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Smoked salmon vs Salmon - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Smoked salmon and Salmon

  • Smoked salmon has less Vitamin B6, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B5, Potassium, Selenium, and Folate than Salmon.
  • Salmon covers your daily need of Vitamin B6 42% more than Smoked salmon.
  • Smoked salmon has 15 times more Sodium than Salmon. While Smoked salmon has 672mg of Sodium, Salmon has only 44mg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Fish, salmon, chinook, smoked and Fish, salmon, Atlantic, wild, raw.

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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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Salmon
Contains more Potassium +180%
Contains more Magnesium +61.1%
Contains more Zinc +106.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +22%
Contains less Sodium -93.5%
Equal in Iron - 0.8
Equal in Calcium - 12
Equal in Copper - 0.25
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 32% 4% 16% 13% 77% 9% 71% 88%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 30% 4% 44% 21% 84% 18% 86% 6%
Contains more Potassium +180%
Contains more Magnesium +61.1%
Contains more Zinc +106.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +22%
Contains less Sodium -93.5%
Equal in Iron - 0.8
Equal in Calcium - 12
Equal in Copper - 0.25

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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Salmon
Contains more Vitamin A +117.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +882.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +276.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +66.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +91.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +194.2%
Contains more Folate +1150%
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 3.18
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% 3% 0% 0% 57% 88% 148% 100% 189% 398% 0% 19%
Contains more Vitamin A +117.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +882.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +276.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +66.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +91.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +194.2%
Contains more Folate +1150%
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 3.18

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
99
Smoked salmon
83
Salmon
Mineral Summary Score
38
Smoked salmon
36
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
110%
Smoked salmon
119%
Salmon
Carbohydrates
0%
Smoked salmon
0%
Salmon
Fats
20%
Smoked salmon
29%
Salmon

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

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Smoked salmon 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 lower in Cholesterol?
Smoked salmon
Smoked salmon is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 32mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Smoked salmon
Smoked salmon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.052g)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Salmon
Salmon is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Salmon
Salmon contains less Sodium (difference - 628mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Salmon
Salmon is cheaper (difference - $1)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Salmon
Salmon is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Smoked salmon Salmon Opinion
Calories 117 142 Salmon
Protein 18.28 19.84 Salmon
Fats 4.32 6.34 Salmon
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 0 0
Cholesterol 23 55 Smoked salmon
Vitamin D 685 Smoked salmon
Iron 0.85 0.8 Smoked salmon
Calcium 11 12 Salmon
Potassium 175 490 Salmon
Magnesium 18 29 Salmon
Sugar 0 Salmon
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.23 0.25 Salmon
Zinc 0.31 0.64 Salmon
Starch
Phosphorus 164 200 Salmon
Sodium 672 44 Salmon
Vitamin A 87 40 Smoked salmon
Vitamin E 1.35 Smoked salmon
Vitamin D 17.1 Smoked salmon
Vitamin B1 0.023 0.226 Salmon
Vitamin B2 0.101 0.38 Salmon
Vitamin B3 4.72 7.86 Salmon
Vitamin B5 0.87 1.664 Salmon
Vitamin B6 0.278 0.818 Salmon
Vitamin B12 3.26 3.18 Smoked salmon
Vitamin K 0.1 Smoked salmon
Folate 2 25 Salmon
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 0.929 0.981 Smoked salmon
Monounsaturated Fat 2.023 2.103 Salmon
Polyunsaturated fat 0.995 2.539 Salmon
Tryptophan 0.205 0.222 Salmon
Threonine 0.801 0.87 Salmon
Isoleucine 0.842 0.914 Salmon
Leucine 1.486 1.613 Salmon
Lysine 1.679 1.822 Salmon
Methionine 0.541 0.587 Salmon
Phenylalanine 0.714 0.775 Salmon
Valine 0.942 1.022 Salmon
Histidine 0.538 0.584 Salmon
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 to 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. Salmon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173686/nutrients

All the Daily Values are presented for males aged 31-50, for 2000 calorie diets.

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