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Mackerel vs. Snapper — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Mackerel and Snapper different?

  • Mackerel has more Vitamin B12, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B2, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Vitamin B1, and Copper than Snapper.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 from Mackerel is 646% higher.
  • Mackerel contains 103 times more Vitamin B2 than Snapper. While Mackerel contains 0.412mg of Vitamin B2, Snapper contains only 0.004mg.
  • Snapper has less Saturated Fat.

Fish, mackerel, Atlantic, cooked, dry heat and Fish, snapper, mixed species, cooked, dry heat are the varieties 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Iron +554.2%
Contains more Magnesium +162.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +38.3%
Contains more Zinc +113.6%
Contains more Copper +104.3%
Contains more Manganese +17.6%
Contains more Calcium +166.7%
Contains more Potassium +30.2%
Contains less Sodium -31.3%
Equal in Selenium - 49
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 5% 59% 70% 120% 36% 11% 26% 32% 3% 282%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 12% 9% 27% 87% 47% 8% 12% 16% 3% 268%
Contains more Iron +554.2%
Contains more Magnesium +162.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +38.3%
Contains more Zinc +113.6%
Contains more Copper +104.3%
Contains more Manganese +17.6%
Contains more Calcium +166.7%
Contains more Potassium +30.2%
Contains less Sodium -31.3%
Equal in Selenium - 49

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts 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 +56.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +200%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +10200%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1879.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +13.8%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +442.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +300%
Contains more Folate +200%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.46
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 11% 0% 0% 2% 40% 96% 129% 60% 107% 2% 2375% 0% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 7% 0% 0% 6% 14% 1% 7% 53% 107% 5% 438% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +56.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +200%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +10200%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1879.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +13.8%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +442.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +300%
Contains more Folate +200%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.46

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +935.5%
Contains more Other +211%
Contains more Protein +10.3%
Contains more Water +32.1%
24% 18% 53% 5%
Protein: 23.85 g
Fats: 17.81 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 53.27 g
Other: 5.07 g
26% 2% 70%
Protein: 26.3 g
Fats: 1.72 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 70.35 g
Other: 1.63 g
Contains more Fats +935.5%
Contains more Other +211%
Contains more Protein +10.3%
Contains more Water +32.1%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +2075.8%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +631.3%
Contains less Saturated Fat -91.3%
27% 45% 28%
Saturated Fat: 4.176 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 7.006 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 4.3 g
29% 25% 46%
Saturated Fat: 0.365 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.322 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.588 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +2075.8%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +631.3%
Contains less Saturated Fat -91.3%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Mackerel Snapper
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Lower in Glycemic Index Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Mackerel Snapper Opinion
Protein 23.85g 26.3g Snapper
Fats 17.81g 1.72g Mackerel
Calories 262kcal 128kcal Mackerel
Calcium 15mg 40mg Snapper
Iron 1.57mg 0.24mg Mackerel
Magnesium 97mg 37mg Mackerel
Phosphorus 278mg 201mg Mackerel
Potassium 401mg 522mg Snapper
Sodium 83mg 57mg Snapper
Zinc 0.94mg 0.44mg Mackerel
Copper 0.094mg 0.046mg Mackerel
Manganese 0.02mg 0.017mg Mackerel
Selenium 51.6µg 49µg Mackerel
Vitamin A 180IU 115IU Mackerel
Vitamin A RAE 54µg 35µg Mackerel
Vitamin C 0.4mg 1.6mg Snapper
Vitamin B1 0.159mg 0.053mg Mackerel
Vitamin B2 0.412mg 0.004mg Mackerel
Vitamin B3 6.85mg 0.346mg Mackerel
Vitamin B5 0.99mg 0.87mg Mackerel
Vitamin B6 0.46mg 0.46mg
Folate 2µg 6µg Snapper
Vitamin B12 19µg 3.5µg Mackerel
Tryptophan 0.267mg 0.294mg Snapper
Threonine 1.045mg 1.153mg Snapper
Isoleucine 1.099mg 1.212mg Snapper
Leucine 1.938mg 2.137mg Snapper
Lysine 2.19mg 2.415mg Snapper
Methionine 0.706mg 0.778mg Snapper
Phenylalanine 0.931mg 1.027mg Snapper
Valine 1.228mg 1.355mg Snapper
Histidine 0.702mg 0.774mg Snapper
Cholesterol 75mg 47mg Snapper
Saturated Fat 4.176g 0.365g Snapper
Omega-3 - DHA 0.699g 0.273g Mackerel
Omega-3 - EPA 0.504g 0.048g Mackerel
Omega-3 - DPA 0.106g 0.022g Mackerel
Monounsaturated Fat 7.006g 0.322g Mackerel
Polyunsaturated fat 4.3g 0.588g Mackerel

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Mackerel Snapper
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet Equal
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet Equal

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
217%
Mackerel
49%
Snapper
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
64%
Mackerel
48%
Snapper

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Snapper
Snapper contains less Sodium (difference - 26mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Snapper
Snapper is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 28mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Snapper
Snapper is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.811g)
Which food is cheaper?
Snapper
Snapper is cheaper (difference - $7)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Mackerel
Mackerel is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Mackerel
Mackerel is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)

References

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Mackerel - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/175120/nutrients
  2. Snapper - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173699/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.