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Chinook salmon vs Alaska pollock - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Chinook salmon and Alaska pollock?

  • Chinook salmon is higher in Vitamin B3, Phosphorus, Vitamin A, Vitamin B6, Magnesium, Vitamin B5, and Folate, yet Alaska pollock is higher in Vitamin B12.
  • Chinook salmon's daily need coverage for Vitamin B3 is 38% more.
  • Chinook salmon has 20 times more Saturated Fat than Alaska pollock. While Chinook salmon has 3.214g of Saturated Fat, Alaska pollock has only 0.159g.

We used Fish, salmon, chinook, cooked, dry heat and Fish, pollock, Alaska, cooked, dry heat (may have been previously frozen) 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
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Contains more Iron +62.5%
Contains more Potassium +17.4%
Contains more Magnesium +50.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +39%
Contains less Sodium -85.7%
Contains more Calcium +157.1%
Contains more Copper +13.2%
Equal in Zinc - 0.57
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 35% 9% 45% 88% 18% 16% 159% 8%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 22% 22% 38% 58% 20% 16% 115% 55%
Contains more Iron +62.5%
Contains more Potassium +17.4%
Contains more Magnesium +50.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +39%
Contains less Sodium -85.7%
Contains more Calcium +157.1%
Contains more Copper +13.2%
Equal in Zinc - 0.57

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 C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +872.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +154.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +100.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +40.4%
Contains more Folate +1066.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +22.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +44.8%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +27.5%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 14% 30% 0% 0% 11% 36% 189% 52% 107% 359% 0% 27%
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%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +872.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +154.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +100.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +40.4%
Contains more Folate +1066.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +22.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +44.8%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +27.5%

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
68
Chinook salmon
62
Alaska pollock
Mineral Summary Score
47
Chinook salmon
43
Alaska pollock

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
154%
Chinook salmon
141%
Alaska pollock
Carbohydrates
0%
Chinook salmon
0%
Alaska pollock
Fats
62%
Chinook salmon
5%
Alaska pollock

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.
Chinook salmon Alaska pollock
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

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Chinook salmon Alaska pollock
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?
Chinook salmon
Chinook salmon is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Chinook salmon
Chinook salmon is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chinook salmon
Chinook salmon contains less Sodium (difference - 359mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Alaska pollock
Alaska pollock is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.055g)
Which food is cheaper?
Alaska pollock
Alaska pollock is cheaper (difference - $8)
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chinook salmon Alaska pollock Opinion
Calories 231 111 Chinook salmon
Protein 25.72 23.48 Chinook salmon
Fats 13.38 1.18 Chinook salmon
Vitamin C 4.1 0 Chinook salmon
Carbs 0 0
Cholesterol 85 86 Chinook salmon
Vitamin D 51 Alaska pollock
Iron 0.91 0.56 Chinook salmon
Calcium 28 72 Alaska pollock
Potassium 505 430 Chinook salmon
Magnesium 122 81 Chinook salmon
Sugar 0 Chinook salmon
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.053 0.06 Alaska pollock
Zinc 0.56 0.57 Alaska pollock
Starch
Phosphorus 371 267 Chinook salmon
Sodium 60 419 Chinook salmon
Vitamin A 496 51 Chinook salmon
Vitamin E 0.28 Alaska pollock
Vitamin D 1.3 Alaska pollock
Vitamin B1 0.044 0.054 Alaska pollock
Vitamin B2 0.154 0.223 Alaska pollock
Vitamin B3 10.045 3.949 Chinook salmon
Vitamin B5 0.865 0.432 Chinook salmon
Vitamin B6 0.462 0.329 Chinook salmon
Vitamin B12 2.87 3.66 Alaska pollock
Vitamin K 0.1 Alaska pollock
Folate 35 3 Chinook salmon
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 3.214 0.159 Alaska pollock
Monounsaturated Fat 5.742 0.134 Chinook salmon
Polyunsaturated fat 2.662 0.583 Chinook salmon
Tryptophan 0.288 0.263 Chinook salmon
Threonine 1.127 1.029 Chinook salmon
Isoleucine 1.185 1.082 Chinook salmon
Leucine 2.09 1.908 Chinook salmon
Lysine 2.362 2.157 Chinook salmon
Methionine 0.761 0.696 Chinook salmon
Phenylalanine 1.004 0.917 Chinook salmon
Valine 1.325 1.21 Chinook salmon
Histidine 0.757 0.691 Chinook salmon
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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 to the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Chinook salmon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171999/nutrients
  2. Alaska pollock - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173681/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.