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Mackerel vs Skipjack tuna - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Mackerel and Skipjack tuna

  • Mackerel is richer in Vitamin B12, Selenium, and Vitamin B2, while Skipjack tuna is higher in Vitamin B3, and Vitamin B6.
  • Mackerel covers your daily Vitamin B12 needs 409% more than Skipjack tuna.
  • Mackerel has 95 times more Sodium than Skipjack tuna. Mackerel has 4450mg of Sodium, while Skipjack tuna has 47mg.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Fish, mackerel, salted and Fish, tuna, skipjack, fresh, cooked, dry heat.

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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 +78.4%
Contains more Magnesium +36.4%
Contains more Iron +14.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +12.2%
Contains less Sodium -98.9%
Equal in Potassium - 522
Equal in Zinc - 1.05
Equal in Copper - 0.11
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 20% 53% 43% 109% 46% 581% 30% 34%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 12% 60% 32% 123% 47% 7% 29% 37%
Contains more Calcium +78.4%
Contains more Magnesium +36.4%
Contains more Iron +14.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +12.2%
Contains less Sodium -98.9%
Equal in Potassium - 522
Equal in Zinc - 1.05
Equal in Copper - 0.11

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 +161.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +55.7%
Contains more Folate +50%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +447.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +90%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +468.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +139.3%
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%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 4% 0% 0% 4% 10% 29% 352% 30% 227% 8% 274% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +161.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +55.7%
Contains more Folate +50%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +447.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +90%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +468.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +139.3%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +1845.7%
Contains more Other +63%
Contains more Protein +52.5%
Contains more Water +44.8%
19% 25% 43% 13%
Protein: 18.5 g
Fats: 25.1 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 43 g
Other: 13.4 g
28% 62% 8%
Protein: 28.21 g
Fats: 1.29 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 62.28 g
Other: 8.22 g
Contains more Fats +1845.7%
Contains more Other +63%
Contains more Protein +52.5%
Contains more Water +44.8%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +3323.9%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +1440.9%
Contains less Saturated Fat -94.1%
33% 38% 29%
Saturated Fat: 7.148 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 8.32 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 6.21 g
39% 23% 38%
Saturated Fat: 0.42 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.243 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.403 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +3323.9%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +1440.9%
Contains less Saturated Fat -94.1%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Mackerel Skipjack tuna Opinion
Protein 18.5g 28.21g Skipjack tuna
Fats 25.1g 1.29g Mackerel
Calories 305kcal 132kcal Mackerel
Calcium 66mg 37mg Mackerel
Iron 1.4mg 1.6mg Skipjack tuna
Magnesium 60mg 44mg Mackerel
Phosphorus 254mg 285mg Skipjack tuna
Potassium 520mg 522mg Skipjack tuna
Sodium 4450mg 47mg Skipjack tuna
Zinc 1.1mg 1.05mg Mackerel
Copper 0.1mg 0.11mg Skipjack tuna
Vitamin A 157IU 60IU Mackerel
Vitamin A RAE 47µg 18µg Mackerel
Vitamin E 2.38mg Mackerel
Vitamin D 1006IU Mackerel
Vitamin D 25.2µg Mackerel
Vitamin C 0mg 1mg Skipjack tuna
Vitamin B1 0.02mg 0.038mg Skipjack tuna
Vitamin B2 0.19mg 0.122mg Mackerel
Vitamin B3 3.3mg 18.756mg Skipjack tuna
Vitamin B5 0.485mg Skipjack tuna
Vitamin B6 0.41mg 0.981mg Skipjack tuna
Folate 15µg 10µg Mackerel
Vitamin B12 12µg 2.19µg Mackerel
Vitamin K 7.8µg Mackerel
Tryptophan 0.316mg Skipjack tuna
Threonine 1.237mg Skipjack tuna
Isoleucine 1.3mg Skipjack tuna
Leucine 2.293mg Skipjack tuna
Lysine 2.59mg Skipjack tuna
Methionine 0.835mg Skipjack tuna
Phenylalanine 1.101mg Skipjack tuna
Valine 1.453mg Skipjack tuna
Histidine 0.83mg Skipjack tuna
Cholesterol 95mg 60mg Skipjack tuna
Saturated Fat 7.148g 0.42g Skipjack tuna
Omega-3 - DHA 2.965g 0.237g Mackerel
Omega-3 - EPA 1.619g 0.091g Mackerel
Omega-3 - DPA 0.391g 0.017g Mackerel
Monounsaturated Fat 8.32g 0.243g Mackerel
Polyunsaturated fat 6.21g 0.403g Mackerel

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Mackerel Skipjack tuna
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet Equal
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores show how much of your all daily needs across all vitamins or minerals this food would cover if you took three 100 grams servings of it (approximation of 3 serving sizes)
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
212%
Mackerel
78%
Skipjack tuna
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
114%
Mackerel
43%
Skipjack tuna

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Skipjack tuna
Skipjack tuna is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Skipjack tuna
Skipjack tuna contains less Sodium (difference - 4403mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Skipjack tuna
Skipjack tuna is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 35mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Skipjack tuna
Skipjack tuna is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 6.728g)
Which food is cheaper?
Mackerel
Mackerel is cheaper (difference - $1)
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. Mackerel - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168149/nutrients
  2. Skipjack tuna - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172005/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.