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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, 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 than Skipjack tuna. Chinook salmon has 149µg of Vitamin A, 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
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Contains more Magnesium +177.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +30.2%
Contains more Iron +75.8%
Contains more Calcium +32.1%
Contains more Copper +107.5%
Contains more Zinc +87.5%
Contains less Sodium -21.7%
Equal in Potassium - 522
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 35% 9% 45% 88% 18% 16% 159% 8%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 60% 12% 47% 32% 37% 29% 123% 7%
Contains more Magnesium +177.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +30.2%
Contains more Iron +75.8%
Contains more Calcium +32.1%
Contains more Copper +107.5%
Contains more Zinc +87.5%
Contains less Sodium -21.7%
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 C +310%
Contains more Vitamin A +726.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +15.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +26.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +78.4%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +31.1%
Contains more Folate +250%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +86.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +112.3%
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 4% 4% 0% 0% 10% 29% 352% 30% 227% 274% 0% 8%
Contains more Vitamin C +310%
Contains more Vitamin A +726.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +15.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +26.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +78.4%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +31.1%
Contains more Folate +250%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +86.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +112.3%

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 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 Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sodium 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

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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?
Skipjack tuna
Skipjack tuna is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 25mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Skipjack tuna
Skipjack tuna contains less Sodium (difference - 13mg)
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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