A salmon may be any of several species in the family Salmonidae, which fisheries typically categorize into Atlantic and Pacific species. These fish generally spend most of their lives in salt water, and only migrate to fresh water to spawn. Baking is a low-fat method of cooking salmon, which tends to be high in fat.
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Nutritional information on baked salmon filet is available from myfitnesspal. This information is for a baked salmon filet weighing 4oz., or 1/4lb. It includes no seasonings or additional ingredients.
A serving of baked salmon filet contains about 100 calories. This provides about 5 percent of the daily value for calories based on a standard diet of 2,000 calories per day. Fat provides about 26 calories and protein accounts for the remaining 74 calories.
Protein and Carbohydrates
Baked salmon filet provides 19g of protein in each serving, which is 38 percent of the daily value for protein. Salmon contains no carbohydrates of any type including starch, sugar or dietary fiber.
A serving of baked salmon contains a total of 3g of fat, including 1g of saturated fat. This provides about 4.6 percent of the daily value for total fat and 5 percent of the daily value for saturated fat. A baked salmon filet also contains 45mg of cholesterol, which is 15 percent of the daily value for cholesterol.
Vitamins and Minerals
A baked salmon filet contains 270mg of sodium per serving. The daily value for sodium is 2,300mg, so a big salmon filet provides 270 / 2,300 = 11.7 percent of the daily value for sodium. It also contains 426mg of potassium per serving. The daily value for potassium is 4,700mg, so a baked salmon filet provides 426 / 4,700 = 9.1 percent of the daily value for potassium.