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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
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 Phosphorus - 278
Equal in Copper - 0.094
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 20% 53% 43% 109% 46% 581% 30% 34%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 59% 70% 120% 36% 11% 26% 32%
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 Phosphorus - 278
Equal in Copper - 0.094

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 A +14.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
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 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 11% 0% 0% 2% 40% 96% 129% 60% 107% 2% 2375% 0%
Contains more Folate +650%
Contains more Vitamin A +14.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
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%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Mackerel Atlantic mackerel
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
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

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 Cholesterol?
Atlantic mackerel
Atlantic mackerel is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 20mg)
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.

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.