Chicken vs Salmon: All Nutritional Differences

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Chicken - calories, kcal, weight, nutrition
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Fact 1: There is More Calories in Chicken

At first glance, you can see that in chicken is much more calories than in salmon.

Chicken has 114 kcal per 100g and salmon 208 kcal per 100g so it is pretty easy to calculate that the difference is about 82 %.

Additionally, it is also easy to notice that most of the calories in chicken cames from protein and in salmon from fat.

See tables below to compare chicken with salmon in details.

Fact 2: Chicken And Salmon Nutrition Difference

Salmon vs Chicken: Vitamins and Minerals Comparison

per 100gChickenSalmon
Calories114 208
Fat1.65 g13.42 g
Protein23.2 g20.42 g
Water74.86 g64.89 g
Calcium12 mg9 mg
Iron0.73 mg0.34 mg
Magnessium27 mg27 mg
Phosphorus2.4 mg0.5 mg
Potassium239 mg363 mg
Sodium68 mg59 mg
Zink2.4 mg0.5 mg
Vitaminium B1 (Thiamine)0.068 mg0.207 mg
Vitaminium B2 (riboflavin)0.092 mg0.155 mg
Vitaminium B3 (Niacin)10.604 mg8.672 mg
Vitaminium B60.54 mg0.636 mg
Vitaminium B9 (Folic acid)0.004 mg0.026 mg
Vitaminium E0.22 mg3.55 mg
Vitaminium K0.002 mg0.001 mg

More protein in chicken

It is aslo easy to see see that in chicken is more protein than in salmon.

There is 20.42g per 100g of salmon and 23.2g per 100g of chicken so using simple math we can see that difference is about 14 %.

Less fat in chicken

In chicken is less fats than in salmon.

The tables above show us that there is 13.42g/100g of fats in salmon and 1.65g/100g in chicken. In this case difference is about 713 %.

Chicken

114kcal
  • Calories114
  • Fat1.65 g
  • Protein23.2 g
  • Water74.86 g
Chicken calories per:
100g | ounce | single piece | breast | thigh | leg | wing

Calories source

  • 0% CARBS.
  • 86% PROTEIN
  • 14% FAT

Salmon

208kcal
  • Calories208
  • Fat13.42 g
  • Protein20.42 g
  • Water64.89 g
Salmon calories per:
100g | ounce | single piece | steak

Calories source

  • 0% CARBS
  • 40% PROTEIN
  • 60% FAT

Vitamins: salmon vs chicken

Minerals: chicken vs salmon

Marcin Piotrowicz
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Marcin Piotrowicz

calories-info.com creator
Healthy eating and living style promoter

All information about nutrition on this website was created with help of information from the official United States Department of Agriculture database.

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