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Skipjack tuna vs Chinook salmon - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Skipjack tuna and Chinook salmon

  • Skipjack tuna is richer in Vitamin B3, Vitamin B6, and Iron, while Chinook salmon is higher in Vitamin B12, Magnesium, Vitamin A RAE, Phosphorus, and Vitamin B5.
  • Skipjack tuna covers your daily Vitamin B3 needs 54% more than Chinook salmon.
  • Skipjack tuna has 2 times more Vitamin B6 than Chinook salmon. Skipjack tuna has 0.981mg of Vitamin B6, while Chinook salmon has 0.462mg.
  • Skipjack tuna is lower in Cholesterol.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Fish, tuna, skipjack, fresh, cooked, dry heat and Fish, salmon, chinook, 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Contains more Calcium +32.1%
Contains more Iron +75.8%
Contains less Sodium -21.7%
Contains more Zinc +87.5%
Contains more Copper +107.5%
Contains more Magnesium +177.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +30.2%
Equal in Potassium - 505
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 12% 60% 32% 123% 47% 7% 29% 37%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 9% 35% 88% 159% 45% 8% 16% 18%
Contains more Calcium +32.1%
Contains more Iron +75.8%
Contains less Sodium -21.7%
Contains more Zinc +87.5%
Contains more Copper +107.5%
Contains more Magnesium +177.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +30.2%
Equal in Potassium - 505

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 B3 +86.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +112.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +726.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +310%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +15.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +26.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +78.4%
Contains more Folate +250%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +31.1%
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 30% 0% 0% 14% 11% 36% 189% 52% 107% 27% 359% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +86.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +112.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +726.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +310%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +15.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +26.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +78.4%
Contains more Folate +250%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +31.1%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Skipjack tuna Chinook salmon Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 28.21g 25.72g Skipjack tuna
Fats 1.29g 13.38g Chinook salmon
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 132kcal 231kcal Chinook salmon
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 37mg 28mg Skipjack tuna
Iron 1.6mg 0.91mg Skipjack tuna
Magnesium 44mg 122mg Chinook salmon
Phosphorus 285mg 371mg Chinook salmon
Potassium 522mg 505mg Skipjack tuna
Sodium 47mg 60mg Skipjack tuna
Zinc 1.05mg 0.56mg Skipjack tuna
Copper 0.11mg 0.053mg Skipjack tuna
Vitamin A 60IU 496IU Chinook salmon
Vitamin E mg mg
Vitamin D IU IU
Vitamin D µg µg
Vitamin C 1mg 4.1mg Chinook salmon
Vitamin B1 0.038mg 0.044mg Chinook salmon
Vitamin B2 0.122mg 0.154mg Chinook salmon
Vitamin B3 18.756mg 10.045mg Skipjack tuna
Vitamin B5 0.485mg 0.865mg Chinook salmon
Vitamin B6 0.981mg 0.462mg Skipjack tuna
Folate 10µg 35µg Chinook salmon
Vitamin B12 2.19µg 2.87µg Chinook salmon
Vitamin K µg µg
Tryptophan 0.316mg 0.288mg Skipjack tuna
Threonine 1.237mg 1.127mg Skipjack tuna
Isoleucine 1.3mg 1.185mg Skipjack tuna
Leucine 2.293mg 2.09mg Skipjack tuna
Lysine 2.59mg 2.362mg Skipjack tuna
Methionine 0.835mg 0.761mg Skipjack tuna
Phenylalanine 1.101mg 1.004mg Skipjack tuna
Valine 1.453mg 1.325mg Skipjack tuna
Histidine 0.83mg 0.757mg Skipjack tuna
Cholesterol 60mg 85mg Skipjack tuna
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 0.42g 3.214g Skipjack tuna
Monounsaturated Fat 0.243g 5.742g Chinook salmon
Polyunsaturated fat 0.403g 2.662g Chinook salmon

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Skipjack tuna Chinook salmon
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
68
Chinook salmon
Mineral Summary Score
43
Skipjack tuna
47
Chinook salmon

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
154%
Chinook salmon
Carbohydrates
0%
Skipjack tuna
0%
Chinook salmon
Fats
6%
Skipjack tuna
62%
Chinook salmon

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Skipjack tuna
Skipjack tuna contains less Sodium (difference - 13mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Skipjack tuna
Skipjack tuna is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 25mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Skipjack tuna
Skipjack tuna is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.794g)
Which food is cheaper?
Skipjack tuna
Skipjack tuna is cheaper (difference - $7)
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)
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.

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. 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.