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Chinook salmon vs Tuna - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Chinook salmon and Tuna different?

  • Chinook salmon is richer in Magnesium, Folate, and Phosphorus, while Tuna is higher in Vitamin B12, Vitamin A RAE, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, and Vitamin B5.
  • Tuna covers your daily need of Vitamin B12 334% more than Chinook salmon.
  • Chinook salmon contains 18 times more Folate than Tuna. Chinook salmon contains 35µg of Folate, while Tuna contains 2µg.
  • Tuna is lower in Saturated Fat.

Fish, salmon, chinook, cooked, dry heat and Fish, tuna, fresh, bluefin, cooked, dry heat 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 +180%
Contains more Magnesium +90.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +13.8%
Contains more Potassium +56.3%
Contains more Iron +44%
Contains less Sodium -16.7%
Contains more Zinc +37.5%
Contains more Copper +107.5%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 9% 35% 88% 159% 45% 8% 16% 18%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 50% 46% 140% 29% 7% 22% 37%
Contains more Calcium +180%
Contains more Magnesium +90.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +13.8%
Contains more Potassium +56.3%
Contains more Iron +44%
Contains less Sodium -16.7%
Contains more Zinc +37.5%
Contains more Copper +107.5%

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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Tuna
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Folate +1650%
Contains more Vitamin A +408.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +531.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +98.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +58.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +13.6%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +279.1%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 10.54
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 152% 0% 0% 0% 70% 71% 198% 83% 122% 2% 1361% 0%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Folate +1650%
Contains more Vitamin A +408.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +531.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +98.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +58.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +13.6%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +279.1%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 10.54

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 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 Tuna Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 25.72g 29.91g Tuna
Fats 13.38g 6.28g Chinook salmon
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 231kcal 184kcal Chinook salmon
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 28mg 10mg Chinook salmon
Iron 0.91mg 1.31mg Tuna
Magnesium 122mg 64mg Chinook salmon
Phosphorus 371mg 326mg Chinook salmon
Potassium 505mg 323mg Chinook salmon
Sodium 60mg 50mg Tuna
Zinc 0.56mg 0.77mg Tuna
Copper 0.053mg 0.11mg Tuna
Vitamin A 496IU 2520IU Tuna
Vitamin E mg mg
Vitamin D IU IU
Vitamin D µg µg
Vitamin C 4.1mg 0mg Chinook salmon
Vitamin B1 0.044mg 0.278mg Tuna
Vitamin B2 0.154mg 0.306mg Tuna
Vitamin B3 10.045mg 10.54mg Tuna
Vitamin B5 0.865mg 1.37mg Tuna
Vitamin B6 0.462mg 0.525mg Tuna
Folate 35µg 2µg Chinook salmon
Vitamin B12 2.87µg 10.88µg Tuna
Vitamin K µg µg
Tryptophan 0.288mg 0.335mg Tuna
Threonine 1.127mg 1.311mg Tuna
Isoleucine 1.185mg 1.378mg Tuna
Leucine 2.09mg 2.431mg Tuna
Lysine 2.362mg 2.747mg Tuna
Methionine 0.761mg 0.885mg Tuna
Phenylalanine 1.004mg 1.168mg Tuna
Valine 1.325mg 1.541mg Tuna
Histidine 0.757mg 0.88mg Tuna
Cholesterol 85mg 49mg Tuna
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 3.214g 1.612g Tuna
Monounsaturated Fat 5.742g 2.053g Chinook salmon
Polyunsaturated fat 2.662g 1.844g Chinook salmon

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Chinook salmon 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
171
Tuna
Mineral Summary Score
47
Chinook salmon
41
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
179%
Tuna
Carbohydrates
0%
Chinook salmon
0%
Tuna
Fats
62%
Chinook salmon
29%
Tuna

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Tuna
Tuna contains less Sodium (difference - 10mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Tuna
Tuna is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 36mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Tuna
Tuna is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.602g)
Which food is cheaper?
Tuna
Tuna is cheaper (difference - $8)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Tuna
Tuna 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. Tuna - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173707/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.