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Tuna vs Atlantic mackerel - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Tuna
Tuna is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 26mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Tuna
Tuna contains less Sodium (difference - 33mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Tuna
Tuna is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.564g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Atlantic mackerel
Atlantic mackerel is relatively richer in minerals
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.
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($7)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)
Which food contains less Sugars?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugars ( g)

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.
Tuna Atlantic mackerel
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins Equal
Lower in price Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Lower in Sugars Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Tuna Atlantic 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
90
Tuna
106
Atlantic mackerel
Mineral Summary Score
30
Tuna
33
Atlantic 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
Tuna
3
:
Contains more Copper +17%
Contains more Phosphorus +17.3%
Contains less Sodium -39.8%
Contains more Iron +19.8%
Contains more Calcium +50%
Contains more Potassium +24.1%
Contains more Magnesium +51.6%
Contains more Zinc +22.1%
Contains more Copper +17%
Contains more Phosphorus +17.3%
Contains less Sodium -39.8%
Contains more Iron +19.8%
Contains more Calcium +50%
Contains more Potassium +24.1%
Contains more Magnesium +51.6%
Contains more Zinc +22.1%

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
Tuna
5
:
Contains more Vitamin A +1300%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +74.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +53.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +38.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +14.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +34.6%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +74.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +1300%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +74.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +53.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +38.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +14.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +34.6%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +74.6%

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
179%
Tuna
143%
Atlantic mackerel
Carbohydrates
0%
Tuna
0%
Atlantic mackerel
Fats
29%
Tuna
82%
Atlantic 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 Tuna Atlantic mackerel Opinion
Calories 184 262 Atlantic mackerel
Protein 29.91 23.85 Tuna
Fats 6.28 17.81 Atlantic mackerel
Vitamin C 0 0.4 Atlantic mackerel
Carbs 0 0
Cholesterol 49 75 Tuna
Vitamin D
Iron 1.31 1.57 Atlantic mackerel
Calcium 10 15 Atlantic mackerel
Potassium 323 401 Atlantic mackerel
Magnesium 64 97 Atlantic mackerel
Sugars
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.11 0.094 Tuna
Zinc 0.77 0.94 Atlantic mackerel
Starch
Phosphorus 326 278 Tuna
Sodium 50 83 Tuna
Vitamin A 2520 180 Tuna
Vitamin E
Vitamin D
Vitamin B1 0.278 0.159 Tuna
Vitamin B2 0.306 0.412 Atlantic mackerel
Vitamin B3 10.54 6.85 Tuna
Vitamin B5 1.37 0.99 Tuna
Vitamin B6 0.525 0.46 Tuna
Vitamin B12 10.88 19 Atlantic mackerel
Vitamin K
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 1.612 4.176 Tuna
Monounsaturated Fat 2.053 7.006 Atlantic mackerel
Polyunsaturated fat 1.844 4.3 Atlantic mackerel
Tryptophan 0.335 0.267 Tuna
Threonine 1.311 1.045 Tuna
Isoleucine 1.378 1.099 Tuna
Leucine 2.431 1.938 Tuna
Lysine 2.747 2.19 Tuna
Methionine 0.885 0.706 Tuna
Phenylalanine 1.168 0.931 Tuna
Valine 1.541 1.228 Tuna
Histidine 0.88 0.702 Tuna
The main source of information is USDA Food Composition Database (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
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