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Atlantic Mackerel vs. Anchovy — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Atlantic Mackerel and Anchovy?

  • Atlantic Mackerel is higher in Vitamin B12, Vitamin B6, Selenium, and Vitamin B1, yet Anchovy is higher in Vitamin B3, Iron, Copper, Calcium, and Zinc.
  • Atlantic Mackerel's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 337% more.
  • Atlantic Mackerel has 3 times more Vitamin B1 than Anchovy. While Atlantic Mackerel has 0.176mg of Vitamin B1, Anchovy has only 0.055mg.
  • The amount of Saturated Fat in Anchovy is lower.

We used Fish, mackerel, Atlantic, raw and Fish, anchovy, european, raw types in this article.

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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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Magnesium +85.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +24.7%
Contains less Sodium -13.5%
Contains more Selenium +20.8%
Contains more Calcium +1125%
Contains more Iron +99.4%
Contains more Potassium +22%
Contains more Zinc +173%
Contains more Copper +189%
Contains more Manganese +366.7%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 4% 62% 55% 93% 28% 12% 18% 25% 2% 241%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 45% 122% 30% 75% 34% 14% 47% 71% 10% 200%
Contains more Magnesium +85.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +24.7%
Contains less Sodium -13.5%
Contains more Selenium +20.8%
Contains more Calcium +1125%
Contains more Iron +99.4%
Contains more Potassium +22%
Contains more Zinc +173%
Contains more Copper +189%
Contains more Manganese +366.7%

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
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Contains more Vitamin A +234%
Contains more Vitamin E +166.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +220%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +21.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +32.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +179%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +1304.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +4900%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +54.4%
Contains more Folate +800%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 11% 31% 483% 2% 44% 72% 171% 52% 93% 1% 1089% 36% 13%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 3% 12% 0% 0% 14% 60% 263% 39% 33% 7% 78% 0% 1%
Contains more Vitamin A +234%
Contains more Vitamin E +166.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +220%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +21.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +32.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +179%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +1304.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +4900%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +54.4%
Contains more Folate +800%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +187%
Contains more Other +175%
Contains more Water +15.5%
Equal in Protein - 20.35
19% 14% 64% 4%
Protein: 18.6 g
Fats: 13.89 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 63.55 g
Other: 3.96 g
20% 5% 73%
Protein: 20.35 g
Fats: 4.84 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 73.37 g
Other: 1.44 g
Contains more Fats +187%
Contains more Other +175%
Contains more Water +15.5%
Equal in Protein - 20.35

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +361.6%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +104.6%
Contains less Saturated Fat -60.6%
27% 45% 28%
Saturated Fat: 3.257 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 5.456 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 3.35 g
31% 29% 40%
Saturated Fat: 1.282 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 1.182 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.637 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +361.6%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +104.6%
Contains less Saturated Fat -60.6%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Atlantic Mackerel Anchovy
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sugar Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Atlantic Mackerel Anchovy Opinion
Protein 18.6g 20.35g Anchovy
Fats 13.89g 4.84g Atlantic Mackerel
Calories 205kcal 131kcal Atlantic Mackerel
Calcium 12mg 147mg Anchovy
Iron 1.63mg 3.25mg Anchovy
Magnesium 76mg 41mg Atlantic Mackerel
Phosphorus 217mg 174mg Atlantic Mackerel
Potassium 314mg 383mg Anchovy
Sodium 90mg 104mg Atlantic Mackerel
Zinc 0.63mg 1.72mg Anchovy
Copper 0.073mg 0.211mg Anchovy
Manganese 0.015mg 0.07mg Anchovy
Selenium 44.1µg 36.5µg Atlantic Mackerel
Vitamin A 167IU 50IU Atlantic Mackerel
Vitamin A RAE 50µg 15µg Atlantic Mackerel
Vitamin E 1.52mg 0.57mg Atlantic Mackerel
Vitamin D 643IU Atlantic Mackerel
Vitamin D 16.1µg Atlantic Mackerel
Vitamin C 0.4mg 0mg Atlantic Mackerel
Vitamin B1 0.176mg 0.055mg Atlantic Mackerel
Vitamin B2 0.312mg 0.256mg Atlantic Mackerel
Vitamin B3 9.08mg 14.024mg Anchovy
Vitamin B5 0.856mg 0.645mg Atlantic Mackerel
Vitamin B6 0.399mg 0.143mg Atlantic Mackerel
Folate 1µg 9µg Anchovy
Vitamin B12 8.71µg 0.62µg Atlantic Mackerel
Choline 65mg Atlantic Mackerel
Vitamin K 5µg 0.1µg Atlantic Mackerel
Tryptophan 0.208mg 0.228mg Anchovy
Threonine 0.815mg 0.892mg Anchovy
Isoleucine 0.857mg 0.938mg Anchovy
Leucine 1.512mg 1.654mg Anchovy
Lysine 1.708mg 1.869mg Anchovy
Methionine 0.551mg 0.602mg Anchovy
Phenylalanine 0.726mg 0.794mg Anchovy
Valine 0.958mg 1.048mg Anchovy
Histidine 0.548mg 0.599mg Anchovy
Cholesterol 70mg 60mg Anchovy
Saturated Fat 3.257g 1.282g Anchovy
Omega-3 - DHA 1.401g 0.911g Atlantic Mackerel
Omega-3 - EPA 0.898g 0.538g Atlantic Mackerel
Omega-3 - DPA 0.212g 0.029g Atlantic Mackerel
Monounsaturated Fat 5.456g 1.182g Atlantic Mackerel
Polyunsaturated fat 3.35g 1.637g Atlantic Mackerel

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Atlantic Mackerel Anchovy
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet Equal
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
161%
Atlantic Mackerel
39%
Anchovy
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
54%
Atlantic Mackerel
64%
Anchovy

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Atlantic Mackerel
Atlantic Mackerel contains less Sodium (difference - 14mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Atlantic Mackerel
Atlantic Mackerel is lower in glycemic index (difference - 0)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Atlantic Mackerel
Atlantic Mackerel is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Anchovy
Anchovy is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 10mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Anchovy
Anchovy is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.975g)
Which food is cheaper?
Anchovy
Anchovy is cheaper (difference - $7)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Anchovy
Anchovy is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar (0 g)

References

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Atlantic Mackerel - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/175119/nutrients
  2. Anchovy - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174182/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.