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Mackerel vs Halibut - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Mackerel and Halibut different?

  • Mackerel is richer in Vitamin B12, Selenium, Phosphorus, Vitamin B3, Vitamin E , and Iron, while Halibut is higher in Vitamin D.
  • Mackerel covers your daily need of Vitamin B12 458% more than Halibut.
  • Mackerel contains 56 times more Sodium than Halibut. Mackerel contains 4450mg of Sodium, while Halibut contains 80mg.

Fish, mackerel, salted and Fish, halibut, Greenland, raw types were used 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 +2100%
Contains more Iron +112.1%
Contains more Magnesium +130.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +54.9%
Contains more Potassium +94%
Contains more Zinc +175%
Contains more Copper +233.3%
Contains less Sodium -98.2%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 20% 53% 43% 109% 46% 581% 30% 34%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 1% 25% 19% 71% 24% 11% 11% 10%
Contains more Calcium +2100%
Contains more Iron +112.1%
Contains more Magnesium +130.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +54.9%
Contains more Potassium +94%
Contains more Zinc +175%
Contains more Copper +233.3%
Contains less Sodium -98.2%

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 +234%
Contains more Vitamin E +226%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +137.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +120%
Contains more Folate +1400%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +1100%
Contains more Vitamin K +7700%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +200%
Equal in Vitamin D - 27.4
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.42
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 3% 15% 822% 0% 15% 19% 29% 15% 97% 1% 126% 1%
Contains more Vitamin A +234%
Contains more Vitamin E +226%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +137.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +120%
Contains more Folate +1400%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +1100%
Contains more Vitamin K +7700%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +200%
Equal in Vitamin D - 27.4
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.42

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Mackerel Halibut Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 18.5g 14.37g Mackerel
Fats 25.1g 13.84g Mackerel
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 305kcal 186kcal Mackerel
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 66mg 3mg Mackerel
Iron 1.4mg 0.66mg Mackerel
Magnesium 60mg 26mg Mackerel
Phosphorus 254mg 164mg Mackerel
Potassium 520mg 268mg Mackerel
Sodium 4450mg 80mg Halibut
Zinc 1.1mg 0.4mg Mackerel
Copper 0.1mg 0.03mg Mackerel
Vitamin A 157IU 47IU Mackerel
Vitamin E 2.38mg 0.73mg Mackerel
Vitamin D 1006IU 1097IU Halibut
Vitamin D 25.2µg 27.4µg Halibut
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.02mg 0.06mg Halibut
Vitamin B2 0.19mg 0.08mg Mackerel
Vitamin B3 3.3mg 1.5mg Mackerel
Vitamin B5 mg 0.25mg Halibut
Vitamin B6 0.41mg 0.42mg Halibut
Folate 15µg 1µg Mackerel
Vitamin B12 12µg 1µg Mackerel
Vitamin K 7.8µg 0.1µg Mackerel
Tryptophan mg 0.161mg Halibut
Threonine mg 0.63mg Halibut
Isoleucine mg 0.662mg Halibut
Leucine mg 1.168mg Halibut
Lysine mg 1.32mg Halibut
Methionine mg 0.425mg Halibut
Phenylalanine mg 0.561mg Halibut
Valine mg 0.74mg Halibut
Histidine mg 0.423mg Halibut
Cholesterol 95mg 46mg Halibut
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 7.148g 2.419g Halibut
Monounsaturated Fat 8.32g 8.378g Halibut
Polyunsaturated fat 6.21g 1.367g Mackerel

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Mackerel Halibut
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
95
Halibut
Mineral Summary Score
114
Mackerel
21
Halibut

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
86%
Halibut
Carbohydrates
0%
Mackerel
0%
Halibut
Fats
116%
Mackerel
64%
Halibut

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Mackerel
Mackerel is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Halibut
Halibut contains less Sodium (difference - 4370mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Halibut
Halibut is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 49mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Halibut
Halibut is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 4.729g)
Which food is cheaper?
Halibut
Halibut is cheaper (difference - $2)
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 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. Halibut - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171965/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.