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Alaska pollock vs Atlantic mackerel - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Alaska pollock and Atlantic mackerel

  • Atlantic mackerel is richer than Alaska pollock in Vitamin B12, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B2, Selenium, Iron, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6, and Vitamin B1.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 from Atlantic mackerel is 639% higher.
  • Alaska pollock contains 5 times more Sodium than Atlantic mackerel. Alaska pollock contains 419mg of Sodium, while Atlantic mackerel contains 83mg.

Food types used in this article are Fish, pollock, Alaska, cooked, dry heat (may have been previously frozen) and Fish, mackerel, Atlantic, cooked, dry heat.

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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 Calcium +380%
Contains more Iron +180.4%
Contains more Magnesium +19.8%
Contains less Sodium -80.2%
Contains more Zinc +64.9%
Contains more Copper +56.7%
Equal in Phosphorus - 278
Equal in Potassium - 401
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 22% 22% 58% 115% 38% 55% 16% 20%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 59% 70% 120% 36% 11% 26% 32%
Contains more Calcium +380%
Contains more Iron +180.4%
Contains more Magnesium +19.8%
Contains less Sodium -80.2%
Contains more Zinc +64.9%
Contains more Copper +56.7%
Equal in Phosphorus - 278
Equal in Potassium - 401

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
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Contains more Folate +50%
Contains more Vitamin A +252.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +194.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +84.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +73.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +129.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +39.8%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +419.1%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 4% 6% 39% 0% 14% 52% 75% 26% 76% 3% 458% 1%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 11% 0% 0% 2% 40% 96% 129% 60% 107% 2% 2375% 0%
Contains more Folate +50%
Contains more Vitamin A +252.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +194.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +84.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +73.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +129.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +39.8%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +419.1%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Alaska pollock Atlantic mackerel
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Lower in price Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Alaska pollock Atlantic mackerel Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 23.48g 23.85g Atlantic mackerel
Fats 1.18g 17.81g Atlantic mackerel
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 111kcal 262kcal Atlantic mackerel
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g g Atlantic mackerel
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 72mg 15mg Alaska pollock
Iron 0.56mg 1.57mg Atlantic mackerel
Magnesium 81mg 97mg Atlantic mackerel
Phosphorus 267mg 278mg Atlantic mackerel
Potassium 430mg 401mg Alaska pollock
Sodium 419mg 83mg Atlantic mackerel
Zinc 0.57mg 0.94mg Atlantic mackerel
Copper 0.06mg 0.094mg Atlantic mackerel
Vitamin A 51IU 180IU Atlantic mackerel
Vitamin E 0.28mg mg Alaska pollock
Vitamin D 51IU IU Alaska pollock
Vitamin D 1.3µg µg Alaska pollock
Vitamin C 0mg 0.4mg Atlantic mackerel
Vitamin B1 0.054mg 0.159mg Atlantic mackerel
Vitamin B2 0.223mg 0.412mg Atlantic mackerel
Vitamin B3 3.949mg 6.85mg Atlantic mackerel
Vitamin B5 0.432mg 0.99mg Atlantic mackerel
Vitamin B6 0.329mg 0.46mg Atlantic mackerel
Folate 3µg 2µg Alaska pollock
Vitamin B12 3.66µg 19µg Atlantic mackerel
Vitamin K 0.1µg µg Alaska pollock
Tryptophan 0.263mg 0.267mg Atlantic mackerel
Threonine 1.029mg 1.045mg Atlantic mackerel
Isoleucine 1.082mg 1.099mg Atlantic mackerel
Leucine 1.908mg 1.938mg Atlantic mackerel
Lysine 2.157mg 2.19mg Atlantic mackerel
Methionine 0.696mg 0.706mg Atlantic mackerel
Phenylalanine 0.917mg 0.931mg Atlantic mackerel
Valine 1.21mg 1.228mg Atlantic mackerel
Histidine 0.691mg 0.702mg Atlantic mackerel
Cholesterol 86mg 75mg Atlantic mackerel
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 0.159g 4.176g Alaska pollock
Monounsaturated Fat 0.134g 7.006g Atlantic mackerel
Polyunsaturated fat 0.583g 4.3g Atlantic mackerel

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Alaska pollock Atlantic mackerel
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet Equal
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

The summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfills human daily needs, the more the summary score is.
Vitamin Summary Score
62
Alaska pollock
235
Atlantic mackerel
Mineral Summary Score
43
Alaska pollock
44
Atlantic mackerel

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 food.
Protein
141%
Alaska pollock
143%
Atlantic mackerel
Carbohydrates
0%
Alaska pollock
0%
Atlantic mackerel
Fats
5%
Alaska pollock
82%
Atlantic mackerel

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Atlantic mackerel
Atlantic mackerel is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Atlantic mackerel
Atlantic mackerel contains less Sodium (difference - 336mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Atlantic mackerel
Atlantic mackerel is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 11mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Atlantic mackerel
Atlantic mackerel is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Alaska pollock
Alaska pollock is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 4.017g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($7)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented separately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links to the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Alaska pollock - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173681/nutrients
  2. Atlantic mackerel - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/175120/nutrients

All the Daily Values are presented for males aged 31-50, for 2000 calorie diets.

Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.