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Sheepshead vs. Chinook salmon — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Sheepshead and Chinook salmon different?

  • Sheepshead is richer in Selenium, and Copper, while Chinook salmon is higher in Vitamin B3, Vitamin B12, Magnesium, Vitamin A RAE, Vitamin B6, and Vitamin B2.
  • Chinook salmon covers your daily need of Vitamin B3 52% more than Sheepshead.
  • Sheepshead contains 2 times more Copper than Chinook salmon. Sheepshead contains 0.122mg of Copper, while Chinook salmon contains 0.053mg.
  • Sheepshead is lower in Cholesterol.

Fish, sheepshead, cooked, dry heat and Fish, salmon, chinook, cooked, dry heat types were used in this article.

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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 +32.1%
Contains more Zinc +12.5%
Contains more Copper +130.2%
Contains more Manganese +10.5%
Contains more Iron +35.8%
Contains more Magnesium +248.6%
Contains less Sodium -17.8%
Equal in Phosphorus - 371
Equal in Potassium - 505
Equal in Manganese - 0.019
Equal in Selenium - 46.8
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 12% 26% 25% 150% 46% 10% 18% 41% 3% 280%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 9% 35% 88% 159% 45% 8% 16% 18% 3% 256%
Contains more Calcium +32.1%
Contains more Zinc +12.5%
Contains more Copper +130.2%
Contains more Manganese +10.5%
Contains more Iron +35.8%
Contains more Magnesium +248.6%
Contains less Sodium -17.8%
Equal in Phosphorus - 371
Equal in Potassium - 505
Equal in Manganese - 0.019
Equal in Selenium - 46.8

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 A +331.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +340%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +208%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +458.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +32%
Contains more Folate +105.9%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +24.8%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.865
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 7% 0% 0% 0% 3% 12% 34% 53% 81% 13% 288% 0% 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 30% 0% 0% 14% 11% 36% 189% 52% 107% 27% 359% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +331.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +340%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +208%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +458.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +32%
Contains more Folate +105.9%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +24.8%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.865

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +720.9%
Equal in Protein - 25.72
Equal in Water - 65.6
26% 69% 3%
Protein: 26.02 g
Fats: 1.63 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 69.04 g
Other: 3.31 g
26% 13% 66%
Protein: 25.72 g
Fats: 13.38 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 65.6 g
Other: 0 g
Contains more Fats +720.9%
Equal in Protein - 25.72
Equal in Water - 65.6

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -88.8%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +1540.6%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +596.9%
33% 32% 35%
Saturated Fat: 0.36 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.35 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.382 g
28% 49% 23%
Saturated Fat: 3.214 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 5.742 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 2.662 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -88.8%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +1540.6%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +596.9%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Sheepshead Chinook salmon Opinion
Protein 26.02g 25.72g Sheepshead
Fats 1.63g 13.38g Chinook salmon
Calories 126kcal 231kcal Chinook salmon
Calcium 37mg 28mg Sheepshead
Iron 0.67mg 0.91mg Chinook salmon
Magnesium 35mg 122mg Chinook salmon
Phosphorus 350mg 371mg Chinook salmon
Potassium 512mg 505mg Sheepshead
Sodium 73mg 60mg Chinook salmon
Zinc 0.63mg 0.56mg Sheepshead
Copper 0.122mg 0.053mg Sheepshead
Manganese 0.021mg 0.019mg Sheepshead
Selenium 51.3µg 46.8µg Sheepshead
Vitamin A 115IU 496IU Chinook salmon
Vitamin A RAE 35µg 149µg Chinook salmon
Vitamin C 0mg 4.1mg Chinook salmon
Vitamin B1 0.01mg 0.044mg Chinook salmon
Vitamin B2 0.05mg 0.154mg Chinook salmon
Vitamin B3 1.8mg 10.045mg Chinook salmon
Vitamin B5 0.87mg 0.865mg Sheepshead
Vitamin B6 0.35mg 0.462mg Chinook salmon
Folate 17µg 35µg Chinook salmon
Vitamin B12 2.3µg 2.87µg Chinook salmon
Tryptophan 0.291mg 0.288mg Sheepshead
Threonine 1.141mg 1.127mg Sheepshead
Isoleucine 1.199mg 1.185mg Sheepshead
Leucine 2.115mg 2.09mg Sheepshead
Lysine 2.39mg 2.362mg Sheepshead
Methionine 0.77mg 0.761mg Sheepshead
Phenylalanine 1.016mg 1.004mg Sheepshead
Valine 1.34mg 1.325mg Sheepshead
Histidine 0.766mg 0.757mg Sheepshead
Cholesterol 64mg 85mg Sheepshead
Saturated Fat 0.36g 3.214g Sheepshead
Omega-3 - DHA 0.107g 0.727g Chinook salmon
Omega-3 - EPA 0.083g 1.01g Chinook salmon
Omega-3 - DPA 0.04g 0.296g Chinook salmon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.35g 5.742g Chinook salmon
Polyunsaturated fat 0.382g 2.662g Chinook salmon

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Sheepshead Chinook 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
38%
Sheepshead
63%
Chinook salmon
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
61%
Sheepshead
63%
Chinook salmon

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Sheepshead
Sheepshead is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 21mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Sheepshead
Sheepshead is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.854g)
Which food is cheaper?
Sheepshead
Sheepshead is cheaper (difference - $15)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Sheepshead
Sheepshead is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chinook salmon
Chinook salmon contains less Sodium (difference - 13mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Chinook salmon
Chinook salmon is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( 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. Sheepshead - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/175145/nutrients
  2. Chinook salmon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171999/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.