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Sockeye salmon vs Halibut - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Sockeye salmon and Halibut

  • Sockeye salmon is richer in Vitamin B12, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B5, Phosphorus, Vitamin B2, Choline and Vitamin B1, yet Halibut is richer in Vitamin D.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 from Sockeye salmon is 145% higher.
  • Sockeye salmon contains 7 times more Vitamin B3 than Halibut. Sockeye salmon contains 10.123mg of Vitamin B3, while Halibut contains 1.5mg.
  • Sockeye salmon contains less Saturated Fat.

Food types used in this article are Fish, salmon, sockeye, cooked, dry heat 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
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Contains more Calcium +266.7%
Contains more Potassium +62.7%
Contains more Magnesium +38.5%
Contains more Copper +153.3%
Contains more Zinc +37.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +86%
Contains more Iron +26.9%
Contains less Sodium -13%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 20% 4% 39% 26% 26% 15% 131% 12%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 25% 1% 24% 19% 10% 11% 71% 11%
Contains more Calcium +266.7%
Contains more Potassium +62.7%
Contains more Magnesium +38.5%
Contains more Copper +153.3%
Contains more Zinc +37.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +86%
Contains more Iron +26.9%
Contains less Sodium -13%

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 +310.6%
Contains more Vitamin E +35.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +161.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +207.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +574.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +409.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +96.9%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +347%
Contains more Folate +600%
Contains more Vitamin D +64.1%
Equal in Vitamin K - 0.1
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 12% 20% 501% 40% 57% 190% 77% 191% 559% 1% 6%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 3% 15% 822% 15% 19% 29% 15% 97% 126% 1% 1%
Contains more Vitamin A +310.6%
Contains more Vitamin E +35.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +161.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +207.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +574.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +409.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +96.9%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +347%
Contains more Folate +600%
Contains more Vitamin D +64.1%
Equal in Vitamin K - 0.1

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
137
Sockeye salmon
95
Halibut
Mineral Summary Score
34
Sockeye 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 the food
Protein
159%
Sockeye salmon
86%
Halibut
Carbohydrates
0%
Sockeye salmon
0%
Halibut
Fats
26%
Sockeye salmon
64%
Halibut

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.
Sockeye salmon Halibut
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugars Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Sockeye salmon Halibut
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet Equal
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Sockeye salmon
Sockeye salmon is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Sockeye salmon
Sockeye salmon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.45g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Sockeye salmon
Sockeye salmon is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Halibut
Halibut is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 15mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Halibut
Halibut contains less Sodium (difference - 12mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Halibut
Halibut is cheaper (difference - $8)
Which food contains less Sugars?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugars (0 g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)

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 Sockeye salmon Halibut Opinion
Calories 156 186 Halibut
Protein 26.48 14.37 Sockeye salmon
Fats 5.57 13.84 Halibut
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 0 0
Cholesterol 61 46 Halibut
Vitamin D 670 1097 Halibut
Iron 0.52 0.66 Halibut
Calcium 11 3 Sockeye salmon
Potassium 436 268 Sockeye salmon
Magnesium 36 26 Sockeye salmon
Sugars 0 0
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.076 0.03 Sockeye salmon
Zinc 0.55 0.4 Sockeye salmon
Starch 0 Sockeye salmon
Phosphorus 305 164 Sockeye salmon
Sodium 92 80 Halibut
Vitamin A 193 47 Sockeye salmon
Vitamin E 0.99 0.73 Sockeye salmon
Vitamin D 16.7 27.4 Halibut
Vitamin B1 0.157 0.06 Sockeye salmon
Vitamin B2 0.246 0.08 Sockeye salmon
Vitamin B3 10.123 1.5 Sockeye salmon
Vitamin B5 1.274 0.25 Sockeye salmon
Vitamin B6 0.827 0.42 Sockeye salmon
Vitamin B12 4.47 1 Sockeye salmon
Vitamin K 0.1 0.1
Folate 7 1 Sockeye salmon
Trans Fat 0.023 Halibut
Saturated Fat 0.969 2.419 Sockeye salmon
Monounsaturated Fat 1.864 8.378 Halibut
Polyunsaturated fat 1.327 1.367 Halibut
Tryptophan 0.335 0.161 Sockeye salmon
Threonine 1.247 0.63 Sockeye salmon
Isoleucine 1.274 0.662 Sockeye salmon
Leucine 2.185 1.168 Sockeye salmon
Lysine 2.574 1.32 Sockeye salmon
Methionine 0.858 0.425 Sockeye salmon
Phenylalanine 1.086 0.561 Sockeye salmon
Valine 1.461 0.74 Sockeye salmon
Histidine 0.711 0.423 Sockeye salmon
Fructose 0 Sockeye salmon

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. Sockeye salmon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173692/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.