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Squid as food vs Alaska pollock - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Squid as food and Alaska pollock?

  • Squid as food has more Iron, Vitamin B2, Copper, Selenium, Vitamin B12, Phosphorus, Zinc, and Vitamin A RAE than Alaska pollock.
  • Squid as food's daily need coverage for Iron is 129% higher.
  • Alaska pollock has 17 times less Copper than Squid as food. Squid as food has 0.998mg of Copper, while Alaska pollock has 0.06mg.
  • Alaska pollock is lower in Cholesterol.

We used Mollusks, cuttlefish, mixed species, cooked, moist heat and Fish, pollock, Alaska, cooked, dry heat (may have been previously frozen) 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 +150%
Contains more Iron +1835.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +117.2%
Contains more Potassium +48.1%
Contains more Zinc +507%
Contains more Copper +1563.3%
Contains more Magnesium +35%
Contains less Sodium -43.7%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 54% 407% 43% 249% 57% 98% 95% 333%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 22% 22% 58% 115% 38% 55% 16% 20%
Contains more Calcium +150%
Contains more Iron +1835.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +117.2%
Contains more Potassium +48.1%
Contains more Zinc +507%
Contains more Copper +1563.3%
Contains more Magnesium +35%
Contains less Sodium -43.7%

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 +1223.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +675.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +108.3%
Contains more Folate +700%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +47.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +217.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +80.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +21.9%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 41% 0% 0% 29% 5% 399% 42% 54% 63% 18% 676% 0%
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 +1223.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +675.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +108.3%
Contains more Folate +700%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +47.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +217.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +80.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +21.9%

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.
Squid as food Alaska pollock
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Squid as food Alaska pollock Opinion
Net carbs 1.64g 0g Squid as food
Protein 32.48g 23.48g Squid as food
Fats 1.4g 1.18g Squid as food
Carbs 1.64g 0g Squid as food
Calories 158kcal 111kcal Squid as food
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 0g Squid as food
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 180mg 72mg Squid as food
Iron 10.84mg 0.56mg Squid as food
Magnesium 60mg 81mg Alaska pollock
Phosphorus 580mg 267mg Squid as food
Potassium 637mg 430mg Squid as food
Sodium 744mg 419mg Alaska pollock
Zinc 3.46mg 0.57mg Squid as food
Copper 0.998mg 0.06mg Squid as food
Vitamin A 675IU 51IU Squid as food
Vitamin E mg 0.28mg Alaska pollock
Vitamin D IU 51IU Alaska pollock
Vitamin D µg 1.3µg Alaska pollock
Vitamin C 8.5mg 0mg Squid as food
Vitamin B1 0.017mg 0.054mg Alaska pollock
Vitamin B2 1.729mg 0.223mg Squid as food
Vitamin B3 2.189mg 3.949mg Alaska pollock
Vitamin B5 0.9mg 0.432mg Squid as food
Vitamin B6 0.27mg 0.329mg Alaska pollock
Folate 24µg 3µg Squid as food
Vitamin B12 5.4µg 3.66µg Squid as food
Vitamin K µg 0.1µg Alaska pollock
Tryptophan 0.364mg 0.263mg Squid as food
Threonine 1.398mg 1.029mg Squid as food
Isoleucine 1.414mg 1.082mg Squid as food
Leucine 2.287mg 1.908mg Squid as food
Lysine 2.427mg 2.157mg Squid as food
Methionine 0.733mg 0.696mg Squid as food
Phenylalanine 1.164mg 0.917mg Squid as food
Valine 1.419mg 1.21mg Squid as food
Histidine 0.624mg 0.691mg Alaska pollock
Cholesterol 224mg 86mg Alaska pollock
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 0.236g 0.159g Alaska pollock
Monounsaturated Fat 0.162g 0.134g Squid as food
Polyunsaturated fat 0.268g 0.583g Alaska pollock

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Squid as food Alaska pollock
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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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
110
Squid as food
62
Alaska pollock
Mineral Summary Score
167
Squid as food
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
195%
Squid as food
141%
Alaska pollock
Carbohydrates
2%
Squid as food
0%
Alaska pollock
Fats
6%
Squid as food
5%
Alaska pollock

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Squid as food
Squid as food is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Squid as food
Squid as food is lower in glycemic index (difference - 0)
Which food is cheaper?
Squid as food
Squid as food is cheaper (difference - $7)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Squid as food
Squid as food is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Alaska pollock
Alaska pollock contains less Sodium (difference - 325mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Alaska pollock
Alaska pollock is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 138mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Alaska pollock
Alaska pollock is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.077g)
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. Squid as food - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172010/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.