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Mackerel vs Chinook salmon - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Mackerel and Chinook salmon

  • Mackerel is richer in Vitamin B12, Selenium, Iron, and Copper, while Chinook salmon is higher in Vitamin B3, Phosphorus, Magnesium, and Vitamin A RAE.
  • Mackerel covers your daily Vitamin B12 needs 380% more than Chinook salmon.
  • Mackerel has 74 times more Sodium than Chinook salmon. Mackerel has 4450mg of Sodium, while Chinook salmon has 60mg.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Fish, mackerel, salted and Fish, salmon, chinook, 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 +135.7%
Contains more Iron +53.8%
Contains more Zinc +96.4%
Contains more Copper +88.7%
Contains more Magnesium +103.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +46.1%
Contains less Sodium -98.7%
Equal in Potassium - 505
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 20% 53% 43% 109% 46% 581% 30% 34%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 9% 35% 88% 159% 45% 8% 16% 18%
Contains more Calcium +135.7%
Contains more Iron +53.8%
Contains more Zinc +96.4%
Contains more Copper +88.7%
Contains more Magnesium +103.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +46.1%
Contains less Sodium -98.7%
Equal in Potassium - 505

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 B2 +23.4%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +318.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +215.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +120%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +204.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +12.7%
Contains more Folate +133.3%
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 30% 0% 0% 14% 11% 36% 189% 52% 107% 27% 359% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +23.4%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +318.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +215.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +120%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +204.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +12.7%
Contains more Folate +133.3%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Mackerel Chinook salmon Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 18.5g 25.72g Chinook salmon
Fats 25.1g 13.38g Mackerel
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 305kcal 231kcal Mackerel
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g g Chinook salmon
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 66mg 28mg Mackerel
Iron 1.4mg 0.91mg Mackerel
Magnesium 60mg 122mg Chinook salmon
Phosphorus 254mg 371mg Chinook salmon
Potassium 520mg 505mg Mackerel
Sodium 4450mg 60mg Chinook salmon
Zinc 1.1mg 0.56mg Mackerel
Copper 0.1mg 0.053mg Mackerel
Vitamin A 157IU 496IU Chinook salmon
Vitamin E 2.38mg mg Mackerel
Vitamin D 1006IU IU Mackerel
Vitamin D 25.2µg µg Mackerel
Vitamin C 0mg 4.1mg Chinook salmon
Vitamin B1 0.02mg 0.044mg Chinook salmon
Vitamin B2 0.19mg 0.154mg Mackerel
Vitamin B3 3.3mg 10.045mg Chinook salmon
Vitamin B5 mg 0.865mg Chinook salmon
Vitamin B6 0.41mg 0.462mg Chinook salmon
Folate 15µg 35µg Chinook salmon
Vitamin B12 12µg 2.87µg Mackerel
Vitamin K 7.8µg µg Mackerel
Tryptophan mg 0.288mg Chinook salmon
Threonine mg 1.127mg Chinook salmon
Isoleucine mg 1.185mg Chinook salmon
Leucine mg 2.09mg Chinook salmon
Lysine mg 2.362mg Chinook salmon
Methionine mg 0.761mg Chinook salmon
Phenylalanine mg 1.004mg Chinook salmon
Valine mg 1.325mg Chinook salmon
Histidine mg 0.757mg Chinook salmon
Cholesterol 95mg 85mg Chinook salmon
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 7.148g 3.214g Chinook salmon
Monounsaturated Fat 8.32g 5.742g Mackerel
Polyunsaturated fat 6.21g 2.662g Mackerel

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Mackerel Chinook salmon
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
68
Chinook salmon
Mineral Summary Score
114
Mackerel
47
Chinook salmon

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
154%
Chinook salmon
Carbohydrates
0%
Mackerel
0%
Chinook salmon
Fats
116%
Mackerel
62%
Chinook salmon

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Mackerel
Mackerel is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is cheaper?
Mackerel
Mackerel is cheaper (difference - $8)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Chinook salmon
Chinook salmon is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chinook salmon
Chinook salmon contains less Sodium (difference - 4390mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Chinook salmon
Chinook salmon is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 10mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chinook salmon
Chinook salmon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.934g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)
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. Chinook salmon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171999/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.