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Chinook salmon vs Halibut - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Chinook salmon and Halibut different?

  • Chinook salmon is higher than Halibut in Vitamin B12, Vitamin B3, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Selenium, Vitamin A RAE, Vitamin B5, Folate, and Potassium.
  • Chinook salmon covers your daily need of Vitamin B12 78% more than Halibut.
  • Chinook salmon contains 35 times more Folate than Halibut. Chinook salmon contains 35µg of Folate, while Halibut contains 1µg.
  • Halibut is lower in Cholesterol.

Fish, salmon, chinook, cooked, dry heat and Fish, halibut, Greenland, raw types were used 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 Calcium +833.3%
Contains more Iron +37.9%
Contains more Magnesium +369.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +126.2%
Contains more Potassium +88.4%
Contains less Sodium -25%
Contains more Zinc +40%
Contains more Copper +76.7%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 9% 35% 88% 159% 45% 8% 16% 18%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 1% 25% 19% 71% 24% 11% 11% 10%
Contains more Calcium +833.3%
Contains more Iron +37.9%
Contains more Magnesium +369.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +126.2%
Contains more Potassium +88.4%
Contains less Sodium -25%
Contains more Zinc +40%
Contains more Copper +76.7%

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 +955.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +92.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +569.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +246%
Contains more Folate +3400%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +187%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +36.4%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.42
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% 15% 822% 0% 15% 19% 29% 15% 97% 1% 126% 1%
Contains more Vitamin A +955.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +92.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +569.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +246%
Contains more Folate +3400%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +187%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +36.4%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.42

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chinook salmon Halibut Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 25.72g 14.37g Chinook salmon
Fats 13.38g 13.84g Halibut
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 231kcal 186kcal Chinook salmon
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 0g Chinook salmon
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 28mg 3mg Chinook salmon
Iron 0.91mg 0.66mg Chinook salmon
Magnesium 122mg 26mg Chinook salmon
Phosphorus 371mg 164mg Chinook salmon
Potassium 505mg 268mg Chinook salmon
Sodium 60mg 80mg Chinook salmon
Zinc 0.56mg 0.4mg Chinook salmon
Copper 0.053mg 0.03mg Chinook salmon
Vitamin A 496IU 47IU Chinook salmon
Vitamin E mg 0.73mg Halibut
Vitamin D IU 1097IU Halibut
Vitamin D µg 27.4µg Halibut
Vitamin C 4.1mg 0mg Chinook salmon
Vitamin B1 0.044mg 0.06mg Halibut
Vitamin B2 0.154mg 0.08mg Chinook salmon
Vitamin B3 10.045mg 1.5mg Chinook salmon
Vitamin B5 0.865mg 0.25mg Chinook salmon
Vitamin B6 0.462mg 0.42mg Chinook salmon
Folate 35µg 1µg Chinook salmon
Vitamin B12 2.87µg 1µg Chinook salmon
Vitamin K µg 0.1µg Halibut
Tryptophan 0.288mg 0.161mg Chinook salmon
Threonine 1.127mg 0.63mg Chinook salmon
Isoleucine 1.185mg 0.662mg Chinook salmon
Leucine 2.09mg 1.168mg Chinook salmon
Lysine 2.362mg 1.32mg Chinook salmon
Methionine 0.761mg 0.425mg Chinook salmon
Phenylalanine 1.004mg 0.561mg Chinook salmon
Valine 1.325mg 0.74mg Chinook salmon
Histidine 0.757mg 0.423mg Chinook salmon
Cholesterol 85mg 46mg Halibut
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 3.214g 2.419g Halibut
Monounsaturated Fat 5.742g 8.378g Halibut
Polyunsaturated fat 2.662g 1.367g Chinook salmon

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Chinook salmon Halibut
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
95
Halibut
Mineral Summary Score
47
Chinook salmon
21
Halibut

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
86%
Halibut
Carbohydrates
0%
Chinook salmon
0%
Halibut
Fats
62%
Chinook salmon
64%
Halibut

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Halibut
Halibut is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 39mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Halibut
Halibut is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.795g)
Which food is cheaper?
Halibut
Halibut is cheaper (difference - $10)
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 - 20mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Chinook salmon
Chinook salmon is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Chinook salmon
Chinook salmon is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)

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. Halibut - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171965/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.