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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, 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
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Tuna
Contains more Calcium +180%
Contains more Potassium +56.3%
Contains more Magnesium +90.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +13.8%
Contains more Iron +44%
Contains more Copper +107.5%
Contains more Zinc +37.5%
Contains less Sodium -16.7%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 35% 9% 45% 88% 18% 16% 159% 8%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 50% 3% 29% 46% 37% 22% 140% 7%
Contains more Calcium +180%
Contains more Potassium +56.3%
Contains more Magnesium +90.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +13.8%
Contains more Iron +44%
Contains more Copper +107.5%
Contains more Zinc +37.5%
Contains less Sodium -16.7%

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 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% 152% 0% 0% 70% 71% 198% 83% 122% 1361% 0% 2%
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 and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils 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 the food
Protein
154%
Chinook salmon
179%
Tuna
Carbohydrates
0%
Chinook salmon
0%
Tuna
Fats
62%
Chinook salmon
29%
Tuna

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at 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 Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugars Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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is better in case of low diet
Chinook salmon Tuna
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?
Tuna
Tuna is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 36mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Tuna
Tuna contains less Sodium (difference - 10mg)
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 Sugars?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Sugars ( 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 definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Chinook salmon Tuna Opinion
Calories 231 184 Chinook salmon
Protein 25.72 29.91 Tuna
Fats 13.38 6.28 Chinook salmon
Vitamin C 4.1 0 Chinook salmon
Carbs 0 0
Cholesterol 85 49 Tuna
Vitamin D
Iron 0.91 1.31 Tuna
Calcium 28 10 Chinook salmon
Potassium 505 323 Chinook salmon
Magnesium 122 64 Chinook salmon
Sugars
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.053 0.11 Tuna
Zinc 0.56 0.77 Tuna
Starch
Phosphorus 371 326 Chinook salmon
Sodium 60 50 Tuna
Vitamin A 496 2520 Tuna
Vitamin E
Vitamin D
Vitamin B1 0.044 0.278 Tuna
Vitamin B2 0.154 0.306 Tuna
Vitamin B3 10.045 10.54 Tuna
Vitamin B5 0.865 1.37 Tuna
Vitamin B6 0.462 0.525 Tuna
Vitamin B12 2.87 10.88 Tuna
Vitamin K
Folate 35 2 Chinook salmon
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 3.214 1.612 Tuna
Monounsaturated Fat 5.742 2.053 Chinook salmon
Polyunsaturated fat 2.662 1.844 Chinook salmon
Tryptophan 0.288 0.335 Tuna
Threonine 1.127 1.311 Tuna
Isoleucine 1.185 1.378 Tuna
Leucine 2.09 2.431 Tuna
Lysine 2.362 2.747 Tuna
Methionine 0.761 0.885 Tuna
Phenylalanine 1.004 1.168 Tuna
Valine 1.325 1.541 Tuna
Histidine 0.757 0.88 Tuna
Fructose

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 of 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.