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Sockeye salmon vs Alaska pollock - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Sockeye salmon and Alaska pollock

  • Sockeye salmon has more Vitamin D, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B5, and Vitamin B1, however Alaska pollock is higher in Selenium, and Magnesium.
  • Sockeye salmon covers your daily need of Vitamin D 103% more than Alaska pollock.
  • Sockeye salmon has 3 times more Vitamin B5 than Alaska pollock. While Sockeye salmon has 1.274mg of Vitamin B5, Alaska pollock has only 0.432mg.
  • Sockeye salmon has less Cholesterol.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Fish, salmon, sockeye, cooked, dry heat and Fish, pollock, Alaska, cooked, dry heat (may have been previously frozen).

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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 Phosphorus +14.2%
Contains less Sodium -78%
Contains more Copper +26.7%
Contains more Calcium +554.5%
Contains more Magnesium +125%
Equal in Iron - 0.56
Equal in Potassium - 430
Equal in Zinc - 0.57
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 20% 26% 131% 39% 12% 15% 26%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 22% 22% 58% 115% 38% 55% 16% 20%
Contains more Phosphorus +14.2%
Contains less Sodium -78%
Contains more Copper +26.7%
Contains more Calcium +554.5%
Contains more Magnesium +125%
Equal in Iron - 0.56
Equal in Potassium - 430
Equal in Zinc - 0.57

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 +278.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +253.6%
Contains more Vitamin D +1184.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +190.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +10.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +156.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +194.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +151.4%
Contains more Folate +133.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +22.1%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.223
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 12% 20% 501% 0% 40% 57% 190% 77% 191% 6% 559% 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% 6% 39% 0% 14% 52% 75% 26% 76% 3% 458% 1%
Contains more Vitamin A +278.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +253.6%
Contains more Vitamin D +1184.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +190.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +10.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +156.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +194.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +151.4%
Contains more Folate +133.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +22.1%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.223
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.
Sockeye salmon Alaska pollock
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Saturated Fat 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 Sockeye salmon Alaska pollock Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 26.48g 23.48g Sockeye salmon
Fats 5.57g 1.18g Sockeye salmon
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 156kcal 111kcal Sockeye salmon
Starch 0g g Sockeye salmon
Fructose 0g g Sockeye salmon
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 11mg 72mg Alaska pollock
Iron 0.52mg 0.56mg Alaska pollock
Magnesium 36mg 81mg Alaska pollock
Phosphorus 305mg 267mg Sockeye salmon
Potassium 436mg 430mg Sockeye salmon
Sodium 92mg 419mg Sockeye salmon
Zinc 0.55mg 0.57mg Alaska pollock
Copper 0.076mg 0.06mg Sockeye salmon
Vitamin A 193IU 51IU Sockeye salmon
Vitamin E 0.99mg 0.28mg Sockeye salmon
Vitamin D 670IU 51IU Sockeye salmon
Vitamin D 16.7µg 1.3µg Sockeye salmon
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.157mg 0.054mg Sockeye salmon
Vitamin B2 0.246mg 0.223mg Sockeye salmon
Vitamin B3 10.123mg 3.949mg Sockeye salmon
Vitamin B5 1.274mg 0.432mg Sockeye salmon
Vitamin B6 0.827mg 0.329mg Sockeye salmon
Folate 7µg 3µg Sockeye salmon
Vitamin B12 4.47µg 3.66µg Sockeye salmon
Vitamin K 0.1µg 0.1µg
Tryptophan 0.335mg 0.263mg Sockeye salmon
Threonine 1.247mg 1.029mg Sockeye salmon
Isoleucine 1.274mg 1.082mg Sockeye salmon
Leucine 2.185mg 1.908mg Sockeye salmon
Lysine 2.574mg 2.157mg Sockeye salmon
Methionine 0.858mg 0.696mg Sockeye salmon
Phenylalanine 1.086mg 0.917mg Sockeye salmon
Valine 1.461mg 1.21mg Sockeye salmon
Histidine 0.711mg 0.691mg Sockeye salmon
Cholesterol 61mg 86mg Sockeye salmon
Trans Fat 0.023g g Alaska pollock
Saturated Fat 0.969g 0.159g Alaska pollock
Monounsaturated Fat 1.864g 0.134g Sockeye salmon
Polyunsaturated fat 1.327g 0.583g Sockeye salmon

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Sockeye salmon Alaska pollock
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
137
Sockeye salmon
62
Alaska pollock
Mineral Summary Score
34
Sockeye salmon
43
Alaska pollock

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
159%
Sockeye salmon
141%
Alaska pollock
Carbohydrates
0%
Sockeye salmon
0%
Alaska pollock
Fats
26%
Sockeye salmon
5%
Alaska pollock

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Sockeye salmon
Sockeye salmon contains less Sodium (difference - 327mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Sockeye salmon
Sockeye salmon is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 25mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Sockeye salmon
Sockeye salmon is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Alaska pollock
Alaska pollock is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.81g)
Which food is cheaper?
Alaska pollock
Alaska pollock is cheaper (difference - $6)
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. Sockeye salmon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173692/nutrients
  2. Alaska pollock - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173681/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.