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Chinook salmon vs Mackerel - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Chinook salmon and Mackerel

  • Chinook salmon is richer in Vitamin B3, Phosphorus, Magnesium, and Vitamin A RAE, while Mackerel is higher in Vitamin B12, Selenium, Iron, and Copper.
  • Mackerel covers your daily Vitamin B12 needs 380% more than Chinook salmon.
  • Chinook salmon has 3 times more Vitamin A RAE than Mackerel. Chinook salmon has 149µg of Vitamin A RAE, while Mackerel has 47µg.
  • Chinook salmon is lower in Saturated Fat.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Fish, salmon, chinook, cooked, dry heat and Fish, mackerel, salted.

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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 Magnesium +103.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +46.1%
Contains less Sodium -98.7%
Contains more Calcium +135.7%
Contains more Iron +53.8%
Contains more Zinc +96.4%
Contains more Copper +88.7%
Equal in Potassium - 520
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 9% 35% 88% 159% 45% 8% 16% 18%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 20% 53% 43% 109% 46% 581% 30% 34%
Contains more Magnesium +103.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +46.1%
Contains less Sodium -98.7%
Contains more Calcium +135.7%
Contains more Iron +53.8%
Contains more Zinc +96.4%
Contains more Copper +88.7%
Equal in Potassium - 520

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 +215.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +120%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +204.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +12.7%
Contains more Folate +133.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +23.4%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +318.1%
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 10% 48% 756% 0% 5% 44% 62% 0% 95% 12% 1500% 20%
Contains more Vitamin A +215.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +120%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +204.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +12.7%
Contains more Folate +133.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +23.4%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +318.1%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chinook salmon Mackerel Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 25.72g 18.5g Chinook salmon
Fats 13.38g 25.1g Mackerel
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 231kcal 305kcal Mackerel
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 0g Chinook salmon
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 28mg 66mg Mackerel
Iron 0.91mg 1.4mg Mackerel
Magnesium 122mg 60mg Chinook salmon
Phosphorus 371mg 254mg Chinook salmon
Potassium 505mg 520mg Mackerel
Sodium 60mg 4450mg Chinook salmon
Zinc 0.56mg 1.1mg Mackerel
Copper 0.053mg 0.1mg Mackerel
Vitamin A 496IU 157IU Chinook salmon
Vitamin E mg 2.38mg Mackerel
Vitamin D IU 1006IU Mackerel
Vitamin D µg 25.2µg Mackerel
Vitamin C 4.1mg 0mg Chinook salmon
Vitamin B1 0.044mg 0.02mg Chinook salmon
Vitamin B2 0.154mg 0.19mg Mackerel
Vitamin B3 10.045mg 3.3mg Chinook salmon
Vitamin B5 0.865mg mg Chinook salmon
Vitamin B6 0.462mg 0.41mg Chinook salmon
Folate 35µg 15µg Chinook salmon
Vitamin B12 2.87µg 12µg Mackerel
Vitamin K µg 7.8µg Mackerel
Tryptophan 0.288mg mg Chinook salmon
Threonine 1.127mg mg Chinook salmon
Isoleucine 1.185mg mg Chinook salmon
Leucine 2.09mg mg Chinook salmon
Lysine 2.362mg mg Chinook salmon
Methionine 0.761mg mg Chinook salmon
Phenylalanine 1.004mg mg Chinook salmon
Valine 1.325mg mg Chinook salmon
Histidine 0.757mg mg Chinook salmon
Cholesterol 85mg 95mg Chinook salmon
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 3.214g 7.148g Chinook salmon
Monounsaturated Fat 5.742g 8.32g Mackerel
Polyunsaturated fat 2.662g 6.21g Mackerel

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Chinook salmon 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
212
Mackerel
Mineral Summary Score
47
Chinook salmon
114
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
111%
Mackerel
Carbohydrates
0%
Chinook salmon
0%
Mackerel
Fats
62%
Chinook salmon
116%
Mackerel

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Mackerel
Mackerel is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is cheaper?
Mackerel
Mackerel is cheaper (difference - $8)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Chinook salmon
Chinook salmon is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chinook salmon
Chinook salmon contains less Sodium (difference - 4390mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Chinook salmon
Chinook salmon is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 10mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chinook salmon
Chinook salmon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.934g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)
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. Mackerel - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168149/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.