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Sockeye salmon vs Skipjack tuna - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Sockeye salmon and Skipjack tuna?

  • Sockeye salmon is richer in Vitamin B12, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B1 and Vitamin B2, yet Skipjack tuna is richer in Vitamin B3, Selenium, Iron and Vitamin B6.
  • Sockeye salmon's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 95% higher.
  • Sockeye salmon has 4 times more Vitamin B1 than Skipjack tuna. Sockeye salmon has 0.157mg of Vitamin B1, while Skipjack tuna has 0.038mg.

We used Fish, salmon, sockeye, cooked, dry heat and Fish, tuna, skipjack, fresh, cooked, dry heat types in this comparison.

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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 Iron +207.7%
Contains more Calcium +236.4%
Contains more Potassium +19.7%
Contains more Magnesium +22.2%
Contains more Copper +44.7%
Contains more Zinc +90.9%
Contains less Sodium -48.9%
Equal in Phosphorus - 285
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 20% 4% 39% 26% 26% 15% 131% 12%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 60% 12% 47% 32% 37% 29% 123% 7%
Contains more Iron +207.7%
Contains more Calcium +236.4%
Contains more Potassium +19.7%
Contains more Magnesium +22.2%
Contains more Copper +44.7%
Contains more Zinc +90.9%
Contains less Sodium -48.9%
Equal in Phosphorus - 285

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 +221.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +313.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +101.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +162.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +104.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +85.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +18.6%
Contains more Folate +42.9%
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 4% 4% 0% 0% 10% 29% 352% 30% 227% 274% 0% 8%
Contains more Vitamin A +221.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +313.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +101.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +162.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +104.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +85.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +18.6%
Contains more Folate +42.9%

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
78
Skipjack tuna
Mineral Summary Score
34
Sockeye salmon
43
Skipjack 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 the food
Protein
159%
Sockeye salmon
169%
Skipjack tuna
Carbohydrates
0%
Sockeye salmon
0%
Skipjack tuna
Fats
26%
Sockeye salmon
6%
Skipjack tuna

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 Skipjack tuna
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in glycemic index Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Sockeye salmon Skipjack tuna
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 vitamins?
Sockeye salmon
Sockeye salmon is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Skipjack tuna
Skipjack tuna is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 1mg)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Skipjack tuna
Skipjack tuna contains less Sugars (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Skipjack tuna
Skipjack tuna contains less Sodium (difference - 45mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Skipjack tuna
Skipjack tuna is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.549g)
Which food is cheaper?
Skipjack tuna
Skipjack tuna is cheaper (difference - $5)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Skipjack tuna
Skipjack tuna is relatively richer in minerals
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 Skipjack tuna Opinion
Calories 156 132 Sockeye salmon
Protein 26.48 28.21 Skipjack tuna
Fats 5.57 1.29 Sockeye salmon
Vitamin C 0 1 Skipjack tuna
Carbs 0 0
Cholesterol 61 60 Skipjack tuna
Vitamin D 670 Sockeye salmon
Iron 0.52 1.6 Skipjack tuna
Calcium 11 37 Skipjack tuna
Potassium 436 522 Skipjack tuna
Magnesium 36 44 Skipjack tuna
Sugars 0 Skipjack tuna
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.076 0.11 Skipjack tuna
Zinc 0.55 1.05 Skipjack tuna
Starch 0 Sockeye salmon
Phosphorus 305 285 Sockeye salmon
Sodium 92 47 Skipjack tuna
Vitamin A 193 60 Sockeye salmon
Vitamin E 0.99 Sockeye salmon
Vitamin D 16.7 Sockeye salmon
Vitamin B1 0.157 0.038 Sockeye salmon
Vitamin B2 0.246 0.122 Sockeye salmon
Vitamin B3 10.123 18.756 Skipjack tuna
Vitamin B5 1.274 0.485 Sockeye salmon
Vitamin B6 0.827 0.981 Skipjack tuna
Vitamin B12 4.47 2.19 Sockeye salmon
Vitamin K 0.1 Sockeye salmon
Folate 7 10 Skipjack tuna
Trans Fat 0.023 Skipjack tuna
Saturated Fat 0.969 0.42 Skipjack tuna
Monounsaturated Fat 1.864 0.243 Sockeye salmon
Polyunsaturated fat 1.327 0.403 Sockeye salmon
Tryptophan 0.335 0.316 Sockeye salmon
Threonine 1.247 1.237 Sockeye salmon
Isoleucine 1.274 1.3 Skipjack tuna
Leucine 2.185 2.293 Skipjack tuna
Lysine 2.574 2.59 Skipjack tuna
Methionine 0.858 0.835 Sockeye salmon
Phenylalanine 1.086 1.101 Skipjack tuna
Valine 1.461 1.453 Sockeye salmon
Histidine 0.711 0.83 Skipjack tuna
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. Skipjack tuna - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172005/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.