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Mackerel vs Turkey meat - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Mackerel and Turkey meat?

  • Mackerel is richer in Vitamin B12, Vitamin D, Selenium, Vitamin E , and Potassium, yet Turkey meat is richer in Vitamin B3, Vitamin B6, and Zinc.
  • Mackerel's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 458% higher.
  • Mackerel has 67 times more Vitamin D than Turkey meat. Mackerel has 1006IU of Vitamin D, while Turkey meat has 15IU.
  • Turkey meat contains less Sodium.

We used Fish, mackerel, salted and Turkey, whole, meat and skin, cooked, roasted types in this comparison.

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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 +371.4%
Contains more Iron +28.4%
Contains more Magnesium +100%
Contains more Phosphorus +13.9%
Contains more Potassium +117.6%
Contains less Sodium -97.7%
Contains more Zinc +125.5%
Equal in Copper - 0.093
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 20% 53% 43% 109% 46% 581% 30% 34%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 41% 22% 96% 22% 14% 68% 31%
Contains more Calcium +371.4%
Contains more Iron +28.4%
Contains more Magnesium +100%
Contains more Phosphorus +13.9%
Contains more Potassium +117.6%
Contains less Sodium -97.7%
Contains more Zinc +125.5%
Equal in Copper - 0.093

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 +302.6%
Contains more Vitamin E +3300%
Contains more Vitamin D +6200%
Contains more Folate +66.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +1076.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +125%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +47.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +190.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +50.2%
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% 2% 12% 0% 12% 65% 180% 57% 143% 7% 128% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +302.6%
Contains more Vitamin E +3300%
Contains more Vitamin D +6200%
Contains more Folate +66.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +1076.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +125%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +47.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +190.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +50.2%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Mackerel Turkey meat Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0.06g Turkey meat
Protein 18.5g 28.55g Turkey meat
Fats 25.1g 7.39g Mackerel
Carbs 0g 0.06g Turkey meat
Calories 305kcal 189kcal Mackerel
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 66mg 14mg Mackerel
Iron 1.4mg 1.09mg Mackerel
Magnesium 60mg 30mg Mackerel
Phosphorus 254mg 223mg Mackerel
Potassium 520mg 239mg Mackerel
Sodium 4450mg 103mg Turkey meat
Zinc 1.1mg 2.48mg Turkey meat
Copper 0.1mg 0.093mg Mackerel
Vitamin A 157IU 39IU Mackerel
Vitamin E 2.38mg 0.07mg Mackerel
Vitamin D 1006IU 15IU Mackerel
Vitamin D 25.2µg 0.4µg Mackerel
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.02mg 0.045mg Turkey meat
Vitamin B2 0.19mg 0.281mg Turkey meat
Vitamin B3 3.3mg 9.573mg Turkey meat
Vitamin B5 mg 0.948mg Turkey meat
Vitamin B6 0.41mg 0.616mg Turkey meat
Folate 15µg 9µg Mackerel
Vitamin B12 12µg 1.02µg Mackerel
Vitamin K 7.8µg 0µg Mackerel
Tryptophan mg 0.291mg Turkey meat
Threonine mg 1.004mg Turkey meat
Isoleucine mg 0.796mg Turkey meat
Leucine mg 1.925mg Turkey meat
Lysine mg 2.282mg Turkey meat
Methionine mg 0.724mg Turkey meat
Phenylalanine mg 0.903mg Turkey meat
Valine mg 0.902mg Turkey meat
Histidine mg 0.749mg Turkey meat
Cholesterol 95mg 109mg Mackerel
Trans Fat g 0.101g Mackerel
Saturated Fat 7.148g 2.155g Turkey meat
Monounsaturated Fat 8.32g 2.647g Mackerel
Polyunsaturated fat 6.21g 2.119g Mackerel

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Mackerel Turkey meat
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
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
50
Turkey meat
Mineral Summary Score
114
Mackerel
37
Turkey meat

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
171%
Turkey meat
Carbohydrates
0%
Mackerel
0%
Turkey meat
Fats
116%
Mackerel
34%
Turkey meat

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Turkey meat
Turkey meat contains less Sodium (difference - 4347mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Turkey meat
Turkey meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 4.993g)
Which food is cheaper?
Turkey meat
Turkey meat is cheaper (difference - $5)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Mackerel
Mackerel is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 14mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Mackerel
Mackerel is relatively richer in minerals
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. Turkey meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171479/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.