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Mackerel vs. Tuna Bluefin — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Mackerel and Tuna Bluefin different?

  • Mackerel is richer in Selenium, and Vitamin B12, while Tuna Bluefin is higher in Vitamin A RAE, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B1, Phosphorus, and Vitamin B2.
  • Mackerel covers your daily need of Sodium 191% more than Tuna Bluefin.
  • Mackerel contains 4 times more Saturated Fat than Tuna Bluefin. Mackerel contains 7.148g of Saturated Fat, while Tuna Bluefin contains 1.612g.
  • Tuna Bluefin is lower in Sodium.

Fish, mackerel, salted and Fish, tuna, fresh, bluefin, cooked, dry heat types were used 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Calcium +560%
Contains more Potassium +61%
Contains more Zinc +42.9%
Contains more Selenium +56.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +28.3%
Contains less Sodium -98.9%
Equal in Iron - 1.31
Equal in Magnesium - 64
Equal in Copper - 0.11
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 20% 53% 43% 109% 46% 581% 30% 34% 0% 401%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 3% 50% 46% 140% 29% 7% 22% 37% 3% 256%
Contains more Calcium +560%
Contains more Potassium +61%
Contains more Zinc +42.9%
Contains more Selenium +56.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +28.3%
Contains less Sodium -98.9%
Equal in Iron - 1.31
Equal in Magnesium - 64
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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
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Contains more Folate +650%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +10.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +1505.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1290%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +61.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +219.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +28%
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 10.88
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 10% 48% 756% 0% 5% 44% 62% 0% 95% 12% 1500% 56% 20%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 152% 0% 0% 0% 70% 71% 198% 83% 122% 2% 1361% 0% 0%
Contains more Folate +650%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +10.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +1505.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1290%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +61.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +219.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +28%
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 10.88

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +299.7%
Contains more Other +183.9%
Contains more Protein +61.7%
Contains more Water +37.4%
19% 25% 43% 13%
Protein: 18.5 g
Fats: 25.1 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 43 g
Other: 13.4 g
30% 6% 59% 5%
Protein: 29.91 g
Fats: 6.28 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 59.09 g
Other: 4.72 g
Contains more Fats +299.7%
Contains more Other +183.9%
Contains more Protein +61.7%
Contains more Water +37.4%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +305.3%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +236.8%
Contains less Saturated Fat -77.4%
33% 38% 29%
Saturated Fat: 7.148 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 8.32 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 6.21 g
29% 37% 33%
Saturated Fat: 1.612 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 2.053 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.844 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +305.3%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +236.8%
Contains less Saturated Fat -77.4%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Mackerel Tuna Bluefin Opinion
Protein 18.5g 29.91g Tuna Bluefin
Fats 25.1g 6.28g Mackerel
Calories 305kcal 184kcal Mackerel
Calcium 66mg 10mg Mackerel
Iron 1.4mg 1.31mg Mackerel
Magnesium 60mg 64mg Tuna Bluefin
Phosphorus 254mg 326mg Tuna Bluefin
Potassium 520mg 323mg Mackerel
Sodium 4450mg 50mg Tuna Bluefin
Zinc 1.1mg 0.77mg Mackerel
Copper 0.1mg 0.11mg Tuna Bluefin
Manganese 0.02mg Tuna Bluefin
Selenium 73.4µg 46.8µg Mackerel
Vitamin A 157IU 2520IU Tuna Bluefin
Vitamin A RAE 47µg 757µg Tuna Bluefin
Vitamin E 2.38mg Mackerel
Vitamin D 1006IU Mackerel
Vitamin D 25.2µg Mackerel
Vitamin B1 0.02mg 0.278mg Tuna Bluefin
Vitamin B2 0.19mg 0.306mg Tuna Bluefin
Vitamin B3 3.3mg 10.54mg Tuna Bluefin
Vitamin B5 1.37mg Tuna Bluefin
Vitamin B6 0.41mg 0.525mg Tuna Bluefin
Folate 15µg 2µg Mackerel
Vitamin B12 12µg 10.88µg Mackerel
Choline 101.6mg Mackerel
Vitamin K 7.8µg Mackerel
Tryptophan 0.335mg Tuna Bluefin
Threonine 1.311mg Tuna Bluefin
Isoleucine 1.378mg Tuna Bluefin
Leucine 2.431mg Tuna Bluefin
Lysine 2.747mg Tuna Bluefin
Methionine 0.885mg Tuna Bluefin
Phenylalanine 1.168mg Tuna Bluefin
Valine 1.541mg Tuna Bluefin
Histidine 0.88mg Tuna Bluefin
Cholesterol 95mg 49mg Tuna Bluefin
Saturated Fat 7.148g 1.612g Tuna Bluefin
Omega-3 - DHA 2.965g 1.141g Mackerel
Omega-3 - EPA 1.619g 0.363g Mackerel
Omega-3 - DPA 0.391g 0.16g Mackerel
Monounsaturated Fat 8.32g 2.053g Mackerel
Polyunsaturated fat 6.21g 1.844g Mackerel

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Mackerel Tuna Bluefin
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 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
200%
Mackerel
158%
Tuna Bluefin
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
131%
Mackerel
59%
Tuna Bluefin

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Tuna Bluefin
Tuna Bluefin is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Tuna Bluefin
Tuna Bluefin contains less Sodium (difference - 4400mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Tuna Bluefin
Tuna Bluefin is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 46mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Tuna Bluefin
Tuna Bluefin is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 5.536g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($7)
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

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. Mackerel - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168149/nutrients
  2. Tuna Bluefin - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173707/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.