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Chinook salmon vs Atlantic mackerel - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Chinook salmon and Atlantic mackerel?

  • Chinook salmon is higher in Vitamin B3, Phosphorus, Vitamin A, Folate and Magnesium, yet Atlantic mackerel is higher in Vitamin B12, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B1, Selenium and Iron.
  • Atlantic mackerel's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 672% more.
  • Chinook salmon has 18 times more Folate than Atlantic mackerel. While Chinook salmon has 35µg of Folate, Atlantic mackerel has only 2µg.

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

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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 Calcium +86.7%
Contains more Potassium +25.9%
Contains more Magnesium +25.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +33.5%
Contains less Sodium -27.7%
Contains more Iron +72.5%
Contains more Copper +77.4%
Contains more Zinc +67.9%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 35% 9% 45% 88% 18% 16% 159% 8%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 59% 5% 36% 70% 32% 26% 120% 11%
Contains more Calcium +86.7%
Contains more Potassium +25.9%
Contains more Magnesium +25.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +33.5%
Contains less Sodium -27.7%
Contains more Iron +72.5%
Contains more Copper +77.4%
Contains more Zinc +67.9%

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 +925%
Contains more Vitamin A +175.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +46.6%
Contains more Folate +1650%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +261.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +167.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +14.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +562%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.46
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 14% 30% 0% 0% 11% 36% 189% 52% 107% 359% 0% 27%
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%
Contains more Vitamin C +925%
Contains more Vitamin A +175.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +46.6%
Contains more Folate +1650%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +261.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +167.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +14.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +562%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.46

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
68
Chinook salmon
235
Atlantic mackerel
Mineral Summary Score
47
Chinook salmon
44
Atlantic mackerel

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
154%
Chinook salmon
143%
Atlantic mackerel
Carbohydrates
0%
Chinook salmon
0%
Atlantic mackerel
Fats
62%
Chinook salmon
82%
Atlantic mackerel

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.
Chinook salmon Atlantic mackerel
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugars Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Chinook salmon Atlantic mackerel
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 contains less Sodium?
Chinook salmon
Chinook salmon contains less Sodium (difference - 23mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chinook salmon
Chinook salmon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.962g)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Atlantic mackerel
Atlantic mackerel is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 10mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Atlantic mackerel
Atlantic mackerel is cheaper (difference - $8)
Which food contains less Sugars?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugars ( 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 definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

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 Chinook salmon Atlantic mackerel Opinion
Calories 231 262 Atlantic mackerel
Protein 25.72 23.85 Chinook salmon
Fats 13.38 17.81 Atlantic mackerel
Vitamin C 4.1 0.4 Chinook salmon
Carbs 0 0
Cholesterol 85 75 Atlantic mackerel
Vitamin D
Iron 0.91 1.57 Atlantic mackerel
Calcium 28 15 Chinook salmon
Potassium 505 401 Chinook salmon
Magnesium 122 97 Chinook salmon
Sugars
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.053 0.094 Atlantic mackerel
Zinc 0.56 0.94 Atlantic mackerel
Starch
Phosphorus 371 278 Chinook salmon
Sodium 60 83 Chinook salmon
Vitamin A 496 180 Chinook salmon
Vitamin E
Vitamin D
Vitamin B1 0.044 0.159 Atlantic mackerel
Vitamin B2 0.154 0.412 Atlantic mackerel
Vitamin B3 10.045 6.85 Chinook salmon
Vitamin B5 0.865 0.99 Atlantic mackerel
Vitamin B6 0.462 0.46 Chinook salmon
Vitamin B12 2.87 19 Atlantic mackerel
Vitamin K
Folate 35 2 Chinook salmon
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 3.214 4.176 Chinook salmon
Monounsaturated Fat 5.742 7.006 Atlantic mackerel
Polyunsaturated fat 2.662 4.3 Atlantic mackerel
Tryptophan 0.288 0.267 Chinook salmon
Threonine 1.127 1.045 Chinook salmon
Isoleucine 1.185 1.099 Chinook salmon
Leucine 2.09 1.938 Chinook salmon
Lysine 2.362 2.19 Chinook salmon
Methionine 0.761 0.706 Chinook salmon
Phenylalanine 1.004 0.931 Chinook salmon
Valine 1.325 1.228 Chinook salmon
Histidine 0.757 0.702 Chinook salmon
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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. Chinook salmon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171999/nutrients
  2. Atlantic 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.