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Halibut 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 lower in glycemic index?
Mackerel
Mackerel is lower in glycemic index (difference - 50)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Halibut
Halibut is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 49mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Halibut
Halibut contains less Sodium (difference - 4370mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Halibut
Halibut is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 4.729g)
Which food is cheaper?
Halibut
Halibut is cheaper (difference - $2)
Which food contains less Sugars?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Sugars (0 g)
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.
Halibut Mackerel
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugars Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Halibut Mackerel
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet Equal
Low glycemic index diet ok

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
84
Halibut
131
Mackerel
Mineral Summary Score
16
Halibut
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
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Contains less Sodium -98.2%
Contains more Iron +112.1%
Contains more Calcium +2100%
Contains more Potassium +94%
Contains more Magnesium +130.8%
Contains more Copper +233.3%
Contains more Zinc +175%
Contains more Phosphorus +54.9%
Contains less Sodium -98.2%
Contains more Iron +112.1%
Contains more Calcium +2100%
Contains more Potassium +94%
Contains more Magnesium +130.8%
Contains more Copper +233.3%
Contains more Zinc +175%
Contains more Phosphorus +54.9%

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 B1 +200%
Contains more Vitamin A +234%
Contains more Vitamin E +226%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +137.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +120%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +1100%
Contains more Vitamin K +7700%
Equal in Vitamin D - 1006
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.41
Contains more Vitamin B1 +200%
Contains more Vitamin A +234%
Contains more Vitamin E +226%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +137.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +120%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +1100%
Contains more Vitamin K +7700%
Equal in Vitamin D - 1006
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.41

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
86%
Halibut
111%
Mackerel
Carbohydrates
0%
Halibut
0%
Mackerel
Fats
64%
Halibut
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 Halibut Mackerel Opinion
Calories 186 305 Mackerel
Protein 14.37 18.5 Mackerel
Fats 13.84 25.1 Mackerel
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 0 0
Cholesterol 46 95 Halibut
Vitamin D 1097 1006 Halibut
Iron 0.66 1.4 Mackerel
Calcium 3 66 Mackerel
Potassium 268 520 Mackerel
Magnesium 26 60 Mackerel
Sugars 0 0
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.03 0.1 Mackerel
Zinc 0.4 1.1 Mackerel
Starch
Phosphorus 164 254 Mackerel
Sodium 80 4450 Halibut
Vitamin A 47 157 Mackerel
Vitamin E 0.73 2.38 Mackerel
Vitamin D 27.4 25.2 Halibut
Vitamin B1 0.06 0.02 Halibut
Vitamin B2 0.08 0.19 Mackerel
Vitamin B3 1.5 3.3 Mackerel
Vitamin B5 0.25 Halibut
Vitamin B6 0.42 0.41 Halibut
Vitamin B12 1 12 Mackerel
Vitamin K 0.1 7.8 Mackerel
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 2.419 7.148 Halibut
Monounsaturated Fat 8.378 8.32 Halibut
Polyunsaturated fat 1.367 6.21 Mackerel
Tryptophan 0.161 Halibut
Threonine 0.63 Halibut
Isoleucine 0.662 Halibut
Leucine 1.168 Halibut
Lysine 1.32 Halibut
Methionine 0.425 Halibut
Phenylalanine 0.561 Halibut
Valine 0.74 Halibut
Histidine 0.423 Halibut
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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