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Chinook salmon vs Rainbow trout - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Chinook salmon and Rainbow trout

  • Chinook salmon is richer in Selenium, Vitamin B3, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Vitamin B6 and Iron, while Rainbow trout is higher in Vitamin B12 and Vitamin B5.
  • Rainbow trout covers your daily Vitamin B12 needs 60% more than Chinook salmon.
  • Chinook salmon has 5 times more Magnesium than Rainbow trout. Chinook salmon has 122mg of Magnesium, while Rainbow trout has 25mg.
  • Rainbow trout is lower in Saturated Fat.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Fish, salmon, chinook, cooked, dry heat and Fish, trout, rainbow, farmed, raw.

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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 +193.5%
Contains more Calcium +12%
Contains more Potassium +34%
Contains more Magnesium +388%
Contains more Copper +15.2%
Contains more Zinc +24.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +64.2%
Contains less Sodium -15%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 35% 9% 45% 88% 18% 16% 159% 8%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 12% 8% 34% 18% 16% 13% 97% 7%
Contains more Iron +193.5%
Contains more Calcium +12%
Contains more Potassium +34%
Contains more Magnesium +388%
Contains more Copper +15.2%
Contains more Zinc +24.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +64.2%
Contains less Sodium -15%

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 +41.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +77.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +71.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +80.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +35.9%
Contains more Folate +218.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +172.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +92.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +49.8%
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 10% 17% 47% 477% 30% 21% 105% 101% 79% 538% 1% 9%
Contains more Vitamin C +41.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +77.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +71.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +80.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +35.9%
Contains more Folate +218.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +172.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +92.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +49.8%

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
68
Chinook salmon
119
Rainbow trout
Mineral Summary Score
47
Chinook salmon
25
Rainbow trout

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 the food
Protein
154%
Chinook salmon
120%
Rainbow trout
Carbohydrates
0%
Chinook salmon
0%
Rainbow trout
Fats
62%
Chinook salmon
29%
Rainbow trout

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Chinook salmon Rainbow trout
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Chinook salmon Rainbow trout
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?
Rainbow trout
Rainbow trout is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 26mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Rainbow trout
Rainbow trout contains less Sodium (difference - 9mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Rainbow trout
Rainbow trout is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.831g)
Which food is cheaper?
Rainbow trout
Rainbow trout is cheaper (difference - $8)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Chinook salmon
Chinook salmon contains less Sugars (difference - 0g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Chinook salmon
Chinook salmon is relatively richer in minerals
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 definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Chinook salmon Rainbow trout Opinion
Calories 231 141 Chinook salmon
Protein 25.72 19.94 Chinook salmon
Fats 13.38 6.18 Chinook salmon
Vitamin C 4.1 2.9 Chinook salmon
Carbs 0 0
Cholesterol 85 59 Rainbow trout
Vitamin D 635 Rainbow trout
Iron 0.91 0.31 Chinook salmon
Calcium 28 25 Chinook salmon
Potassium 505 377 Chinook salmon
Magnesium 122 25 Chinook salmon
Sugars 0 Chinook salmon
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.053 0.046 Chinook salmon
Zinc 0.56 0.45 Chinook salmon
Starch
Phosphorus 371 226 Chinook salmon
Sodium 60 51 Rainbow trout
Vitamin A 496 280 Chinook salmon
Vitamin E 2.34 Rainbow trout
Vitamin D 15.9 Rainbow trout
Vitamin B1 0.044 0.12 Rainbow trout
Vitamin B2 0.154 0.09 Chinook salmon
Vitamin B3 10.045 5.567 Chinook salmon
Vitamin B5 0.865 1.667 Rainbow trout
Vitamin B6 0.462 0.34 Chinook salmon
Vitamin B12 2.87 4.3 Rainbow trout
Vitamin K 0.1 Rainbow trout
Folate 35 11 Chinook salmon
Trans Fat 0.047 Chinook salmon
Saturated Fat 3.214 1.383 Rainbow trout
Monounsaturated Fat 5.742 1.979 Chinook salmon
Polyunsaturated fat 2.662 1.507 Chinook salmon
Tryptophan 0.288 0.234 Chinook salmon
Threonine 1.127 0.915 Chinook salmon
Isoleucine 1.185 0.962 Chinook salmon
Leucine 2.09 1.696 Chinook salmon
Lysine 2.362 1.916 Chinook salmon
Methionine 0.761 0.618 Chinook salmon
Phenylalanine 1.004 0.815 Chinook salmon
Valine 1.325 1.075 Chinook salmon
Histidine 0.757 0.614 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 of 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. Rainbow trout - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173717/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.