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Skipjack tuna vs Mackerel - 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 - 35mg)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Skipjack tuna
Skipjack tuna contains less Sugars (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Skipjack tuna
Skipjack tuna contains less Sodium (difference - 4403mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Skipjack tuna
Skipjack tuna is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 6.728g)
Which food is cheaper?
Mackerel
Mackerel is cheaper (difference - $1)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
?
The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)
Which food is richer in minerals?
?
It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.
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.
Skipjack tuna Mackerel
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Skipjack tuna 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
49
Skipjack tuna
131
Mackerel
Mineral Summary Score
31
Skipjack tuna
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 Iron +14.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +12.2%
Contains less Sodium -98.9%
Contains more Calcium +78.4%
Contains more Magnesium +36.4%
Equal in Potassium - 520
Equal in Copper - 0.1
Equal in Zinc - 1.1
Contains more Iron +14.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +12.2%
Contains less Sodium -98.9%
Contains more Calcium +78.4%
Contains more Magnesium +36.4%
Equal in Potassium - 520
Equal in Copper - 0.1
Equal in Zinc - 1.1

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 B1 +90%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +468.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +139.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +161.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +55.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +447.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +90%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +468.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +139.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +161.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +55.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +447.9%

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
169%
Skipjack tuna
111%
Mackerel
Carbohydrates
0%
Skipjack tuna
0%
Mackerel
Fats
6%
Skipjack tuna
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 Skipjack tuna Mackerel Opinion
Calories 132 305 Mackerel
Protein 28.21 18.5 Skipjack tuna
Fats 1.29 25.1 Mackerel
Vitamin C 1 0 Skipjack tuna
Carbs 0 0
Cholesterol 60 95 Skipjack tuna
Vitamin D 1006 Mackerel
Iron 1.6 1.4 Skipjack tuna
Calcium 37 66 Mackerel
Potassium 522 520 Skipjack tuna
Magnesium 44 60 Mackerel
Sugars 0 Mackerel
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.11 0.1 Skipjack tuna
Zinc 1.05 1.1 Mackerel
Starch
Phosphorus 285 254 Skipjack tuna
Sodium 47 4450 Skipjack tuna
Vitamin A 60 157 Mackerel
Vitamin E 2.38 Mackerel
Vitamin D 25.2 Mackerel
Vitamin B1 0.038 0.02 Skipjack tuna
Vitamin B2 0.122 0.19 Mackerel
Vitamin B3 18.756 3.3 Skipjack tuna
Vitamin B5 0.485 Skipjack tuna
Vitamin B6 0.981 0.41 Skipjack tuna
Vitamin B12 2.19 12 Mackerel
Vitamin K 7.8 Mackerel
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 0.42 7.148 Skipjack tuna
Monounsaturated Fat 0.243 8.32 Mackerel
Polyunsaturated fat 0.403 6.21 Mackerel
Tryptophan 0.316 Skipjack tuna
Threonine 1.237 Skipjack tuna
Isoleucine 1.3 Skipjack tuna
Leucine 2.293 Skipjack tuna
Lysine 2.59 Skipjack tuna
Methionine 0.835 Skipjack tuna
Phenylalanine 1.101 Skipjack tuna
Valine 1.453 Skipjack tuna
Histidine 0.83 Skipjack tuna
The main source of information is USDA Food Composition Database (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
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