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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 RAE, 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
Contains more Iron +62.5%
Contains more Magnesium +50.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +39%
Contains more Potassium +17.4%
Contains less Sodium -85.7%
Contains more Calcium +157.1%
Contains more Copper +13.2%
Equal in Zinc - 0.57
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 9% 35% 88% 159% 45% 8% 16% 18%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 22% 22% 58% 115% 38% 55% 16% 20%
Contains more Iron +62.5%
Contains more Magnesium +50.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +39%
Contains more Potassium +17.4%
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 A +872.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
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 A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 30% 0% 0% 14% 11% 36% 189% 52% 107% 27% 359% 0%
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%
Contains more Vitamin A +872.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
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%

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 Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Chinook salmon Alaska pollock
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
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

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 Cholesterol?
Chinook salmon
Chinook salmon is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 1mg)
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.

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.