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Chinook salmon vs Skipjack tuna - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Chinook salmon and Skipjack tuna

  • Chinook salmon is richer in Vitamin B12, Magnesium, Vitamin A RAE, Phosphorus, and Vitamin B5, while Skipjack tuna is higher in Vitamin B3, Vitamin B6, and Iron.
  • Skipjack tuna covers your daily Vitamin B3 needs 54% more than Chinook salmon.
  • Chinook salmon has 8 times more Vitamin A RAE than Skipjack tuna. Chinook salmon has 149µg of Vitamin A RAE, while Skipjack tuna has 18µg.
  • Skipjack tuna is lower in Saturated Fat.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Fish, salmon, chinook, cooked, dry heat and Fish, tuna, skipjack, fresh, cooked, dry heat.

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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 Magnesium +177.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +30.2%
Contains more Calcium +32.1%
Contains more Iron +75.8%
Contains less Sodium -21.7%
Contains more Zinc +87.5%
Contains more Copper +107.5%
Equal in Potassium - 522
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 9% 35% 88% 159% 45% 8% 16% 18%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 12% 60% 32% 123% 47% 7% 29% 37%
Contains more Magnesium +177.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +30.2%
Contains more Calcium +32.1%
Contains more Iron +75.8%
Contains less Sodium -21.7%
Contains more Zinc +87.5%
Contains more Copper +107.5%
Equal in Potassium - 522

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 +726.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +310%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +15.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +26.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +78.4%
Contains more Folate +250%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +31.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +86.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +112.3%
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% 0% 0% 4% 10% 29% 352% 30% 227% 8% 274% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +726.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +310%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +15.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +26.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +78.4%
Contains more Folate +250%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +31.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +86.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +112.3%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chinook salmon Skipjack tuna Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 25.72g 28.21g Skipjack tuna
Fats 13.38g 1.29g Chinook salmon
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 231kcal 132kcal Chinook salmon
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 28mg 37mg Skipjack tuna
Iron 0.91mg 1.6mg Skipjack tuna
Magnesium 122mg 44mg Chinook salmon
Phosphorus 371mg 285mg Chinook salmon
Potassium 505mg 522mg Skipjack tuna
Sodium 60mg 47mg Skipjack tuna
Zinc 0.56mg 1.05mg Skipjack tuna
Copper 0.053mg 0.11mg Skipjack tuna
Vitamin A 496IU 60IU Chinook salmon
Vitamin E mg mg
Vitamin D IU IU
Vitamin D µg µg
Vitamin C 4.1mg 1mg Chinook salmon
Vitamin B1 0.044mg 0.038mg Chinook salmon
Vitamin B2 0.154mg 0.122mg Chinook salmon
Vitamin B3 10.045mg 18.756mg Skipjack tuna
Vitamin B5 0.865mg 0.485mg Chinook salmon
Vitamin B6 0.462mg 0.981mg Skipjack tuna
Folate 35µg 10µg Chinook salmon
Vitamin B12 2.87µg 2.19µg Chinook salmon
Vitamin K µg µg
Tryptophan 0.288mg 0.316mg Skipjack tuna
Threonine 1.127mg 1.237mg Skipjack tuna
Isoleucine 1.185mg 1.3mg Skipjack tuna
Leucine 2.09mg 2.293mg Skipjack tuna
Lysine 2.362mg 2.59mg Skipjack tuna
Methionine 0.761mg 0.835mg Skipjack tuna
Phenylalanine 1.004mg 1.101mg Skipjack tuna
Valine 1.325mg 1.453mg Skipjack tuna
Histidine 0.757mg 0.83mg Skipjack tuna
Cholesterol 85mg 60mg Skipjack tuna
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 3.214g 0.42g Skipjack tuna
Monounsaturated Fat 5.742g 0.243g Chinook salmon
Polyunsaturated fat 2.662g 0.403g Chinook salmon

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Chinook salmon Skipjack tuna
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
78
Skipjack tuna
Mineral Summary Score
47
Chinook salmon
43
Skipjack tuna

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
169%
Skipjack tuna
Carbohydrates
0%
Chinook salmon
0%
Skipjack tuna
Fats
62%
Chinook salmon
6%
Skipjack tuna

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Skipjack tuna
Skipjack tuna contains less Sodium (difference - 13mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Skipjack tuna
Skipjack tuna is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 25mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Skipjack tuna
Skipjack tuna is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.794g)
Which food is cheaper?
Skipjack tuna
Skipjack tuna is cheaper (difference - $7)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Chinook salmon
Chinook salmon is relatively richer in vitamins
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 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.

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. Skipjack tuna - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172005/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.