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Tuna salad vs Chinook salmon - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Tuna salad and Chinook salmon different?

  • Tuna salad is richer in Copper, while Chinook salmon is higher in Vitamin B12, Vitamin B6, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Vitamin B3, Vitamin A RAE, and Vitamin B5.
  • Chinook salmon covers your daily need of Vitamin B12 70% more than Tuna salad.
  • Tuna salad contains 7 times more Sodium than Chinook salmon. Tuna salad contains 402mg of Sodium, while Chinook salmon contains 60mg.

Fish, tuna salad and Fish, salmon, chinook, cooked, dry heat 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 Copper +173.6%
Contains more Calcium +64.7%
Contains more Magnesium +542.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +108.4%
Contains more Potassium +183.7%
Contains less Sodium -85.1%
Equal in Iron - 0.91
Equal in Zinc - 0.56
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 38% 14% 77% 16% 53% 16% 49%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 9% 35% 88% 159% 45% 8% 16% 18%
Contains more Copper +173.6%
Contains more Calcium +64.7%
Contains more Magnesium +542.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +108.4%
Contains more Potassium +183.7%
Contains less Sodium -85.1%
Equal in Iron - 0.91
Equal in Zinc - 0.56

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 +411.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +86.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +41.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +120%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +49.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +232.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +470.4%
Contains more Folate +337.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +139.2%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 6% 0% 0% 8% 8% 17% 126% 16% 19% 6% 150% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 30% 0% 0% 14% 11% 36% 189% 52% 107% 27% 359% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +411.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +86.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +41.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +120%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +49.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +232.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +470.4%
Contains more Folate +337.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +139.2%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Tuna salad Chinook salmon Opinion
Net carbs 9.41g 0g Tuna salad
Protein 16.04g 25.72g Chinook salmon
Fats 9.26g 13.38g Chinook salmon
Carbs 9.41g 0g Tuna salad
Calories 187kcal 231kcal Chinook salmon
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 17mg 28mg Chinook salmon
Iron 1mg 0.91mg Tuna salad
Magnesium 19mg 122mg Chinook salmon
Phosphorus 178mg 371mg Chinook salmon
Potassium 178mg 505mg Chinook salmon
Sodium 402mg 60mg Chinook salmon
Zinc 0.56mg 0.56mg
Copper 0.145mg 0.053mg Tuna salad
Vitamin A 97IU 496IU Chinook salmon
Vitamin E mg mg
Vitamin D IU IU
Vitamin D µg µg
Vitamin C 2.2mg 4.1mg Chinook salmon
Vitamin B1 0.031mg 0.044mg Chinook salmon
Vitamin B2 0.07mg 0.154mg Chinook salmon
Vitamin B3 6.7mg 10.045mg Chinook salmon
Vitamin B5 0.26mg 0.865mg Chinook salmon
Vitamin B6 0.081mg 0.462mg Chinook salmon
Folate 8µg 35µg Chinook salmon
Vitamin B12 1.2µg 2.87µg Chinook salmon
Vitamin K µg µg
Tryptophan 0.18mg 0.288mg Chinook salmon
Threonine 0.701mg 1.127mg Chinook salmon
Isoleucine 0.739mg 1.185mg Chinook salmon
Leucine 1.293mg 2.09mg Chinook salmon
Lysine 1.457mg 2.362mg Chinook salmon
Methionine 0.47mg 0.761mg Chinook salmon
Phenylalanine 0.626mg 1.004mg Chinook salmon
Valine 0.824mg 1.325mg Chinook salmon
Histidine 0.467mg 0.757mg Chinook salmon
Cholesterol 13mg 85mg Tuna salad
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 1.544g 3.214g Tuna salad
Monounsaturated Fat 2.887g 5.742g Chinook salmon
Polyunsaturated fat 4.122g 2.662g Tuna salad

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Tuna salad Chinook salmon
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
29
Tuna salad
68
Chinook salmon
Mineral Summary Score
33
Tuna salad
47
Chinook 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
96%
Tuna salad
154%
Chinook salmon
Carbohydrates
9%
Tuna salad
0%
Chinook salmon
Fats
43%
Tuna salad
62%
Chinook salmon

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Tuna salad
Tuna salad is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 72mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Tuna salad
Tuna salad is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.67g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Tuna salad
Tuna salad is lower in glycemic index (difference - 0)
Which food is cheaper?
Tuna salad
Tuna salad is cheaper (difference - $15)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chinook salmon
Chinook salmon contains less Sodium (difference - 342mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Chinook salmon
Chinook salmon is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)
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.

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. Tuna salad - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/175160/nutrients
  2. Chinook salmon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171999/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.