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Chinook salmon vs Mackerel - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Mackerel
Mackerel is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is cheaper?
Mackerel
Mackerel is cheaper (difference - $8)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Chinook salmon
Chinook salmon is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 10mg)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Chinook salmon
Chinook salmon contains less Sugars (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chinook salmon
Chinook salmon contains less Sodium (difference - 4390mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chinook salmon
Chinook salmon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.934g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
?
The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
?
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.
Chinook salmon Mackerel
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
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
Chinook salmon Mackerel
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
40
Chinook salmon
131
Mackerel
Mineral Summary Score
37
Chinook salmon
100
Mackerel

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
:
Contains more Magnesium +103.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +46.1%
Contains less Sodium -98.7%
Contains more Iron +53.8%
Contains more Calcium +135.7%
Contains more Copper +88.7%
Contains more Zinc +96.4%
Equal in Potassium - 520
Contains more Magnesium +103.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +46.1%
Contains less Sodium -98.7%
Contains more Iron +53.8%
Contains more Calcium +135.7%
Contains more Copper +88.7%
Contains more Zinc +96.4%
Equal in Potassium - 520

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
:
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +215.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +120%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +204.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +12.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +23.4%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +318.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +215.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +120%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +204.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +12.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +23.4%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +318.1%

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
154%
Chinook salmon
111%
Mackerel
Carbohydrates
0%
Chinook salmon
0%
Mackerel
Fats
62%
Chinook salmon
116%
Mackerel

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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 Chinook salmon Mackerel Opinion
Calories 231 305 Mackerel
Protein 25.72 18.5 Chinook salmon
Fats 13.38 25.1 Mackerel
Vitamin C 4.1 0 Chinook salmon
Carbs 0 0
Cholesterol 85 95 Chinook salmon
Vitamin D 1006 Mackerel
Iron 0.91 1.4 Mackerel
Calcium 28 66 Mackerel
Potassium 505 520 Mackerel
Magnesium 122 60 Chinook salmon
Sugars 0 Mackerel
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.053 0.1 Mackerel
Zinc 0.56 1.1 Mackerel
Starch
Phosphorus 371 254 Chinook salmon
Sodium 60 4450 Chinook salmon
Vitamin A 496 157 Chinook salmon
Vitamin E 2.38 Mackerel
Vitamin D 25.2 Mackerel
Vitamin B1 0.044 0.02 Chinook salmon
Vitamin B2 0.154 0.19 Mackerel
Vitamin B3 10.045 3.3 Chinook salmon
Vitamin B5 0.865 Chinook salmon
Vitamin B6 0.462 0.41 Chinook salmon
Vitamin B12 2.87 12 Mackerel
Vitamin K 7.8 Mackerel
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 3.214 7.148 Chinook salmon
Monounsaturated Fat 5.742 8.32 Mackerel
Polyunsaturated fat 2.662 6.21 Mackerel
Tryptophan 0.288 Chinook salmon
Threonine 1.127 Chinook salmon
Isoleucine 1.185 Chinook salmon
Leucine 2.09 Chinook salmon
Lysine 2.362 Chinook salmon
Methionine 0.761 Chinook salmon
Phenylalanine 1.004 Chinook salmon
Valine 1.325 Chinook salmon
Histidine 0.757 Chinook salmon
The main source of information is USDA Food Composition Database (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
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