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Salmon vs Mackerel - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Salmon
Salmon is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 40mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Salmon
Salmon contains less Sodium (difference - 4406mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Salmon
Salmon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 6.167g)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Salmon
Salmon contains less Sugars (difference - 0g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Mackerel
Mackerel is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is cheaper?
Mackerel
Mackerel is cheaper (difference - $6)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
?
It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
?
The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)

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.
Salmon Mackerel
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
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
47
Salmon
131
Mackerel
Mineral Summary Score
25
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
Salmon
2
:
Contains more Copper +150%
Contains less Sodium -99%
Contains more Iron +75%
Contains more Calcium +450%
Contains more Magnesium +106.9%
Contains more Zinc +71.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +27%
Equal in Potassium - 520
Contains more Copper +150%
Contains less Sodium -99%
Contains more Iron +75%
Contains more Calcium +450%
Contains more Magnesium +106.9%
Contains more Zinc +71.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +27%
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
Salmon
5
:
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1030%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +138.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +99.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +292.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +277.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1030%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +138.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +99.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +292.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +277.4%

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
119%
Salmon
111%
Mackerel
Carbohydrates
0%
Salmon
0%
Mackerel
Fats
29%
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 Salmon Mackerel Opinion
Calories 142 305 Mackerel
Protein 19.84 18.5 Salmon
Fats 6.34 25.1 Mackerel
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 0 0
Cholesterol 55 95 Salmon
Vitamin D 1006 Mackerel
Iron 0.8 1.4 Mackerel
Calcium 12 66 Mackerel
Potassium 490 520 Mackerel
Magnesium 29 60 Mackerel
Sugars 0 Mackerel
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.25 0.1 Salmon
Zinc 0.64 1.1 Mackerel
Starch
Phosphorus 200 254 Mackerel
Sodium 44 4450 Salmon
Vitamin A 40 157 Mackerel
Vitamin E 2.38 Mackerel
Vitamin D 25.2 Mackerel
Vitamin B1 0.226 0.02 Salmon
Vitamin B2 0.38 0.19 Salmon
Vitamin B3 7.86 3.3 Salmon
Vitamin B5 1.664 Salmon
Vitamin B6 0.818 0.41 Salmon
Vitamin B12 3.18 12 Mackerel
Vitamin K 7.8 Mackerel
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 0.981 7.148 Salmon
Monounsaturated Fat 2.103 8.32 Mackerel
Polyunsaturated fat 2.539 6.21 Mackerel
Tryptophan 0.222 Salmon
Threonine 0.87 Salmon
Isoleucine 0.914 Salmon
Leucine 1.613 Salmon
Lysine 1.822 Salmon
Methionine 0.587 Salmon
Phenylalanine 0.775 Salmon
Valine 1.022 Salmon
Histidine 0.584 Salmon
The main source of information is USDA Food Composition Database (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
Dietary Guidelines for Americans is used as the primary source for advice in this web resource
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