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Smoked salmon vs Tuna salad - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Smoked salmon and Tuna salad

  • Smoked salmon is higher in Vitamin B12, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B5 and Copper, yet Tuna salad is higher in Selenium, Vitamin B3, Monounsaturated Fat and Polyunsaturated fat.
  • Smoked salmon covers your daily Vitamin B12 needs 86% more than Tuna salad.
  • Smoked salmon contains 3 times more Vitamin B6 than Tuna salad. While Smoked salmon contains 0.278mg of Vitamin B6, Tuna salad contains only 0.081mg.
  • The amount of Sodium in Tuna salad is lower.

Food varieties used in this article are Fish, salmon, chinook, smoked and Fish, tuna salad.

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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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Contains more Copper +58.6%
Contains more Iron +17.6%
Contains more Calcium +54.5%
Contains more Zinc +80.6%
Contains less Sodium -40.2%
Equal in Potassium - 178
Equal in Magnesium - 19
Equal in Phosphorus - 178
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 32% 4% 16% 13% 77% 9% 71% 88%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 38% 6% 16% 14% 49% 16% 77% 53%
Contains more Copper +58.6%
Contains more Iron +17.6%
Contains more Calcium +54.5%
Contains more Zinc +80.6%
Contains less Sodium -40.2%
Equal in Potassium - 178
Equal in Magnesium - 19
Equal in Phosphorus - 178

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 B2 +44.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +234.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +243.2%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +171.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +11.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +34.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +41.9%
Contains more Folate +300%
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 8% 6% 0% 0% 8% 17% 126% 16% 19% 150% 0% 6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +44.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +234.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +243.2%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +171.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +11.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +34.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +41.9%
Contains more Folate +300%

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
99
Smoked salmon
29
Tuna salad
Mineral Summary Score
38
Smoked salmon
33
Tuna salad

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 the food
Protein
110%
Smoked salmon
96%
Tuna salad
Carbohydrates
0%
Smoked salmon
9%
Tuna salad
Fats
20%
Smoked salmon
43%
Tuna salad

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Smoked salmon Tuna salad
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Tuna salad
Tuna salad is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 10mg)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Tuna salad
Tuna salad contains less Sugars (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Tuna salad
Tuna salad contains less Sodium (difference - 270mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Tuna salad
Tuna salad is lower in glycemic index (difference - 0)
Which food is cheaper?
Tuna salad
Tuna salad is cheaper (difference - $14)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Tuna salad
Tuna salad is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Smoked salmon
Smoked salmon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.615g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Smoked salmon Tuna salad Opinion
Calories 117 187 Tuna salad
Protein 18.28 16.04 Smoked salmon
Fats 4.32 9.26 Tuna salad
Vitamin C 0 2.2 Tuna salad
Carbs 0 9.41 Tuna salad
Cholesterol 23 13 Tuna salad
Vitamin D 685 Smoked salmon
Iron 0.85 1 Tuna salad
Calcium 11 17 Tuna salad
Potassium 175 178 Tuna salad
Magnesium 18 19 Tuna salad
Sugars 0 Tuna salad
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.23 0.145 Smoked salmon
Zinc 0.31 0.56 Tuna salad
Starch
Phosphorus 164 178 Tuna salad
Sodium 672 402 Tuna salad
Vitamin A 87 97 Tuna salad
Vitamin E 1.35 Smoked salmon
Vitamin D 17.1 Smoked salmon
Vitamin B1 0.023 0.031 Tuna salad
Vitamin B2 0.101 0.07 Smoked salmon
Vitamin B3 4.72 6.7 Tuna salad
Vitamin B5 0.87 0.26 Smoked salmon
Vitamin B6 0.278 0.081 Smoked salmon
Vitamin B12 3.26 1.2 Smoked salmon
Vitamin K 0.1 Smoked salmon
Folate 2 8 Tuna salad
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 0.929 1.544 Smoked salmon
Monounsaturated Fat 2.023 2.887 Tuna salad
Polyunsaturated fat 0.995 4.122 Tuna salad
Tryptophan 0.205 0.18 Smoked salmon
Threonine 0.801 0.701 Smoked salmon
Isoleucine 0.842 0.739 Smoked salmon
Leucine 1.486 1.293 Smoked salmon
Lysine 1.679 1.457 Smoked salmon
Methionine 0.541 0.47 Smoked salmon
Phenylalanine 0.714 0.626 Smoked salmon
Valine 0.942 0.824 Smoked salmon
Histidine 0.538 0.467 Smoked 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 of 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 salad - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/175160/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.