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Salmon vs Skipjack tuna - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Salmon and Skipjack tuna?

  • Salmon is richer in Vitamin B12, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B1 and Copper, yet Skipjack tuna is richer in Vitamin B3, Selenium, Vitamin B6, Phosphorus and Iron.
  • Skipjack tuna's daily need coverage for Vitamin B3 is 68% higher.
  • Salmon has 6 times more Vitamin B1 than Skipjack tuna. Salmon has 0.226mg of Vitamin B1, while Skipjack tuna has 0.038mg.

We used Fish, salmon, Atlantic, wild, raw and Fish, tuna, skipjack, fresh, 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
2
:
Contains more Copper +127.3%
Contains more Iron +100%
Contains more Calcium +208.3%
Contains more Magnesium +51.7%
Contains more Zinc +64.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +42.5%
Equal in Potassium - 522
Equal in Sodium - 47
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 30% 4% 44% 21% 84% 18% 86% 6%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 60% 12% 47% 32% 37% 29% 123% 7%
Contains more Copper +127.3%
Contains more Iron +100%
Contains more Calcium +208.3%
Contains more Magnesium +51.7%
Contains more Zinc +64.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +42.5%
Equal in Potassium - 522
Equal in Sodium - 47

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 +494.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +211.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +243.1%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +45.2%
Contains more Folate +150%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +50%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +138.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +19.9%
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 4% 4% 0% 0% 10% 29% 352% 30% 227% 274% 0% 8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +494.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +211.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +243.1%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +45.2%
Contains more Folate +150%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +50%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +138.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +19.9%

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
78
Skipjack tuna
Mineral Summary Score
36
Salmon
43
Skipjack 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
119%
Salmon
169%
Skipjack tuna
Carbohydrates
0%
Salmon
0%
Skipjack tuna
Fats
29%
Salmon
6%
Skipjack 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.
Salmon Skipjack tuna
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sodium 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 Skipjack 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 Saturated Fat?
Skipjack tuna
Skipjack tuna is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.561g)
Which food is cheaper?
Skipjack tuna
Skipjack tuna is cheaper (difference - $5)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Skipjack tuna
Skipjack tuna is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Salmon
Salmon is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 5mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Salmon
Salmon contains less Sodium (difference - 3mg)
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 Skipjack tuna Opinion
Calories 142 132 Salmon
Protein 19.84 28.21 Skipjack tuna
Fats 6.34 1.29 Salmon
Vitamin C 0 1 Skipjack tuna
Carbs 0 0
Cholesterol 55 60 Salmon
Vitamin D
Iron 0.8 1.6 Skipjack tuna
Calcium 12 37 Skipjack tuna
Potassium 490 522 Skipjack tuna
Magnesium 29 44 Skipjack tuna
Sugars
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.25 0.11 Salmon
Zinc 0.64 1.05 Skipjack tuna
Starch
Phosphorus 200 285 Skipjack tuna
Sodium 44 47 Salmon
Vitamin A 40 60 Skipjack tuna
Vitamin E
Vitamin D
Vitamin B1 0.226 0.038 Salmon
Vitamin B2 0.38 0.122 Salmon
Vitamin B3 7.86 18.756 Skipjack tuna
Vitamin B5 1.664 0.485 Salmon
Vitamin B6 0.818 0.981 Skipjack tuna
Vitamin B12 3.18 2.19 Salmon
Vitamin K
Folate 25 10 Salmon
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 0.981 0.42 Skipjack tuna
Monounsaturated Fat 2.103 0.243 Salmon
Polyunsaturated fat 2.539 0.403 Salmon
Tryptophan 0.222 0.316 Skipjack tuna
Threonine 0.87 1.237 Skipjack tuna
Isoleucine 0.914 1.3 Skipjack tuna
Leucine 1.613 2.293 Skipjack tuna
Lysine 1.822 2.59 Skipjack tuna
Methionine 0.587 0.835 Skipjack tuna
Phenylalanine 0.775 1.101 Skipjack tuna
Valine 1.022 1.453 Skipjack tuna
Histidine 0.584 0.83 Skipjack tuna
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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. Skipjack tuna - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172005/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.