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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
Contains more Magnesium +94.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +85.4%
Contains more Potassium +185.1%
Contains less Sodium -85.6%
Contains more Zinc +151.6%
Contains more Calcium +83.3%
Contains more Iron +88.9%
Contains more Copper +400%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 2% 17% 25% 131% 45% 13% 22% 16%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 32% 13% 71% 16% 88% 9% 77%
Contains more Magnesium +94.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +85.4%
Contains more Potassium +185.1%
Contains less Sodium -85.6%
Contains more Zinc +151.6%
Contains more Calcium +83.3%
Contains more Iron +88.9%
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 Folate - 2
Equal in Vitamin K - 0.1
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 8% 49% 498% 0% 23% 15% 174% 26% 142% 2% 203% 1%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 6% 28% 514% 0% 6% 24% 89% 53% 65% 2% 408% 1%
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 Folate - 2
Equal in Vitamin K - 0.1

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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

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Swordfish Smoked salmon
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
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 food.
Protein
141%
Swordfish
110%
Smoked salmon
Carbohydrates
0%
Swordfish
0%
Smoked salmon
Fats
37%
Swordfish
20%
Smoked salmon

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 Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar (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 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. 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.