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Smoked salmon vs. Eel — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Smoked salmon and Eel

  • Smoked salmon has more Selenium, Copper, Vitamin B6, and Vitamin B12, however, Eel is higher in Vitamin A RAE, Phosphorus, Zinc, and Vitamin B1.
  • Eel covers your daily need of Vitamin A RAE 123% more than Smoked salmon.
  • Smoked salmon has 10 times more Sodium than Eel. While Smoked salmon has 672mg of Sodium, Eel has only 65mg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Fish, salmon, chinook, smoked and Fish, eel, mixed species, 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 Iron +32.8%
Contains more Copper +693.1%
Contains more Selenium +290.4%
Contains more Calcium +136.4%
Contains more Magnesium +44.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +68.9%
Contains more Potassium +99.4%
Contains less Sodium -90.3%
Contains more Zinc +571%
Contains more Manganese +135.3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 3.3% 32% 13% 70% 15% 88% 8.5% 77% 2.2% 177%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 7.8% 24% 19% 119% 31% 8.5% 57% 9.7% 5.2% 45%
Contains more Iron +32.8%
Contains more Copper +693.1%
Contains more Selenium +290.4%
Contains more Calcium +136.4%
Contains more Magnesium +44.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +68.9%
Contains more Potassium +99.4%
Contains less Sodium -90.3%
Contains more Zinc +571%
Contains more Manganese +135.3%

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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Eel
Contains more Vitamin B2 +98%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +210.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +261%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +12.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +4252.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +695.7%
Contains more Folate +750%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 4.487
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 5.2% 27% 513% 0% 5.8% 23% 89% 52% 64% 1.5% 408% 49% 0.25%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 227% 0% 0% 6% 46% 12% 84% 17% 18% 13% 361% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +98%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +210.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +261%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +12.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +4252.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +695.7%
Contains more Folate +750%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 4.487

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Water +21.4%
Contains more Other +158.4%
Contains more Protein +29.4%
Contains more Fats +246.1%
18% 4% 72% 5%
Protein: 18.28 g
Fats: 4.32 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 72 g
Other: 5.4 g
24% 15% 59% 2%
Protein: 23.65 g
Fats: 14.95 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 59.31 g
Other: 2.09 g
Contains more Water +21.4%
Contains more Other +158.4%
Contains more Protein +29.4%
Contains more Fats +246.1%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -69.3%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +355.7%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +22%
24% 51% 25%
Saturated Fat: 0.929 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 2.023 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.995 g
22% 69% 9%
Saturated Fat: 3.023 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 9.218 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.214 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -69.3%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +355.7%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +22%

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 Eel
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Glycemic Index Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Smoked salmon Eel Opinion
Protein 18.28g 23.65g Eel
Fats 4.32g 14.95g Eel
Calories 117kcal 236kcal Eel
Calcium 11mg 26mg Eel
Iron 0.85mg 0.64mg Smoked salmon
Magnesium 18mg 26mg Eel
Phosphorus 164mg 277mg Eel
Potassium 175mg 349mg Eel
Sodium 672mg 65mg Eel
Zinc 0.31mg 2.08mg Eel
Copper 0.23mg 0.029mg Smoked salmon
Manganese 0.017mg 0.04mg Eel
Selenium 32.4µg 8.3µg Smoked salmon
Vitamin A 87IU 3787IU Eel
Vitamin A RAE 26µg 1137µg Eel
Vitamin E 1.35mg Smoked salmon
Vitamin D 685IU Smoked salmon
Vitamin D 17.1µg Smoked salmon
Vitamin C 0mg 1.8mg Eel
Vitamin B1 0.023mg 0.183mg Eel
Vitamin B2 0.101mg 0.051mg Smoked salmon
Vitamin B3 4.72mg 4.487mg Smoked salmon
Vitamin B5 0.87mg 0.28mg Smoked salmon
Vitamin B6 0.278mg 0.077mg Smoked salmon
Folate 2µg 17µg Eel
Vitamin B12 3.26µg 2.89µg Smoked salmon
Choline 89mg Smoked salmon
Vitamin K 0.1µg Smoked salmon
Tryptophan 0.205mg 0.265mg Eel
Threonine 0.801mg 1.037mg Eel
Isoleucine 0.842mg 1.09mg Eel
Leucine 1.486mg 1.922mg Eel
Lysine 1.679mg 2.171mg Eel
Methionine 0.541mg 0.7mg Eel
Phenylalanine 0.714mg 0.923mg Eel
Valine 0.942mg 1.218mg Eel
Histidine 0.538mg 0.696mg Eel
Cholesterol 23mg 161mg Smoked salmon
Saturated Fat 0.929g 3.023g Smoked salmon
Omega-3 - DHA 0.267g 0.081g Smoked salmon
Omega-3 - EPA 0.183g 0.108g Smoked salmon
Omega-3 - DPA 0.073g 0.095g Eel
Monounsaturated Fat 2.023g 9.218g Eel
Polyunsaturated fat 0.995g 1.214g Eel

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Smoked salmon Eel
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
60%
Eel
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
49%
Smoked salmon
33%
Eel

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Smoked salmon
Smoked salmon is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 138mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Smoked salmon
Smoked salmon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.094g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Smoked salmon
Smoked salmon is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Eel
Eel is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Eel
Eel contains less Sodium (difference - 607mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Eel
Eel is cheaper (difference - $14)
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. Eel - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174194/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.