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Atlantic mackerel vs Halibut - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Atlantic mackerel and Halibut

  • Atlantic mackerel is higher than Halibut in Vitamin B12, Vitamin B3, Selenium, Vitamin B2, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Vitamin B5, and Iron.
  • Atlantic mackerel covers your daily Vitamin B12 needs 750% more than Halibut.
  • Atlantic mackerel contains 5 times more Vitamin B2 than Halibut. While Atlantic mackerel contains 0.412mg of Vitamin B2, Halibut contains only 0.08mg.
  • The amount of Saturated Fat in Halibut is lower.

Food varieties used in this article are Fish, mackerel, Atlantic, cooked, dry heat and Fish, halibut, Greenland, raw.

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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 Calcium +400%
Contains more Iron +137.9%
Contains more Magnesium +273.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +69.5%
Contains more Potassium +49.6%
Contains more Zinc +135%
Contains more Copper +213.3%
Equal in Sodium - 80
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 59% 70% 120% 36% 11% 26% 32%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 1% 25% 19% 71% 24% 11% 11% 10%
Contains more Calcium +400%
Contains more Iron +137.9%
Contains more Magnesium +273.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +69.5%
Contains more Potassium +49.6%
Contains more Zinc +135%
Contains more Copper +213.3%
Equal in Sodium - 80

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 +283%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +165%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +415%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +356.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +296%
Contains more Folate +100%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +1800%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.42
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 3% 15% 822% 0% 15% 19% 29% 15% 97% 1% 126% 1%
Contains more Vitamin A +283%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +165%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +415%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +356.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +296%
Contains more Folate +100%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +1800%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.42

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Atlantic mackerel Halibut Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 23.85g 14.37g Atlantic mackerel
Fats 17.81g 13.84g Atlantic mackerel
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 262kcal 186kcal Atlantic mackerel
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 0g Atlantic mackerel
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 15mg 3mg Atlantic mackerel
Iron 1.57mg 0.66mg Atlantic mackerel
Magnesium 97mg 26mg Atlantic mackerel
Phosphorus 278mg 164mg Atlantic mackerel
Potassium 401mg 268mg Atlantic mackerel
Sodium 83mg 80mg Halibut
Zinc 0.94mg 0.4mg Atlantic mackerel
Copper 0.094mg 0.03mg Atlantic mackerel
Vitamin A 180IU 47IU Atlantic mackerel
Vitamin E mg 0.73mg Halibut
Vitamin D IU 1097IU Halibut
Vitamin D µg 27.4µg Halibut
Vitamin C 0.4mg 0mg Atlantic mackerel
Vitamin B1 0.159mg 0.06mg Atlantic mackerel
Vitamin B2 0.412mg 0.08mg Atlantic mackerel
Vitamin B3 6.85mg 1.5mg Atlantic mackerel
Vitamin B5 0.99mg 0.25mg Atlantic mackerel
Vitamin B6 0.46mg 0.42mg Atlantic mackerel
Folate 2µg 1µg Atlantic mackerel
Vitamin B12 19µg 1µg Atlantic mackerel
Vitamin K µg 0.1µg Halibut
Tryptophan 0.267mg 0.161mg Atlantic mackerel
Threonine 1.045mg 0.63mg Atlantic mackerel
Isoleucine 1.099mg 0.662mg Atlantic mackerel
Leucine 1.938mg 1.168mg Atlantic mackerel
Lysine 2.19mg 1.32mg Atlantic mackerel
Methionine 0.706mg 0.425mg Atlantic mackerel
Phenylalanine 0.931mg 0.561mg Atlantic mackerel
Valine 1.228mg 0.74mg Atlantic mackerel
Histidine 0.702mg 0.423mg Atlantic mackerel
Cholesterol 75mg 46mg Halibut
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 4.176g 2.419g Halibut
Monounsaturated Fat 7.006g 8.378g Halibut
Polyunsaturated fat 4.3g 1.367g Atlantic mackerel

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Atlantic mackerel Halibut
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
95
Halibut
Mineral Summary Score
44
Atlantic mackerel
21
Halibut

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
86%
Halibut
Carbohydrates
0%
Atlantic mackerel
0%
Halibut
Fats
82%
Atlantic mackerel
64%
Halibut

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Halibut
Halibut contains less Sodium (difference - 3mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Halibut
Halibut is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 29mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Halibut
Halibut is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.757g)
Which food is cheaper?
Halibut
Halibut is cheaper (difference - $2)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Atlantic mackerel
Atlantic mackerel is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Atlantic mackerel
Atlantic mackerel is relatively richer in minerals
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)

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. Halibut - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171965/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.