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Salmon vs Sockeye salmon - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Salmon and Sockeye salmon

  • Salmon has more Copper, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B5, and Vitamin B1, however Sockeye salmon has more Vitamin B12, Phosphorus, Vitamin B3, and Vitamin A RAE.
  • Sockeye salmon's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 54% more.
  • Salmon has 4 times more Folate than Sockeye salmon. Salmon has 25µg of Folate, while Sockeye salmon has 7µg.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Fish, salmon, Atlantic, wild, raw and Fish, salmon, sockeye, cooked, dry heat.

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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 Iron +53.8%
Contains more Potassium +12.4%
Contains less Sodium -52.2%
Contains more Zinc +16.4%
Contains more Copper +228.9%
Contains more Magnesium +24.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +52.5%
Equal in Calcium - 11
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 30% 21% 86% 44% 6% 18% 84%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 20% 26% 131% 39% 12% 15% 26%
Contains more Iron +53.8%
Contains more Potassium +12.4%
Contains less Sodium -52.2%
Contains more Zinc +16.4%
Contains more Copper +228.9%
Contains more Magnesium +24.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +52.5%
Equal in Calcium - 11

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
4
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Contains more Vitamin B1 +43.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +54.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +30.6%
Contains more Folate +257.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +382.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +28.8%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +40.6%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.827
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 12% 20% 501% 0% 40% 57% 190% 77% 191% 6% 559% 1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +43.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +54.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +30.6%
Contains more Folate +257.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +382.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +28.8%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +40.6%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.827

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Salmon Sockeye salmon Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 19.84g 26.48g Sockeye salmon
Fats 6.34g 5.57g Salmon
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 142kcal 156kcal Sockeye salmon
Starch g 0g Sockeye salmon
Fructose g 0g Sockeye salmon
Sugar g 0g Salmon
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 12mg 11mg Salmon
Iron 0.8mg 0.52mg Salmon
Magnesium 29mg 36mg Sockeye salmon
Phosphorus 200mg 305mg Sockeye salmon
Potassium 490mg 436mg Salmon
Sodium 44mg 92mg Salmon
Zinc 0.64mg 0.55mg Salmon
Copper 0.25mg 0.076mg Salmon
Vitamin A 40IU 193IU Sockeye salmon
Vitamin E mg 0.99mg Sockeye salmon
Vitamin D IU 670IU Sockeye salmon
Vitamin D µg 16.7µg Sockeye salmon
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.226mg 0.157mg Salmon
Vitamin B2 0.38mg 0.246mg Salmon
Vitamin B3 7.86mg 10.123mg Sockeye salmon
Vitamin B5 1.664mg 1.274mg Salmon
Vitamin B6 0.818mg 0.827mg Sockeye salmon
Folate 25µg 7µg Salmon
Vitamin B12 3.18µg 4.47µg Sockeye salmon
Vitamin K µg 0.1µg Sockeye salmon
Tryptophan 0.222mg 0.335mg Sockeye salmon
Threonine 0.87mg 1.247mg Sockeye salmon
Isoleucine 0.914mg 1.274mg Sockeye salmon
Leucine 1.613mg 2.185mg Sockeye salmon
Lysine 1.822mg 2.574mg Sockeye salmon
Methionine 0.587mg 0.858mg Sockeye salmon
Phenylalanine 0.775mg 1.086mg Sockeye salmon
Valine 1.022mg 1.461mg Sockeye salmon
Histidine 0.584mg 0.711mg Sockeye salmon
Cholesterol 55mg 61mg Salmon
Trans Fat g 0.023g Salmon
Saturated Fat 0.981g 0.969g Sockeye salmon
Monounsaturated Fat 2.103g 1.864g Salmon
Polyunsaturated fat 2.539g 1.327g Salmon

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Salmon Sockeye salmon
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
137
Sockeye salmon
Mineral Summary Score
36
Salmon
34
Sockeye 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
159%
Sockeye salmon
Carbohydrates
0%
Salmon
0%
Sockeye salmon
Fats
29%
Salmon
26%
Sockeye salmon

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Sockeye salmon
Sockeye salmon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.012g)
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 - 48mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Salmon
Salmon is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 6mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($13)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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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.
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. Sockeye salmon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173692/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.