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

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 +175.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +925%
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 A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 30% 0% 0% 14% 11% 36% 189% 52% 107% 27% 359% 0%
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%
Contains more Vitamin A +175.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +925%
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

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Chinook salmon Atlantic mackerel
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
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 food.
Protein
154%
Chinook salmon
143%
Atlantic mackerel
Carbohydrates
0%
Chinook salmon
0%
Atlantic mackerel
Fats
62%
Chinook salmon
82%
Atlantic mackerel

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 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.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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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

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. 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.