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Smoked salmon vs Halibut - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Smoked salmon and Halibut

  • Smoked salmon is higher in Vitamin B12, Copper, Vitamin B3, and Vitamin B5, yet Halibut is higher in Vitamin D, Vitamin B6, and Selenium.
  • Smoked salmon covers your daily Vitamin B12 needs 94% more than Halibut.
  • Smoked salmon contains 8 times more Sodium than Halibut. While Smoked salmon contains 672mg of Sodium, Halibut contains only 80mg.

Food varieties used in this article are Fish, salmon, chinook, smoked and Fish, halibut, Greenland, 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
Contains more Calcium +266.7%
Contains more Iron +28.8%
Contains more Copper +666.7%
Contains more Magnesium +44.4%
Contains more Potassium +53.1%
Contains less Sodium -88.1%
Contains more Zinc +29%
Equal in Phosphorus - 164
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 32% 13% 71% 16% 88% 9% 77%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 1% 25% 19% 71% 24% 11% 11% 10%
Contains more Calcium +266.7%
Contains more Iron +28.8%
Contains more Copper +666.7%
Contains more Magnesium +44.4%
Contains more Potassium +53.1%
Contains less Sodium -88.1%
Contains more Zinc +29%
Equal in Phosphorus - 164

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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Contains more Vitamin A +85.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +84.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +26.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +214.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +248%
Contains more Folate +100%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +226%
Contains more Vitamin D +60.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +160.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +51.1%
Equal in Vitamin K - 0.1
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 3% 15% 822% 0% 15% 19% 29% 15% 97% 1% 126% 1%
Contains more Vitamin A +85.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +84.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +26.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +214.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +248%
Contains more Folate +100%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +226%
Contains more Vitamin D +60.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +160.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +51.1%
Equal in Vitamin K - 0.1

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 Halibut
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 Halibut Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 18.28g 14.37g Smoked salmon
Fats 4.32g 13.84g Halibut
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 117kcal 186kcal Halibut
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 11mg 3mg Smoked salmon
Iron 0.85mg 0.66mg Smoked salmon
Magnesium 18mg 26mg Halibut
Phosphorus 164mg 164mg
Potassium 175mg 268mg Halibut
Sodium 672mg 80mg Halibut
Zinc 0.31mg 0.4mg Halibut
Copper 0.23mg 0.03mg Smoked salmon
Vitamin A 87IU 47IU Smoked salmon
Vitamin E 1.35mg 0.73mg Smoked salmon
Vitamin D 685IU 1097IU Halibut
Vitamin D 17.1µg 27.4µg Halibut
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.023mg 0.06mg Halibut
Vitamin B2 0.101mg 0.08mg Smoked salmon
Vitamin B3 4.72mg 1.5mg Smoked salmon
Vitamin B5 0.87mg 0.25mg Smoked salmon
Vitamin B6 0.278mg 0.42mg Halibut
Folate 2µg 1µg Smoked salmon
Vitamin B12 3.26µg 1µg Smoked salmon
Vitamin K 0.1µg 0.1µg
Tryptophan 0.205mg 0.161mg Smoked salmon
Threonine 0.801mg 0.63mg Smoked salmon
Isoleucine 0.842mg 0.662mg Smoked salmon
Leucine 1.486mg 1.168mg Smoked salmon
Lysine 1.679mg 1.32mg Smoked salmon
Methionine 0.541mg 0.425mg Smoked salmon
Phenylalanine 0.714mg 0.561mg Smoked salmon
Valine 0.942mg 0.74mg Smoked salmon
Histidine 0.538mg 0.423mg Smoked salmon
Cholesterol 23mg 46mg Smoked salmon
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 0.929g 2.419g Smoked salmon
Monounsaturated Fat 2.023g 8.378g Halibut
Polyunsaturated fat 0.995g 1.367g 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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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
95
Halibut
Mineral Summary Score
38
Smoked salmon
21
Halibut

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
86%
Halibut
Carbohydrates
0%
Smoked salmon
0%
Halibut
Fats
20%
Smoked salmon
64%
Halibut

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Smoked salmon
Smoked salmon is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 23mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Smoked salmon
Smoked salmon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.49g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Smoked salmon
Smoked salmon is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Halibut
Halibut contains less Sodium (difference - 592mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Halibut
Halibut is cheaper (difference - $9)
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

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/171965/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.