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Lobster vs. Smoked salmon — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Lobster and Smoked salmon

  • Lobster is higher in Copper, Selenium, Zinc, Vitamin B5, and Calcium, yet Smoked salmon is higher in Vitamin D, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B3, and Vitamin B6.
  • Lobster covers your daily Copper needs 147% more than Smoked salmon.
  • Lobster contains 13 times more Zinc than Smoked salmon. While Lobster contains 4.05mg of Zinc, Smoked salmon contains only 0.31mg.
  • The amount of Cholesterol in Smoked salmon is lower.

Food varieties used in this article are Crustaceans, lobster, northern, cooked, moist heat 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Calcium +772.7%
Contains more Magnesium +138.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +12.8%
Contains more Potassium +31.4%
Contains less Sodium -27.7%
Contains more Zinc +1206.5%
Contains more Copper +573.9%
Contains more Manganese +282.4%
Contains more Selenium +125.6%
Contains more Iron +193.1%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 29% 11% 31% 80% 21% 64% 111% 517% 9% 399%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 4% 32% 13% 71% 16% 88% 9% 77% 3% 177%
Contains more Calcium +772.7%
Contains more Magnesium +138.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +12.8%
Contains more Potassium +31.4%
Contains less Sodium -27.7%
Contains more Zinc +1206.5%
Contains more Copper +573.9%
Contains more Manganese +282.4%
Contains more Selenium +125.6%
Contains more Iron +193.1%

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
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Contains more Vitamin B5 +91.6%
Contains more Folate +450%
Contains more Vitamin A +2075%
Contains more Vitamin E +35%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +494.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +157.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +133.6%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +128%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.023
Equal in Choline - 89
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 1% 20% 0% 0% 6% 4% 35% 101% 28% 9% 179% 45% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 6% 28% 514% 0% 6% 24% 89% 53% 65% 2% 408% 49% 1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +91.6%
Contains more Folate +450%
Contains more Vitamin A +2075%
Contains more Vitamin E +35%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +494.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +157.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +133.6%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +128%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.023
Equal in Choline - 89

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +402.3%
Contains more Other +166%
Equal in Protein - 18.28
Equal in Water - 72
19% 78% 2%
Protein: 19 g
Fats: 0.86 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 78.11 g
Other: 2.03 g
18% 4% 72% 5%
Protein: 18.28 g
Fats: 4.32 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 72 g
Other: 5.4 g
Contains more Fats +402.3%
Contains more Other +166%
Equal in Protein - 18.28
Equal in Water - 72

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -77.6%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +699.6%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +192.6%
26% 32% 42%
Saturated Fat: 0.208 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.253 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.34 g
24% 51% 25%
Saturated Fat: 0.929 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 2.023 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.995 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -77.6%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +699.6%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +192.6%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Lobster Smoked salmon
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Lower in Glycemic Index Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Lobster Smoked salmon Opinion
Protein 19g 18.28g Lobster
Fats 0.86g 4.32g Smoked salmon
Calories 89kcal 117kcal Smoked salmon
Calcium 96mg 11mg Lobster
Iron 0.29mg 0.85mg Smoked salmon
Magnesium 43mg 18mg Lobster
Phosphorus 185mg 164mg Lobster
Potassium 230mg 175mg Lobster
Sodium 486mg 672mg Lobster
Zinc 4.05mg 0.31mg Lobster
Copper 1.55mg 0.23mg Lobster
Manganese 0.065mg 0.017mg Lobster
Selenium 73.1µg 32.4µg Lobster
Vitamin A 4IU 87IU Smoked salmon
Vitamin A RAE 1µg 26µg Smoked salmon
Vitamin E 1mg 1.35mg Smoked salmon
Vitamin D 1IU 685IU Smoked salmon
Vitamin D 0µg 17.1µg Smoked salmon
Vitamin B1 0.023mg 0.023mg
Vitamin B2 0.017mg 0.101mg Smoked salmon
Vitamin B3 1.83mg 4.72mg Smoked salmon
Vitamin B5 1.667mg 0.87mg Lobster
Vitamin B6 0.119mg 0.278mg Smoked salmon
Folate 11µg 2µg Lobster
Vitamin B12 1.43µg 3.26µg Smoked salmon
Choline 80.9mg 89mg Smoked salmon
Vitamin K 0µg 0.1µg Smoked salmon
Tryptophan 0.248mg 0.205mg Lobster
Threonine 0.753mg 0.801mg Smoked salmon
Isoleucine 0.832mg 0.842mg Smoked salmon
Leucine 1.376mg 1.486mg Smoked salmon
Lysine 1.426mg 1.679mg Smoked salmon
Methionine 0.475mg 0.541mg Smoked salmon
Phenylalanine 0.782mg 0.714mg Lobster
Valine 0.852mg 0.942mg Smoked salmon
Histidine 0.475mg 0.538mg Smoked salmon
Cholesterol 146mg 23mg Smoked salmon
Trans Fat 0.013g Smoked salmon
Saturated Fat 0.208g 0.929g Lobster
Omega-3 - DHA 0.078g 0.267g Smoked salmon
Omega-3 - EPA 0.117g 0.183g Smoked salmon
Omega-3 - DPA 0.006g 0.073g Smoked salmon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.253g 2.023g Smoked salmon
Polyunsaturated fat 0.34g 0.995g Smoked salmon
Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid 0.006g Lobster
Omega-6 - Linoleic acid 0.033g Lobster
Omega-3 - ALA 0.05g Lobster
Omega-3 - Eicosatrienoic acid 0.006g Lobster
Omega-6 - Dihomo-gamma-linoleic acid 0.006g Lobster

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Lobster Smoked salmon
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet Equal
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet Equal

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
33%
Lobster
95%
Smoked salmon
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
127%
Lobster
49%
Smoked salmon

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Smoked salmon
Smoked salmon is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 123mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Smoked salmon
Smoked salmon is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Lobster
Lobster contains less Sodium (difference - 186mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Lobster
Lobster is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.721g)
Which food is cheaper?
Lobster
Lobster is cheaper (difference - $14)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Lobster
Lobster 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)

References

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Lobster - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174209/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.