Salmon (canned) - Carbs, Glycemic Index, Fats, Minerals, Vitamins & much more

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Salmon (canned) consists of 9% fat, 19% protein, 0% carbs, 0% fiber and 66% water. Salmon (canned) has 171 calories per 100g, that is 87% lower than other foods in Fish products and fish dishes. In total 47% of the calories in Salmon (canned) are from fat, 44% from protein and 0% from carbohydrates.

  • Very low Glycemic Index Glycemic Index: 0
  • Very low in carbs Only 0.0g carbs in a serving of 50g
  • Low Glycemic Load Glycemic Load: 0.0
  • High in magnesium Covers 0.1% of Magnesium RDA per portion

Can you eat Salmon (canned) for a low carb diet?

With 0g of carbs and a Glycemic Load of 0 in a portion of 50g, Salmon (canned) can be consumed for a ketogenic or low-carb diet. Salmon (canned) contains no Fructose, is Gluten free and has no Lactose.

Salmon (canned): nutrition facts & data

Nutrition facts
per 100g
Salmon (canned)
avg Fish products and fish dishes[1]
Calories (kcal) 171.0 197.5
Fat (g) 9.0 12.7
Protein (g) 19.0 17.5
Carbohydrates (g) 0.0 3.4
Mono- & Di-Saccharides (g) 0.0 3.4
Polysaccharides (g) 0.0 3.4
Fibers (g) 0.0 0.2
Sodium (mg) 540.0 968.1
Water (g) 66.0 62.3
[1] average of Fish products and fish dishes

Breakdown in percent (%) of total calories

An average portion size (50g) of Salmon (canned) contains:

  • 85.5 Calories
  • 4.5g of Fat
  • 9.5g of Protein
  • No Carbs
  • 270.0mg of sodium - 0.2% of the RDA for sodium.
  • 40.0mg of Magnesium, that covers 0.1% of the recommended daily allowance (RDA) for Magnesium.
  • 0.1mg of Zinc - 0.0% of the RDA for Zinc.
  • 0.6mg of Iron - 0.0% of the RDA for Iron.
  • 150.0mg of Potassium - 0.0% of the RDA for Potassium.
  • No Vitamin C
  • 2.3mg of Vitamin B12 - 0.7% of the RDA for Vitamin B12.

Nutrient distribution per gram

What vitamins are in Salmon (canned)?

per 100g
Salmon (canned)
Vitamin C (mg) 0.0 1.9
Vitamin E (mg) 8.5 2.7
Vitamin B1 / Thiamine (mg) 0.0 0.1
Vitamin B2 (mg) 0.5 0.2
Vitamin B6 (mg) 0.5 0.3
Vitamin B9 / Folate (μg) 14.0 10.1
Vitamin B12 (μg) 4.5 3.6
Retinol (μg) 60.0 92.9
beta-Carotene (μg) 2.0
[1] average of Fish products and fish dishes

Is Salmon (canned) rich in vitamins?


The following chart displays the amount of vitamins per portion Size (50g) for Salmon (canned) of the recommended daily allowance (RDA[1]) for each vitamin in percent.

[1]Avg. RDA for a 19-30 year old adult
Learn more about RDA values for vitamins by clicking on the names in the table above.

Minerals in Salmon (canned)

per 100g
Salmon (canned)
Magnesium (mg) 80.0 30.0
Zinc (mg) 0.1 0.8
Sodium (mg) 540.0 968.1
Calcium (mg) 185.0 111.4
Iron (mg) 1.1 1.0
Potassium (mg) 300.0 264.8
Phosphorus (mg) 290.0 219.0
[1] average of Fish products and fish dishes

Is Salmon (canned) high in minerals?


Again, for every mineral contained in Salmon (canned) we looked at the portion size (50g) and applied it to the recommended daily allowance (RDA[1]). Data is shown in percent of RDA per portion size.

[1]RDA for a 19-30 year old adult
Learn more about RDA values for minerals by clicking on the names in the table above.

Carbohydrates in Salmon (canned)

0.0% of Salmon (canned) are carbs, per serving of 50g that makes 0.0g of carbs.

Monosachharides and polysaccharides

per 100g
Salmon (canned)
Monosaccharides (g) 0.0 0.4
Polysaccharides (g) 0.0 2.9
Total carbs (g) 0.0 3.4
[1] average of Fish products and fish dishes

How high are the Glycemic Index and the Glycemic Load for Salmon (canned)?

The Glycemic Index of Salmon (canned) is 0, which would be considered as low. The Glycemic Load in a normal serving is 0.0 and can be regarded as low.

Allergens in Salmon (canned)

  • is Gluten free
  • has no Lactose
  • no Fructose

Fatty acids and cholesterol in Salmon (canned)

Of the 9.0g total fat per 100g in Salmon (canned), 1.7g are saturated fatty acids (SFA), 2.1g are monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFA) and 4.0g are polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA). The amount of cholesterol is 55.0mg.

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