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Atlantic Mackerel vs. Smelt — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Atlantic Mackerel and Smelt?

  • Atlantic Mackerel is richer in Vitamin B12, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B1, and Vitamin B2, yet Smelt is richer in Manganese, Zinc, Copper, and Phosphorus.
  • Atlantic Mackerel's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 197% higher.
  • Atlantic Mackerel has 18 times more Vitamin B1 than Smelt. Atlantic Mackerel has 0.176mg of Vitamin B1, while Smelt has 0.01mg.
  • Smelt contains less Saturated Fat.

We used Fish, mackerel, Atlantic, raw and Fish, smelt, rainbow, 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 Iron +41.7%
Contains more Magnesium +100%
Contains more Calcium +541.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +35.9%
Contains more Potassium +18.5%
Contains less Sodium -14.4%
Contains more Zinc +236.5%
Contains more Copper +143.8%
Contains more Manganese +5900%
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 24% 44% 28% 127% 33% 11% 58% 60% 118% 256%
Contains more Iron +41.7%
Contains more Magnesium +100%
Contains more Calcium +541.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +35.9%
Contains more Potassium +18.5%
Contains less Sodium -14.4%
Contains more Zinc +236.5%
Contains more Copper +143.8%
Contains more Manganese +5900%
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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Smelt
Contains more Vitamin A +187.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1660%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +113.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +414.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +15.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +134.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +119.4%
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 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 4% 0% 0% 0% 3% 34% 34% 45% 40% 4% 497% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +187.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1660%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +113.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +414.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +15.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +134.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +119.4%
Contains more Folate +400%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +348.1%
Contains more Other +162.3%
Contains more Protein +21.5%
Contains more Water +14.5%
19% 14% 64% 4%
Protein: 18.6 g
Fats: 13.89 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 63.55 g
Other: 3.96 g
23% 3% 73%
Protein: 22.6 g
Fats: 3.1 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 72.79 g
Other: 1.51 g
Contains more Fats +348.1%
Contains more Other +162.3%
Contains more Protein +21.5%
Contains more Water +14.5%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +563.7%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +195.2%
Contains less Saturated Fat -82.2%
27% 45% 28%
Saturated Fat: 3.257 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 5.456 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 3.35 g
23% 32% 45%
Saturated Fat: 0.579 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.822 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.135 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +563.7%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +195.2%
Contains less Saturated Fat -82.2%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Atlantic Mackerel Smelt Opinion
Protein 18.6g 22.6g Smelt
Fats 13.89g 3.1g Atlantic Mackerel
Calories 205kcal 124kcal Atlantic Mackerel
Calcium 12mg 77mg Smelt
Iron 1.63mg 1.15mg Atlantic Mackerel
Magnesium 76mg 38mg Atlantic Mackerel
Phosphorus 217mg 295mg Smelt
Potassium 314mg 372mg Smelt
Sodium 90mg 77mg Smelt
Zinc 0.63mg 2.12mg Smelt
Copper 0.073mg 0.178mg Smelt
Manganese 0.015mg 0.9mg Smelt
Selenium 44.1µg 46.8µg Smelt
Vitamin A 167IU 58IU Atlantic Mackerel
Vitamin A RAE 50µg 17µg Atlantic Mackerel
Vitamin E 1.52mg Atlantic Mackerel
Vitamin D 643IU Atlantic Mackerel
Vitamin D 16.1µg Atlantic Mackerel
Vitamin C 0.4mg 0mg Atlantic Mackerel
Vitamin B1 0.176mg 0.01mg Atlantic Mackerel
Vitamin B2 0.312mg 0.146mg Atlantic Mackerel
Vitamin B3 9.08mg 1.766mg Atlantic Mackerel
Vitamin B5 0.856mg 0.74mg Atlantic Mackerel
Vitamin B6 0.399mg 0.17mg Atlantic Mackerel
Folate 1µg 5µg Smelt
Vitamin B12 8.71µg 3.97µg Atlantic Mackerel
Choline 65mg Atlantic Mackerel
Vitamin K 5µg Atlantic Mackerel
Tryptophan 0.208mg 0.253mg Smelt
Threonine 0.815mg 0.991mg Smelt
Isoleucine 0.857mg 1.041mg Smelt
Leucine 1.512mg 1.837mg Smelt
Lysine 1.708mg 2.076mg Smelt
Methionine 0.551mg 0.669mg Smelt
Phenylalanine 0.726mg 0.882mg Smelt
Valine 0.958mg 1.164mg Smelt
Histidine 0.548mg 0.665mg Smelt
Cholesterol 70mg 90mg Atlantic Mackerel
Saturated Fat 3.257g 0.579g Smelt
Omega-3 - DHA 1.401g 0.536g Atlantic Mackerel
Omega-3 - EPA 0.898g 0.353g Atlantic Mackerel
Omega-3 - DPA 0.212g 0.023g Atlantic Mackerel
Monounsaturated Fat 5.456g 0.822g Atlantic Mackerel
Polyunsaturated fat 3.35g 1.135g Atlantic Mackerel

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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

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
50%
Smelt
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
54%
Atlantic Mackerel
75%
Smelt

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Smelt
Smelt is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Smelt
Smelt contains less Sodium (difference - 13mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Smelt
Smelt is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.678g)
Which food is cheaper?
Smelt
Smelt is cheaper (difference - $7)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Smelt
Smelt is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Atlantic Mackerel
Atlantic Mackerel is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 20mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Atlantic Mackerel
Atlantic Mackerel is lower in glycemic index (difference - 0)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Atlantic Mackerel
Atlantic Mackerel is relatively richer in vitamins

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. Smelt - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/175147/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.