What is the difference between Sockeye Salmon and Chinook Salmon?

What are the differences between Chinook Salmon and Sockeye Salmon?

Sockeye Salmon has a bright red hue from eating zooplankton which provides significant amounts of carotenoids and B12. With a medium fat content, sockeye salmon is considered to be one of the best-tasting (and healthiest) types of salmon.

Nutrition Profile For Sockeye Salmon (Per 100g)
Calories/Nutrient Sockeye Salmon
Calories 153 kcal
Carbohydrate 0 g
Fat 7.3 g
Saturated Fat 1.0 g
Monounsaturated Fat 2.2 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.4 g
Omega-3 1130 mg
Omega-6 80 mg
Protein 21.9 g
Vitamins and Minerals Amount (% DV)
Vitamin B12 130 % DV
Selenium 43 % DV
Vitamin B3 40 % DV
Phosphorus 24 % DV
Vitamin B1 17 % DV
Vitamin B2 17 % DV
Vitamin B6 14 % DV
Vitamin B5 11 % DV
Potassium 10 % DV
Magnesium 7 % DV
Vitamin E 6 % DV
Vitamin A 4 % DV
Folate 3 % DV
Iron 3 % DV
Copper 3 % DV
Zinc 3 % DV
Calcium 1 % DV
Manganese 1 % DV

Chinook salmon has a higher fat content, softer texture and has a higher overall omega 3 content per serving. 

Nutrition Profile For Wild Chinook Salmon (Per 100g)
Calories/Nutrient Amount (grams)
Calories 179 kcal
Carbohydrate 0 g
Fat 10.4 g
Saturated Fat 3.1 g
Monounsaturated Fat 4.4 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2.8 g
Omega-3 2342 mg
Omega-6 122 mg
Protein 19.9 g
Vitamins and Minerals Amount (% DV)
Selenium 52 % DV
Vitamin B3 42 % DV
Phosphorus 29 % DV
Magnesium 24 % DV
Vitamin B12 22 % DV
Vitamin B6 20 % DV
Potassium 11 % DV
Vitamin A 9 % DV
Folate 8 % DV
Vitamin B5 7 % DV
Vitamin C 7 % DV
Vitamin B2 7 % DV
Vitamin E 6 % DV
Vitamin B1 4 % DV
Calcium 3 % DV
Zinc 3 % DV
Copper 2 % DV
Manganese 1 % DV
Iron 1 % DV

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