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Sheepshead vs. Salmon — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Sheepshead and Salmon

  • Sheepshead is higher in Selenium, Phosphorus, and Copper, yet Salmon is higher in Vitamin B3, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B5, and Vitamin B2.
  • Salmon covers your daily Vitamin B3 needs 39% more than Sheepshead.
  • Sheepshead contains 2 times more Copper than Salmon. While Sheepshead contains 0.122mg of Copper, Salmon contains only 0.049mg.
  • The amount of Saturated Fat in Sheepshead is lower.

Food varieties used in this article are Fish, sheepshead, cooked, dry heat and Fish, salmon, Atlantic, farmed, cooked, dry heat.

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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 +146.7%
Contains more Iron +97.1%
Contains more Magnesium +16.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +38.9%
Contains more Potassium +33.3%
Contains more Zinc +46.5%
Contains more Copper +149%
Contains more Manganese +31.3%
Contains more Selenium +23.9%
Contains less Sodium -16.4%
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 5% 13% 22% 108% 34% 8% 12% 17% 3% 226%
Contains more Calcium +146.7%
Contains more Iron +97.1%
Contains more Magnesium +16.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +38.9%
Contains more Potassium +33.3%
Contains more Zinc +46.5%
Contains more Copper +149%
Contains more Manganese +31.3%
Contains more Selenium +23.9%
Contains less Sodium -16.4%

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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Salmon
Contains more Vitamin A +100%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +3300%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +170%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +346.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +69.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +84.9%
Contains more Folate +100%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +21.7%
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 14% 23% 393% 13% 86% 32% 151% 89% 150% 26% 350% 50% 1%
Contains more Vitamin A +100%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +3300%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +170%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +346.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +69.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +84.9%
Contains more Folate +100%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +21.7%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +17.7%
Contains more Other +313.8%
Contains more Fats +657.7%
Equal in Water - 64.75
26% 69% 3%
Protein: 26.02 g
Fats: 1.63 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 69.04 g
Other: 3.31 g
22% 12% 65%
Protein: 22.1 g
Fats: 12.35 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 64.75 g
Other: 0.8 g
Contains more Protein +17.7%
Contains more Other +313.8%
Contains more Fats +657.7%
Equal in Water - 64.75

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -85%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +1094.6%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +1091.9%
33% 32% 35%
Saturated Fat: 0.36 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.35 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.382 g
22% 38% 41%
Saturated Fat: 2.397 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 4.181 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 4.553 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -85%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +1094.6%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +1091.9%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Sheepshead Salmon Opinion
Protein 26.02g 22.1g Sheepshead
Fats 1.63g 12.35g Salmon
Calories 126kcal 206kcal Salmon
Calcium 37mg 15mg Sheepshead
Iron 0.67mg 0.34mg Sheepshead
Magnesium 35mg 30mg Sheepshead
Phosphorus 350mg 252mg Sheepshead
Potassium 512mg 384mg Sheepshead
Sodium 73mg 61mg Salmon
Zinc 0.63mg 0.43mg Sheepshead
Copper 0.122mg 0.049mg Sheepshead
Manganese 0.021mg 0.016mg Sheepshead
Selenium 51.3µg 41.4µg Sheepshead
Vitamin A 115IU 230IU Salmon
Vitamin A RAE 35µg 69µg Salmon
Vitamin E 1.14mg Salmon
Vitamin D 526IU Salmon
Vitamin D 13.1µg Salmon
Vitamin C 0mg 3.7mg Salmon
Vitamin B1 0.01mg 0.34mg Salmon
Vitamin B2 0.05mg 0.135mg Salmon
Vitamin B3 1.8mg 8.045mg Salmon
Vitamin B5 0.87mg 1.475mg Salmon
Vitamin B6 0.35mg 0.647mg Salmon
Folate 17µg 34µg Salmon
Vitamin B12 2.3µg 2.8µg Salmon
Choline 90.5mg Salmon
Vitamin K 0.1µg Salmon
Tryptophan 0.291mg 0.248mg Sheepshead
Threonine 1.141mg 0.969mg Sheepshead
Isoleucine 1.199mg 1.018mg Sheepshead
Leucine 2.115mg 1.796mg Sheepshead
Lysine 2.39mg 2.03mg Sheepshead
Methionine 0.77mg 0.654mg Sheepshead
Phenylalanine 1.016mg 0.863mg Sheepshead
Valine 1.34mg 1.139mg Sheepshead
Histidine 0.766mg 0.651mg Sheepshead
Cholesterol 64mg 63mg Salmon
Saturated Fat 0.36g 2.397g Sheepshead
Omega-3 - DHA 0.107g 1.457g Salmon
Omega-3 - EPA 0.083g 0.69g Salmon
Omega-3 - DPA 0.04g 0.17g Salmon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.35g 4.181g Salmon
Polyunsaturated fat 0.382g 4.553g Salmon

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Sheepshead 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
106%
Salmon
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
61%
Sheepshead
44%
Salmon

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Sheepshead
Sheepshead is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Sheepshead
Sheepshead is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.037g)
Which food is cheaper?
Sheepshead
Sheepshead is cheaper (difference - $13)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Sheepshead
Sheepshead is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Salmon
Salmon contains less Sodium (difference - 12mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Salmon
Salmon is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 1mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Salmon
Salmon is relatively richer in vitamins
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. Salmon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/175168/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.