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Atlantic mackerel vs Mackerel - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Atlantic mackerel and Mackerel?

  • Atlantic mackerel is higher in Vitamin B12, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B1, and Magnesium, yet Mackerel is higher in Selenium, and Calcium.
  • Atlantic mackerel's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 292% more.
  • Atlantic mackerel has 8 times more Vitamin B1 than Mackerel. While Atlantic mackerel has 0.159mg of Vitamin B1, Mackerel has only 0.02mg.
  • The amount of Cholesterol in Atlantic mackerel is lower.

We used Fish, mackerel, Atlantic, cooked, dry heat and Fish, mackerel, salted 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 +12.1%
Contains more Magnesium +61.7%
Contains less Sodium -98.1%
Contains more Calcium +340%
Contains more Potassium +29.7%
Contains more Zinc +17%
Equal in Phosphorus - 254
Equal in Copper - 0.1
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 59% 70% 120% 36% 11% 26% 32%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 20% 53% 43% 109% 46% 581% 30% 34%
Contains more Iron +12.1%
Contains more Magnesium +61.7%
Contains less Sodium -98.1%
Contains more Calcium +340%
Contains more Potassium +29.7%
Contains more Zinc +17%
Equal in Phosphorus - 254
Equal in Copper - 0.1

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 A +14.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +695%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +116.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +107.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +12.2%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +58.3%
Contains more Folate +650%
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 10% 48% 756% 0% 5% 44% 62% 0% 95% 12% 1500% 20%
Contains more Vitamin A +14.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +695%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +116.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +107.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +12.2%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +58.3%
Contains more Folate +650%

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 Mackerel
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Lower in price Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Atlantic mackerel Mackerel Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 23.85g 18.5g Atlantic mackerel
Fats 17.81g 25.1g Mackerel
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 262kcal 305kcal Mackerel
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 0g Atlantic mackerel
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 15mg 66mg Mackerel
Iron 1.57mg 1.4mg Atlantic mackerel
Magnesium 97mg 60mg Atlantic mackerel
Phosphorus 278mg 254mg Atlantic mackerel
Potassium 401mg 520mg Mackerel
Sodium 83mg 4450mg Atlantic mackerel
Zinc 0.94mg 1.1mg Mackerel
Copper 0.094mg 0.1mg Mackerel
Vitamin A 180IU 157IU Atlantic mackerel
Vitamin E mg 2.38mg Mackerel
Vitamin D IU 1006IU Mackerel
Vitamin D µg 25.2µg Mackerel
Vitamin C 0.4mg 0mg Atlantic mackerel
Vitamin B1 0.159mg 0.02mg Atlantic mackerel
Vitamin B2 0.412mg 0.19mg Atlantic mackerel
Vitamin B3 6.85mg 3.3mg Atlantic mackerel
Vitamin B5 0.99mg mg Atlantic mackerel
Vitamin B6 0.46mg 0.41mg Atlantic mackerel
Folate 2µg 15µg Mackerel
Vitamin B12 19µg 12µg Atlantic mackerel
Vitamin K µg 7.8µg Mackerel
Tryptophan 0.267mg mg Atlantic mackerel
Threonine 1.045mg mg Atlantic mackerel
Isoleucine 1.099mg mg Atlantic mackerel
Leucine 1.938mg mg Atlantic mackerel
Lysine 2.19mg mg Atlantic mackerel
Methionine 0.706mg mg Atlantic mackerel
Phenylalanine 0.931mg mg Atlantic mackerel
Valine 1.228mg mg Atlantic mackerel
Histidine 0.702mg mg Atlantic mackerel
Cholesterol 75mg 95mg Atlantic mackerel
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 4.176g 7.148g Atlantic mackerel
Monounsaturated Fat 7.006g 8.32g Mackerel
Polyunsaturated fat 4.3g 6.21g Mackerel

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Atlantic mackerel 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
235
Atlantic mackerel
212
Mackerel
Mineral Summary Score
44
Atlantic mackerel
114
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
143%
Atlantic mackerel
111%
Mackerel
Carbohydrates
0%
Atlantic mackerel
0%
Mackerel
Fats
82%
Atlantic mackerel
116%
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 - 4367mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Atlantic mackerel
Atlantic mackerel is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 20mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Atlantic mackerel
Atlantic mackerel is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.972g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Atlantic mackerel
Atlantic mackerel is relatively richer in vitamins
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. Atlantic mackerel - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/175120/nutrients
  2. Mackerel - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168149/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.