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Atlantic Mackerel vs. Carp — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Atlantic Mackerel and Carp

  • Atlantic Mackerel is higher in Vitamin B12, Selenium, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6, and Magnesium, yet Carp is higher in Phosphorus, and Zinc.
  • Atlantic Mackerel covers your daily Vitamin B12 needs 302% more than Carp.
  • Atlantic Mackerel contains 4 times more Vitamin B2 than Carp. While Atlantic Mackerel contains 0.312mg of Vitamin B2, Carp contains only 0.07mg.
  • The amount of Saturated Fat in Carp is lower.

Food varieties used in this article are Fish, mackerel, Atlantic, raw and Fish, carp, 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Magnesium +100%
Contains more Selenium +172.2%
Contains more Calcium +333.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +144.7%
Contains more Potassium +36%
Contains less Sodium -30%
Contains more Zinc +201.6%
Contains more Manganese +233.3%
Equal in Iron - 1.59
Equal in Copper - 0.073
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 16% 60% 28% 228% 38% 9% 52% 25% 7% 89%
Contains more Magnesium +100%
Contains more Selenium +172.2%
Contains more Calcium +333.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +144.7%
Contains more Potassium +36%
Contains less Sodium -30%
Contains more Zinc +201.6%
Contains more Manganese +233.3%
Equal in Iron - 1.59
Equal in Copper - 0.073

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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Carp
Contains more Vitamin A +421.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +25.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +345.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +332.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +82.2%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +492.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +300%
Contains more Folate +1600%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.87
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 2% 0% 0% 6% 35% 17% 40% 53% 51% 13% 184% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +421.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +25.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +345.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +332.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +82.2%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +492.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +300%
Contains more Folate +1600%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.87

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +93.7%
Contains more Other +1064.7%
Contains more Protein +22.9%
Equal in Water - 69.63
19% 14% 64% 4%
Protein: 18.6 g
Fats: 13.89 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 63.55 g
Other: 3.96 g
23% 7% 70%
Protein: 22.86 g
Fats: 7.17 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 69.63 g
Other: 0.34 g
Contains more Fats +93.7%
Contains more Other +1064.7%
Contains more Protein +22.9%
Equal in Water - 69.63

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +82.8%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +82.6%
Contains less Saturated Fat -57.4%
27% 45% 28%
Saturated Fat: 3.257 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 5.456 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 3.35 g
22% 48% 30%
Saturated Fat: 1.388 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 2.985 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.835 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +82.8%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +82.6%
Contains less Saturated Fat -57.4%

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 Carp
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Rich in minerals Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Atlantic Mackerel Carp Opinion
Protein 18.6g 22.86g Carp
Fats 13.89g 7.17g Atlantic Mackerel
Calories 205kcal 162kcal Atlantic Mackerel
Calcium 12mg 52mg Carp
Iron 1.63mg 1.59mg Atlantic Mackerel
Magnesium 76mg 38mg Atlantic Mackerel
Phosphorus 217mg 531mg Carp
Potassium 314mg 427mg Carp
Sodium 90mg 63mg Carp
Zinc 0.63mg 1.9mg Carp
Copper 0.073mg 0.073mg
Manganese 0.015mg 0.05mg Carp
Selenium 44.1µg 16.2µg Atlantic Mackerel
Vitamin A 167IU 32IU Atlantic Mackerel
Vitamin A RAE 50µg 10µg Atlantic Mackerel
Vitamin E 1.52mg Atlantic Mackerel
Vitamin D 643IU Atlantic Mackerel
Vitamin D 16.1µg Atlantic Mackerel
Vitamin C 0.4mg 1.6mg Carp
Vitamin B1 0.176mg 0.14mg Atlantic Mackerel
Vitamin B2 0.312mg 0.07mg Atlantic Mackerel
Vitamin B3 9.08mg 2.1mg Atlantic Mackerel
Vitamin B5 0.856mg 0.87mg Carp
Vitamin B6 0.399mg 0.219mg Atlantic Mackerel
Folate 1µg 17µg Carp
Vitamin B12 8.71µg 1.47µg Atlantic Mackerel
Choline 65mg Atlantic Mackerel
Vitamin K 5µg Atlantic Mackerel
Tryptophan 0.208mg 0.256mg Carp
Threonine 0.815mg 1.002mg Carp
Isoleucine 0.857mg 1.054mg Carp
Leucine 1.512mg 1.858mg Carp
Lysine 1.708mg 2.1mg Carp
Methionine 0.551mg 0.677mg Carp
Phenylalanine 0.726mg 0.893mg Carp
Valine 0.958mg 1.178mg Carp
Histidine 0.548mg 0.673mg Carp
Cholesterol 70mg 84mg Atlantic Mackerel
Saturated Fat 3.257g 1.388g Carp
Omega-3 - DHA 1.401g 0.146g Atlantic Mackerel
Omega-3 - EPA 0.898g 0.305g Atlantic Mackerel
Omega-3 - DPA 0.212g 0.105g Atlantic Mackerel
Monounsaturated Fat 5.456g 2.985g Atlantic Mackerel
Polyunsaturated fat 3.35g 1.835g Atlantic Mackerel

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Atlantic Mackerel Carp
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
31%
Carp
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
54%
Atlantic Mackerel
55%
Carp

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Carp
Carp is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Carp
Carp contains less Sodium (difference - 27mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Carp
Carp is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.869g)
Which food is cheaper?
Carp
Carp is cheaper (difference - $7)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Atlantic Mackerel
Atlantic Mackerel is lower in Cholesterol (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 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

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. Carp - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174185/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.