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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, 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
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Contains more Iron +37.9%
Contains more Calcium +833.3%
Contains more Potassium +88.4%
Contains more Magnesium +369.2%
Contains more Copper +76.7%
Contains more Zinc +40%
Contains more Phosphorus +126.2%
Contains less Sodium -25%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 35% 9% 45% 88% 18% 16% 159% 8%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 25% 1% 24% 19% 10% 11% 71% 11%
Contains more Iron +37.9%
Contains more Calcium +833.3%
Contains more Potassium +88.4%
Contains more Magnesium +369.2%
Contains more Copper +76.7%
Contains more Zinc +40%
Contains more Phosphorus +126.2%
Contains less Sodium -25%

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 +955.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +92.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +569.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +246%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +187%
Contains more Folate +3400%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +36.4%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.42
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% 3% 15% 822% 15% 19% 29% 15% 97% 126% 1% 1%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +955.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +92.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +569.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +246%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +187%
Contains more Folate +3400%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +36.4%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.42

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 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

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Chinook salmon Halibut
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?
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)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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