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Tuna vs Halibut - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Tuna and Halibut?

  • Tuna has more Vitamin B12, Vitamin A RAE, Vitamin B3, Phosphorus, Vitamin B5, Selenium, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Magnesium, and Copper than Halibut.
  • Tuna's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 412% higher.
  • Halibut has 54 times less Vitamin A RAE than Tuna. Tuna has 757µg of Vitamin A RAE, while Halibut has 14µg.

We used Fish, tuna, fresh, bluefin, cooked, dry heat and Fish, halibut, Greenland, raw 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
Tuna
8
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Contains more Calcium +233.3%
Contains more Iron +98.5%
Contains more Magnesium +146.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +98.8%
Contains more Potassium +20.5%
Contains less Sodium -37.5%
Contains more Zinc +92.5%
Contains more Copper +266.7%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 50% 46% 140% 29% 7% 22% 37%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 1% 25% 19% 71% 24% 11% 11% 10%
Contains more Calcium +233.3%
Contains more Iron +98.5%
Contains more Magnesium +146.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +98.8%
Contains more Potassium +20.5%
Contains less Sodium -37.5%
Contains more Zinc +92.5%
Contains more Copper +266.7%

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
Tuna
8
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Contains more Vitamin A +5261.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +363.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +282.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +602.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +448%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +25%
Contains more Folate +100%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +988%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 152% 0% 0% 0% 70% 71% 198% 83% 122% 2% 1361% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 3% 15% 822% 0% 15% 19% 29% 15% 97% 1% 126% 1%
Contains more Vitamin A +5261.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +363.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +282.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +602.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +448%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +25%
Contains more Folate +100%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +988%

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 Halibut
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in glycemic index Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Tuna Halibut Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 29.91g 14.37g Tuna
Fats 6.28g 13.84g Halibut
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 184kcal 186kcal Halibut
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 0g Tuna
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 10mg 3mg Tuna
Iron 1.31mg 0.66mg Tuna
Magnesium 64mg 26mg Tuna
Phosphorus 326mg 164mg Tuna
Potassium 323mg 268mg Tuna
Sodium 50mg 80mg Tuna
Zinc 0.77mg 0.4mg Tuna
Copper 0.11mg 0.03mg Tuna
Vitamin A 2520IU 47IU Tuna
Vitamin E mg 0.73mg Halibut
Vitamin D IU 1097IU Halibut
Vitamin D µg 27.4µg Halibut
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.278mg 0.06mg Tuna
Vitamin B2 0.306mg 0.08mg Tuna
Vitamin B3 10.54mg 1.5mg Tuna
Vitamin B5 1.37mg 0.25mg Tuna
Vitamin B6 0.525mg 0.42mg Tuna
Folate 2µg 1µg Tuna
Vitamin B12 10.88µg 1µg Tuna
Vitamin K µg 0.1µg Halibut
Tryptophan 0.335mg 0.161mg Tuna
Threonine 1.311mg 0.63mg Tuna
Isoleucine 1.378mg 0.662mg Tuna
Leucine 2.431mg 1.168mg Tuna
Lysine 2.747mg 1.32mg Tuna
Methionine 0.885mg 0.425mg Tuna
Phenylalanine 1.168mg 0.561mg Tuna
Valine 1.541mg 0.74mg Tuna
Histidine 0.88mg 0.423mg Tuna
Cholesterol 49mg 46mg Halibut
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 1.612g 2.419g Tuna
Monounsaturated Fat 2.053g 8.378g Halibut
Polyunsaturated fat 1.844g 1.367g Tuna

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Tuna Halibut
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
171
Tuna
95
Halibut
Mineral Summary Score
41
Tuna
21
Halibut

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
179%
Tuna
86%
Halibut
Carbohydrates
0%
Tuna
0%
Halibut
Fats
29%
Tuna
64%
Halibut

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Tuna
Tuna is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Tuna
Tuna contains less Sodium (difference - 30mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Tuna
Tuna is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.807g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Tuna
Tuna is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Tuna
Tuna is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Halibut
Halibut is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 3mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Halibut
Halibut is cheaper (difference - $2)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)

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 - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173707/nutrients
  2. Halibut - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171965/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.