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Butterfish vs. Sockeye salmon — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Butterfish and Sockeye salmon?

  • Butterfish is higher in Selenium, yet Sockeye salmon is higher in Vitamin B12, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B3, and Vitamin B5.
  • Sockeye salmon's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 110% more.
  • Butterfish has 2 times more Zinc than Sockeye salmon. While Butterfish has 0.99mg of Zinc, Sockeye salmon has only 0.55mg.
  • The amount of Cholesterol in Sockeye salmon is lower.

We used Fish, butterfish, cooked, dry heat and Fish, salmon, sockeye, 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Calcium +154.5%
Contains more Iron +23.1%
Contains more Potassium +10.3%
Contains more Zinc +80%
Contains more Manganese +46.2%
Contains more Selenium +31.8%
Contains more Magnesium +12.5%
Contains less Sodium -19.3%
Contains more Copper +10.1%
Equal in Phosphorus - 305
Equal in Potassium - 436
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 9% 24% 23% 132% 43% 15% 27% 24% 3% 256%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 4% 20% 26% 131% 39% 12% 15% 26% 2% 194%
Contains more Calcium +154.5%
Contains more Iron +23.1%
Contains more Potassium +10.3%
Contains more Zinc +80%
Contains more Manganese +46.2%
Contains more Selenium +31.8%
Contains more Magnesium +12.5%
Contains less Sodium -19.3%
Contains more Copper +10.1%
Equal in Phosphorus - 305
Equal in Potassium - 436

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
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Contains more Folate +142.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +77.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +28.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +75.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +47.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +139%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +144.3%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.157
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 7% 0% 0% 0% 37% 45% 109% 52% 80% 13% 229% 0% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 12% 20% 501% 0% 40% 57% 190% 77% 191% 6% 559% 62% 1%
Contains more Folate +142.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +77.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +28.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +75.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +47.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +139%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +144.3%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.157

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +84.6%
Contains more Other +19.4%
Contains more Protein +19.5%
Equal in Water - 67.33
22% 10% 67%
Protein: 22.15 g
Fats: 10.28 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 66.83 g
Other: 0.74 g
26% 6% 67%
Protein: 26.48 g
Fats: 5.57 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 67.33 g
Other: 0.62 g
Contains more Fats +84.6%
Contains more Other +19.4%
Contains more Protein +19.5%
Equal in Water - 67.33

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Butterfish Sockeye salmon
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Glycemic Index Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Butterfish Sockeye salmon Opinion
Protein 22.15g 26.48g Sockeye salmon
Fats 10.28g 5.57g Butterfish
Calories 187kcal 156kcal Butterfish
Calcium 28mg 11mg Butterfish
Iron 0.64mg 0.52mg Butterfish
Magnesium 32mg 36mg Sockeye salmon
Phosphorus 308mg 305mg Butterfish
Potassium 481mg 436mg Butterfish
Sodium 114mg 92mg Sockeye salmon
Zinc 0.99mg 0.55mg Butterfish
Copper 0.069mg 0.076mg Sockeye salmon
Manganese 0.019mg 0.013mg Butterfish
Selenium 46.8µg 35.5µg Butterfish
Vitamin A 109IU 193IU Sockeye salmon
Vitamin A RAE 33µg 58µg Sockeye salmon
Vitamin E 0.99mg Sockeye salmon
Vitamin D 670IU Sockeye salmon
Vitamin D 16.7µg Sockeye salmon
Vitamin B1 0.146mg 0.157mg Sockeye salmon
Vitamin B2 0.192mg 0.246mg Sockeye salmon
Vitamin B3 5.769mg 10.123mg Sockeye salmon
Vitamin B5 0.865mg 1.274mg Sockeye salmon
Vitamin B6 0.346mg 0.827mg Sockeye salmon
Folate 17µg 7µg Butterfish
Vitamin B12 1.83µg 4.47µg Sockeye salmon
Choline 112.6mg Sockeye salmon
Vitamin K 0.1µg Sockeye salmon
Tryptophan 0.248mg 0.335mg Sockeye salmon
Threonine 0.971mg 1.247mg Sockeye salmon
Isoleucine 1.021mg 1.274mg Sockeye salmon
Leucine 1.801mg 2.185mg Sockeye salmon
Lysine 2.035mg 2.574mg Sockeye salmon
Methionine 0.656mg 0.858mg Sockeye salmon
Phenylalanine 0.865mg 1.086mg Sockeye salmon
Valine 1.141mg 1.461mg Sockeye salmon
Histidine 0.652mg 0.711mg Sockeye salmon
Cholesterol 83mg 61mg Sockeye salmon
Trans Fat 0.023g Butterfish
Saturated Fat 0.969g Butterfish
Omega-3 - DHA 0.56g Sockeye salmon
Omega-3 - EPA 0.299g Sockeye salmon
Omega-3 - DPA 0.093g Sockeye salmon
Monounsaturated Fat 1.864g Sockeye salmon
Polyunsaturated fat 1.327g Sockeye salmon
Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid 0.019g Sockeye salmon

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Butterfish Sockeye salmon
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet Equal
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet Equal

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
44%
Butterfish
132%
Sockeye salmon
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
55%
Butterfish
47%
Sockeye salmon

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Sockeye salmon
Sockeye salmon contains less Sodium (difference - 22mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Sockeye salmon
Sockeye salmon is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 22mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Sockeye salmon
Sockeye salmon is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Butterfish
Butterfish is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Butterfish
Butterfish is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.969g)
Which food is cheaper?
Butterfish
Butterfish is cheaper (difference - $13)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Butterfish
Butterfish is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)

References

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Butterfish - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174231/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.