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Mackerel vs Alaska pollock - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Mackerel and Alaska pollock?

  • Mackerel is richer than Alaska pollock in Vitamin B12, Vitamin D, Selenium, Vitamin E , Iron, Vitamin K, and Vitamin B6.
  • Mackerel's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 348% more.
  • Mackerel has 78 times more Vitamin K than Alaska pollock. While Mackerel has 7.8µg of Vitamin K, Alaska pollock has only 0.1µg.
  • The amount of Saturated Fat in Alaska pollock is lower.

We used Fish, mackerel, salted and Fish, pollock, Alaska, cooked, dry heat (may have been previously frozen) 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 Iron +150%
Contains more Potassium +20.9%
Contains more Zinc +93%
Contains more Copper +66.7%
Contains more Magnesium +35%
Contains less Sodium -90.6%
Equal in Calcium - 72
Equal in Phosphorus - 267
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 20% 53% 43% 109% 46% 581% 30% 34%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 22% 22% 58% 115% 38% 55% 16% 20%
Contains more Iron +150%
Contains more Potassium +20.9%
Contains more Zinc +93%
Contains more Copper +66.7%
Contains more Magnesium +35%
Contains less Sodium -90.6%
Equal in Calcium - 72
Equal in Phosphorus - 267

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 +207.8%
Contains more Vitamin E +750%
Contains more Vitamin D +1838.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +24.6%
Contains more Folate +400%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +227.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +7700%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +170%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +17.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +19.7%
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% 6% 39% 0% 14% 52% 75% 26% 76% 3% 458% 1%
Contains more Vitamin A +207.8%
Contains more Vitamin E +750%
Contains more Vitamin D +1838.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +24.6%
Contains more Folate +400%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +227.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +7700%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +170%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +17.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +19.7%

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 Alaska pollock
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
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 Alaska pollock Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 18.5g 23.48g Alaska pollock
Fats 25.1g 1.18g Mackerel
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 305kcal 111kcal Mackerel
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 66mg 72mg Alaska pollock
Iron 1.4mg 0.56mg Mackerel
Magnesium 60mg 81mg Alaska pollock
Phosphorus 254mg 267mg Alaska pollock
Potassium 520mg 430mg Mackerel
Sodium 4450mg 419mg Alaska pollock
Zinc 1.1mg 0.57mg Mackerel
Copper 0.1mg 0.06mg Mackerel
Vitamin A 157IU 51IU Mackerel
Vitamin E 2.38mg 0.28mg Mackerel
Vitamin D 1006IU 51IU Mackerel
Vitamin D 25.2µg 1.3µg Mackerel
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.02mg 0.054mg Alaska pollock
Vitamin B2 0.19mg 0.223mg Alaska pollock
Vitamin B3 3.3mg 3.949mg Alaska pollock
Vitamin B5 mg 0.432mg Alaska pollock
Vitamin B6 0.41mg 0.329mg Mackerel
Folate 15µg 3µg Mackerel
Vitamin B12 12µg 3.66µg Mackerel
Vitamin K 7.8µg 0.1µg Mackerel
Tryptophan mg 0.263mg Alaska pollock
Threonine mg 1.029mg Alaska pollock
Isoleucine mg 1.082mg Alaska pollock
Leucine mg 1.908mg Alaska pollock
Lysine mg 2.157mg Alaska pollock
Methionine mg 0.696mg Alaska pollock
Phenylalanine mg 0.917mg Alaska pollock
Valine mg 1.21mg Alaska pollock
Histidine mg 0.691mg Alaska pollock
Cholesterol 95mg 86mg Alaska pollock
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 7.148g 0.159g Alaska pollock
Monounsaturated Fat 8.32g 0.134g Mackerel
Polyunsaturated fat 6.21g 0.583g Mackerel

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Mackerel Alaska pollock
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
212
Mackerel
62
Alaska pollock
Mineral Summary Score
114
Mackerel
43
Alaska pollock

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
111%
Mackerel
141%
Alaska pollock
Carbohydrates
0%
Mackerel
0%
Alaska pollock
Fats
116%
Mackerel
5%
Alaska pollock

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Alaska pollock
Alaska pollock contains less Sodium (difference - 4031mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Alaska pollock
Alaska pollock is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 9mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Alaska pollock
Alaska pollock is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 6.989g)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar (0 g)
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

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. Alaska pollock - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173681/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.