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Halibut vs Smoked salmon - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Halibut and Smoked salmon

  • Halibut is higher in Vitamin D, Vitamin B6, and Selenium, yet Smoked salmon is higher in Vitamin B12, Copper, Vitamin B3, and Vitamin B5.
  • Smoked salmon covers your daily Vitamin B12 needs 94% more than Halibut.
  • Halibut contains 3 times more Saturated Fat than Smoked salmon. While Halibut contains 2.419g of Saturated Fat, Smoked salmon contains only 0.929g.

Food varieties used in this article are Fish, halibut, Greenland, raw and Fish, salmon, chinook, smoked.

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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 Magnesium +44.4%
Contains more Potassium +53.1%
Contains less Sodium -88.1%
Contains more Zinc +29%
Contains more Calcium +266.7%
Contains more Iron +28.8%
Contains more Copper +666.7%
Equal in Phosphorus - 164
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% 32% 13% 71% 16% 88% 9% 77%
Contains more Magnesium +44.4%
Contains more Potassium +53.1%
Contains less Sodium -88.1%
Contains more Zinc +29%
Contains more Calcium +266.7%
Contains more Iron +28.8%
Contains more Copper +666.7%
Equal in Phosphorus - 164

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 D +60.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +160.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +51.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +85.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +84.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +26.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +214.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +248%
Contains more Folate +100%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +226%
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 6% 28% 514% 0% 6% 24% 89% 53% 65% 2% 408% 1%
Contains more Vitamin D +60.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +160.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +51.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +85.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +84.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +26.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +214.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +248%
Contains more Folate +100%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +226%
Equal in Vitamin K - 0.1

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Halibut Smoked salmon Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 14.37g 18.28g Smoked salmon
Fats 13.84g 4.32g Halibut
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 186kcal 117kcal Halibut
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 3mg 11mg Smoked salmon
Iron 0.66mg 0.85mg Smoked salmon
Magnesium 26mg 18mg Halibut
Phosphorus 164mg 164mg
Potassium 268mg 175mg Halibut
Sodium 80mg 672mg Halibut
Zinc 0.4mg 0.31mg Halibut
Copper 0.03mg 0.23mg Smoked salmon
Vitamin A 47IU 87IU Smoked salmon
Vitamin E 0.73mg 1.35mg Smoked salmon
Vitamin D 1097IU 685IU Halibut
Vitamin D 27.4µg 17.1µg Halibut
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.06mg 0.023mg Halibut
Vitamin B2 0.08mg 0.101mg Smoked salmon
Vitamin B3 1.5mg 4.72mg Smoked salmon
Vitamin B5 0.25mg 0.87mg Smoked salmon
Vitamin B6 0.42mg 0.278mg Halibut
Folate 1µg 2µg Smoked salmon
Vitamin B12 1µg 3.26µg Smoked salmon
Vitamin K 0.1µg 0.1µg
Tryptophan 0.161mg 0.205mg Smoked salmon
Threonine 0.63mg 0.801mg Smoked salmon
Isoleucine 0.662mg 0.842mg Smoked salmon
Leucine 1.168mg 1.486mg Smoked salmon
Lysine 1.32mg 1.679mg Smoked salmon
Methionine 0.425mg 0.541mg Smoked salmon
Phenylalanine 0.561mg 0.714mg Smoked salmon
Valine 0.74mg 0.942mg Smoked salmon
Histidine 0.423mg 0.538mg Smoked salmon
Cholesterol 46mg 23mg Smoked salmon
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 2.419g 0.929g Smoked salmon
Monounsaturated Fat 8.378g 2.023g Halibut
Polyunsaturated fat 1.367g 0.995g Halibut

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Halibut Smoked 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
99
Smoked salmon
Mineral Summary Score
21
Halibut
38
Smoked 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
110%
Smoked salmon
Carbohydrates
0%
Halibut
0%
Smoked salmon
Fats
64%
Halibut
20%
Smoked salmon

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Smoked salmon
Smoked salmon is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 23mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Smoked salmon
Smoked salmon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.49g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Smoked salmon
Smoked salmon is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Halibut
Halibut contains less Sodium (difference - 592mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Halibut
Halibut is cheaper (difference - $9)
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 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.

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. Smoked salmon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173687/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.