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Atlantic Mackerel vs. Scallop — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Atlantic Mackerel and Scallop?

  • Atlantic Mackerel is richer in Vitamin B12, Vitamin D, Vitamin B3, Selenium, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6, and Vitamin B1, yet Scallop is richer in Phosphorus.
  • Atlantic Mackerel's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 273% higher.
  • Atlantic Mackerel has 322 times more Vitamin D than Scallop. Atlantic Mackerel has 643IU of Vitamin D, while Scallop has 2IU.
  • Scallop contains less Saturated Fat.

We used Fish, mackerel, Atlantic, raw and Mollusks, scallop, (bay and sea), cooked, steamed types in this comparison.

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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 Calcium +20%
Contains more Iron +181%
Contains more Magnesium +105.4%
Contains less Sodium -86.5%
Contains more Copper +121.2%
Contains more Selenium +103.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +96.3%
Contains more Zinc +146%
Contains more Manganese +93.3%
Equal in Potassium - 314
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 3% 22% 27% 183% 28% 87% 43% 11% 4% 119%
Contains more Calcium +20%
Contains more Iron +181%
Contains more Magnesium +105.4%
Contains less Sodium -86.5%
Contains more Copper +121.2%
Contains more Selenium +103.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +96.3%
Contains more Zinc +146%
Contains more Manganese +93.3%
Equal in Potassium - 314

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 A +3240%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1366.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1200%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +743.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +133.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +256.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +305.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +1900%
Contains more Choline +70.3%
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 1% 0% 0% 0% 3% 6% 21% 22% 26% 15% 269% 61% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +3240%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1366.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1200%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +743.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +133.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +256.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +305.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +1900%
Contains more Choline +70.3%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +1553.6%
Contains more Other +33.8%
Contains more Protein +10.4%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Water +10.5%
19% 14% 64% 4%
Protein: 18.6 g
Fats: 13.89 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 63.55 g
Other: 3.96 g
21% 5% 70% 3%
Protein: 20.54 g
Fats: 0.84 g
Carbs: 5.41 g
Water: 70.25 g
Other: 2.96 g
Contains more Fats +1553.6%
Contains more Other +33.8%
Contains more Protein +10.4%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Water +10.5%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +6553.7%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +1409%
Contains less Saturated Fat -93.3%
27% 45% 28%
Saturated Fat: 3.257 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 5.456 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 3.35 g
42% 16% 43%
Saturated Fat: 0.218 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.082 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.222 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +6553.7%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +1409%
Contains less Saturated Fat -93.3%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Atlantic Mackerel Scallop Opinion
Net carbs 0g 5.41g Scallop
Protein 18.6g 20.54g Scallop
Fats 13.89g 0.84g Atlantic Mackerel
Carbs 0g 5.41g Scallop
Calories 205kcal 111kcal Atlantic Mackerel
Starch 3.69g Scallop
Calcium 12mg 10mg Atlantic Mackerel
Iron 1.63mg 0.58mg Atlantic Mackerel
Magnesium 76mg 37mg Atlantic Mackerel
Phosphorus 217mg 426mg Scallop
Potassium 314mg 314mg
Sodium 90mg 667mg Atlantic Mackerel
Zinc 0.63mg 1.55mg Scallop
Copper 0.073mg 0.033mg Atlantic Mackerel
Manganese 0.015mg 0.029mg Scallop
Selenium 44.1µg 21.7µg Atlantic Mackerel
Vitamin A 167IU 5IU Atlantic Mackerel
Vitamin A RAE 50µg 2µg Atlantic Mackerel
Vitamin E 1.52mg 0mg Atlantic Mackerel
Vitamin D 643IU 2IU Atlantic Mackerel
Vitamin D 16.1µg 0µg Atlantic Mackerel
Vitamin C 0.4mg 0mg Atlantic Mackerel
Vitamin B1 0.176mg 0.012mg Atlantic Mackerel
Vitamin B2 0.312mg 0.024mg Atlantic Mackerel
Vitamin B3 9.08mg 1.076mg Atlantic Mackerel
Vitamin B5 0.856mg 0.366mg Atlantic Mackerel
Vitamin B6 0.399mg 0.112mg Atlantic Mackerel
Folate 1µg 20µg Scallop
Vitamin B12 8.71µg 2.15µg Atlantic Mackerel
Choline 65mg 110.7mg Scallop
Vitamin K 5µg 0µg Atlantic Mackerel
Tryptophan 0.208mg 0.173mg Atlantic Mackerel
Threonine 0.815mg 0.629mg Atlantic Mackerel
Isoleucine 0.857mg 0.692mg Atlantic Mackerel
Leucine 1.512mg 1.226mg Atlantic Mackerel
Lysine 1.708mg 1.258mg Atlantic Mackerel
Methionine 0.551mg 0.487mg Atlantic Mackerel
Phenylalanine 0.726mg 0.597mg Atlantic Mackerel
Valine 0.958mg 0.645mg Atlantic Mackerel
Histidine 0.548mg 0.314mg Atlantic Mackerel
Cholesterol 70mg 41mg Scallop
Trans Fat 0.009g Atlantic Mackerel
Saturated Fat 3.257g 0.218g Scallop
Omega-3 - DHA 1.401g 0.104g Atlantic Mackerel
Omega-3 - EPA 0.898g 0.072g Atlantic Mackerel
Omega-3 - DPA 0.212g 0.005g Atlantic Mackerel
Monounsaturated Fat 5.456g 0.082g Atlantic Mackerel
Polyunsaturated fat 3.35g 0.222g Atlantic Mackerel
Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid 0.002g Scallop

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Atlantic Mackerel Scallop
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet Equal

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
32%
Scallop
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
54%
Atlantic Mackerel
52%
Scallop

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Scallop
Scallop is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 29mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Scallop
Scallop is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.039g)
Which food is cheaper?
Scallop
Scallop is cheaper (difference - $7)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Atlantic Mackerel
Atlantic Mackerel contains less Sodium (difference - 577mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Atlantic Mackerel
Atlantic Mackerel is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar (0 g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes ()
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. Scallop - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167742/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.