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Atlantic mackerel vs Skipjack tuna - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Skipjack tuna
Skipjack tuna is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 15mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Skipjack tuna
Skipjack tuna contains less Sodium (difference - 36mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Skipjack tuna
Skipjack tuna is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.756g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Skipjack tuna
Skipjack tuna is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is cheaper?
Atlantic mackerel
Atlantic mackerel is cheaper (difference - $1)
Which food contains less Sugars?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugars ( g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Atlantic mackerel Skipjack tuna
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugars Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Atlantic mackerel Skipjack tuna
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet Equal
Low glycemic index diet Equal

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
106
Atlantic mackerel
49
Skipjack tuna
Mineral Summary Score
33
Atlantic mackerel
31
Skipjack tuna

Mineral Comparison

Mineral comparison score is based on the number of minerals by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
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Contains more Magnesium +120.5%
Contains more Calcium +146.7%
Contains more Potassium +30.2%
Contains more Copper +17%
Contains more Zinc +11.7%
Contains less Sodium -43.4%
Equal in Iron - 1.6
Equal in Phosphorus - 285
Contains more Magnesium +120.5%
Contains more Calcium +146.7%
Contains more Potassium +30.2%
Contains more Copper +17%
Contains more Zinc +11.7%
Contains less Sodium -43.4%
Equal in Iron - 1.6
Equal in Phosphorus - 285

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
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Contains more Vitamin A +200%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +318.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +237.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +104.1%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +767.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +150%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +173.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +113.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +200%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +318.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +237.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +104.1%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +767.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +150%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +173.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +113.3%

Macronutrients Comparison

Macronutrient comparison charts compare the amount of protein, total fats and total carbohydrates in 300 grams of the food. The displayed values show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Protein
143%
Atlantic mackerel
169%
Skipjack tuna
Carbohydrates
0%
Atlantic mackerel
0%
Skipjack tuna
Fats
82%
Atlantic mackerel
6%
Skipjack tuna

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All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Atlantic mackerel Skipjack tuna Opinion
Calories 262 132 Atlantic mackerel
Protein 23.85 28.21 Skipjack tuna
Fats 17.81 1.29 Atlantic mackerel
Vitamin C 0.4 1 Skipjack tuna
Carbs 0 0
Cholesterol 75 60 Skipjack tuna
Vitamin D
Iron 1.57 1.6 Skipjack tuna
Calcium 15 37 Skipjack tuna
Potassium 401 522 Skipjack tuna
Magnesium 97 44 Atlantic mackerel
Sugars
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.094 0.11 Skipjack tuna
Zinc 0.94 1.05 Skipjack tuna
Starch
Phosphorus 278 285 Skipjack tuna
Sodium 83 47 Skipjack tuna
Vitamin A 180 60 Atlantic mackerel
Vitamin E
Vitamin D
Vitamin B1 0.159 0.038 Atlantic mackerel
Vitamin B2 0.412 0.122 Atlantic mackerel
Vitamin B3 6.85 18.756 Skipjack tuna
Vitamin B5 0.99 0.485 Atlantic mackerel
Vitamin B6 0.46 0.981 Skipjack tuna
Vitamin B12 19 2.19 Atlantic mackerel
Vitamin K
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 4.176 0.42 Skipjack tuna
Monounsaturated Fat 7.006 0.243 Atlantic mackerel
Polyunsaturated fat 4.3 0.403 Atlantic mackerel
Tryptophan 0.267 0.316 Skipjack tuna
Threonine 1.045 1.237 Skipjack tuna
Isoleucine 1.099 1.3 Skipjack tuna
Leucine 1.938 2.293 Skipjack tuna
Lysine 2.19 2.59 Skipjack tuna
Methionine 0.706 0.835 Skipjack tuna
Phenylalanine 0.931 1.101 Skipjack tuna
Valine 1.228 1.453 Skipjack tuna
Histidine 0.702 0.83 Skipjack tuna
The main source of information is USDA Food Composition Database (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
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