Food - Drink
Tips For Choosing Between Tuna And Salmon
By HALDAN KIRSCH
Tuna and salmon are both among the most popular fish found in grocery stores. Both are excellent sources of protein, nutrients, and omega-3, making them some of the best options for improving heart health without sacrificing flavor.
Both fish can be used in a variety of cuisines, such as sushi, sashimi, or served in a salad or pasta dish, and both have a more powerful, fishy flavor than white fish. Salmon is renowned for its oily flavor and tender texture, while tuna frequently has a salty flavor.
The major difference between the two is their fat content, with salmon far fattier than tuna, although its high fat content is because of the omega-3 fatty acids. When cooked, tuna dries out and can overcook easily, while salmon has a much flakier texture.
As for the price, salmon is typically more expensive and is considered a delicacy for many. Salmon costs between $2.34 and $2.68 per pound as of 2022, while a pound of tuna costs between $2.28 and $2.24.