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Chinook salmon vs. Sockeye salmon — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Chinook salmon and Sockeye salmon?

  • Chinook salmon is richer in Selenium, Magnesium, Vitamin A RAE, and Phosphorus, yet Sockeye salmon is richer in Vitamin B12, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B1, and Vitamin B5.
  • Sockeye salmon's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 67% higher.
  • Chinook salmon has 3 times more Magnesium than Sockeye salmon. Chinook salmon has 122mg of Magnesium, while Sockeye salmon has 36mg.
  • Sockeye salmon contains less Saturated Fat.

We used Fish, salmon, chinook, cooked, dry heat and Fish, salmon, sockeye, cooked, dry heat types in this comparison.

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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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Calcium +154.5%
Contains more Iron +75%
Contains more Magnesium +238.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +21.6%
Contains more Potassium +15.8%
Contains less Sodium -34.8%
Contains more Manganese +46.2%
Contains more Selenium +31.8%
Contains more Copper +43.4%
Equal in Zinc - 0.55
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 9% 35% 88% 159% 45% 8% 16% 18% 3% 256%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 4% 20% 26% 131% 39% 12% 15% 26% 2% 194%
Contains more Calcium +154.5%
Contains more Iron +75%
Contains more Magnesium +238.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +21.6%
Contains more Potassium +15.8%
Contains less Sodium -34.8%
Contains more Manganese +46.2%
Contains more Selenium +31.8%
Contains more Copper +43.4%
Equal in Zinc - 0.55

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts 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 +157%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Folate +400%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +256.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +59.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +47.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +79%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +55.7%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 10.123
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 30% 0% 0% 14% 11% 36% 189% 52% 107% 27% 359% 0% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 12% 20% 501% 0% 40% 57% 190% 77% 191% 6% 559% 62% 1%
Contains more Vitamin A +157%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Folate +400%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +256.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +59.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +47.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +79%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +55.7%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 10.123

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +140.2%
Equal in Protein - 26.48
Equal in Water - 67.33
Equal in Other - 0.62
26% 13% 66%
Protein: 25.72 g
Fats: 13.38 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 65.6 g
Other: 0 g
26% 6% 67%
Protein: 26.48 g
Fats: 5.57 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 67.33 g
Other: 0.62 g
Contains more Fats +140.2%
Equal in Protein - 26.48
Equal in Water - 67.33
Equal in Other - 0.62

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +208%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +100.6%
Contains less Saturated Fat -69.9%
28% 49% 23%
Saturated Fat: 3.214 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 5.742 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 2.662 g
23% 45% 32%
Saturated Fat: 0.969 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 1.864 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.327 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +208%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +100.6%
Contains less Saturated Fat -69.9%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Chinook salmon Sockeye salmon
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Glycemic Index Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chinook salmon Sockeye salmon Opinion
Protein 25.72g 26.48g Sockeye salmon
Fats 13.38g 5.57g Chinook salmon
Calories 231kcal 156kcal Chinook salmon
Calcium 28mg 11mg Chinook salmon
Iron 0.91mg 0.52mg Chinook salmon
Magnesium 122mg 36mg Chinook salmon
Phosphorus 371mg 305mg Chinook salmon
Potassium 505mg 436mg Chinook salmon
Sodium 60mg 92mg Chinook salmon
Zinc 0.56mg 0.55mg Chinook salmon
Copper 0.053mg 0.076mg Sockeye salmon
Manganese 0.019mg 0.013mg Chinook salmon
Selenium 46.8µg 35.5µg Chinook salmon
Vitamin A 496IU 193IU Chinook salmon
Vitamin A RAE 149µg 58µg Chinook salmon
Vitamin E 0.99mg Sockeye salmon
Vitamin D 670IU Sockeye salmon
Vitamin D 16.7µg Sockeye salmon
Vitamin C 4.1mg 0mg Chinook salmon
Vitamin B1 0.044mg 0.157mg Sockeye salmon
Vitamin B2 0.154mg 0.246mg Sockeye salmon
Vitamin B3 10.045mg 10.123mg Sockeye salmon
Vitamin B5 0.865mg 1.274mg Sockeye salmon
Vitamin B6 0.462mg 0.827mg Sockeye salmon
Folate 35µg 7µg Chinook salmon
Vitamin B12 2.87µg 4.47µg Sockeye salmon
Choline 112.6mg Sockeye salmon
Vitamin K 0.1µg Sockeye salmon
Tryptophan 0.288mg 0.335mg Sockeye salmon
Threonine 1.127mg 1.247mg Sockeye salmon
Isoleucine 1.185mg 1.274mg Sockeye salmon
Leucine 2.09mg 2.185mg Sockeye salmon
Lysine 2.362mg 2.574mg Sockeye salmon
Methionine 0.761mg 0.858mg Sockeye salmon
Phenylalanine 1.004mg 1.086mg Sockeye salmon
Valine 1.325mg 1.461mg Sockeye salmon
Histidine 0.757mg 0.711mg Chinook salmon
Cholesterol 85mg 61mg Sockeye salmon
Trans Fat 0.023g Chinook salmon
Saturated Fat 3.214g 0.969g Sockeye salmon
Omega-3 - DHA 0.727g 0.56g Chinook salmon
Omega-3 - EPA 1.01g 0.299g Chinook salmon
Omega-3 - DPA 0.296g 0.093g Chinook salmon
Monounsaturated Fat 5.742g 1.864g Chinook salmon
Polyunsaturated fat 2.662g 1.327g Chinook salmon
Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid 0.019g Sockeye salmon

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Chinook salmon Sockeye salmon
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet Equal
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet Equal

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
63%
Chinook salmon
132%
Sockeye salmon
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
63%
Chinook salmon
47%
Sockeye salmon

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Sockeye salmon
Sockeye salmon is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 24mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Sockeye salmon
Sockeye salmon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.245g)
Which food is cheaper?
Sockeye salmon
Sockeye salmon is cheaper (difference - $2)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Sockeye salmon
Sockeye salmon is relatively richer in vitamins
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 - 32mg)
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)

References

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Chinook salmon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171999/nutrients
  2. Sockeye salmon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173692/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.