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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
Contains more Copper +127.3%
Contains more Calcium +208.3%
Contains more Iron +100%
Contains more Magnesium +51.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +42.5%
Contains more Zinc +64.1%
Equal in Potassium - 522
Equal in Sodium - 47
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 30% 21% 86% 44% 6% 18% 84%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 12% 60% 32% 123% 47% 7% 29% 37%
Contains more Copper +127.3%
Contains more Calcium +208.3%
Contains more Iron +100%
Contains more Magnesium +51.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +42.5%
Contains more Zinc +64.1%
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
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Contains more Vitamin B1 +494.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +211.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +243.1%
Contains more Folate +150%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +45.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +50%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +138.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +19.9%
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 4% 0% 0% 4% 10% 29% 352% 30% 227% 8% 274% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +494.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +211.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +243.1%
Contains more Folate +150%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +45.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +50%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +138.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +19.9%

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 Skipjack tuna
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Salmon Skipjack tuna Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 19.84g 28.21g Skipjack tuna
Fats 6.34g 1.29g Salmon
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 142kcal 132kcal Salmon
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 12mg 37mg Skipjack tuna
Iron 0.8mg 1.6mg Skipjack tuna
Magnesium 29mg 44mg Skipjack tuna
Phosphorus 200mg 285mg Skipjack tuna
Potassium 490mg 522mg Skipjack tuna
Sodium 44mg 47mg Salmon
Zinc 0.64mg 1.05mg Skipjack tuna
Copper 0.25mg 0.11mg Salmon
Vitamin A 40IU 60IU Skipjack tuna
Vitamin E mg mg
Vitamin D IU IU
Vitamin D µg µg
Vitamin C 0mg 1mg Skipjack tuna
Vitamin B1 0.226mg 0.038mg Salmon
Vitamin B2 0.38mg 0.122mg Salmon
Vitamin B3 7.86mg 18.756mg Skipjack tuna
Vitamin B5 1.664mg 0.485mg Salmon
Vitamin B6 0.818mg 0.981mg Skipjack tuna
Folate 25µg 10µg Salmon
Vitamin B12 3.18µg 2.19µg Salmon
Vitamin K µg µg
Tryptophan 0.222mg 0.316mg Skipjack tuna
Threonine 0.87mg 1.237mg Skipjack tuna
Isoleucine 0.914mg 1.3mg Skipjack tuna
Leucine 1.613mg 2.293mg Skipjack tuna
Lysine 1.822mg 2.59mg Skipjack tuna
Methionine 0.587mg 0.835mg Skipjack tuna
Phenylalanine 0.775mg 1.101mg Skipjack tuna
Valine 1.022mg 1.453mg Skipjack tuna
Histidine 0.584mg 0.83mg Skipjack tuna
Cholesterol 55mg 60mg Salmon
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 0.981g 0.42g Skipjack tuna
Monounsaturated Fat 2.103g 0.243g Salmon
Polyunsaturated fat 2.539g 0.403g Salmon

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Salmon Skipjack tuna
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
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 food.
Protein
119%
Salmon
169%
Skipjack tuna
Carbohydrates
0%
Salmon
0%
Skipjack tuna
Fats
29%
Salmon
6%
Skipjack tuna

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 contains less Sodium?
Salmon
Salmon contains less Sodium (difference - 3mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Salmon
Salmon is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 5mg)
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. 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.