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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.
  • 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
Salmon
6
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Contains more Iron +53.8%
Contains more Potassium +12.4%
Contains more Copper +228.9%
Contains more Zinc +16.4%
Contains less Sodium -52.2%
Contains more Magnesium +24.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +52.5%
Equal in Calcium - 11
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 30% 4% 44% 21% 84% 18% 86% 6%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 20% 4% 39% 26% 26% 15% 131% 12%
Contains more Iron +53.8%
Contains more Potassium +12.4%
Contains more Copper +228.9%
Contains more Zinc +16.4%
Contains less Sodium -52.2%
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
:
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 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% 12% 20% 501% 40% 57% 190% 77% 191% 559% 1% 6%
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 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
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 the food
Protein
119%
Salmon
159%
Sockeye salmon
Carbohydrates
0%
Salmon
0%
Sockeye salmon
Fats
29%
Salmon
26%
Sockeye salmon

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

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Salmon Sockeye 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 Saturated Fat?
Sockeye salmon
Sockeye salmon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.012g)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Salmon
Salmon is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 6mg)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Salmon
Salmon contains less Sugars (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Salmon
Salmon contains less Sodium (difference - 48mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)
Which food is cheaper?
?
The foods are relatively equal in price ($13)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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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 Sockeye salmon Opinion
Calories 142 156 Sockeye salmon
Protein 19.84 26.48 Sockeye salmon
Fats 6.34 5.57 Salmon
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 0 0
Cholesterol 55 61 Salmon
Vitamin D 670 Sockeye salmon
Iron 0.8 0.52 Salmon
Calcium 12 11 Salmon
Potassium 490 436 Salmon
Magnesium 29 36 Sockeye salmon
Sugars 0 Salmon
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.25 0.076 Salmon
Zinc 0.64 0.55 Salmon
Starch 0 Sockeye salmon
Phosphorus 200 305 Sockeye salmon
Sodium 44 92 Salmon
Vitamin A 40 193 Sockeye salmon
Vitamin E 0.99 Sockeye salmon
Vitamin D 16.7 Sockeye salmon
Vitamin B1 0.226 0.157 Salmon
Vitamin B2 0.38 0.246 Salmon
Vitamin B3 7.86 10.123 Sockeye salmon
Vitamin B5 1.664 1.274 Salmon
Vitamin B6 0.818 0.827 Sockeye salmon
Vitamin B12 3.18 4.47 Sockeye salmon
Vitamin K 0.1 Sockeye salmon
Folate 25 7 Salmon
Trans Fat 0.023 Salmon
Saturated Fat 0.981 0.969 Sockeye salmon
Monounsaturated Fat 2.103 1.864 Salmon
Polyunsaturated fat 2.539 1.327 Salmon
Tryptophan 0.222 0.335 Sockeye salmon
Threonine 0.87 1.247 Sockeye salmon
Isoleucine 0.914 1.274 Sockeye salmon
Leucine 1.613 2.185 Sockeye salmon
Lysine 1.822 2.574 Sockeye salmon
Methionine 0.587 0.858 Sockeye salmon
Phenylalanine 0.775 1.086 Sockeye salmon
Valine 1.022 1.461 Sockeye salmon
Histidine 0.584 0.711 Sockeye salmon
Fructose 0 Sockeye salmon

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. 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.