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Skipjack tuna vs Sockeye salmon - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Skipjack tuna and Sockeye salmon?

  • Skipjack tuna is richer in Vitamin B3, Selenium, Iron and Vitamin B6, yet Sockeye salmon is richer in Vitamin B12, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B1 and Vitamin B2.
  • Sockeye salmon's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 95% higher.
  • Skipjack tuna has 3 times more Calcium than Sockeye salmon. Skipjack tuna has 37mg of Calcium, while Sockeye salmon has 11mg.

We used Fish, tuna, skipjack, fresh, cooked, dry heat and Fish, salmon, sockeye, cooked, dry heat types in this comparison.

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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
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Contains more Iron +207.7%
Contains more Calcium +236.4%
Contains more Potassium +19.7%
Contains more Magnesium +22.2%
Contains more Copper +44.7%
Contains more Zinc +90.9%
Contains less Sodium -48.9%
Equal in Phosphorus - 305
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 60% 12% 47% 32% 37% 29% 123% 7%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 20% 4% 39% 26% 26% 15% 131% 12%
Contains more Iron +207.7%
Contains more Calcium +236.4%
Contains more Potassium +19.7%
Contains more Magnesium +22.2%
Contains more Copper +44.7%
Contains more Zinc +90.9%
Contains less Sodium -48.9%
Equal in Phosphorus - 305

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 C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +85.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +18.6%
Contains more Folate +42.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +221.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +313.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +101.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +162.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +104.1%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 4% 4% 0% 0% 10% 29% 352% 30% 227% 274% 0% 8%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 12% 20% 501% 40% 57% 190% 77% 191% 559% 1% 6%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +85.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +18.6%
Contains more Folate +42.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +221.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +313.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +101.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +162.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +104.1%

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
78
Skipjack tuna
137
Sockeye salmon
Mineral Summary Score
43
Skipjack tuna
34
Sockeye 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 the food
Protein
169%
Skipjack tuna
159%
Sockeye salmon
Carbohydrates
0%
Skipjack tuna
0%
Sockeye salmon
Fats
6%
Skipjack tuna
26%
Sockeye salmon

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Skipjack tuna Sockeye salmon
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in glycemic index Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Skipjack tuna Sockeye salmon
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet Equal
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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Comparison summary

Which food is richer in vitamins?
Sockeye salmon
Sockeye salmon is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Skipjack tuna
Skipjack tuna is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 1mg)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Skipjack tuna
Skipjack tuna contains less Sugars (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Skipjack tuna
Skipjack tuna contains less Sodium (difference - 45mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Skipjack tuna
Skipjack tuna is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.549g)
Which food is cheaper?
Skipjack tuna
Skipjack tuna is cheaper (difference - $5)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Skipjack tuna
Skipjack tuna is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Skipjack tuna Sockeye salmon Opinion
Calories 132 156 Sockeye salmon
Protein 28.21 26.48 Skipjack tuna
Fats 1.29 5.57 Sockeye salmon
Vitamin C 1 0 Skipjack tuna
Carbs 0 0
Cholesterol 60 61 Skipjack tuna
Vitamin D 670 Sockeye salmon
Iron 1.6 0.52 Skipjack tuna
Calcium 37 11 Skipjack tuna
Potassium 522 436 Skipjack tuna
Magnesium 44 36 Skipjack tuna
Sugars 0 Skipjack tuna
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.11 0.076 Skipjack tuna
Zinc 1.05 0.55 Skipjack tuna
Starch 0 Sockeye salmon
Phosphorus 285 305 Sockeye salmon
Sodium 47 92 Skipjack tuna
Vitamin A 60 193 Sockeye salmon
Vitamin E 0.99 Sockeye salmon
Vitamin D 16.7 Sockeye salmon
Vitamin B1 0.038 0.157 Sockeye salmon
Vitamin B2 0.122 0.246 Sockeye salmon
Vitamin B3 18.756 10.123 Skipjack tuna
Vitamin B5 0.485 1.274 Sockeye salmon
Vitamin B6 0.981 0.827 Skipjack tuna
Vitamin B12 2.19 4.47 Sockeye salmon
Vitamin K 0.1 Sockeye salmon
Folate 10 7 Skipjack tuna
Trans Fat 0.023 Skipjack tuna
Saturated Fat 0.42 0.969 Skipjack tuna
Monounsaturated Fat 0.243 1.864 Sockeye salmon
Polyunsaturated fat 0.403 1.327 Sockeye salmon
Tryptophan 0.316 0.335 Sockeye salmon
Threonine 1.237 1.247 Sockeye salmon
Isoleucine 1.3 1.274 Skipjack tuna
Leucine 2.293 2.185 Skipjack tuna
Lysine 2.59 2.574 Skipjack tuna
Methionine 0.835 0.858 Sockeye salmon
Phenylalanine 1.101 1.086 Skipjack tuna
Valine 1.453 1.461 Sockeye salmon
Histidine 0.83 0.711 Skipjack tuna
Fructose 0 Sockeye salmon

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 of 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. Sockeye salmon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173692/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.