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Salmon vs Chinook salmon - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Salmon and Chinook salmon?

  • Salmon is richer in Vitamin B6, Copper, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B5, and Vitamin B1, yet Chinook salmon is richer in Phosphorus, Magnesium, Selenium, Vitamin A RAE, and Vitamin B3.
  • Salmon's daily need coverage for Vitamin B6 is 27% higher.
  • Salmon has 5 times more Vitamin B1 than Chinook salmon. Salmon has 0.226mg of Vitamin B1, while Chinook salmon has 0.044mg.

We used Fish, salmon, Atlantic, wild, raw and Fish, salmon, chinook, 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Contains less Sodium -26.7%
Contains more Zinc +14.3%
Contains more Copper +371.7%
Contains more Calcium +133.3%
Contains more Iron +13.8%
Contains more Magnesium +320.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +85.5%
Equal in Potassium - 505
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 30% 21% 86% 44% 6% 18% 84%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 9% 35% 88% 159% 45% 8% 16% 18%
Contains less Sodium -26.7%
Contains more Zinc +14.3%
Contains more Copper +371.7%
Contains more Calcium +133.3%
Contains more Iron +13.8%
Contains more Magnesium +320.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +85.5%
Equal in Potassium - 505

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
Salmon
5
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Contains more Vitamin B1 +413.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +146.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +92.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +77.1%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +10.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +1140%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +27.8%
Contains more Folate +40%
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 2.87
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 3% 0% 0% 0% 57% 88% 148% 100% 189% 19% 398% 0%
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%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +413.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +146.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +92.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +77.1%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +10.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +1140%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +27.8%
Contains more Folate +40%
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 2.87

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Salmon Chinook salmon Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 19.84g 25.72g Chinook salmon
Fats 6.34g 13.38g Chinook salmon
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 142kcal 231kcal Chinook salmon
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 12mg 28mg Chinook salmon
Iron 0.8mg 0.91mg Chinook salmon
Magnesium 29mg 122mg Chinook salmon
Phosphorus 200mg 371mg Chinook salmon
Potassium 490mg 505mg Chinook salmon
Sodium 44mg 60mg Salmon
Zinc 0.64mg 0.56mg Salmon
Copper 0.25mg 0.053mg Salmon
Vitamin A 40IU 496IU Chinook salmon
Vitamin E mg mg
Vitamin D IU IU
Vitamin D µg µg
Vitamin C 0mg 4.1mg Chinook salmon
Vitamin B1 0.226mg 0.044mg Salmon
Vitamin B2 0.38mg 0.154mg Salmon
Vitamin B3 7.86mg 10.045mg Chinook salmon
Vitamin B5 1.664mg 0.865mg Salmon
Vitamin B6 0.818mg 0.462mg Salmon
Folate 25µg 35µg Chinook salmon
Vitamin B12 3.18µg 2.87µg Salmon
Vitamin K µg µg
Tryptophan 0.222mg 0.288mg Chinook salmon
Threonine 0.87mg 1.127mg Chinook salmon
Isoleucine 0.914mg 1.185mg Chinook salmon
Leucine 1.613mg 2.09mg Chinook salmon
Lysine 1.822mg 2.362mg Chinook salmon
Methionine 0.587mg 0.761mg Chinook salmon
Phenylalanine 0.775mg 1.004mg Chinook salmon
Valine 1.022mg 1.325mg Chinook salmon
Histidine 0.584mg 0.757mg Chinook salmon
Cholesterol 55mg 85mg Salmon
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 0.981g 3.214g Salmon
Monounsaturated Fat 2.103g 5.742g Chinook salmon
Polyunsaturated fat 2.539g 2.662g Chinook salmon

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Salmon Chinook salmon
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
83
Salmon
68
Chinook salmon
Mineral Summary Score
36
Salmon
47
Chinook 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
119%
Salmon
154%
Chinook salmon
Carbohydrates
0%
Salmon
0%
Chinook salmon
Fats
29%
Salmon
62%
Chinook salmon

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Salmon
Salmon contains less Sodium (difference - 16mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Salmon
Salmon is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 30mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Salmon
Salmon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.233g)
Which food is cheaper?
Salmon
Salmon is cheaper (difference - $2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Chinook salmon
Chinook salmon is relatively richer in minerals
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 vitamins?
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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. Salmon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173686/nutrients
  2. Chinook salmon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171999/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.