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Smoked salmon vs Tuna - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Smoked salmon and Tuna

  • Smoked salmon is higher in Copper, yet Tuna is higher in Vitamin B12, Vitamin A RAE, Vitamin B3, Selenium, Phosphorus, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6, and Vitamin B2.
  • Tuna covers your daily Vitamin B12 needs 318% more than Smoked salmon.
  • Smoked salmon contains 13 times more Sodium than Tuna. While Smoked salmon contains 672mg of Sodium, Tuna contains only 50mg.

Food varieties used in this article are Fish, salmon, chinook, smoked and Fish, tuna, fresh, bluefin, 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Contains more Copper +109.1%
Contains more Iron +54.1%
Contains more Magnesium +255.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +98.8%
Contains more Potassium +84.6%
Contains less Sodium -92.6%
Contains more Zinc +148.4%
Equal in Calcium - 10
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 32% 13% 71% 16% 88% 9% 77%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 50% 46% 140% 29% 7% 22% 37%
Contains more Copper +109.1%
Contains more Iron +54.1%
Contains more Magnesium +255.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +98.8%
Contains more Potassium +84.6%
Contains less Sodium -92.6%
Contains more Zinc +148.4%
Equal in Calcium - 10

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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Tuna
Contains more Vitamin A +2796.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1108.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +203%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +123.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +57.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +88.8%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +233.7%
Equal in Folate - 2
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 152% 0% 0% 0% 70% 71% 198% 83% 122% 2% 1361% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +2796.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1108.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +203%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +123.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +57.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +88.8%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +233.7%
Equal in Folate - 2

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Smoked salmon Tuna Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 18.28g 29.91g Tuna
Fats 4.32g 6.28g Tuna
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 117kcal 184kcal Tuna
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g g Tuna
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 11mg 10mg Smoked salmon
Iron 0.85mg 1.31mg Tuna
Magnesium 18mg 64mg Tuna
Phosphorus 164mg 326mg Tuna
Potassium 175mg 323mg Tuna
Sodium 672mg 50mg Tuna
Zinc 0.31mg 0.77mg Tuna
Copper 0.23mg 0.11mg Smoked salmon
Vitamin A 87IU 2520IU Tuna
Vitamin E 1.35mg mg Smoked salmon
Vitamin D 685IU IU Smoked salmon
Vitamin D 17.1µg µg Smoked salmon
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.023mg 0.278mg Tuna
Vitamin B2 0.101mg 0.306mg Tuna
Vitamin B3 4.72mg 10.54mg Tuna
Vitamin B5 0.87mg 1.37mg Tuna
Vitamin B6 0.278mg 0.525mg Tuna
Folate 2µg 2µg
Vitamin B12 3.26µg 10.88µg Tuna
Vitamin K 0.1µg µg Smoked salmon
Tryptophan 0.205mg 0.335mg Tuna
Threonine 0.801mg 1.311mg Tuna
Isoleucine 0.842mg 1.378mg Tuna
Leucine 1.486mg 2.431mg Tuna
Lysine 1.679mg 2.747mg Tuna
Methionine 0.541mg 0.885mg Tuna
Phenylalanine 0.714mg 1.168mg Tuna
Valine 0.942mg 1.541mg Tuna
Histidine 0.538mg 0.88mg Tuna
Cholesterol 23mg 49mg Smoked salmon
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 0.929g 1.612g Smoked salmon
Monounsaturated Fat 2.023g 2.053g Tuna
Polyunsaturated fat 0.995g 1.844g Tuna

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Smoked salmon Tuna
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
171
Tuna
Mineral Summary Score
38
Smoked salmon
41
Tuna

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
179%
Tuna
Carbohydrates
0%
Smoked salmon
0%
Tuna
Fats
20%
Smoked salmon
29%
Tuna

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Tuna
Tuna is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Tuna
Tuna contains less Sodium (difference - 622mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Tuna
Tuna is cheaper (difference - $7)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Tuna
Tuna is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Smoked salmon
Smoked salmon is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 26mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Smoked salmon
Smoked salmon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.683g)
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. Tuna - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173707/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.