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Halibut vs Salmon - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Halibut and Salmon

  • Salmon is richer than Halibut in Vitamin B12, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B5, Copper, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B1, Potassium, and Folate.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 from Salmon is 91% higher.
  • Halibut contains 2 times more Saturated Fat than Salmon. Halibut contains 2.419g of Saturated Fat, while Salmon contains 0.981g.

Food types used in this article are Fish, halibut, Greenland, raw and Fish, salmon, Atlantic, wild, raw.

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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
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Salmon
Contains more Calcium +300%
Contains more Iron +21.2%
Contains more Magnesium +11.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +22%
Contains more Potassium +82.8%
Contains less Sodium -45%
Contains more Zinc +60%
Contains more Copper +733.3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 1% 25% 19% 71% 24% 11% 11% 10%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 30% 21% 86% 44% 6% 18% 84%
Contains more Calcium +300%
Contains more Iron +21.2%
Contains more Magnesium +11.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +22%
Contains more Potassium +82.8%
Contains less Sodium -45%
Contains more Zinc +60%
Contains more Copper +733.3%

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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Salmon
Contains more Vitamin A +17.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +276.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +375%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +424%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +565.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +94.8%
Contains more Folate +2400%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +218%
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 3% 0% 0% 0% 57% 88% 148% 100% 189% 19% 398% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +17.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +276.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +375%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +424%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +565.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +94.8%
Contains more Folate +2400%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +218%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Halibut Salmon Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 14.37g 19.84g Salmon
Fats 13.84g 6.34g Halibut
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 186kcal 142kcal Halibut
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g g Salmon
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 3mg 12mg Salmon
Iron 0.66mg 0.8mg Salmon
Magnesium 26mg 29mg Salmon
Phosphorus 164mg 200mg Salmon
Potassium 268mg 490mg Salmon
Sodium 80mg 44mg Salmon
Zinc 0.4mg 0.64mg Salmon
Copper 0.03mg 0.25mg Salmon
Vitamin A 47IU 40IU Halibut
Vitamin E 0.73mg mg Halibut
Vitamin D 1097IU IU Halibut
Vitamin D 27.4µg µg Halibut
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.06mg 0.226mg Salmon
Vitamin B2 0.08mg 0.38mg Salmon
Vitamin B3 1.5mg 7.86mg Salmon
Vitamin B5 0.25mg 1.664mg Salmon
Vitamin B6 0.42mg 0.818mg Salmon
Folate 1µg 25µg Salmon
Vitamin B12 1µg 3.18µg Salmon
Vitamin K 0.1µg µg Halibut
Tryptophan 0.161mg 0.222mg Salmon
Threonine 0.63mg 0.87mg Salmon
Isoleucine 0.662mg 0.914mg Salmon
Leucine 1.168mg 1.613mg Salmon
Lysine 1.32mg 1.822mg Salmon
Methionine 0.425mg 0.587mg Salmon
Phenylalanine 0.561mg 0.775mg Salmon
Valine 0.74mg 1.022mg Salmon
Histidine 0.423mg 0.584mg Salmon
Cholesterol 46mg 55mg Halibut
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 2.419g 0.981g Salmon
Monounsaturated Fat 8.378g 2.103g Halibut
Polyunsaturated fat 1.367g 2.539g Salmon

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Halibut 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
95
Halibut
83
Salmon
Mineral Summary Score
21
Halibut
36
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
86%
Halibut
119%
Salmon
Carbohydrates
0%
Halibut
0%
Salmon
Fats
64%
Halibut
29%
Salmon

Comparison summary

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 - 36mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Salmon
Salmon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.438g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Salmon
Salmon is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Halibut
Halibut is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 9mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Halibut
Halibut is cheaper (difference - $8)
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. Salmon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173686/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.