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Tuna vs. Smoked salmon — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Tuna and Smoked salmon different?

  • Tuna is richer in Selenium, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B6, Phosphorus, and Potassium, while Smoked salmon is higher in Vitamin D, Vitamin B12, Copper, and Vitamin B5.
  • Tuna covers your daily need of Selenium 138% more than Smoked salmon.
  • Tuna contains 5 times more Vitamin B3 than Smoked salmon. Tuna contains 22.07mg of Vitamin B3, while Smoked salmon contains 4.72mg.
  • Tuna is lower in Sodium.

Fish, tuna, yellowfin, fresh, 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Magnesium +133.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +103%
Contains more Potassium +201.1%
Contains less Sodium -92%
Contains more Zinc +45.2%
Contains more Selenium +234%
Contains more Calcium +175%
Contains more Copper +434.9%
Contains more Manganese +30.8%
Equal in Iron - 0.85
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 2% 35% 30% 143% 47% 8% 13% 15% 2% 591%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 4% 32% 13% 71% 16% 88% 9% 77% 3% 177%
Contains more Magnesium +133.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +103%
Contains more Potassium +201.1%
Contains less Sodium -92%
Contains more Zinc +45.2%
Contains more Selenium +234%
Contains more Calcium +175%
Contains more Copper +434.9%
Contains more Manganese +30.8%
Equal in Iron - 0.85

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.
Tuna
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Contains more Vitamin B1 +482.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +35.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +367.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +273.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +33.8%
Contains more Vitamin E +365.5%
Contains more Vitamin D +755%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +160.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +38.7%
Contains more Choline +14.7%
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 Choline Vitamin K 4% 6% 60% 0% 34% 32% 414% 21% 240% 2% 294% 43% 1%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 6% 28% 514% 0% 6% 24% 89% 53% 65% 2% 408% 49% 1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +482.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +35.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +367.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +273.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +33.8%
Contains more Vitamin E +365.5%
Contains more Vitamin D +755%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +160.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +38.7%
Contains more Choline +14.7%
Equal in Folate - 2
Equal in Vitamin K - 0.1

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +59.5%
Contains more Fats +632.2%
Contains more Other +321.9%
Equal in Water - 72
29% 69%
Protein: 29.15 g
Fats: 0.59 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 68.98 g
Other: 1.28 g
18% 4% 72% 5%
Protein: 18.28 g
Fats: 4.32 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 72 g
Other: 5.4 g
Contains more Protein +59.5%
Contains more Fats +632.2%
Contains more Other +321.9%
Equal in Water - 72

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -77.9%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +1365.9%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +468.6%
40% 27% 34%
Saturated Fat: 0.205 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.138 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.175 g
24% 51% 25%
Saturated Fat: 0.929 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 2.023 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.995 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -77.9%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +1365.9%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +468.6%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Tuna Smoked salmon
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol 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 Tuna Smoked salmon Opinion
Protein 29.15g 18.28g Tuna
Fats 0.59g 4.32g Smoked salmon
Calories 130kcal 117kcal Tuna
Calcium 4mg 11mg Smoked salmon
Iron 0.92mg 0.85mg Tuna
Magnesium 42mg 18mg Tuna
Phosphorus 333mg 164mg Tuna
Potassium 527mg 175mg Tuna
Sodium 54mg 672mg Tuna
Zinc 0.45mg 0.31mg Tuna
Copper 0.043mg 0.23mg Smoked salmon
Manganese 0.013mg 0.017mg Smoked salmon
Selenium 108.2µg 32.4µg Tuna
Vitamin A 65IU 87IU Smoked salmon
Vitamin A RAE 22µg 26µg Smoked salmon
Vitamin E 0.29mg 1.35mg Smoked salmon
Vitamin D 82IU 685IU Smoked salmon
Vitamin D 2µg 17.1µg Smoked salmon
Vitamin B1 0.134mg 0.023mg Tuna
Vitamin B2 0.137mg 0.101mg Tuna
Vitamin B3 22.07mg 4.72mg Tuna
Vitamin B5 0.334mg 0.87mg Smoked salmon
Vitamin B6 1.038mg 0.278mg Tuna
Folate 2µg 2µg
Vitamin B12 2.35µg 3.26µg Smoked salmon
Choline 77.6mg 89mg Smoked salmon
Vitamin K 0.1µg 0.1µg
Tryptophan 0.313mg 0.205mg Tuna
Threonine 1.224mg 0.801mg Tuna
Isoleucine 1.287mg 0.842mg Tuna
Leucine 2.27mg 1.486mg Tuna
Lysine 2.565mg 1.679mg Tuna
Methionine 0.827mg 0.541mg Tuna
Phenylalanine 1.091mg 0.714mg Tuna
Valine 1.438mg 0.942mg Tuna
Histidine 0.822mg 0.538mg Tuna
Cholesterol 47mg 23mg Smoked salmon
Trans Fat 0.02g Smoked salmon
Saturated Fat 0.205g 0.929g Tuna
Omega-3 - DHA 0.105g 0.267g Smoked salmon
Omega-3 - EPA 0.015g 0.183g Smoked salmon
Omega-3 - DPA 0.005g 0.073g Smoked salmon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.138g 2.023g Smoked salmon
Polyunsaturated fat 0.175g 0.995g Smoked salmon
Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid 0.002g Tuna

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Tuna Smoked salmon
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet Equal
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet Equal

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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
88%
Tuna
95%
Smoked salmon
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
88%
Tuna
49%
Smoked salmon

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Tuna
Tuna contains less Sodium (difference - 618mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Tuna
Tuna is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.724g)
Which food is cheaper?
Tuna
Tuna is cheaper (difference - $14)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Smoked salmon
Smoked salmon is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 24mg)
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

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Tuna - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172006/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.