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Swordfish vs Smoked salmon - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Swordfish and Smoked salmon different?

  • Swordfish is richer in Selenium, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B6, Phosphorus and Potassium, while Smoked salmon is higher in Vitamin B12, Copper and Vitamin B5.
  • Smoked salmon covers your daily need of Vitamin B12 68% more than Swordfish.
  • Swordfish contains 3 times more Cholesterol than Smoked salmon. Swordfish contains 78mg of Cholesterol, while Smoked salmon contains 23mg.

Fish, swordfish, cooked, dry heat and Fish, salmon, chinook, smoked types were used in this article.

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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 Potassium +185.1%
Contains more Magnesium +94.4%
Contains more Zinc +151.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +85.4%
Contains less Sodium -85.6%
Contains more Iron +88.9%
Contains more Calcium +83.3%
Contains more Copper +400%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 17% 2% 45% 25% 16% 22% 131% 13%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 32% 4% 16% 13% 77% 9% 71% 88%
Contains more Potassium +185.1%
Contains more Magnesium +94.4%
Contains more Zinc +151.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +85.4%
Contains less Sodium -85.6%
Contains more Iron +88.9%
Contains more Calcium +83.3%
Contains more Copper +400%

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 +48.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +78.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +287%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +96.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +121.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +60.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +108.6%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +101.2%
Equal in Vitamin D - 17.1
Equal in Vitamin K - 0.1
Equal in Folate - 2
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 8% 49% 498% 23% 15% 174% 26% 142% 203% 1% 2%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 6% 28% 514% 6% 24% 89% 53% 65% 408% 1% 2%
Contains more Vitamin A +48.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +78.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +287%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +96.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +121.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +60.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +108.6%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +101.2%
Equal in Vitamin D - 17.1
Equal in Vitamin K - 0.1
Equal in Folate - 2

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
95
Swordfish
99
Smoked salmon
Mineral Summary Score
33
Swordfish
38
Smoked salmon

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
141%
Swordfish
110%
Smoked salmon
Carbohydrates
0%
Swordfish
0%
Smoked salmon
Fats
37%
Swordfish
20%
Smoked salmon

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

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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is better in case of low diet
Swordfish Smoked salmon
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 contains less Sodium?
Swordfish
Swordfish contains less Sodium (difference - 575mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Swordfish
Swordfish is cheaper (difference - $14)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Smoked salmon
Smoked salmon is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 55mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Smoked salmon
Smoked salmon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.982g)
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)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

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 Swordfish Smoked salmon Opinion
Calories 172 117 Swordfish
Protein 23.45 18.28 Swordfish
Fats 7.93 4.32 Swordfish
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 0 0
Cholesterol 78 23 Smoked salmon
Vitamin D 666 685 Smoked salmon
Iron 0.45 0.85 Smoked salmon
Calcium 6 11 Smoked salmon
Potassium 499 175 Swordfish
Magnesium 35 18 Swordfish
Sugars 0 0
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.046 0.23 Smoked salmon
Zinc 0.78 0.31 Swordfish
Starch
Phosphorus 304 164 Swordfish
Sodium 97 672 Swordfish
Vitamin A 129 87 Swordfish
Vitamin E 2.41 1.35 Swordfish
Vitamin D 16.6 17.1 Smoked salmon
Vitamin B1 0.089 0.023 Swordfish
Vitamin B2 0.063 0.101 Smoked salmon
Vitamin B3 9.254 4.72 Swordfish
Vitamin B5 0.417 0.87 Smoked salmon
Vitamin B6 0.615 0.278 Swordfish
Vitamin B12 1.62 3.26 Smoked salmon
Vitamin K 0.1 0.1
Folate 2 2
Trans Fat 0.056 Smoked salmon
Saturated Fat 1.911 0.929 Smoked salmon
Monounsaturated Fat 3.544 2.023 Swordfish
Polyunsaturated fat 1.368 0.995 Swordfish
Tryptophan 0.265 0.205 Swordfish
Threonine 1.035 0.801 Swordfish
Isoleucine 1.088 0.842 Swordfish
Leucine 1.919 1.486 Swordfish
Lysine 2.168 1.679 Swordfish
Methionine 0.699 0.541 Swordfish
Phenylalanine 0.922 0.714 Swordfish
Valine 1.216 0.942 Swordfish
Histidine 0.695 0.538 Swordfish
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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. Swordfish - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173704/nutrients
  2. Smoked salmon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173687/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.