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Halibut vs Tuna - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Halibut and Tuna?

  • Tuna has more Vitamin B12, Vitamin A RAE, Vitamin B3, Phosphorus, Vitamin B5, Selenium, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Magnesium, and Copper than Halibut.
  • Tuna's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 412% higher.

We used Fish, halibut, Greenland, raw and Fish, tuna, fresh, bluefin, cooked, dry heat types in this comparison.

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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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Tuna
Contains more Calcium +233.3%
Contains more Iron +98.5%
Contains more Magnesium +146.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +98.8%
Contains more Potassium +20.5%
Contains less Sodium -37.5%
Contains more Zinc +92.5%
Contains more Copper +266.7%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 1% 25% 19% 71% 24% 11% 11% 10%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 50% 46% 140% 29% 7% 22% 37%
Contains more Calcium +233.3%
Contains more Iron +98.5%
Contains more Magnesium +146.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +98.8%
Contains more Potassium +20.5%
Contains less Sodium -37.5%
Contains more Zinc +92.5%
Contains more Copper +266.7%

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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Tuna
Contains more Vitamin A +5261.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +363.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +282.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +602.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +448%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +25%
Contains more Folate +100%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +988%
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 152% 0% 0% 0% 70% 71% 198% 83% 122% 2% 1361% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +5261.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +363.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +282.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +602.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +448%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +25%
Contains more Folate +100%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +988%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Halibut Tuna Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 14.37g 29.91g Tuna
Fats 13.84g 6.28g Halibut
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 186kcal 184kcal Halibut
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g g Tuna
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 3mg 10mg Tuna
Iron 0.66mg 1.31mg Tuna
Magnesium 26mg 64mg Tuna
Phosphorus 164mg 326mg Tuna
Potassium 268mg 323mg Tuna
Sodium 80mg 50mg Tuna
Zinc 0.4mg 0.77mg Tuna
Copper 0.03mg 0.11mg Tuna
Vitamin A 47IU 2520IU Tuna
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 0.278mg Tuna
Vitamin B2 0.08mg 0.306mg Tuna
Vitamin B3 1.5mg 10.54mg Tuna
Vitamin B5 0.25mg 1.37mg Tuna
Vitamin B6 0.42mg 0.525mg Tuna
Folate 1µg 2µg Tuna
Vitamin B12 1µg 10.88µg Tuna
Vitamin K 0.1µg µg Halibut
Tryptophan 0.161mg 0.335mg Tuna
Threonine 0.63mg 1.311mg Tuna
Isoleucine 0.662mg 1.378mg Tuna
Leucine 1.168mg 2.431mg Tuna
Lysine 1.32mg 2.747mg Tuna
Methionine 0.425mg 0.885mg Tuna
Phenylalanine 0.561mg 1.168mg Tuna
Valine 0.74mg 1.541mg Tuna
Histidine 0.423mg 0.88mg Tuna
Cholesterol 46mg 49mg Halibut
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 2.419g 1.612g Tuna
Monounsaturated Fat 8.378g 2.053g Halibut
Polyunsaturated fat 1.367g 1.844g Tuna

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Halibut Tuna
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
171
Tuna
Mineral Summary Score
21
Halibut
41
Tuna

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
179%
Tuna
Carbohydrates
0%
Halibut
0%
Tuna
Fats
64%
Halibut
29%
Tuna

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Tuna
Tuna is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Tuna
Tuna contains less Sodium (difference - 30mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Tuna
Tuna is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.807g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Tuna
Tuna is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Tuna
Tuna is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Halibut
Halibut is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 3mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Halibut
Halibut is cheaper (difference - $2)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)

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. Tuna - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173707/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.