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Carp vs. Mackerel — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Carp and Mackerel?

  • Carp is richer in Phosphorus, and Zinc, while Mackerel is higher in Vitamin B12, Selenium, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6, and Magnesium.
  • Mackerel's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 730% higher.
  • Mackerel has 9 times less Folate than Carp. Carp has 17µg of Folate, while Mackerel has 2µg.
  • Carp is lower in Saturated Fat.

We used Fish, carp, cooked, dry heat and Fish, mackerel, Atlantic, 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.
Carp
7
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Contains more Calcium +246.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +91%
Contains less Sodium -24.1%
Contains more Zinc +102.1%
Contains more Manganese +150%
Contains more Magnesium +155.3%
Contains more Copper +28.8%
Contains more Selenium +218.5%
Equal in Iron - 1.57
Equal in Potassium - 401
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 16% 60% 28% 228% 38% 9% 52% 25% 7% 89%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 5% 59% 70% 120% 36% 11% 26% 32% 3% 282%
Contains more Calcium +246.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +91%
Contains less Sodium -24.1%
Contains more Zinc +102.1%
Contains more Manganese +150%
Contains more Magnesium +155.3%
Contains more Copper +28.8%
Contains more Selenium +218.5%
Equal in Iron - 1.57
Equal in Potassium - 401

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.
Carp
2
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Contains more Vitamin C +300%
Contains more Folate +750%
Contains more Vitamin A +462.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +13.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +488.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +226.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +13.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +110%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +1192.5%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 2% 0% 0% 6% 35% 17% 40% 53% 51% 13% 184% 0% 0%
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% 0% 0% 2% 40% 96% 129% 60% 107% 2% 2375% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin C +300%
Contains more Folate +750%
Contains more Vitamin A +462.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +13.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +488.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +226.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +13.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +110%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +1192.5%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Carp
1
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Contains more Water +30.7%
Contains more Fats +148.4%
Contains more Other +1391.2%
Equal in Protein - 23.85
23% 7% 70%
Protein: 22.86 g
Fats: 7.17 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 69.63 g
Other: 0.34 g
24% 18% 53% 5%
Protein: 23.85 g
Fats: 17.81 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 53.27 g
Other: 5.07 g
Contains more Water +30.7%
Contains more Fats +148.4%
Contains more Other +1391.2%
Equal in Protein - 23.85

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Carp
1
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Contains less Saturated Fat -66.8%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +134.7%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +134.3%
22% 48% 30%
Saturated Fat: 1.388 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 2.985 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.835 g
27% 45% 28%
Saturated Fat: 4.176 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 7.006 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 4.3 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -66.8%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +134.7%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +134.3%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Carp Mackerel
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Lower in Glycemic Index Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Carp Mackerel Opinion
Protein 22.86g 23.85g Mackerel
Fats 7.17g 17.81g Mackerel
Calories 162kcal 262kcal Mackerel
Calcium 52mg 15mg Carp
Iron 1.59mg 1.57mg Carp
Magnesium 38mg 97mg Mackerel
Phosphorus 531mg 278mg Carp
Potassium 427mg 401mg Carp
Sodium 63mg 83mg Carp
Zinc 1.9mg 0.94mg Carp
Copper 0.073mg 0.094mg Mackerel
Manganese 0.05mg 0.02mg Carp
Selenium 16.2µg 51.6µg Mackerel
Vitamin A 32IU 180IU Mackerel
Vitamin A RAE 10µg 54µg Mackerel
Vitamin C 1.6mg 0.4mg Carp
Vitamin B1 0.14mg 0.159mg Mackerel
Vitamin B2 0.07mg 0.412mg Mackerel
Vitamin B3 2.1mg 6.85mg Mackerel
Vitamin B5 0.87mg 0.99mg Mackerel
Vitamin B6 0.219mg 0.46mg Mackerel
Folate 17µg 2µg Carp
Vitamin B12 1.47µg 19µg Mackerel
Tryptophan 0.256mg 0.267mg Mackerel
Threonine 1.002mg 1.045mg Mackerel
Isoleucine 1.054mg 1.099mg Mackerel
Leucine 1.858mg 1.938mg Mackerel
Lysine 2.1mg 2.19mg Mackerel
Methionine 0.677mg 0.706mg Mackerel
Phenylalanine 0.893mg 0.931mg Mackerel
Valine 1.178mg 1.228mg Mackerel
Histidine 0.673mg 0.702mg Mackerel
Cholesterol 84mg 75mg Mackerel
Saturated Fat 1.388g 4.176g Carp
Omega-3 - DHA 0.146g 0.699g Mackerel
Omega-3 - EPA 0.305g 0.504g Mackerel
Omega-3 - DPA 0.105g 0.106g Mackerel
Monounsaturated Fat 2.985g 7.006g Mackerel
Polyunsaturated fat 1.835g 4.3g Mackerel

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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

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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
31%
Carp
217%
Mackerel
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
55%
Carp
64%
Mackerel

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Mackerel
Mackerel is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 9mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Mackerel
Mackerel is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Carp
Carp contains less Sodium (difference - 20mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Carp
Carp is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.788g)
Which food is cheaper?
Carp
Carp is cheaper (difference - $7)
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 minerals?
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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

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. Carp - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174185/nutrients
  2. Mackerel - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/175120/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.