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Smoked salmon vs Alaska pollock - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Smoked salmon and Alaska pollock

  • Smoked salmon is richer in Vitamin D, Copper and Vitamin B5, yet Alaska pollock is richer in Selenium, Vitamin B12, Magnesium, Phosphorus and Vitamin B2.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin D from Smoked salmon is 106% higher.
  • Smoked salmon contains 4 times more Copper than Alaska pollock. Smoked salmon contains 0.23mg of Copper, while Alaska pollock contains 0.06mg.
  • Alaska pollock contains less Sodium.

Food types used in this article are Fish, salmon, chinook, smoked and Fish, pollock, Alaska, cooked, dry heat (may have been previously frozen).

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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 +51.8%
Contains more Copper +283.3%
Contains more Calcium +554.5%
Contains more Potassium +145.7%
Contains more Magnesium +350%
Contains more Zinc +83.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +62.8%
Contains less Sodium -37.6%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 32% 4% 16% 13% 77% 9% 71% 88%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 22% 22% 38% 58% 20% 16% 115% 55%
Contains more Iron +51.8%
Contains more Copper +283.3%
Contains more Calcium +554.5%
Contains more Potassium +145.7%
Contains more Magnesium +350%
Contains more Zinc +83.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +62.8%
Contains less Sodium -37.6%

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 +70.6%
Contains more Vitamin E +382.1%
Contains more Vitamin D +1215.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +19.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +101.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +134.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +120.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +18.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +12.3%
Contains more Folate +50%
Equal in Vitamin K - 0.1
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 6% 28% 514% 6% 24% 89% 53% 65% 408% 1% 2%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 4% 6% 39% 14% 52% 75% 26% 76% 458% 1% 3%
Contains more Vitamin A +70.6%
Contains more Vitamin E +382.1%
Contains more Vitamin D +1215.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +19.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +101.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +134.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +120.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +18.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +12.3%
Contains more Folate +50%
Equal in Vitamin K - 0.1

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
99
Smoked salmon
62
Alaska pollock
Mineral Summary Score
38
Smoked salmon
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 the food
Protein
110%
Smoked salmon
141%
Alaska pollock
Carbohydrates
0%
Smoked salmon
0%
Alaska pollock
Fats
20%
Smoked salmon
5%
Alaska pollock

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.
Smoked salmon Alaska pollock
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugars Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Smoked salmon Alaska pollock
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 lower in Cholesterol?
Smoked salmon
Smoked salmon is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 63mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Alaska pollock
Alaska pollock contains less Sodium (difference - 253mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Alaska pollock
Alaska pollock is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.77g)
Which food is cheaper?
Alaska pollock
Alaska pollock is cheaper (difference - $7)
Which food contains less Sugars?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugars (0 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 definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

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 Smoked salmon Alaska pollock Opinion
Calories 117 111 Smoked salmon
Protein 18.28 23.48 Alaska pollock
Fats 4.32 1.18 Smoked salmon
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 0 0
Cholesterol 23 86 Smoked salmon
Vitamin D 685 51 Smoked salmon
Iron 0.85 0.56 Smoked salmon
Calcium 11 72 Alaska pollock
Potassium 175 430 Alaska pollock
Magnesium 18 81 Alaska pollock
Sugars 0 0
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.23 0.06 Smoked salmon
Zinc 0.31 0.57 Alaska pollock
Starch
Phosphorus 164 267 Alaska pollock
Sodium 672 419 Alaska pollock
Vitamin A 87 51 Smoked salmon
Vitamin E 1.35 0.28 Smoked salmon
Vitamin D 17.1 1.3 Smoked salmon
Vitamin B1 0.023 0.054 Alaska pollock
Vitamin B2 0.101 0.223 Alaska pollock
Vitamin B3 4.72 3.949 Smoked salmon
Vitamin B5 0.87 0.432 Smoked salmon
Vitamin B6 0.278 0.329 Alaska pollock
Vitamin B12 3.26 3.66 Alaska pollock
Vitamin K 0.1 0.1
Folate 2 3 Alaska pollock
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 0.929 0.159 Alaska pollock
Monounsaturated Fat 2.023 0.134 Smoked salmon
Polyunsaturated fat 0.995 0.583 Smoked salmon
Tryptophan 0.205 0.263 Alaska pollock
Threonine 0.801 1.029 Alaska pollock
Isoleucine 0.842 1.082 Alaska pollock
Leucine 1.486 1.908 Alaska pollock
Lysine 1.679 2.157 Alaska pollock
Methionine 0.541 0.696 Alaska pollock
Phenylalanine 0.714 0.917 Alaska pollock
Valine 0.942 1.21 Alaska pollock
Histidine 0.538 0.691 Alaska pollock
Fructose

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. Smoked salmon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173687/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.