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Salmon vs Halibut - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Salmon and Halibut

  • Salmon is richer than Halibut in Vitamin B12, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B5, Copper, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B1, Potassium and Folate.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 from Salmon is 91% higher.
  • Salmon contains 25 times more Folate than Halibut. Salmon contains 25µg of Folate, while Halibut contains 1µg.
  • Salmon contains less Saturated Fat.

Food types used in this article are Fish, salmon, Atlantic, wild, raw and Fish, halibut, Greenland, raw.

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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
8
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Contains more Iron +21.2%
Contains more Calcium +300%
Contains more Potassium +82.8%
Contains more Magnesium +11.5%
Contains more Copper +733.3%
Contains more Zinc +60%
Contains more Phosphorus +22%
Contains less Sodium -45%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 30% 4% 44% 21% 84% 18% 86% 6%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 25% 1% 24% 19% 10% 11% 71% 11%
Contains more Iron +21.2%
Contains more Calcium +300%
Contains more Potassium +82.8%
Contains more Magnesium +11.5%
Contains more Copper +733.3%
Contains more Zinc +60%
Contains more Phosphorus +22%
Contains less Sodium -45%

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
7
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Contains more Vitamin B1 +276.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +375%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +424%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +565.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +94.8%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +218%
Contains more Folate +2400%
Contains more Vitamin A +17.5%
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 0% 3% 15% 822% 15% 19% 29% 15% 97% 126% 1% 1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +276.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +375%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +424%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +565.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +94.8%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +218%
Contains more Folate +2400%
Contains more Vitamin A +17.5%

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
95
Halibut
Mineral Summary Score
36
Salmon
21
Halibut

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
86%
Halibut
Carbohydrates
0%
Salmon
0%
Halibut
Fats
29%
Salmon
64%
Halibut

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 Halibut
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in price ok
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 Halibut
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 contains less Sugars?
Salmon
Salmon contains less Sugars (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Salmon
Salmon contains less Sodium (difference - 36mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Salmon
Salmon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.438g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Salmon
Salmon is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Halibut
Halibut is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 9mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Halibut
Halibut is cheaper (difference - $8)
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 Halibut Opinion
Calories 142 186 Halibut
Protein 19.84 14.37 Salmon
Fats 6.34 13.84 Halibut
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 0 0
Cholesterol 55 46 Halibut
Vitamin D 1097 Halibut
Iron 0.8 0.66 Salmon
Calcium 12 3 Salmon
Potassium 490 268 Salmon
Magnesium 29 26 Salmon
Sugars 0 Salmon
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.25 0.03 Salmon
Zinc 0.64 0.4 Salmon
Starch
Phosphorus 200 164 Salmon
Sodium 44 80 Salmon
Vitamin A 40 47 Halibut
Vitamin E 0.73 Halibut
Vitamin D 27.4 Halibut
Vitamin B1 0.226 0.06 Salmon
Vitamin B2 0.38 0.08 Salmon
Vitamin B3 7.86 1.5 Salmon
Vitamin B5 1.664 0.25 Salmon
Vitamin B6 0.818 0.42 Salmon
Vitamin B12 3.18 1 Salmon
Vitamin K 0.1 Halibut
Folate 25 1 Salmon
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 0.981 2.419 Salmon
Monounsaturated Fat 2.103 8.378 Halibut
Polyunsaturated fat 2.539 1.367 Salmon
Tryptophan 0.222 0.161 Salmon
Threonine 0.87 0.63 Salmon
Isoleucine 0.914 0.662 Salmon
Leucine 1.613 1.168 Salmon
Lysine 1.822 1.32 Salmon
Methionine 0.587 0.425 Salmon
Phenylalanine 0.775 0.561 Salmon
Valine 1.022 0.74 Salmon
Histidine 0.584 0.423 Salmon
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. Salmon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173686/nutrients
  2. Halibut - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171965/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.