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Salmon vs Smoked salmon - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Salmon and Smoked salmon

  • Smoked salmon has less Vitamin B6, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B5, Potassium, Selenium, and Folate than Salmon.
  • Salmon covers your daily need of Vitamin B6 42% more than Smoked salmon.
  • Salmon has 13 times more Folate than Smoked salmon. While Salmon has 25µg of Folate, Smoked salmon has only 2µg.
  • Smoked salmon has less Cholesterol.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Fish, salmon, Atlantic, wild, raw and Fish, salmon, chinook, smoked.

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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
7
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Contains more Potassium +180%
Contains more Magnesium +61.1%
Contains more Zinc +106.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +22%
Contains less Sodium -93.5%
Equal in Iron - 0.85
Equal in Calcium - 11
Equal in Copper - 0.23
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 30% 4% 44% 21% 84% 18% 86% 6%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 32% 4% 16% 13% 77% 9% 71% 88%
Contains more Potassium +180%
Contains more Magnesium +61.1%
Contains more Zinc +106.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +22%
Contains less Sodium -93.5%
Equal in Iron - 0.85
Equal in Calcium - 11
Equal in Copper - 0.23

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
6
:
Contains more Vitamin B1 +882.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +276.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +66.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +91.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +194.2%
Contains more Folate +1150%
Contains more Vitamin A +117.5%
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 3.26
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% 6% 28% 514% 6% 24% 89% 53% 65% 408% 1% 2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +882.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +276.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +66.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +91.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +194.2%
Contains more Folate +1150%
Contains more Vitamin A +117.5%
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 3.26

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
99
Smoked salmon
Mineral Summary Score
36
Salmon
38
Smoked 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
110%
Smoked salmon
Carbohydrates
0%
Salmon
0%
Smoked salmon
Fats
29%
Salmon
20%
Smoked salmon

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

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Salmon Smoked 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?
Smoked salmon
Smoked salmon is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 32mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Smoked salmon
Smoked salmon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.052g)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Salmon
Salmon is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Salmon
Salmon contains less Sodium (difference - 628mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Salmon
Salmon is cheaper (difference - $1)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Salmon
Salmon is relatively richer in minerals
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Salmon Smoked salmon Opinion
Calories 142 117 Salmon
Protein 19.84 18.28 Salmon
Fats 6.34 4.32 Salmon
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 0 0
Cholesterol 55 23 Smoked salmon
Vitamin D 685 Smoked salmon
Iron 0.8 0.85 Smoked salmon
Calcium 12 11 Salmon
Potassium 490 175 Salmon
Magnesium 29 18 Salmon
Sugar 0 Salmon
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.25 0.23 Salmon
Zinc 0.64 0.31 Salmon
Starch
Phosphorus 200 164 Salmon
Sodium 44 672 Salmon
Vitamin A 40 87 Smoked salmon
Vitamin E 1.35 Smoked salmon
Vitamin D 17.1 Smoked salmon
Vitamin B1 0.226 0.023 Salmon
Vitamin B2 0.38 0.101 Salmon
Vitamin B3 7.86 4.72 Salmon
Vitamin B5 1.664 0.87 Salmon
Vitamin B6 0.818 0.278 Salmon
Vitamin B12 3.18 3.26 Smoked salmon
Vitamin K 0.1 Smoked salmon
Folate 25 2 Salmon
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 0.981 0.929 Smoked salmon
Monounsaturated Fat 2.103 2.023 Salmon
Polyunsaturated fat 2.539 0.995 Salmon
Tryptophan 0.222 0.205 Salmon
Threonine 0.87 0.801 Salmon
Isoleucine 0.914 0.842 Salmon
Leucine 1.613 1.486 Salmon
Lysine 1.822 1.679 Salmon
Methionine 0.587 0.541 Salmon
Phenylalanine 0.775 0.714 Salmon
Valine 1.022 0.942 Salmon
Histidine 0.584 0.538 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 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. Smoked salmon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173687/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.