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Tuna salad vs. Skipjack tuna — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Tuna salad and Skipjack tuna different?

  • Skipjack tuna is higher than Tuna salad in Vitamin B3, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, Phosphorus, Selenium, Potassium, Iron, and Magnesium.
  • Skipjack tuna covers your daily need of Vitamin B3 75% more than Tuna salad.
  • Tuna salad contains 9 times more Sodium than Skipjack tuna. Tuna salad contains 402mg of Sodium, while Skipjack tuna contains 47mg.

Fish, tuna salad and Fish, tuna, skipjack, fresh, 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Copper +31.8%
Contains more Manganese +110.5%
Contains more Calcium +117.6%
Contains more Iron +60%
Contains more Magnesium +131.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +60.1%
Contains more Potassium +193.3%
Contains less Sodium -88.3%
Contains more Zinc +87.5%
Contains more Selenium +13.6%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 6% 38% 14% 77% 16% 53% 16% 49% 6% 225%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 12% 60% 32% 123% 47% 7% 29% 37% 3% 256%
Contains more Copper +31.8%
Contains more Manganese +110.5%
Contains more Calcium +117.6%
Contains more Iron +60%
Contains more Magnesium +131.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +60.1%
Contains more Potassium +193.3%
Contains less Sodium -88.3%
Contains more Zinc +87.5%
Contains more Selenium +13.6%

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts 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 +61.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +120%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +22.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +74.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +179.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +86.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1111.1%
Contains more Folate +25%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +82.5%
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 4% 0% 0% 4% 10% 29% 352% 30% 227% 8% 274% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +61.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +120%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +22.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +74.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +179.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +86.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1111.1%
Contains more Folate +25%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +82.5%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +617.8%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Protein +75.9%
Contains more Other +285.9%
Equal in Water - 62.28
16% 9% 9% 63% 2%
Protein: 16.04 g
Fats: 9.26 g
Carbs: 9.41 g
Water: 63.16 g
Other: 2.13 g
28% 62% 8%
Protein: 28.21 g
Fats: 1.29 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 62.28 g
Other: 8.22 g
Contains more Fats +617.8%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Protein +75.9%
Contains more Other +285.9%
Equal in Water - 62.28

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +1088.1%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +922.8%
Contains less Saturated Fat -72.8%
18% 34% 48%
Saturated Fat: 1.544 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 2.887 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 4.122 g
39% 23% 38%
Saturated Fat: 0.42 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.243 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.403 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +1088.1%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +922.8%
Contains less Saturated Fat -72.8%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Tuna salad Skipjack tuna
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Tuna salad Skipjack tuna Opinion
Net carbs 9.41g 0g Tuna salad
Protein 16.04g 28.21g Skipjack tuna
Fats 9.26g 1.29g Tuna salad
Carbs 9.41g 0g Tuna salad
Calories 187kcal 132kcal Tuna salad
Calcium 17mg 37mg Skipjack tuna
Iron 1mg 1.6mg Skipjack tuna
Magnesium 19mg 44mg Skipjack tuna
Phosphorus 178mg 285mg Skipjack tuna
Potassium 178mg 522mg Skipjack tuna
Sodium 402mg 47mg Skipjack tuna
Zinc 0.56mg 1.05mg Skipjack tuna
Copper 0.145mg 0.11mg Tuna salad
Manganese 0.04mg 0.019mg Tuna salad
Selenium 41.2µg 46.8µg Skipjack tuna
Vitamin A 97IU 60IU Tuna salad
Vitamin A RAE 24µg 18µg Tuna salad
Vitamin C 2.2mg 1mg Tuna salad
Vitamin B1 0.031mg 0.038mg Skipjack tuna
Vitamin B2 0.07mg 0.122mg Skipjack tuna
Vitamin B3 6.7mg 18.756mg Skipjack tuna
Vitamin B5 0.26mg 0.485mg Skipjack tuna
Vitamin B6 0.081mg 0.981mg Skipjack tuna
Folate 8µg 10µg Skipjack tuna
Vitamin B12 1.2µg 2.19µg Skipjack tuna
Tryptophan 0.18mg 0.316mg Skipjack tuna
Threonine 0.701mg 1.237mg Skipjack tuna
Isoleucine 0.739mg 1.3mg Skipjack tuna
Leucine 1.293mg 2.293mg Skipjack tuna
Lysine 1.457mg 2.59mg Skipjack tuna
Methionine 0.47mg 0.835mg Skipjack tuna
Phenylalanine 0.626mg 1.101mg Skipjack tuna
Valine 0.824mg 1.453mg Skipjack tuna
Histidine 0.467mg 0.83mg Skipjack tuna
Cholesterol 13mg 60mg Tuna salad
Saturated Fat 1.544g 0.42g Skipjack tuna
Omega-3 - DHA 0.055g 0.237g Skipjack tuna
Omega-3 - EPA 0.014g 0.091g Skipjack tuna
Omega-3 - DPA 0.017g Skipjack tuna
Monounsaturated Fat 2.887g 0.243g Tuna salad
Polyunsaturated fat 4.122g 0.403g Tuna salad

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Tuna salad Skipjack tuna
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
29%
Tuna salad
78%
Skipjack tuna
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
49%
Tuna salad
60%
Skipjack tuna

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Tuna salad
Tuna salad is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 47mg)
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 - $8)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Skipjack tuna
Skipjack tuna contains less Sodium (difference - 355mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Skipjack tuna
Skipjack tuna is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.124g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Skipjack tuna
Skipjack tuna is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Skipjack tuna
Skipjack tuna is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)

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. Skipjack tuna - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172005/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.