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Smoked salmon vs. Catfish — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Smoked salmon and Catfish

  • Smoked salmon has more Vitamin D, Selenium, Copper, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B6, and Iron, however, Catfish has more Phosphorus.
  • Smoked salmon's daily need coverage for Vitamin D is 113% more.
  • Smoked salmon has 6 times more Copper than Catfish. Smoked salmon has 0.23mg of Copper, while Catfish has 0.039mg.
  • Catfish is lower in Sodium.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Fish, salmon, chinook, smoked and Fish, catfish, channel, 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 +22.2%
Contains more Iron +203.6%
Contains more Copper +489.7%
Contains more Selenium +227.3%
Contains more Magnesium +27.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +50.6%
Contains more Potassium +109.1%
Contains less Sodium -82.3%
Contains more Zinc +87.1%
Equal in Manganese - 0.018
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 4% 32% 13% 71% 16% 88% 9% 77% 3% 177%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 3% 11% 17% 106% 33% 16% 16% 14% 3% 54%
Contains more Calcium +22.2%
Contains more Iron +203.6%
Contains more Copper +489.7%
Contains more Selenium +227.3%
Contains more Magnesium +27.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +50.6%
Contains more Potassium +109.1%
Contains less Sodium -82.3%
Contains more Zinc +87.1%
Equal in Manganese - 0.018

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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Contains more Vitamin A +4250%
Contains more Vitamin E +39.2%
Contains more Vitamin D +5600%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +85.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +57.1%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +17.3%
Contains more Choline +13.1%
Contains more Folate +500%
Contains more Vitamin K +2400%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.024
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.1
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.811
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 6% 28% 514% 0% 6% 24% 89% 53% 65% 2% 408% 49% 1%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 1% 20% 9% 0% 6% 24% 48% 49% 41% 9% 348% 43% 7%
Contains more Vitamin A +4250%
Contains more Vitamin E +39.2%
Contains more Vitamin D +5600%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +85.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +57.1%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +17.3%
Contains more Choline +13.1%
Contains more Folate +500%
Contains more Vitamin K +2400%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.024
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.1
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.811

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +66.4%
Equal in Protein - 18.44
Equal in Water - 74.65
18% 4% 72% 5%
Protein: 18.28 g
Fats: 4.32 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 72 g
Other: 5.4 g
18% 7% 75%
Protein: 18.44 g
Fats: 7.19 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 74.65 g
Other: 0 g
Contains more Fats +66.4%
Equal in Protein - 18.44
Equal in Water - 74.65

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -41.4%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +54%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +36.1%
24% 51% 25%
Saturated Fat: 0.929 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 2.023 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.995 g
26% 51% 22%
Saturated Fat: 1.586 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 3.115 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.354 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -41.4%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +54%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +36.1%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Smoked salmon Catfish Opinion
Protein 18.28g 18.44g Catfish
Fats 4.32g 7.19g Catfish
Calories 117kcal 144kcal Catfish
Calcium 11mg 9mg Smoked salmon
Iron 0.85mg 0.28mg Smoked salmon
Magnesium 18mg 23mg Catfish
Phosphorus 164mg 247mg Catfish
Potassium 175mg 366mg Catfish
Sodium 672mg 119mg Catfish
Zinc 0.31mg 0.58mg Catfish
Copper 0.23mg 0.039mg Smoked salmon
Manganese 0.017mg 0.018mg Catfish
Selenium 32.4µg 9.9µg Smoked salmon
Vitamin A 87IU 2IU Smoked salmon
Vitamin A RAE 26µg 1µg Smoked salmon
Vitamin E 1.35mg 0.97mg Smoked salmon
Vitamin D 685IU 10IU Smoked salmon
Vitamin D 17.1µg 0.3µg Smoked salmon
Vitamin B1 0.023mg 0.024mg Catfish
Vitamin B2 0.101mg 0.1mg Smoked salmon
Vitamin B3 4.72mg 2.548mg Smoked salmon
Vitamin B5 0.87mg 0.811mg Smoked salmon
Vitamin B6 0.278mg 0.177mg Smoked salmon
Folate 2µg 12µg Catfish
Vitamin B12 3.26µg 2.78µg Smoked salmon
Choline 89mg 78.7mg Smoked salmon
Vitamin K 0.1µg 2.5µg Catfish
Tryptophan 0.205mg 0.22mg Catfish
Threonine 0.801mg 0.833mg Catfish
Isoleucine 0.842mg 0.82mg Smoked salmon
Leucine 1.486mg 1.396mg Smoked salmon
Lysine 1.679mg 1.677mg Smoked salmon
Methionine 0.541mg 0.539mg Smoked salmon
Phenylalanine 0.714mg 0.735mg Catfish
Valine 0.942mg 0.894mg Smoked salmon
Histidine 0.538mg 0.404mg Smoked salmon
Cholesterol 23mg 66mg Smoked salmon
Trans Fat 0.063g Smoked salmon
Saturated Fat 0.929g 1.586g Smoked salmon
Omega-3 - DHA 0.267g 0.069g Smoked salmon
Omega-3 - EPA 0.183g 0.02g Smoked salmon
Omega-3 - DPA 0.073g 0.018g Smoked salmon
Monounsaturated Fat 2.023g 3.115g Catfish
Polyunsaturated fat 0.995g 1.354g Catfish
Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid 0.049g Catfish

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Smoked salmon Catfish
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
95%
Smoked salmon
46%
Catfish
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
49%
Smoked salmon
27%
Catfish

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Smoked salmon
Smoked salmon is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 43mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Smoked salmon
Smoked salmon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.657g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Smoked salmon
Smoked salmon is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Catfish
Catfish contains less Sodium (difference - 553mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Catfish
Catfish is cheaper (difference - $14)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar (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 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

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. Smoked salmon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173687/nutrients
  2. Catfish - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/175166/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.