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Caviar vs Smoked salmon - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Caviar and Smoked salmon different?

  • Caviar is higher in Vitamin B12, Iron, Choline, Magnesium, Selenium, Vitamin B5, and Vitamin B2, however Smoked salmon is richer in Vitamin D.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 from Caviar is 697% higher.
  • Caviar contains 26 times more Cholesterol than Smoked salmon. While Caviar contains 588mg of Cholesterol, Smoked salmon contains only 23mg.

Fish, caviar, black and red, granular and Fish, salmon, chinook, smoked are the varieties 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 Iron +1297.6%
Contains more Calcium +2400%
Contains more Magnesium +1566.7%
Contains more Zinc +206.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +117.1%
Contains more Copper +109.1%
Contains less Sodium -55.2%
Equal in Potassium - 175
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 446% 83% 16% 215% 37% 26% 153% 196%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 32% 4% 16% 13% 77% 9% 71% 88%
Contains more Iron +1297.6%
Contains more Calcium +2400%
Contains more Magnesium +1566.7%
Contains more Zinc +206.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +117.1%
Contains more Copper +109.1%
Contains less Sodium -55.2%
Equal in Potassium - 175

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
Caviar
9
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Contains more Vitamin A +940.2%
Contains more Vitamin E +40%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +726.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +513.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +302.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +15.1%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +513.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +500%
Contains more Folate +2400%
Contains more Vitamin D +489.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +3833.3%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 55% 38% 87% 48% 144% 3% 210% 74% 2500% 2% 38%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 6% 28% 514% 6% 24% 89% 53% 65% 408% 1% 2%
Contains more Vitamin A +940.2%
Contains more Vitamin E +40%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +726.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +513.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +302.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +15.1%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +513.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +500%
Contains more Folate +2400%
Contains more Vitamin D +489.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +3833.3%

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
266
Caviar
99
Smoked salmon
Mineral Summary Score
146
Caviar
38
Smoked salmon

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
148%
Caviar
110%
Smoked salmon
Carbohydrates
4%
Caviar
0%
Smoked salmon
Fats
83%
Caviar
20%
Smoked salmon

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.
Caviar Smoked salmon
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal

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Caviar Smoked salmon
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Smoked salmon
Smoked salmon is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 565mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Smoked salmon
Smoked salmon contains less Sodium (difference - 828mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Smoked salmon
Smoked salmon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.131g)
Which food is cheaper?
Smoked salmon
Smoked salmon is cheaper (difference - $86)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Caviar
Caviar is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Caviar
Caviar is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar (0 g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Caviar Smoked salmon Opinion
Calories 264 117 Caviar
Protein 24.6 18.28 Caviar
Fats 17.9 4.32 Caviar
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 4 0 Caviar
Cholesterol 588 23 Smoked salmon
Vitamin D 117 685 Smoked salmon
Iron 11.88 0.85 Caviar
Calcium 275 11 Caviar
Potassium 181 175 Caviar
Magnesium 300 18 Caviar
Sugar 0 0
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.11 0.23 Smoked salmon
Zinc 0.95 0.31 Caviar
Starch
Phosphorus 356 164 Caviar
Sodium 1500 672 Smoked salmon
Vitamin A 905 87 Caviar
Vitamin E 1.89 1.35 Caviar
Vitamin D 2.9 17.1 Smoked salmon
Vitamin B1 0.19 0.023 Caviar
Vitamin B2 0.62 0.101 Caviar
Vitamin B3 0.12 4.72 Smoked salmon
Vitamin B5 3.5 0.87 Caviar
Vitamin B6 0.32 0.278 Caviar
Vitamin B12 20 3.26 Caviar
Vitamin K 0.6 0.1 Caviar
Folate 50 2 Caviar
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 4.06 0.929 Smoked salmon
Monounsaturated Fat 4.631 2.023 Caviar
Polyunsaturated fat 7.405 0.995 Caviar
Tryptophan 0.323 0.205 Caviar
Threonine 1.263 0.801 Caviar
Isoleucine 1.035 0.842 Caviar
Leucine 2.133 1.486 Caviar
Lysine 1.834 1.679 Caviar
Methionine 0.646 0.541 Caviar
Phenylalanine 1.071 0.714 Caviar
Valine 1.263 0.942 Caviar
Histidine 0.649 0.538 Caviar
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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. Caviar - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174188/nutrients
  2. Smoked salmon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173687/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.