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

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 Vitamin B12 +218%
Contains more Folate +2400%
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% 15% 822% 15% 19% 29% 15% 97% 126% 1% 1%
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%
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 Vitamin B12 +218%
Contains more Folate +2400%

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
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 the food
Protein
86%
Halibut
119%
Salmon
Carbohydrates
0%
Halibut
0%
Salmon
Fats
64%
Halibut
29%
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.
Halibut Salmon
Lower in Sugars 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

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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