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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
Contains more Calcium +236.4%
Contains more Iron +207.7%
Contains more Magnesium +22.2%
Contains more Potassium +19.7%
Contains less Sodium -48.9%
Contains more Zinc +90.9%
Contains more Copper +44.7%
Equal in Phosphorus - 285
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 20% 26% 131% 39% 12% 15% 26%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 12% 60% 32% 123% 47% 7% 29% 37%
Contains more Calcium +236.4%
Contains more Iron +207.7%
Contains more Magnesium +22.2%
Contains more Potassium +19.7%
Contains less Sodium -48.9%
Contains more Zinc +90.9%
Contains more Copper +44.7%
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 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% 0% 0% 4% 10% 29% 352% 30% 227% 8% 274% 0%
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%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Sockeye salmon Skipjack tuna Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 26.48g 28.21g Skipjack tuna
Fats 5.57g 1.29g Sockeye salmon
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 156kcal 132kcal Sockeye salmon
Starch 0g g Sockeye salmon
Fructose 0g g Sockeye salmon
Sugar 0g g Skipjack tuna
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 11mg 37mg Skipjack tuna
Iron 0.52mg 1.6mg Skipjack tuna
Magnesium 36mg 44mg Skipjack tuna
Phosphorus 305mg 285mg Sockeye salmon
Potassium 436mg 522mg Skipjack tuna
Sodium 92mg 47mg Skipjack tuna
Zinc 0.55mg 1.05mg Skipjack tuna
Copper 0.076mg 0.11mg Skipjack tuna
Vitamin A 193IU 60IU Sockeye salmon
Vitamin E 0.99mg mg Sockeye salmon
Vitamin D 670IU IU Sockeye salmon
Vitamin D 16.7µg µg Sockeye salmon
Vitamin C 0mg 1mg Skipjack tuna
Vitamin B1 0.157mg 0.038mg Sockeye salmon
Vitamin B2 0.246mg 0.122mg Sockeye salmon
Vitamin B3 10.123mg 18.756mg Skipjack tuna
Vitamin B5 1.274mg 0.485mg Sockeye salmon
Vitamin B6 0.827mg 0.981mg Skipjack tuna
Folate 7µg 10µg Skipjack tuna
Vitamin B12 4.47µg 2.19µg Sockeye salmon
Vitamin K 0.1µg µg Sockeye salmon
Tryptophan 0.335mg 0.316mg Sockeye salmon
Threonine 1.247mg 1.237mg Sockeye salmon
Isoleucine 1.274mg 1.3mg Skipjack tuna
Leucine 2.185mg 2.293mg Skipjack tuna
Lysine 2.574mg 2.59mg Skipjack tuna
Methionine 0.858mg 0.835mg Sockeye salmon
Phenylalanine 1.086mg 1.101mg Skipjack tuna
Valine 1.461mg 1.453mg Sockeye salmon
Histidine 0.711mg 0.83mg Skipjack tuna
Cholesterol 61mg 60mg Skipjack tuna
Trans Fat 0.023g g Skipjack tuna
Saturated Fat 0.969g 0.42g Skipjack tuna
Monounsaturated Fat 1.864g 0.243g Sockeye salmon
Polyunsaturated fat 1.327g 0.403g Sockeye salmon

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Sockeye salmon Skipjack 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
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 food.
Protein
159%
Sockeye salmon
169%
Skipjack tuna
Carbohydrates
0%
Sockeye salmon
0%
Skipjack tuna
Fats
26%
Sockeye salmon
6%
Skipjack tuna

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in vitamins?
Sockeye salmon
Sockeye salmon is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Skipjack tuna
Skipjack tuna is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Skipjack tuna
Skipjack tuna contains less Sodium (difference - 45mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Skipjack tuna
Skipjack tuna is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 1mg)
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)

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. 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.