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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.
  • 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
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Contains more Iron +53.8%
Contains more Calcium +135.7%
Contains more Copper +88.7%
Contains more Zinc +96.4%
Contains more Magnesium +103.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +46.1%
Contains less Sodium -98.7%
Equal in Potassium - 505
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 53% 20% 46% 43% 34% 30% 109% 581%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 35% 9% 45% 88% 18% 16% 159% 8%
Contains more Iron +53.8%
Contains more Calcium +135.7%
Contains more Copper +88.7%
Contains more Zinc +96.4%
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 C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +215.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +120%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +204.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +12.7%
Contains more Folate +133.3%
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 14% 30% 0% 0% 11% 36% 189% 52% 107% 359% 0% 27%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +23.4%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +318.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +215.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +120%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +204.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +12.7%
Contains more Folate +133.3%

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils 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 the food
Protein
111%
Mackerel
154%
Chinook salmon
Carbohydrates
0%
Mackerel
0%
Chinook salmon
Fats
116%
Mackerel
62%
Chinook salmon

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at 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 Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Mackerel Chinook salmon
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 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 Cholesterol?
Chinook salmon
Chinook salmon is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 10mg)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Chinook salmon
Chinook salmon contains less Sugars (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chinook salmon
Chinook salmon contains less Sodium (difference - 4390mg)
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?
?
The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Mackerel Chinook salmon Opinion
Calories 305 231 Mackerel
Protein 18.5 25.72 Chinook salmon
Fats 25.1 13.38 Mackerel
Vitamin C 0 4.1 Chinook salmon
Carbs 0 0
Cholesterol 95 85 Chinook salmon
Vitamin D 1006 Mackerel
Iron 1.4 0.91 Mackerel
Calcium 66 28 Mackerel
Potassium 520 505 Mackerel
Magnesium 60 122 Chinook salmon
Sugars 0 Chinook salmon
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.1 0.053 Mackerel
Zinc 1.1 0.56 Mackerel
Starch
Phosphorus 254 371 Chinook salmon
Sodium 4450 60 Chinook salmon
Vitamin A 157 496 Chinook salmon
Vitamin E 2.38 Mackerel
Vitamin D 25.2 Mackerel
Vitamin B1 0.02 0.044 Chinook salmon
Vitamin B2 0.19 0.154 Mackerel
Vitamin B3 3.3 10.045 Chinook salmon
Vitamin B5 0.865 Chinook salmon
Vitamin B6 0.41 0.462 Chinook salmon
Vitamin B12 12 2.87 Mackerel
Vitamin K 7.8 Mackerel
Folate 15 35 Chinook salmon
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 7.148 3.214 Chinook salmon
Monounsaturated Fat 8.32 5.742 Mackerel
Polyunsaturated fat 6.21 2.662 Mackerel
Tryptophan 0.288 Chinook salmon
Threonine 1.127 Chinook salmon
Isoleucine 1.185 Chinook salmon
Leucine 2.09 Chinook salmon
Lysine 2.362 Chinook salmon
Methionine 0.761 Chinook salmon
Phenylalanine 1.004 Chinook salmon
Valine 1.325 Chinook salmon
Histidine 0.757 Chinook salmon
Fructose

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 of 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.