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elkejames 01-12-2010 08:00 PM

Salmon and Vit D
Hello, I am new to Fitday. How come Fitday doesn't show any Vit D when I add salmon? Are there any other foods on Fitday that aren't accurate in nutrients? I doing something wrong and just missing the Vit D? Thanks, Laura

fitday_jim 01-14-2010 06:03 PM

Hi elkejames. I am not sure there is much Vitamin D in salmon. I looked at salmon and it seems to have minimal Vitamin D. If you would like me to check a specific food to see if the data is right, let me know and I can see.

elkejames 01-14-2010 08:17 PM

That would be great. How about: "Salmon, baked or broiled"

Everything I pull up says salmon is an excellent source of Vit D. This is one site I found: WHFoods: Salmon

Thanks for help!

diniscorreia 10-09-2011 12:50 AM


I'm wondering just the same - salmon is supposed to be an excellent source of vitamin D.

Why do all salmon items listed on FitDay report 0 vitamin D?


VitoVino 10-09-2011 01:38 AM

Well, I saw the link that says Salmon is an excellent source of Vitamin D, but when I cross reference Salmon on the USDA site, the USDA site does not include Vitamin D, meaning that it is not present in Atlantic Salmon, either raw or cooked.

HOWEVER, it does show up for Pink Salmon.

So to me, it looks like FitDay is referencing Atlantic Salmon, which happens to contain no Vitamin D. That's all I can figure...

You can search for Salmon yourself here to see what's up:

Kathy13118 10-10-2011 09:49 PM

You can do a 'nutrient search' to find the fish and shellfish highest in vitamin D and lowest in calories (for example). It will screen its database and give you a list.

griffin70 01-27-2013 06:49 PM

sockeye salmon - vitamin D
I checked out the USDA website for sockeye salmon and it does show the Vitam D level as 375 for a 3 ounce piece (raw). Of course the level will vary with different species and farmed vs. wild.
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Kathy13118 01-28-2013 02:31 PM

I don't see vitamin D in any of the salmon on It's a mystery.

Canned Salmon - About_Omega-3s - Other Nutritional Benefits
gives a good summary for canned salmon. The vitamin D is in the oil (fat) in the salmon, according to other google sources.

dmartz 01-28-2013 03:10 PM

Hi Jim,
This is the first time I've seen a 'Fitday Moderator' in a Fitday forum. Welcome back!!
I hope we'll see you spending more time around the forums so you can answer some of the questions that seem to linger here, without a definitive answer.

- Donna

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