Salmon vs Tuna
Oily fish contain healthy omega 3 essential fatty acids vital for brain function and maintaining healthy joints – but are they equal in terms of nutrition?
Salmon contains more calories (around 195kcal / 100g fresh fillet) than tuna (around 110kcal / 100g fresh tuna steak) but that’s because salmon contains around 4 times more omega 3 fatty acids than tuna. They both pack in the protein and supply various energy boosting B vitamins but salmon swims ahead (!) with around 6 times as much Vitamin D than tuna (a nutrient that it is estimated around half of the UK adult population are deficient in).
So both fish can form a part of a healthy balanced diet but bear these facts in mind when planning your meals.
Also remember that we should all be aiming for 2-3 portions of oily fish per week but tinned tuna does not count towards this due to the processing it goes through.