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Tuna vs Smoked salmon - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Tuna and Smoked salmon

  • Tuna is higher in Vitamin B12, Vitamin A, Vitamin B3, Selenium, Phosphorus, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6 and Vitamin B2, yet Smoked salmon is higher in Copper.
  • Tuna covers your daily Vitamin B12 needs 318% more than Smoked salmon.
  • Tuna contains 29 times more Vitamin A than Smoked salmon. While Tuna contains 757µg of Vitamin A, Smoked salmon contains only 26µg.
  • The amount of Sodium in Tuna is lower.

Food varieties used in this article are Fish, tuna, fresh, bluefin, cooked, dry heat and Fish, salmon, chinook, smoked.

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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
6
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Contains more Iron +54.1%
Contains more Potassium +84.6%
Contains more Magnesium +255.6%
Contains more Zinc +148.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +98.8%
Contains less Sodium -92.6%
Contains more Copper +109.1%
Equal in Calcium - 11
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 50% 3% 29% 46% 37% 22% 140% 7%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 32% 4% 16% 13% 77% 9% 71% 88%
Contains more Iron +54.1%
Contains more Potassium +84.6%
Contains more Magnesium +255.6%
Contains more Zinc +148.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +98.8%
Contains less Sodium -92.6%
Contains more Copper +109.1%
Equal in Calcium - 11

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
7
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Contains more Vitamin A +2796.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1108.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +203%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +123.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +57.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +88.8%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +233.7%
Equal in Folate - 2
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 152% 0% 0% 70% 71% 198% 83% 122% 1361% 0% 2%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 6% 28% 514% 6% 24% 89% 53% 65% 408% 1% 2%
Contains more Vitamin A +2796.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1108.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +203%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +123.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +57.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +88.8%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +233.7%
Equal in Folate - 2

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
171
Tuna
99
Smoked salmon
Mineral Summary Score
41
Tuna
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 the food
Protein
179%
Tuna
110%
Smoked salmon
Carbohydrates
0%
Tuna
0%
Smoked salmon
Fats
29%
Tuna
20%
Smoked salmon

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Tuna Smoked salmon
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sugars?
Tuna
Tuna contains less Sugars (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Tuna
Tuna contains less Sodium (difference - 622mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Tuna
Tuna is cheaper (difference - $7)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Tuna
Tuna is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Smoked salmon
Smoked salmon is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 26mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Smoked salmon
Smoked salmon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.683g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
?
The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Tuna Smoked salmon Opinion
Calories 184 117 Tuna
Protein 29.91 18.28 Tuna
Fats 6.28 4.32 Tuna
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 0 0
Cholesterol 49 23 Smoked salmon
Vitamin D 685 Smoked salmon
Iron 1.31 0.85 Tuna
Calcium 10 11 Smoked salmon
Potassium 323 175 Tuna
Magnesium 64 18 Tuna
Sugars 0 Tuna
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.11 0.23 Smoked salmon
Zinc 0.77 0.31 Tuna
Starch
Phosphorus 326 164 Tuna
Sodium 50 672 Tuna
Vitamin A 2520 87 Tuna
Vitamin E 1.35 Smoked salmon
Vitamin D 17.1 Smoked salmon
Vitamin B1 0.278 0.023 Tuna
Vitamin B2 0.306 0.101 Tuna
Vitamin B3 10.54 4.72 Tuna
Vitamin B5 1.37 0.87 Tuna
Vitamin B6 0.525 0.278 Tuna
Vitamin B12 10.88 3.26 Tuna
Vitamin K 0.1 Smoked salmon
Folate 2 2
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 1.612 0.929 Smoked salmon
Monounsaturated Fat 2.053 2.023 Tuna
Polyunsaturated fat 1.844 0.995 Tuna
Tryptophan 0.335 0.205 Tuna
Threonine 1.311 0.801 Tuna
Isoleucine 1.378 0.842 Tuna
Leucine 2.431 1.486 Tuna
Lysine 2.747 1.679 Tuna
Methionine 0.885 0.541 Tuna
Phenylalanine 1.168 0.714 Tuna
Valine 1.541 0.942 Tuna
Histidine 0.88 0.538 Tuna
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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 of 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. 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.