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Halibut vs Alaska pollock - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Halibut and Alaska pollock

  • Halibut is higher in Vitamin D, yet Alaska pollock is higher in Vitamin B12, Vitamin B3, Phosphorus, Selenium, Magnesium, and Vitamin B2.
  • Halibut covers your daily Vitamin D needs 174% more than Alaska pollock.
  • Halibut contains 15 times more Saturated Fat than Alaska pollock. While Halibut contains 2.419g of Saturated Fat, Alaska pollock contains only 0.159g.

Food varieties used in this article are Fish, halibut, Greenland, raw and Fish, pollock, Alaska, cooked, dry heat (may have been previously frozen).

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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 +17.9%
Contains less Sodium -80.9%
Contains more Calcium +2300%
Contains more Magnesium +211.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +62.8%
Contains more Potassium +60.4%
Contains more Zinc +42.5%
Contains more Copper +100%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 1% 25% 19% 71% 24% 11% 11% 10%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 22% 22% 58% 115% 38% 55% 16% 20%
Contains more Iron +17.9%
Contains less Sodium -80.9%
Contains more Calcium +2300%
Contains more Magnesium +211.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +62.8%
Contains more Potassium +60.4%
Contains more Zinc +42.5%
Contains more Copper +100%

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
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Contains more Vitamin E +160.7%
Contains more Vitamin D +2007.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +11.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +27.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +178.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +163.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +72.8%
Contains more Folate +200%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +266%
Equal in Vitamin A - 51
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.054
Equal in Vitamin K - 0.1
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 3% 15% 822% 0% 15% 19% 29% 15% 97% 1% 126% 1%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 4% 6% 39% 0% 14% 52% 75% 26% 76% 3% 458% 1%
Contains more Vitamin E +160.7%
Contains more Vitamin D +2007.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +11.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +27.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +178.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +163.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +72.8%
Contains more Folate +200%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +266%
Equal in Vitamin A - 51
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.054
Equal in Vitamin K - 0.1

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +1072.9%
Contains more Protein +63.4%
Contains more Other +11.2%
Equal in Water - 73.65
14% 14% 70%
Protein: 14.37 g
Fats: 13.84 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 70.27 g
Other: 1.52 g
23% 74% 2%
Protein: 23.48 g
Fats: 1.18 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 73.65 g
Other: 1.69 g
Contains more Fats +1072.9%
Contains more Protein +63.4%
Contains more Other +11.2%
Equal in Water - 73.65

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +6152.2%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +134.5%
Contains less Saturated Fat -93.4%
20% 69% 11%
Saturated Fat: 2.419 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 8.378 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.367 g
18% 15% 67%
Saturated Fat: 0.159 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.134 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.583 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +6152.2%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +134.5%
Contains less Saturated Fat -93.4%

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.
Halibut Alaska pollock
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Halibut Alaska pollock Opinion
Protein 14.37g 23.48g Alaska pollock
Fats 13.84g 1.18g Halibut
Calories 186kcal 111kcal Halibut
Calcium 3mg 72mg Alaska pollock
Iron 0.66mg 0.56mg Halibut
Magnesium 26mg 81mg Alaska pollock
Phosphorus 164mg 267mg Alaska pollock
Potassium 268mg 430mg Alaska pollock
Sodium 80mg 419mg Halibut
Zinc 0.4mg 0.57mg Alaska pollock
Copper 0.03mg 0.06mg Alaska pollock
Vitamin A 47IU 51IU Alaska pollock
Vitamin A RAE 14µg 17µg Alaska pollock
Vitamin E 0.73mg 0.28mg Halibut
Vitamin D 1097IU 51IU Halibut
Vitamin D 27.4µg 1.3µg Halibut
Vitamin B1 0.06mg 0.054mg Halibut
Vitamin B2 0.08mg 0.223mg Alaska pollock
Vitamin B3 1.5mg 3.949mg Alaska pollock
Vitamin B5 0.25mg 0.432mg Alaska pollock
Vitamin B6 0.42mg 0.329mg Halibut
Folate 1µg 3µg Alaska pollock
Vitamin B12 1µg 3.66µg Alaska pollock
Vitamin K 0.1µg 0.1µg
Tryptophan 0.161mg 0.263mg Alaska pollock
Threonine 0.63mg 1.029mg Alaska pollock
Isoleucine 0.662mg 1.082mg Alaska pollock
Leucine 1.168mg 1.908mg Alaska pollock
Lysine 1.32mg 2.157mg Alaska pollock
Methionine 0.425mg 0.696mg Alaska pollock
Phenylalanine 0.561mg 0.917mg Alaska pollock
Valine 0.74mg 1.21mg Alaska pollock
Histidine 0.423mg 0.691mg Alaska pollock
Cholesterol 46mg 86mg Halibut
Saturated Fat 2.419g 0.159g Alaska pollock
Omega-3 - DHA 0.393g 0.423g Alaska pollock
Omega-3 - EPA 0.526g 0.086g Halibut
Omega-3 - DPA 0.089g 0.027g Halibut
Monounsaturated Fat 8.378g 0.134g Halibut
Polyunsaturated fat 1.367g 0.583g Halibut

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Halibut Alaska pollock
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet Equal
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores show how much of your all daily needs across all vitamins or minerals this food would cover if you took three 100 grams servings of it (approximation of 3 serving sizes)
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
95%
Halibut
62%
Alaska pollock
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
21%
Halibut
43%
Alaska pollock

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Halibut
Halibut contains less Sodium (difference - 339mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Halibut
Halibut is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 40mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Halibut
Halibut is cheaper (difference - $2)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Alaska pollock
Alaska pollock is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.26g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Alaska pollock
Alaska pollock is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar (0 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. Halibut - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171965/nutrients
  2. Alaska pollock - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173681/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.