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Atlantic mackerel vs Skipjack tuna - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Atlantic mackerel and Skipjack tuna?

  • Atlantic mackerel is higher in Vitamin B12, Vitamin B2, Magnesium, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B1, and Selenium, yet Skipjack tuna is higher in Vitamin B3, and Vitamin B6.
  • Atlantic mackerel's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 700% more.
  • Atlantic mackerel has 10 times more Saturated Fat than Skipjack tuna. While Atlantic mackerel has 4.176g of Saturated Fat, Skipjack tuna has only 0.42g.

We used Fish, mackerel, Atlantic, cooked, dry heat and Fish, tuna, skipjack, fresh, 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 Magnesium +120.5%
Contains more Calcium +146.7%
Contains more Potassium +30.2%
Contains less Sodium -43.4%
Contains more Zinc +11.7%
Contains more Copper +17%
Equal in Iron - 1.6
Equal in Phosphorus - 285
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 59% 70% 120% 36% 11% 26% 32%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 12% 60% 32% 123% 47% 7% 29% 37%
Contains more Magnesium +120.5%
Contains more Calcium +146.7%
Contains more Potassium +30.2%
Contains less Sodium -43.4%
Contains more Zinc +11.7%
Contains more Copper +17%
Equal in Iron - 1.6
Equal in Phosphorus - 285

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 +200%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +318.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +237.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +104.1%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +767.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +150%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +173.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +113.3%
Contains more Folate +400%
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 4% 0% 0% 4% 10% 29% 352% 30% 227% 8% 274% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +200%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +318.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +237.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +104.1%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +767.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +150%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +173.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +113.3%
Contains more Folate +400%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Atlantic mackerel Skipjack tuna Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 23.85g 28.21g Skipjack tuna
Fats 17.81g 1.29g Atlantic mackerel
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 262kcal 132kcal Atlantic mackerel
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 15mg 37mg Skipjack tuna
Iron 1.57mg 1.6mg Skipjack tuna
Magnesium 97mg 44mg Atlantic mackerel
Phosphorus 278mg 285mg Skipjack tuna
Potassium 401mg 522mg Skipjack tuna
Sodium 83mg 47mg Skipjack tuna
Zinc 0.94mg 1.05mg Skipjack tuna
Copper 0.094mg 0.11mg Skipjack tuna
Vitamin A 180IU 60IU Atlantic mackerel
Vitamin E mg mg
Vitamin D IU IU
Vitamin D µg µg
Vitamin C 0.4mg 1mg Skipjack tuna
Vitamin B1 0.159mg 0.038mg Atlantic mackerel
Vitamin B2 0.412mg 0.122mg Atlantic mackerel
Vitamin B3 6.85mg 18.756mg Skipjack tuna
Vitamin B5 0.99mg 0.485mg Atlantic mackerel
Vitamin B6 0.46mg 0.981mg Skipjack tuna
Folate 2µg 10µg Skipjack tuna
Vitamin B12 19µg 2.19µg Atlantic mackerel
Vitamin K µg µg
Tryptophan 0.267mg 0.316mg Skipjack tuna
Threonine 1.045mg 1.237mg Skipjack tuna
Isoleucine 1.099mg 1.3mg Skipjack tuna
Leucine 1.938mg 2.293mg Skipjack tuna
Lysine 2.19mg 2.59mg Skipjack tuna
Methionine 0.706mg 0.835mg Skipjack tuna
Phenylalanine 0.931mg 1.101mg Skipjack tuna
Valine 1.228mg 1.453mg Skipjack tuna
Histidine 0.702mg 0.83mg Skipjack tuna
Cholesterol 75mg 60mg Skipjack tuna
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 4.176g 0.42g Skipjack tuna
Monounsaturated Fat 7.006g 0.243g Atlantic mackerel
Polyunsaturated fat 4.3g 0.403g Atlantic mackerel

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Atlantic mackerel Skipjack tuna
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
78
Skipjack tuna
Mineral Summary Score
44
Atlantic mackerel
43
Skipjack tuna

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
169%
Skipjack tuna
Carbohydrates
0%
Atlantic mackerel
0%
Skipjack tuna
Fats
82%
Atlantic mackerel
6%
Skipjack tuna

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Skipjack tuna
Skipjack tuna contains less Sodium (difference - 36mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Skipjack tuna
Skipjack tuna is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 15mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Skipjack tuna
Skipjack tuna is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.756g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Skipjack tuna
Skipjack tuna is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is cheaper?
Atlantic mackerel
Atlantic mackerel is cheaper (difference - $1)
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 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. Skipjack tuna - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172005/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.