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

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

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
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 the food
Protein
111%
Mackerel
96%
Tuna salad
Carbohydrates
0%
Mackerel
9%
Tuna salad
Fats
116%
Mackerel
43%
Tuna salad

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

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Tuna salad
Tuna salad is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 82mg)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Tuna salad
Tuna salad contains less Sugars (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Tuna salad
Tuna salad contains less Sodium (difference - 4048mg)
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

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