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Chinook salmon vs Salmon - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Chinook salmon and Salmon?

  • Chinook salmon is richer in Phosphorus, Magnesium, Selenium, Vitamin A RAE, and Vitamin B3, yet Salmon is richer in Vitamin B6, Copper, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B5, and Vitamin B1.
  • Salmon's daily need coverage for Vitamin B6 is 27% higher.
  • Chinook salmon has 12 times more Vitamin A RAE than Salmon. Chinook salmon has 149µg of Vitamin A RAE, while Salmon has 12µg.

We used Fish, salmon, chinook, cooked, dry heat and Fish, salmon, Atlantic, wild, raw types in this comparison.

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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 +133.3%
Contains more Iron +13.8%
Contains more Magnesium +320.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +85.5%
Contains less Sodium -26.7%
Contains more Zinc +14.3%
Contains more Copper +371.7%
Equal in Potassium - 490
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 9% 35% 88% 159% 45% 8% 16% 18%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 30% 21% 86% 44% 6% 18% 84%
Contains more Calcium +133.3%
Contains more Iron +13.8%
Contains more Magnesium +320.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +85.5%
Contains less Sodium -26.7%
Contains more Zinc +14.3%
Contains more Copper +371.7%
Equal in Potassium - 490

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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Salmon
Contains more Vitamin A +1140%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +27.8%
Contains more Folate +40%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +413.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +146.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +92.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +77.1%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +10.8%
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 3% 0% 0% 0% 57% 88% 148% 100% 189% 19% 398% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +1140%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +27.8%
Contains more Folate +40%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +413.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +146.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +92.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +77.1%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +10.8%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chinook salmon Salmon Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 25.72g 19.84g Chinook salmon
Fats 13.38g 6.34g Chinook salmon
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 231kcal 142kcal Chinook salmon
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 28mg 12mg Chinook salmon
Iron 0.91mg 0.8mg Chinook salmon
Magnesium 122mg 29mg Chinook salmon
Phosphorus 371mg 200mg Chinook salmon
Potassium 505mg 490mg Chinook salmon
Sodium 60mg 44mg Salmon
Zinc 0.56mg 0.64mg Salmon
Copper 0.053mg 0.25mg Salmon
Vitamin A 496IU 40IU Chinook salmon
Vitamin E mg mg
Vitamin D IU IU
Vitamin D µg µg
Vitamin C 4.1mg 0mg Chinook salmon
Vitamin B1 0.044mg 0.226mg Salmon
Vitamin B2 0.154mg 0.38mg Salmon
Vitamin B3 10.045mg 7.86mg Chinook salmon
Vitamin B5 0.865mg 1.664mg Salmon
Vitamin B6 0.462mg 0.818mg Salmon
Folate 35µg 25µg Chinook salmon
Vitamin B12 2.87µg 3.18µg Salmon
Vitamin K µg µg
Tryptophan 0.288mg 0.222mg Chinook salmon
Threonine 1.127mg 0.87mg Chinook salmon
Isoleucine 1.185mg 0.914mg Chinook salmon
Leucine 2.09mg 1.613mg Chinook salmon
Lysine 2.362mg 1.822mg Chinook salmon
Methionine 0.761mg 0.587mg Chinook salmon
Phenylalanine 1.004mg 0.775mg Chinook salmon
Valine 1.325mg 1.022mg Chinook salmon
Histidine 0.757mg 0.584mg Chinook salmon
Cholesterol 85mg 55mg Salmon
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 3.214g 0.981g Salmon
Monounsaturated Fat 5.742g 2.103g Chinook salmon
Polyunsaturated fat 2.662g 2.539g Chinook salmon

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Chinook salmon 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
68
Chinook salmon
83
Salmon
Mineral Summary Score
47
Chinook salmon
36
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
154%
Chinook salmon
119%
Salmon
Carbohydrates
0%
Chinook salmon
0%
Salmon
Fats
62%
Chinook salmon
29%
Salmon

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Salmon
Salmon contains less Sodium (difference - 16mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Salmon
Salmon is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 30mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Salmon
Salmon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.233g)
Which food is cheaper?
Salmon
Salmon is cheaper (difference - $2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Chinook salmon
Chinook salmon is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)
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. Salmon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173686/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.