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Eel vs. Atlantic Mackerel — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Eel and Atlantic Mackerel

  • Eel has more Vitamin A RAE, and Zinc, however, Atlantic Mackerel has more Vitamin B12, Selenium, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B2, Iron, and Magnesium.
  • Atlantic Mackerel's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 242% more.
  • Eel has 23 times more Vitamin A RAE than Atlantic Mackerel. Eel has 1137µg of Vitamin A RAE, while Atlantic Mackerel has 50µg.
  • Atlantic Mackerel is lower in Cholesterol.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Fish, eel, mixed species, cooked, dry heat and Fish, mackerel, Atlantic, raw.

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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.
Contains more Calcium +116.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +27.6%
Contains more Potassium +11.1%
Contains less Sodium -27.8%
Contains more Zinc +230.2%
Contains more Manganese +166.7%
Contains more Iron +154.7%
Contains more Magnesium +192.3%
Contains more Copper +151.7%
Contains more Selenium +431.3%
Equal in Potassium - 314
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 8% 24% 19% 119% 31% 9% 57% 10% 6% 46%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 4% 62% 55% 93% 28% 12% 18% 25% 2% 241%
Contains more Calcium +116.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +27.6%
Contains more Potassium +11.1%
Contains less Sodium -27.8%
Contains more Zinc +230.2%
Contains more Manganese +166.7%
Contains more Iron +154.7%
Contains more Magnesium +192.3%
Contains more Copper +151.7%
Contains more Selenium +431.3%
Equal in Potassium - 314

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.
Eel
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Contains more Vitamin A +2167.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +350%
Contains more Folate +1600%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +511.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +102.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +205.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +418.2%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +201.4%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.176
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 228% 0% 0% 6% 46% 12% 85% 17% 18% 13% 362% 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% 31% 483% 2% 44% 72% 171% 52% 93% 1% 1089% 36% 13%
Contains more Vitamin A +2167.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +350%
Contains more Folate +1600%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +511.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +102.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +205.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +418.2%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +201.4%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.176

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +27.2%
Contains more Other +89.5%
Equal in Fats - 13.89
Equal in Water - 63.55
24% 15% 59% 2%
Protein: 23.65 g
Fats: 14.95 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 59.31 g
Other: 2.09 g
19% 14% 64% 4%
Protein: 18.6 g
Fats: 13.89 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 63.55 g
Other: 3.96 g
Contains more Protein +27.2%
Contains more Other +89.5%
Equal in Fats - 13.89
Equal in Water - 63.55

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +69%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +175.9%
Equal in Saturated Fat - 3.257
22% 69% 9%
Saturated Fat: 3.023 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 9.218 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.214 g
27% 45% 28%
Saturated Fat: 3.257 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 5.456 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 3.35 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +69%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +175.9%
Equal in Saturated Fat - 3.257

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Eel Atlantic Mackerel Opinion
Protein 23.65g 18.6g Eel
Fats 14.95g 13.89g Eel
Calories 236kcal 205kcal Eel
Calcium 26mg 12mg Eel
Iron 0.64mg 1.63mg Atlantic Mackerel
Magnesium 26mg 76mg Atlantic Mackerel
Phosphorus 277mg 217mg Eel
Potassium 349mg 314mg Eel
Sodium 65mg 90mg Eel
Zinc 2.08mg 0.63mg Eel
Copper 0.029mg 0.073mg Atlantic Mackerel
Manganese 0.04mg 0.015mg Eel
Selenium 8.3µg 44.1µg Atlantic Mackerel
Vitamin A 3787IU 167IU Eel
Vitamin A RAE 1137µg 50µg Eel
Vitamin E 1.52mg Atlantic Mackerel
Vitamin D 643IU Atlantic Mackerel
Vitamin D 16.1µg Atlantic Mackerel
Vitamin C 1.8mg 0.4mg Eel
Vitamin B1 0.183mg 0.176mg Eel
Vitamin B2 0.051mg 0.312mg Atlantic Mackerel
Vitamin B3 4.487mg 9.08mg Atlantic Mackerel
Vitamin B5 0.28mg 0.856mg Atlantic Mackerel
Vitamin B6 0.077mg 0.399mg Atlantic Mackerel
Folate 17µg 1µg Eel
Vitamin B12 2.89µg 8.71µg Atlantic Mackerel
Choline 65mg Atlantic Mackerel
Vitamin K 5µg Atlantic Mackerel
Tryptophan 0.265mg 0.208mg Eel
Threonine 1.037mg 0.815mg Eel
Isoleucine 1.09mg 0.857mg Eel
Leucine 1.922mg 1.512mg Eel
Lysine 2.171mg 1.708mg Eel
Methionine 0.7mg 0.551mg Eel
Phenylalanine 0.923mg 0.726mg Eel
Valine 1.218mg 0.958mg Eel
Histidine 0.696mg 0.548mg Eel
Cholesterol 161mg 70mg Atlantic Mackerel
Saturated Fat 3.023g 3.257g Eel
Omega-3 - DHA 0.081g 1.401g Atlantic Mackerel
Omega-3 - EPA 0.108g 0.898g Atlantic Mackerel
Omega-3 - DPA 0.095g 0.212g Atlantic Mackerel
Monounsaturated Fat 9.218g 5.456g Eel
Polyunsaturated fat 1.214g 3.35g Atlantic Mackerel

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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

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
60%
Eel
161%
Atlantic Mackerel
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
33%
Eel
54%
Atlantic Mackerel

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Eel
Eel is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Eel
Eel contains less Sodium (difference - 25mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Eel
Eel is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.234g)
Which food is cheaper?
Eel
Eel is cheaper (difference - $7)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Atlantic Mackerel
Atlantic Mackerel is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 91mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Atlantic Mackerel
Atlantic Mackerel is lower in glycemic index (difference - 0)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Atlantic Mackerel
Atlantic Mackerel is relatively richer in vitamins
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. Eel - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174194/nutrients
  2. Atlantic Mackerel - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/175119/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.