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Atlantic mackerel vs Smoked salmon - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Atlantic mackerel and Smoked salmon

  • Atlantic mackerel is richer in Vitamin B12, Selenium, Vitamin B2, Magnesium, Phosphorus, and Vitamin B6, yet Smoked salmon is richer in Copper.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 from Atlantic mackerel is 656% higher.
  • Atlantic mackerel contains 5 times more Magnesium than Smoked salmon. Atlantic mackerel contains 97mg of Magnesium, while Smoked salmon contains 18mg.
  • Smoked salmon contains less Saturated Fat.

Food types used in this article are Fish, mackerel, Atlantic, cooked, dry heat and Fish, salmon, chinook, smoked.

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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 +36.4%
Contains more Iron +84.7%
Contains more Magnesium +438.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +69.5%
Contains more Potassium +129.1%
Contains less Sodium -87.6%
Contains more Zinc +203.2%
Contains more Copper +144.7%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 59% 70% 120% 36% 11% 26% 32%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 32% 13% 71% 16% 88% 9% 77%
Contains more Calcium +36.4%
Contains more Iron +84.7%
Contains more Magnesium +438.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +69.5%
Contains more Potassium +129.1%
Contains less Sodium -87.6%
Contains more Zinc +203.2%
Contains more Copper +144.7%

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 +106.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +591.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +307.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +45.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +13.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +65.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +482.8%
Equal in Folate - 2
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 6% 28% 514% 0% 6% 24% 89% 53% 65% 2% 408% 1%
Contains more Vitamin A +106.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +591.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +307.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +45.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +13.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +65.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +482.8%
Equal in Folate - 2

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Atlantic mackerel Smoked salmon Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 23.85g 18.28g Atlantic mackerel
Fats 17.81g 4.32g Atlantic mackerel
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 262kcal 117kcal Atlantic mackerel
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 0g Atlantic mackerel
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 15mg 11mg Atlantic mackerel
Iron 1.57mg 0.85mg Atlantic mackerel
Magnesium 97mg 18mg Atlantic mackerel
Phosphorus 278mg 164mg Atlantic mackerel
Potassium 401mg 175mg Atlantic mackerel
Sodium 83mg 672mg Atlantic mackerel
Zinc 0.94mg 0.31mg Atlantic mackerel
Copper 0.094mg 0.23mg Smoked salmon
Vitamin A 180IU 87IU Atlantic mackerel
Vitamin E mg 1.35mg Smoked salmon
Vitamin D IU 685IU Smoked salmon
Vitamin D µg 17.1µg Smoked salmon
Vitamin C 0.4mg 0mg Atlantic mackerel
Vitamin B1 0.159mg 0.023mg Atlantic mackerel
Vitamin B2 0.412mg 0.101mg Atlantic mackerel
Vitamin B3 6.85mg 4.72mg Atlantic mackerel
Vitamin B5 0.99mg 0.87mg Atlantic mackerel
Vitamin B6 0.46mg 0.278mg Atlantic mackerel
Folate 2µg 2µg
Vitamin B12 19µg 3.26µg Atlantic mackerel
Vitamin K µg 0.1µg Smoked salmon
Tryptophan 0.267mg 0.205mg Atlantic mackerel
Threonine 1.045mg 0.801mg Atlantic mackerel
Isoleucine 1.099mg 0.842mg Atlantic mackerel
Leucine 1.938mg 1.486mg Atlantic mackerel
Lysine 2.19mg 1.679mg Atlantic mackerel
Methionine 0.706mg 0.541mg Atlantic mackerel
Phenylalanine 0.931mg 0.714mg Atlantic mackerel
Valine 1.228mg 0.942mg Atlantic mackerel
Histidine 0.702mg 0.538mg Atlantic mackerel
Cholesterol 75mg 23mg Smoked salmon
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 4.176g 0.929g Smoked salmon
Monounsaturated Fat 7.006g 2.023g Atlantic mackerel
Polyunsaturated fat 4.3g 0.995g Atlantic mackerel

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Atlantic mackerel Smoked salmon
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
99
Smoked salmon
Mineral Summary Score
44
Atlantic mackerel
38
Smoked salmon

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
110%
Smoked salmon
Carbohydrates
0%
Atlantic mackerel
0%
Smoked salmon
Fats
82%
Atlantic mackerel
20%
Smoked salmon

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Smoked salmon
Smoked salmon is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 52mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Smoked salmon
Smoked salmon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.247g)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Atlantic mackerel
Atlantic mackerel is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Atlantic mackerel
Atlantic mackerel contains less Sodium (difference - 589mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Atlantic mackerel
Atlantic mackerel is cheaper (difference - $7)
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. Smoked salmon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173687/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.