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Atlantic mackerel vs Chinook salmon - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Atlantic mackerel and Chinook salmon?

  • Atlantic mackerel is higher in Vitamin B12, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B1, Selenium, and Iron, yet Chinook salmon is higher in Vitamin B3, Phosphorus, Vitamin A RAE, Folate, and Magnesium.
  • Atlantic mackerel's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 672% more.
  • Atlantic mackerel has 4 times more Vitamin B1 than Chinook salmon. While Atlantic mackerel has 0.159mg of Vitamin B1, Chinook salmon has only 0.044mg.

We used Fish, mackerel, Atlantic, cooked, dry heat and Fish, salmon, chinook, cooked, dry heat 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Contains more Iron +72.5%
Contains more Zinc +67.9%
Contains more Copper +77.4%
Contains more Calcium +86.7%
Contains more Magnesium +25.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +33.5%
Contains more Potassium +25.9%
Contains less Sodium -27.7%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 59% 70% 120% 36% 11% 26% 32%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 9% 35% 88% 159% 45% 8% 16% 18%
Contains more Iron +72.5%
Contains more Zinc +67.9%
Contains more Copper +77.4%
Contains more Calcium +86.7%
Contains more Magnesium +25.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +33.5%
Contains more Potassium +25.9%
Contains less Sodium -27.7%

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 Vitamin B1 +261.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +167.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +14.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +562%
Contains more Vitamin A +175.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +925%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +46.6%
Contains more Folate +1650%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.462
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%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 30% 0% 0% 14% 11% 36% 189% 52% 107% 27% 359% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +261.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +167.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +14.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +562%
Contains more Vitamin A +175.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +925%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +46.6%
Contains more Folate +1650%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.462

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.
Atlantic mackerel Chinook salmon
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Atlantic mackerel Chinook salmon Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 23.85g 25.72g Chinook salmon
Fats 17.81g 13.38g Atlantic mackerel
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 262kcal 231kcal Atlantic mackerel
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 15mg 28mg Chinook salmon
Iron 1.57mg 0.91mg Atlantic mackerel
Magnesium 97mg 122mg Chinook salmon
Phosphorus 278mg 371mg Chinook salmon
Potassium 401mg 505mg Chinook salmon
Sodium 83mg 60mg Chinook salmon
Zinc 0.94mg 0.56mg Atlantic mackerel
Copper 0.094mg 0.053mg Atlantic mackerel
Vitamin A 180IU 496IU Chinook salmon
Vitamin E mg mg
Vitamin D IU IU
Vitamin D µg µg
Vitamin C 0.4mg 4.1mg Chinook salmon
Vitamin B1 0.159mg 0.044mg Atlantic mackerel
Vitamin B2 0.412mg 0.154mg Atlantic mackerel
Vitamin B3 6.85mg 10.045mg Chinook salmon
Vitamin B5 0.99mg 0.865mg Atlantic mackerel
Vitamin B6 0.46mg 0.462mg Chinook salmon
Folate 2µg 35µg Chinook salmon
Vitamin B12 19µg 2.87µg Atlantic mackerel
Vitamin K µg µg
Tryptophan 0.267mg 0.288mg Chinook salmon
Threonine 1.045mg 1.127mg Chinook salmon
Isoleucine 1.099mg 1.185mg Chinook salmon
Leucine 1.938mg 2.09mg Chinook salmon
Lysine 2.19mg 2.362mg Chinook salmon
Methionine 0.706mg 0.761mg Chinook salmon
Phenylalanine 0.931mg 1.004mg Chinook salmon
Valine 1.228mg 1.325mg Chinook salmon
Histidine 0.702mg 0.757mg Chinook salmon
Cholesterol 75mg 85mg Atlantic mackerel
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 4.176g 3.214g Chinook salmon
Monounsaturated Fat 7.006g 5.742g Atlantic mackerel
Polyunsaturated fat 4.3g 2.662g Atlantic mackerel

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Atlantic mackerel Chinook salmon
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
235
Atlantic mackerel
68
Chinook salmon
Mineral Summary Score
44
Atlantic mackerel
47
Chinook salmon

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
143%
Atlantic mackerel
154%
Chinook salmon
Carbohydrates
0%
Atlantic mackerel
0%
Chinook salmon
Fats
82%
Atlantic mackerel
62%
Chinook salmon

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Chinook salmon
Chinook salmon contains less Sodium (difference - 23mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chinook salmon
Chinook salmon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.962g)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Atlantic mackerel
Atlantic mackerel is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 10mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Atlantic mackerel
Atlantic mackerel is cheaper (difference - $8)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)
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.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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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. Atlantic mackerel - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/175120/nutrients
  2. Chinook salmon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171999/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.