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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 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
Salmon
3
:
Contains more Copper +371.7%
Contains more Zinc +14.3%
Contains less Sodium -26.7%
Contains more Iron +13.8%
Contains more Calcium +133.3%
Contains more Magnesium +320.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +85.5%
Equal in Potassium - 505
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 30% 4% 44% 21% 84% 18% 86% 6%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 35% 9% 45% 88% 18% 16% 159% 8%
Contains more Copper +371.7%
Contains more Zinc +14.3%
Contains less Sodium -26.7%
Contains more Iron +13.8%
Contains more Calcium +133.3%
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
:
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 C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +1140%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +27.8%
Contains more Folate +40%
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 2.87
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 3% 0% 0% 57% 88% 148% 100% 189% 398% 0% 19%
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%
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 C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +1140%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +27.8%
Contains more Folate +40%
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 2.87

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
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 the food
Protein
119%
Salmon
154%
Chinook salmon
Carbohydrates
0%
Salmon
0%
Chinook salmon
Fats
29%
Salmon
62%
Chinook salmon

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

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Salmon Chinook salmon
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?
Salmon
Salmon is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 30mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Salmon
Salmon contains less Sodium (difference - 16mg)
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 Sugars?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Sugars ( g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
?
The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
?
It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. 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 Salmon Chinook salmon Opinion
Calories 142 231 Chinook salmon
Protein 19.84 25.72 Chinook salmon
Fats 6.34 13.38 Chinook salmon
Vitamin C 0 4.1 Chinook salmon
Carbs 0 0
Cholesterol 55 85 Salmon
Vitamin D
Iron 0.8 0.91 Chinook salmon
Calcium 12 28 Chinook salmon
Potassium 490 505 Chinook salmon
Magnesium 29 122 Chinook salmon
Sugars
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.25 0.053 Salmon
Zinc 0.64 0.56 Salmon
Starch
Phosphorus 200 371 Chinook salmon
Sodium 44 60 Salmon
Vitamin A 40 496 Chinook salmon
Vitamin E
Vitamin D
Vitamin B1 0.226 0.044 Salmon
Vitamin B2 0.38 0.154 Salmon
Vitamin B3 7.86 10.045 Chinook salmon
Vitamin B5 1.664 0.865 Salmon
Vitamin B6 0.818 0.462 Salmon
Vitamin B12 3.18 2.87 Salmon
Vitamin K
Folate 25 35 Chinook salmon
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 0.981 3.214 Salmon
Monounsaturated Fat 2.103 5.742 Chinook salmon
Polyunsaturated fat 2.539 2.662 Chinook salmon
Tryptophan 0.222 0.288 Chinook salmon
Threonine 0.87 1.127 Chinook salmon
Isoleucine 0.914 1.185 Chinook salmon
Leucine 1.613 2.09 Chinook salmon
Lysine 1.822 2.362 Chinook salmon
Methionine 0.587 0.761 Chinook salmon
Phenylalanine 0.775 1.004 Chinook salmon
Valine 1.022 1.325 Chinook salmon
Histidine 0.584 0.757 Chinook salmon
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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 of 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.