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Mackerel vs Tuna salad - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Mackerel and Tuna salad different?

  • Mackerel is richer in Vitamin B12, Selenium, Vitamin B6, Phosphorus, Potassium, and Magnesium, while Tuna salad is higher in Vitamin B3.
  • Mackerel covers your daily need of Vitamin B12 450% more than Tuna salad.
  • Mackerel contains 11 times more Sodium than Tuna salad. Mackerel contains 4450mg of Sodium, while Tuna salad contains 402mg.

Fish, mackerel, salted and Fish, tuna salad 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 +288.2%
Contains more Iron +40%
Contains more Magnesium +215.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +42.7%
Contains more Potassium +192.1%
Contains more Zinc +96.4%
Contains less Sodium -91%
Contains more Copper +45%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 20% 53% 43% 109% 46% 581% 30% 34%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 38% 14% 77% 16% 53% 16% 49%
Contains more Calcium +288.2%
Contains more Iron +40%
Contains more Magnesium +215.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +42.7%
Contains more Potassium +192.1%
Contains more Zinc +96.4%
Contains less Sodium -91%
Contains more Copper +45%

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 +61.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +171.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +406.2%
Contains more Folate +87.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +900%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +55%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +103%
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 6% 0% 0% 8% 8% 17% 126% 16% 19% 6% 150% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +61.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +171.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +406.2%
Contains more Folate +87.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +900%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +55%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +103%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Mackerel Tuna salad Opinion
Net carbs 0g 9.41g Tuna salad
Protein 18.5g 16.04g Mackerel
Fats 25.1g 9.26g Mackerel
Carbs 0g 9.41g Tuna salad
Calories 305kcal 187kcal Mackerel
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g g Tuna salad
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 66mg 17mg Mackerel
Iron 1.4mg 1mg Mackerel
Magnesium 60mg 19mg Mackerel
Phosphorus 254mg 178mg Mackerel
Potassium 520mg 178mg Mackerel
Sodium 4450mg 402mg Tuna salad
Zinc 1.1mg 0.56mg Mackerel
Copper 0.1mg 0.145mg Tuna salad
Vitamin A 157IU 97IU Mackerel
Vitamin E 2.38mg mg Mackerel
Vitamin D 1006IU IU Mackerel
Vitamin D 25.2µg µg Mackerel
Vitamin C 0mg 2.2mg Tuna salad
Vitamin B1 0.02mg 0.031mg Tuna salad
Vitamin B2 0.19mg 0.07mg Mackerel
Vitamin B3 3.3mg 6.7mg Tuna salad
Vitamin B5 mg 0.26mg Tuna salad
Vitamin B6 0.41mg 0.081mg Mackerel
Folate 15µg 8µg Mackerel
Vitamin B12 12µg 1.2µg Mackerel
Vitamin K 7.8µg µg Mackerel
Tryptophan mg 0.18mg Tuna salad
Threonine mg 0.701mg Tuna salad
Isoleucine mg 0.739mg Tuna salad
Leucine mg 1.293mg Tuna salad
Lysine mg 1.457mg Tuna salad
Methionine mg 0.47mg Tuna salad
Phenylalanine mg 0.626mg Tuna salad
Valine mg 0.824mg Tuna salad
Histidine mg 0.467mg Tuna salad
Cholesterol 95mg 13mg Tuna salad
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 7.148g 1.544g Tuna salad
Monounsaturated Fat 8.32g 2.887g Mackerel
Polyunsaturated fat 6.21g 4.122g Mackerel

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Mackerel Tuna salad
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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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
29
Tuna salad
Mineral Summary Score
114
Mackerel
33
Tuna salad

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
96%
Tuna salad
Carbohydrates
0%
Mackerel
9%
Tuna salad
Fats
116%
Mackerel
43%
Tuna salad

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Tuna salad
Tuna salad is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Tuna salad
Tuna salad contains less Sodium (difference - 4048mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Tuna salad
Tuna salad is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 82mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Tuna salad
Tuna salad is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 5.604g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Tuna salad
Tuna salad is lower in glycemic index (difference - 0)
Which food is cheaper?
Tuna salad
Tuna salad 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

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. Tuna salad - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/175160/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.