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Atlantic Mackerel vs. Cuttlefish — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Atlantic Mackerel and Cuttlefish different?

  • Atlantic Mackerel is higher in Vitamin B12, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B6, and Vitamin B1, however, Cuttlefish is richer in Copper, Iron, Vitamin B2, and Phosphorus.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 from Atlantic Mackerel is 238% higher.
  • Atlantic Mackerel contains 28 times more Saturated Fat than Cuttlefish. While Atlantic Mackerel contains 3.257g of Saturated Fat, Cuttlefish contains only 0.118g.

Fish, mackerel, Atlantic, raw and Mollusks, cuttlefish, mixed species, raw are the varieties used 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 +153.3%
Contains less Sodium -75.8%
Contains more Calcium +650%
Contains more Iron +269.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +78.3%
Contains more Potassium +12.7%
Contains more Zinc +174.6%
Contains more Copper +704.1%
Contains more Manganese +633.3%
Equal in Selenium - 44.8
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 27% 226% 22% 166% 32% 49% 48% 196% 15% 245%
Contains more Magnesium +153.3%
Contains less Sodium -75.8%
Contains more Calcium +650%
Contains more Iron +269.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +78.3%
Contains more Potassium +12.7%
Contains more Zinc +174.6%
Contains more Copper +704.1%
Contains more Manganese +633.3%
Equal in Selenium - 44.8

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 B1 +1855.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +646.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +71.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +166%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +190.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +124.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +1225%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +191.7%
Contains more Folate +1500%
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 23% 0% 0% 18% 3% 210% 23% 30% 35% 12% 375% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1855.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +646.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +71.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +166%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +190.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +124.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +1225%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +191.7%
Contains more Folate +1500%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +14.5%
Contains more Fats +1884.3%
Contains more Other +135.7%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Water +26.8%
19% 14% 64% 4%
Protein: 18.6 g
Fats: 13.89 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 63.55 g
Other: 3.96 g
16% 81% 2%
Protein: 16.24 g
Fats: 0.7 g
Carbs: 0.82 g
Water: 80.56 g
Other: 1.68 g
Contains more Protein +14.5%
Contains more Fats +1884.3%
Contains more Other +135.7%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Water +26.8%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +6635.8%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +2400%
Contains less Saturated Fat -96.4%
27% 45% 28%
Saturated Fat: 3.257 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 5.456 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 3.35 g
35% 24% 40%
Saturated Fat: 0.118 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.081 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.134 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +6635.8%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +2400%
Contains less Saturated Fat -96.4%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Atlantic Mackerel Cuttlefish Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0.82g Cuttlefish
Protein 18.6g 16.24g Atlantic Mackerel
Fats 13.89g 0.7g Atlantic Mackerel
Carbs 0g 0.82g Cuttlefish
Calories 205kcal 79kcal Atlantic Mackerel
Calcium 12mg 90mg Cuttlefish
Iron 1.63mg 6.02mg Cuttlefish
Magnesium 76mg 30mg Atlantic Mackerel
Phosphorus 217mg 387mg Cuttlefish
Potassium 314mg 354mg Cuttlefish
Sodium 90mg 372mg Atlantic Mackerel
Zinc 0.63mg 1.73mg Cuttlefish
Copper 0.073mg 0.587mg Cuttlefish
Manganese 0.015mg 0.11mg Cuttlefish
Selenium 44.1µg 44.8µg Cuttlefish
Vitamin A 167IU 375IU Cuttlefish
Vitamin A RAE 50µg 113µg Cuttlefish
Vitamin E 1.52mg Atlantic Mackerel
Vitamin D 643IU Atlantic Mackerel
Vitamin D 16.1µg Atlantic Mackerel
Vitamin C 0.4mg 5.3mg Cuttlefish
Vitamin B1 0.176mg 0.009mg Atlantic Mackerel
Vitamin B2 0.312mg 0.91mg Cuttlefish
Vitamin B3 9.08mg 1.216mg Atlantic Mackerel
Vitamin B5 0.856mg 0.5mg Atlantic Mackerel
Vitamin B6 0.399mg 0.15mg Atlantic Mackerel
Folate 1µg 16µg Cuttlefish
Vitamin B12 8.71µg 3µg Atlantic Mackerel
Choline 65mg Atlantic Mackerel
Vitamin K 5µg Atlantic Mackerel
Tryptophan 0.208mg 0.182mg Atlantic Mackerel
Threonine 0.815mg 0.699mg Atlantic Mackerel
Isoleucine 0.857mg 0.707mg Atlantic Mackerel
Leucine 1.512mg 1.143mg Atlantic Mackerel
Lysine 1.708mg 1.213mg Atlantic Mackerel
Methionine 0.551mg 0.366mg Atlantic Mackerel
Phenylalanine 0.726mg 0.582mg Atlantic Mackerel
Valine 0.958mg 0.709mg Atlantic Mackerel
Histidine 0.548mg 0.312mg Atlantic Mackerel
Cholesterol 70mg 112mg Atlantic Mackerel
Saturated Fat 3.257g 0.118g Cuttlefish
Omega-3 - DHA 1.401g 0.066g Atlantic Mackerel
Omega-3 - EPA 0.898g 0.039g Atlantic Mackerel
Omega-3 - DPA 0.212g 0.006g Atlantic Mackerel
Monounsaturated Fat 5.456g 0.081g Atlantic Mackerel
Polyunsaturated fat 3.35g 0.134g Atlantic Mackerel

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Atlantic Mackerel Cuttlefish
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
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
56%
Cuttlefish
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
54%
Atlantic Mackerel
102%
Cuttlefish

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Cuttlefish
Cuttlefish is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cuttlefish
Cuttlefish is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.139g)
Which food is cheaper?
Cuttlefish
Cuttlefish is cheaper (difference - $7)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Cuttlefish
Cuttlefish is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Atlantic Mackerel
Atlantic Mackerel contains less Sodium (difference - 282mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Atlantic Mackerel
Atlantic Mackerel is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 42mg)
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

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. Cuttlefish - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174215/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.