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Skipjack tuna vs Alaska pollock - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Skipjack tuna and Alaska pollock?

  • Skipjack tuna is higher in Vitamin B3, Vitamin B6, Iron, and Copper, yet Alaska pollock is higher in Vitamin B12, Magnesium, and Vitamin B2.
  • Skipjack tuna's daily need coverage for Vitamin B3 is 93% more.
  • Skipjack tuna has 3 times more Vitamin B6 than Alaska pollock. While Skipjack tuna has 0.981mg of Vitamin B6, Alaska pollock has only 0.329mg.
  • The amount of Cholesterol in Skipjack tuna is lower.

We used Fish, tuna, skipjack, fresh, cooked, dry heat and Fish, pollock, Alaska, cooked, dry heat (may have been previously frozen) types 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Contains more Iron +185.7%
Contains more Potassium +21.4%
Contains less Sodium -88.8%
Contains more Zinc +84.2%
Contains more Copper +83.3%
Contains more Calcium +94.6%
Contains more Magnesium +84.1%
Equal in Phosphorus - 267
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 12% 60% 32% 123% 47% 7% 29% 37%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 22% 22% 58% 115% 38% 55% 16% 20%
Contains more Iron +185.7%
Contains more Potassium +21.4%
Contains less Sodium -88.8%
Contains more Zinc +84.2%
Contains more Copper +83.3%
Contains more Calcium +94.6%
Contains more Magnesium +84.1%
Equal in Phosphorus - 267

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 A +17.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +375%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +12.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +198.2%
Contains more Folate +233.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +42.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +82.8%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +67.1%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 4% 0% 0% 4% 10% 29% 352% 30% 227% 8% 274% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 4% 6% 39% 0% 14% 52% 75% 26% 76% 3% 458% 1%
Contains more Vitamin A +17.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +375%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +12.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +198.2%
Contains more Folate +233.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +42.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +82.8%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +67.1%

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.
Skipjack tuna Alaska pollock
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Skipjack tuna Alaska pollock Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 28.21g 23.48g Skipjack tuna
Fats 1.29g 1.18g Skipjack tuna
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 132kcal 111kcal Skipjack tuna
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 0g Skipjack tuna
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 37mg 72mg Alaska pollock
Iron 1.6mg 0.56mg Skipjack tuna
Magnesium 44mg 81mg Alaska pollock
Phosphorus 285mg 267mg Skipjack tuna
Potassium 522mg 430mg Skipjack tuna
Sodium 47mg 419mg Skipjack tuna
Zinc 1.05mg 0.57mg Skipjack tuna
Copper 0.11mg 0.06mg Skipjack tuna
Vitamin A 60IU 51IU Skipjack tuna
Vitamin E mg 0.28mg Alaska pollock
Vitamin D IU 51IU Alaska pollock
Vitamin D µg 1.3µg Alaska pollock
Vitamin C 1mg 0mg Skipjack tuna
Vitamin B1 0.038mg 0.054mg Alaska pollock
Vitamin B2 0.122mg 0.223mg Alaska pollock
Vitamin B3 18.756mg 3.949mg Skipjack tuna
Vitamin B5 0.485mg 0.432mg Skipjack tuna
Vitamin B6 0.981mg 0.329mg Skipjack tuna
Folate 10µg 3µg Skipjack tuna
Vitamin B12 2.19µg 3.66µg Alaska pollock
Vitamin K µg 0.1µg Alaska pollock
Tryptophan 0.316mg 0.263mg Skipjack tuna
Threonine 1.237mg 1.029mg Skipjack tuna
Isoleucine 1.3mg 1.082mg Skipjack tuna
Leucine 2.293mg 1.908mg Skipjack tuna
Lysine 2.59mg 2.157mg Skipjack tuna
Methionine 0.835mg 0.696mg Skipjack tuna
Phenylalanine 1.101mg 0.917mg Skipjack tuna
Valine 1.453mg 1.21mg Skipjack tuna
Histidine 0.83mg 0.691mg Skipjack tuna
Cholesterol 60mg 86mg Skipjack tuna
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 0.42g 0.159g Alaska pollock
Monounsaturated Fat 0.243g 0.134g Skipjack tuna
Polyunsaturated fat 0.403g 0.583g Alaska pollock

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Skipjack tuna Alaska pollock
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
78
Skipjack tuna
62
Alaska pollock
Mineral Summary Score
43
Skipjack tuna
43
Alaska pollock

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
169%
Skipjack tuna
141%
Alaska pollock
Carbohydrates
0%
Skipjack tuna
0%
Alaska pollock
Fats
6%
Skipjack tuna
5%
Alaska pollock

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Skipjack tuna
Skipjack tuna is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Skipjack tuna
Skipjack tuna contains less Sodium (difference - 372mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Skipjack tuna
Skipjack tuna is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 26mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Alaska pollock
Alaska pollock is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.261g)
Which food is cheaper?
Alaska pollock
Alaska pollock is cheaper (difference - $1)
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.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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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. Skipjack tuna - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172005/nutrients
  2. Alaska pollock - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173681/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.