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Tuna vs Mackerel - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Tuna
Tuna is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 46mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Tuna
Tuna contains less Sodium (difference - 4400mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Tuna
Tuna is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 5.536g)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Tuna
Tuna contains less Sugars (difference - 0g)
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 richer in minerals?
?
It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.
Which food is cheaper?
?
The foods are relatively equal in price ($7)
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.
Tuna Mackerel
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Rich in vitamins Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Lower in price Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
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
90
Tuna
131
Mackerel
Mineral Summary Score
30
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
Tuna
4
:
Contains more Phosphorus +28.3%
Contains less Sodium -98.9%
Contains more Calcium +560%
Contains more Potassium +61%
Contains more Zinc +42.9%
Equal in Iron - 1.4
Equal in Magnesium - 60
Equal in Copper - 0.1
Contains more Phosphorus +28.3%
Contains less Sodium -98.9%
Contains more Calcium +560%
Contains more Potassium +61%
Contains more Zinc +42.9%
Equal in Iron - 1.4
Equal in Magnesium - 60
Equal in Copper - 0.1

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
6
:
Contains more Vitamin A +1505.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1290%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +61.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +219.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +28%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +10.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +1505.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1290%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +61.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +219.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +28%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +10.3%

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
111%
Mackerel
Carbohydrates
0%
Tuna
0%
Mackerel
Fats
29%
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 Tuna Mackerel Opinion
Calories 184 305 Mackerel
Protein 29.91 18.5 Tuna
Fats 6.28 25.1 Mackerel
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 0 0
Cholesterol 49 95 Tuna
Vitamin D 1006 Mackerel
Iron 1.31 1.4 Mackerel
Calcium 10 66 Mackerel
Potassium 323 520 Mackerel
Magnesium 64 60 Tuna
Sugars 0 Mackerel
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.11 0.1 Tuna
Zinc 0.77 1.1 Mackerel
Starch
Phosphorus 326 254 Tuna
Sodium 50 4450 Tuna
Vitamin A 2520 157 Tuna
Vitamin E 2.38 Mackerel
Vitamin D 25.2 Mackerel
Vitamin B1 0.278 0.02 Tuna
Vitamin B2 0.306 0.19 Tuna
Vitamin B3 10.54 3.3 Tuna
Vitamin B5 1.37 Tuna
Vitamin B6 0.525 0.41 Tuna
Vitamin B12 10.88 12 Mackerel
Vitamin K 7.8 Mackerel
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 1.612 7.148 Tuna
Monounsaturated Fat 2.053 8.32 Mackerel
Polyunsaturated fat 1.844 6.21 Mackerel
Tryptophan 0.335 Tuna
Threonine 1.311 Tuna
Isoleucine 1.378 Tuna
Leucine 2.431 Tuna
Lysine 2.747 Tuna
Methionine 0.885 Tuna
Phenylalanine 1.168 Tuna
Valine 1.541 Tuna
Histidine 0.88 Tuna
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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