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Sockeye salmon vs Tuna - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Sockeye salmon and Tuna

  • Sockeye salmon is richer in Vitamin B6, yet Tuna is richer in Vitamin B12, Vitamin A RAE, Selenium, Vitamin B1, Iron, and Magnesium.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 from Tuna is 267% higher.
  • Sockeye salmon contains 2 times more Vitamin B6 than Tuna. Sockeye salmon contains 0.827mg of Vitamin B6, while Tuna contains 0.525mg.

Food types used in this article are Fish, salmon, sockeye, cooked, dry heat and Fish, tuna, fresh, bluefin, cooked, dry heat.

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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 Potassium +35%
Contains more Iron +151.9%
Contains more Magnesium +77.8%
Contains less Sodium -45.7%
Contains more Zinc +40%
Contains more Copper +44.7%
Equal in Calcium - 10
Equal in Phosphorus - 326
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 20% 26% 131% 39% 12% 15% 26%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 50% 46% 140% 29% 7% 22% 37%
Contains more Potassium +35%
Contains more Iron +151.9%
Contains more Magnesium +77.8%
Contains less Sodium -45.7%
Contains more Zinc +40%
Contains more Copper +44.7%
Equal in Calcium - 10
Equal in Phosphorus - 326

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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Tuna
Contains more Vitamin B6 +57.5%
Contains more Folate +250%
Contains more Vitamin A +1205.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +77.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +24.4%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +143.4%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 10.54
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 1.37
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 152% 0% 0% 0% 70% 71% 198% 83% 122% 2% 1361% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +57.5%
Contains more Folate +250%
Contains more Vitamin A +1205.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +77.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +24.4%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +143.4%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 10.54
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 1.37

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Sockeye salmon Tuna Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 26.48g 29.91g Tuna
Fats 5.57g 6.28g Tuna
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 156kcal 184kcal Tuna
Starch 0g g Sockeye salmon
Fructose 0g g Sockeye salmon
Sugar 0g g Tuna
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 11mg 10mg Sockeye salmon
Iron 0.52mg 1.31mg Tuna
Magnesium 36mg 64mg Tuna
Phosphorus 305mg 326mg Tuna
Potassium 436mg 323mg Sockeye salmon
Sodium 92mg 50mg Tuna
Zinc 0.55mg 0.77mg Tuna
Copper 0.076mg 0.11mg Tuna
Vitamin A 193IU 2520IU Tuna
Vitamin E 0.99mg mg Sockeye salmon
Vitamin D 670IU IU Sockeye salmon
Vitamin D 16.7µg µg Sockeye salmon
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.157mg 0.278mg Tuna
Vitamin B2 0.246mg 0.306mg Tuna
Vitamin B3 10.123mg 10.54mg Tuna
Vitamin B5 1.274mg 1.37mg Tuna
Vitamin B6 0.827mg 0.525mg Sockeye salmon
Folate 7µg 2µg Sockeye salmon
Vitamin B12 4.47µg 10.88µg Tuna
Vitamin K 0.1µg µg Sockeye salmon
Tryptophan 0.335mg 0.335mg
Threonine 1.247mg 1.311mg Tuna
Isoleucine 1.274mg 1.378mg Tuna
Leucine 2.185mg 2.431mg Tuna
Lysine 2.574mg 2.747mg Tuna
Methionine 0.858mg 0.885mg Tuna
Phenylalanine 1.086mg 1.168mg Tuna
Valine 1.461mg 1.541mg Tuna
Histidine 0.711mg 0.88mg Tuna
Cholesterol 61mg 49mg Tuna
Trans Fat 0.023g g Tuna
Saturated Fat 0.969g 1.612g Sockeye salmon
Monounsaturated Fat 1.864g 2.053g Tuna
Polyunsaturated fat 1.327g 1.844g Tuna

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Sockeye salmon 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
171
Tuna
Mineral Summary Score
34
Sockeye salmon
41
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
179%
Tuna
Carbohydrates
0%
Sockeye salmon
0%
Tuna
Fats
26%
Sockeye salmon
29%
Tuna

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Tuna
Tuna is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Tuna
Tuna contains less Sodium (difference - 42mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Tuna
Tuna is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 12mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Tuna
Tuna is cheaper (difference - $6)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Sockeye salmon
Sockeye salmon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.643g)
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.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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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. Tuna - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173707/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.