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Atlantic Mackerel vs. Skipjack tuna — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Atlantic Mackerel and Skipjack tuna?

  • Atlantic Mackerel is richer in Vitamin B12, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B1, Magnesium, and Vitamin B5, yet Skipjack tuna is richer in Vitamin B3, Vitamin B6, Phosphorus, and Potassium.
  • Atlantic Mackerel's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 272% higher.
  • Atlantic Mackerel has 8 times more Saturated Fat than Skipjack tuna. Atlantic Mackerel has 3.257g of Saturated Fat, while Skipjack tuna has 0.42g.

We used Fish, mackerel, Atlantic, raw and Fish, tuna, skipjack, fresh, cooked, dry heat 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 Magnesium +72.7%
Contains more Calcium +208.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +31.3%
Contains more Potassium +66.2%
Contains less Sodium -47.8%
Contains more Zinc +66.7%
Contains more Copper +50.7%
Contains more Manganese +26.7%
Equal in Iron - 1.6
Equal in Selenium - 46.8
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 12% 60% 32% 123% 47% 7% 29% 37% 3% 256%
Contains more Magnesium +72.7%
Contains more Calcium +208.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +31.3%
Contains more Potassium +66.2%
Contains less Sodium -47.8%
Contains more Zinc +66.7%
Contains more Copper +50.7%
Contains more Manganese +26.7%
Equal in Iron - 1.6
Equal in Selenium - 46.8

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 A +178.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +363.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +155.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +76.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +297.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +150%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +106.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +145.9%
Contains more Folate +900%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 11% 31% 483% 2% 44% 72% 171% 52% 93% 1% 1089% 13%
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 +178.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +363.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +155.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +76.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +297.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +150%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +106.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +145.9%
Contains more Folate +900%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +976.7%
Contains more Protein +51.7%
Contains more Other +107.6%
Equal in Water - 62.28
19% 14% 64% 4%
Protein: 18.6 g
Fats: 13.89 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 63.55 g
Other: 3.96 g
28% 62% 8%
Protein: 28.21 g
Fats: 1.29 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 62.28 g
Other: 8.22 g
Contains more Fats +976.7%
Contains more Protein +51.7%
Contains more Other +107.6%
Equal in Water - 62.28

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +2145.3%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +731.3%
Contains less Saturated Fat -87.1%
27% 45% 28%
Saturated Fat: 3.257 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 5.456 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 3.35 g
39% 23% 38%
Saturated Fat: 0.42 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.243 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.403 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +2145.3%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +731.3%
Contains less Saturated Fat -87.1%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Atlantic Mackerel Skipjack tuna Opinion
Protein 18.6g 28.21g Skipjack tuna
Fats 13.89g 1.29g Atlantic Mackerel
Calories 205kcal 132kcal Atlantic Mackerel
Calcium 12mg 37mg Skipjack tuna
Iron 1.63mg 1.6mg Atlantic Mackerel
Magnesium 76mg 44mg Atlantic Mackerel
Phosphorus 217mg 285mg Skipjack tuna
Potassium 314mg 522mg Skipjack tuna
Sodium 90mg 47mg Skipjack tuna
Zinc 0.63mg 1.05mg Skipjack tuna
Copper 0.073mg 0.11mg Skipjack tuna
Manganese 0.015mg 0.019mg Skipjack tuna
Selenium 44.1µg 46.8µg Skipjack tuna
Vitamin A 167IU 60IU Atlantic Mackerel
Vitamin A RAE 50µg 18µg Atlantic Mackerel
Vitamin E 1.52mg Atlantic Mackerel
Vitamin D 643IU Atlantic Mackerel
Vitamin D 16.1µg Atlantic Mackerel
Vitamin C 0.4mg 1mg Skipjack tuna
Vitamin B1 0.176mg 0.038mg Atlantic Mackerel
Vitamin B2 0.312mg 0.122mg Atlantic Mackerel
Vitamin B3 9.08mg 18.756mg Skipjack tuna
Vitamin B5 0.856mg 0.485mg Atlantic Mackerel
Vitamin B6 0.399mg 0.981mg Skipjack tuna
Folate 1µg 10µg Skipjack tuna
Vitamin B12 8.71µg 2.19µg Atlantic Mackerel
Vitamin K 5µg Atlantic Mackerel
Tryptophan 0.208mg 0.316mg Skipjack tuna
Threonine 0.815mg 1.237mg Skipjack tuna
Isoleucine 0.857mg 1.3mg Skipjack tuna
Leucine 1.512mg 2.293mg Skipjack tuna
Lysine 1.708mg 2.59mg Skipjack tuna
Methionine 0.551mg 0.835mg Skipjack tuna
Phenylalanine 0.726mg 1.101mg Skipjack tuna
Valine 0.958mg 1.453mg Skipjack tuna
Histidine 0.548mg 0.83mg Skipjack tuna
Cholesterol 70mg 60mg Skipjack tuna
Saturated Fat 3.257g 0.42g Skipjack tuna
Omega-3 - DHA 1.401g 0.237g Atlantic Mackerel
Omega-3 - EPA 0.898g 0.091g Atlantic Mackerel
Omega-3 - DPA 0.212g 0.017g Atlantic Mackerel
Monounsaturated Fat 5.456g 0.243g Atlantic Mackerel
Polyunsaturated fat 3.35g 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 ok

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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
171%
Atlantic Mackerel
78%
Skipjack tuna
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
54%
Atlantic Mackerel
60%
Skipjack tuna

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Skipjack tuna
Skipjack tuna is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Skipjack tuna
Skipjack tuna contains less Sodium (difference - 43mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Skipjack tuna
Skipjack tuna is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 10mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Skipjack tuna
Skipjack tuna is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.837g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Skipjack tuna
Skipjack tuna is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Atlantic Mackerel
Atlantic Mackerel is lower in glycemic index (difference - 0)
Which food is cheaper?
Atlantic Mackerel
Atlantic Mackerel is cheaper (difference - $1)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Atlantic Mackerel
Atlantic Mackerel is relatively richer in vitamins

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/175119/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.