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Mackerel vs Atlantic mackerel - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Mackerel and Atlantic mackerel?

  • Mackerel is higher in Selenium, and Calcium, yet Atlantic mackerel is higher in Vitamin B12, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B1, and Magnesium.
  • Atlantic mackerel's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 292% more.
  • Mackerel has 54 times more Sodium than Atlantic mackerel. While Mackerel has 4450mg of Sodium, Atlantic mackerel has only 83mg.

We used Fish, mackerel, salted and Fish, mackerel, Atlantic, cooked, dry heat 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
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Contains more Calcium +340%
Contains more Potassium +29.7%
Contains more Zinc +17%
Contains more Iron +12.1%
Contains more Magnesium +61.7%
Contains less Sodium -98.1%
Equal in Copper - 0.094
Equal in Phosphorus - 278
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 53% 20% 46% 43% 34% 30% 109% 581%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 59% 5% 36% 70% 32% 26% 120% 11%
Contains more Calcium +340%
Contains more Potassium +29.7%
Contains more Zinc +17%
Contains more Iron +12.1%
Contains more Magnesium +61.7%
Contains less Sodium -98.1%
Equal in Copper - 0.094
Equal in Phosphorus - 278

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 Folate +650%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +14.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +695%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +116.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +107.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +12.2%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +58.3%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 10% 48% 756% 5% 44% 62% 0% 95% 1500% 20% 12%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 2% 11% 0% 0% 40% 96% 129% 60% 107% 2375% 0% 2%
Contains more Folate +650%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +14.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +695%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +116.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +107.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +12.2%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +58.3%

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
235
Atlantic mackerel
Mineral Summary Score
114
Mackerel
44
Atlantic 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
111%
Mackerel
143%
Atlantic mackerel
Carbohydrates
0%
Mackerel
0%
Atlantic mackerel
Fats
116%
Mackerel
82%
Atlantic mackerel

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

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Mackerel Atlantic mackerel
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet Equal
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Atlantic mackerel
Atlantic mackerel is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 20mg)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Atlantic mackerel
Atlantic mackerel is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Atlantic mackerel
Atlantic mackerel contains less Sodium (difference - 4367mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Atlantic mackerel
Atlantic mackerel is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.972g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Atlantic mackerel
Atlantic mackerel is relatively richer in vitamins
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Mackerel Atlantic mackerel Opinion
Calories 305 262 Mackerel
Protein 18.5 23.85 Atlantic mackerel
Fats 25.1 17.81 Mackerel
Vitamin C 0 0.4 Atlantic mackerel
Carbs 0 0
Cholesterol 95 75 Atlantic mackerel
Vitamin D 1006 Mackerel
Iron 1.4 1.57 Atlantic mackerel
Calcium 66 15 Mackerel
Potassium 520 401 Mackerel
Magnesium 60 97 Atlantic mackerel
Sugar 0 Atlantic mackerel
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.1 0.094 Mackerel
Zinc 1.1 0.94 Mackerel
Starch
Phosphorus 254 278 Atlantic mackerel
Sodium 4450 83 Atlantic mackerel
Vitamin A 157 180 Atlantic mackerel
Vitamin E 2.38 Mackerel
Vitamin D 25.2 Mackerel
Vitamin B1 0.02 0.159 Atlantic mackerel
Vitamin B2 0.19 0.412 Atlantic mackerel
Vitamin B3 3.3 6.85 Atlantic mackerel
Vitamin B5 0.99 Atlantic mackerel
Vitamin B6 0.41 0.46 Atlantic mackerel
Vitamin B12 12 19 Atlantic mackerel
Vitamin K 7.8 Mackerel
Folate 15 2 Mackerel
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 7.148 4.176 Atlantic mackerel
Monounsaturated Fat 8.32 7.006 Mackerel
Polyunsaturated fat 6.21 4.3 Mackerel
Tryptophan 0.267 Atlantic mackerel
Threonine 1.045 Atlantic mackerel
Isoleucine 1.099 Atlantic mackerel
Leucine 1.938 Atlantic mackerel
Lysine 2.19 Atlantic mackerel
Methionine 0.706 Atlantic mackerel
Phenylalanine 0.931 Atlantic mackerel
Valine 1.228 Atlantic mackerel
Histidine 0.702 Atlantic mackerel
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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. Atlantic mackerel - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/175120/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.