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Smoked salmon vs. Halibut — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Smoked salmon and Halibut

  • Smoked salmon has more Vitamin B12, Copper, Vitamin B3, and Vitamin B5, however, Halibut is higher in Selenium, Vitamin B6, and Phosphorus.
  • Smoked salmon covers your daily need of Vitamin B12 96% more than Halibut.
  • Smoked salmon has 7 times more Sodium than Halibut. While Smoked salmon has 672mg of Sodium, Halibut has only 103mg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Fish, salmon, chinook, smoked and Fish, halibut, greenland, 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 +175%
Contains more Copper +505.3%
Contains more Manganese +13.3%
Contains more Magnesium +83.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +28%
Contains more Potassium +96.6%
Contains less Sodium -84.7%
Contains more Zinc +64.5%
Contains more Selenium +44.4%
Equal in Iron - 0.85
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 2% 32% 24% 90% 31% 14% 14% 13% 2% 256%
Contains more Calcium +175%
Contains more Copper +505.3%
Contains more Manganese +13.3%
Contains more Magnesium +83.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +28%
Contains more Potassium +96.6%
Contains less Sodium -84.7%
Contains more Zinc +64.5%
Contains more Selenium +44.4%
Equal in Iron - 0.85

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 +45%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +145.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +202.1%
Contains more Folate +100%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +239.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +217.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +74.5%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.103
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 4% 0% 0% 0% 19% 24% 37% 18% 112% 1% 120% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +45%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +145.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +202.1%
Contains more Folate +100%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +239.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +217.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +74.5%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.103

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Water +16.4%
Contains more Other +175.5%
Contains more Fats +310.6%
Equal in Protein - 18.42
18% 4% 72% 5%
Protein: 18.28 g
Fats: 4.32 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 72 g
Other: 5.4 g
18% 18% 62% 2%
Protein: 18.42 g
Fats: 17.74 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 61.88 g
Other: 1.96 g
Contains more Water +16.4%
Contains more Other +175.5%
Contains more Fats +310.6%
Equal in Protein - 18.42

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -70.1%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +431%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +76.2%
24% 51% 25%
Saturated Fat: 0.929 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 2.023 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.995 g
20% 69% 11%
Saturated Fat: 3.102 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 10.742 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.753 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -70.1%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +431%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +76.2%

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 Halibut
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 Halibut Opinion
Protein 18.28g 18.42g Halibut
Fats 4.32g 17.74g Halibut
Calories 117kcal 239kcal Halibut
Calcium 11mg 4mg Smoked salmon
Iron 0.85mg 0.85mg
Magnesium 18mg 33mg Halibut
Phosphorus 164mg 210mg Halibut
Potassium 175mg 344mg Halibut
Sodium 672mg 103mg Halibut
Zinc 0.31mg 0.51mg Halibut
Copper 0.23mg 0.038mg Smoked salmon
Manganese 0.017mg 0.015mg Smoked salmon
Selenium 32.4µg 46.8µg Halibut
Vitamin A 87IU 60IU Smoked salmon
Vitamin A RAE 26µg 18µg Smoked salmon
Vitamin E 1.35mg Smoked salmon
Vitamin D 685IU Smoked salmon
Vitamin D 17.1µg Smoked salmon
Vitamin B1 0.023mg 0.073mg Halibut
Vitamin B2 0.101mg 0.103mg Halibut
Vitamin B3 4.72mg 1.923mg Smoked salmon
Vitamin B5 0.87mg 0.288mg Smoked salmon
Vitamin B6 0.278mg 0.485mg Halibut
Folate 2µg 1µg Smoked salmon
Vitamin B12 3.26µg 0.96µg Smoked salmon
Vitamin K 0.1µg Smoked salmon
Tryptophan 0.205mg 0.206mg Halibut
Threonine 0.801mg 0.808mg Halibut
Isoleucine 0.842mg 0.849mg Halibut
Leucine 1.486mg 1.497mg Halibut
Lysine 1.679mg 1.692mg Halibut
Methionine 0.541mg 0.545mg Halibut
Phenylalanine 0.714mg 0.719mg Halibut
Valine 0.942mg 0.949mg Halibut
Histidine 0.538mg 0.542mg Halibut
Cholesterol 23mg 59mg Smoked salmon
Saturated Fat 0.929g 3.102g Smoked salmon
Omega-3 - DHA 0.267g 0.504g Halibut
Omega-3 - EPA 0.183g 0.674g Halibut
Omega-3 - DPA 0.073g 0.114g Halibut
Monounsaturated Fat 2.023g 10.742g Halibut
Polyunsaturated fat 0.995g 1.753g Halibut

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Smoked salmon Halibut
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
99%
Smoked salmon
28%
Halibut
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
49%
Smoked salmon
47%
Halibut

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Smoked salmon
Smoked salmon is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 36mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Smoked salmon
Smoked salmon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.173g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Smoked salmon
Smoked salmon is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Halibut
Halibut is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Halibut
Halibut contains less Sodium (difference - 569mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Halibut
Halibut is cheaper (difference - $9)
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

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. Halibut - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174232/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.