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Smoked salmon vs Caviar - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Smoked salmon and Caviar different?

  • Smoked salmon is higher in Vitamin D, however Caviar is richer in Vitamin B12, Iron, Choline, Magnesium, Selenium, Vitamin B5, and Vitamin B2.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 from Caviar is 698% higher.
  • Smoked salmon contains 6 times more Vitamin D than Caviar. While Smoked salmon contains 685IU of Vitamin D, Caviar contains only 117IU.
  • Smoked salmon has less Sodium.

Fish, salmon, chinook, smoked and Fish, caviar, black and red, granular are the varieties used in this article.

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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
Contains less Sodium -55.2%
Contains more Copper +109.1%
Contains more Calcium +2400%
Contains more Iron +1297.6%
Contains more Magnesium +1566.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +117.1%
Contains more Zinc +206.5%
Equal in Potassium - 181
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 32% 13% 71% 16% 88% 9% 77%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 83% 446% 215% 153% 16% 196% 26% 37%
Contains less Sodium -55.2%
Contains more Copper +109.1%
Contains more Calcium +2400%
Contains more Iron +1297.6%
Contains more Magnesium +1566.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +117.1%
Contains more Zinc +206.5%
Equal in Potassium - 181

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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Caviar
Contains more Vitamin D +489.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +3833.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +940.2%
Contains more Vitamin E +40%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +726.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +513.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +302.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +15.1%
Contains more Folate +2400%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +513.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +500%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 6% 28% 514% 0% 6% 24% 89% 53% 65% 2% 408% 1%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 55% 38% 87% 0% 48% 144% 3% 210% 74% 38% 2500% 2%
Contains more Vitamin D +489.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +3833.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +940.2%
Contains more Vitamin E +40%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +726.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +513.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +302.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +15.1%
Contains more Folate +2400%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +513.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +500%

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 Caviar
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Smoked salmon Caviar Opinion
Net carbs 0g 4g Caviar
Protein 18.28g 24.6g Caviar
Fats 4.32g 17.9g Caviar
Carbs 0g 4g Caviar
Calories 117kcal 264kcal Caviar
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 11mg 275mg Caviar
Iron 0.85mg 11.88mg Caviar
Magnesium 18mg 300mg Caviar
Phosphorus 164mg 356mg Caviar
Potassium 175mg 181mg Caviar
Sodium 672mg 1500mg Smoked salmon
Zinc 0.31mg 0.95mg Caviar
Copper 0.23mg 0.11mg Smoked salmon
Vitamin A 87IU 905IU Caviar
Vitamin E 1.35mg 1.89mg Caviar
Vitamin D 685IU 117IU Smoked salmon
Vitamin D 17.1µg 2.9µg Smoked salmon
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.023mg 0.19mg Caviar
Vitamin B2 0.101mg 0.62mg Caviar
Vitamin B3 4.72mg 0.12mg Smoked salmon
Vitamin B5 0.87mg 3.5mg Caviar
Vitamin B6 0.278mg 0.32mg Caviar
Folate 2µg 50µg Caviar
Vitamin B12 3.26µg 20µg Caviar
Vitamin K 0.1µg 0.6µg Caviar
Tryptophan 0.205mg 0.323mg Caviar
Threonine 0.801mg 1.263mg Caviar
Isoleucine 0.842mg 1.035mg Caviar
Leucine 1.486mg 2.133mg Caviar
Lysine 1.679mg 1.834mg Caviar
Methionine 0.541mg 0.646mg Caviar
Phenylalanine 0.714mg 1.071mg Caviar
Valine 0.942mg 1.263mg Caviar
Histidine 0.538mg 0.649mg Caviar
Cholesterol 23mg 588mg Smoked salmon
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 0.929g 4.06g Smoked salmon
Monounsaturated Fat 2.023g 4.631g Caviar
Polyunsaturated fat 0.995g 7.405g Caviar

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Smoked salmon Caviar
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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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
266
Caviar
Mineral Summary Score
38
Smoked salmon
146
Caviar

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
148%
Caviar
Carbohydrates
0%
Smoked salmon
4%
Caviar
Fats
20%
Smoked salmon
83%
Caviar

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Smoked salmon
Smoked salmon contains less Sodium (difference - 828mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Smoked salmon
Smoked salmon is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 565mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Smoked salmon
Smoked salmon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.131g)
Which food is cheaper?
Smoked salmon
Smoked salmon is cheaper (difference - $86)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Caviar
Caviar is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Caviar
Caviar is relatively richer in vitamins
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)

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. Caviar - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174188/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.