
Alaska pollock
0%
Sockeye salmon
Fats
5%
Alaska pollock
26%
Sockeye salmon

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Sockeye salmon
Sockeye salmon contains less Sodium (difference - 327mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Sockeye salmon
Sockeye salmon is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 25mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Sockeye salmon
Sockeye salmon is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Alaska pollock
Alaska pollock is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.81g)
Which food is cheaper?
Alaska pollock
Alaska pollock is cheaper (difference - $6)
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.

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. Sockeye salmon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173692/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.