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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
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Contains more Iron +84.7%
Contains more Calcium +36.4%
Contains more Potassium +129.1%
Contains more Magnesium +438.9%
Contains more Zinc +203.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +69.5%
Contains less Sodium -87.6%
Contains more Copper +144.7%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 59% 5% 36% 70% 32% 26% 120% 11%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 32% 4% 16% 13% 77% 9% 71% 88%
Contains more Iron +84.7%
Contains more Calcium +36.4%
Contains more Potassium +129.1%
Contains more Magnesium +438.9%
Contains more Zinc +203.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +69.5%
Contains less Sodium -87.6%
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 C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +106.9%
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 C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 2% 11% 0% 0% 40% 96% 129% 60% 107% 2375% 0% 2%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 6% 28% 514% 6% 24% 89% 53% 65% 408% 1% 2%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +106.9%
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 and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils 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 the food
Protein
143%
Atlantic mackerel
110%
Smoked salmon
Carbohydrates
0%
Atlantic mackerel
0%
Smoked salmon
Fats
82%
Atlantic mackerel
20%
Smoked salmon

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at 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 Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in glycemic index Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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is better in case of low diet
Atlantic mackerel Smoked salmon
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet Equal
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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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 contains less Sugars?
Atlantic mackerel
Atlantic mackerel contains less Sugars (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)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Atlantic mackerel Smoked salmon Opinion
Calories 262 117 Atlantic mackerel
Protein 23.85 18.28 Atlantic mackerel
Fats 17.81 4.32 Atlantic mackerel
Vitamin C 0.4 0 Atlantic mackerel
Carbs 0 0
Cholesterol 75 23 Smoked salmon
Vitamin D 685 Smoked salmon
Iron 1.57 0.85 Atlantic mackerel
Calcium 15 11 Atlantic mackerel
Potassium 401 175 Atlantic mackerel
Magnesium 97 18 Atlantic mackerel
Sugars 0 Atlantic mackerel
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.094 0.23 Smoked salmon
Zinc 0.94 0.31 Atlantic mackerel
Starch
Phosphorus 278 164 Atlantic mackerel
Sodium 83 672 Atlantic mackerel
Vitamin A 180 87 Atlantic mackerel
Vitamin E 1.35 Smoked salmon
Vitamin D 17.1 Smoked salmon
Vitamin B1 0.159 0.023 Atlantic mackerel
Vitamin B2 0.412 0.101 Atlantic mackerel
Vitamin B3 6.85 4.72 Atlantic mackerel
Vitamin B5 0.99 0.87 Atlantic mackerel
Vitamin B6 0.46 0.278 Atlantic mackerel
Vitamin B12 19 3.26 Atlantic mackerel
Vitamin K 0.1 Smoked salmon
Folate 2 2
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 4.176 0.929 Smoked salmon
Monounsaturated Fat 7.006 2.023 Atlantic mackerel
Polyunsaturated fat 4.3 0.995 Atlantic mackerel
Tryptophan 0.267 0.205 Atlantic mackerel
Threonine 1.045 0.801 Atlantic mackerel
Isoleucine 1.099 0.842 Atlantic mackerel
Leucine 1.938 1.486 Atlantic mackerel
Lysine 2.19 1.679 Atlantic mackerel
Methionine 0.706 0.541 Atlantic mackerel
Phenylalanine 0.931 0.714 Atlantic mackerel
Valine 1.228 0.942 Atlantic mackerel
Histidine 0.702 0.538 Atlantic mackerel
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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 of 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.