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Grouper fish vs. Mackerel — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Grouper fish and Mackerel different?

  • Mackerel has more Vitamin B12, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B2, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Selenium, Vitamin B6, and Vitamin B1 than Grouper fish.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 from Mackerel is 763% higher.
  • Grouper fish has less Cholesterol.

Fish, grouper, mixed species, cooked, dry heat and Fish, mackerel, Atlantic, 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 Calcium +40%
Contains more Potassium +18.5%
Contains less Sodium -36.1%
Contains more Iron +37.7%
Contains more Magnesium +162.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +94.4%
Contains more Zinc +84.3%
Contains more Copper +108.9%
Contains more Manganese +66.7%
Contains more Selenium +10.3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 7% 43% 27% 62% 42% 7% 14% 15% 2% 256%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 5% 59% 70% 120% 36% 11% 26% 32% 3% 282%
Contains more Calcium +40%
Contains more Potassium +18.5%
Contains less Sodium -36.1%
Contains more Iron +37.7%
Contains more Magnesium +162.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +94.4%
Contains more Zinc +84.3%
Contains more Copper +108.9%
Contains more Manganese +66.7%
Contains more Selenium +10.3%

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 Folate +400%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +96.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +6766.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1697.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +13.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +31.4%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +2653.6%
Equal in Vitamin A - 180
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 10% 0% 0% 0% 21% 2% 8% 53% 81% 8% 87% 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 11% 0% 0% 2% 40% 96% 129% 60% 107% 2% 2375% 0% 0%
Contains more Folate +400%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +96.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +6766.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1697.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +13.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +31.4%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +2653.6%
Equal in Vitamin A - 180

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Water +37.7%
Contains more Fats +1270%
Contains more Other +914%
Equal in Protein - 23.85
25% 73%
Protein: 24.84 g
Fats: 1.3 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 73.36 g
Other: 0.5 g
24% 18% 53% 5%
Protein: 23.85 g
Fats: 17.81 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 53.27 g
Other: 5.07 g
Contains more Water +37.7%
Contains more Fats +1270%
Contains more Other +914%
Equal in Protein - 23.85

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -92.8%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +2514.2%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +967%
31% 28% 42%
Saturated Fat: 0.299 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.268 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.403 g
27% 45% 28%
Saturated Fat: 4.176 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 7.006 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 4.3 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -92.8%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +2514.2%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +967%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Grouper fish Mackerel
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins 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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Grouper fish Mackerel Opinion
Protein 24.84g 23.85g Grouper fish
Fats 1.3g 17.81g Mackerel
Calories 118kcal 262kcal Mackerel
Calcium 21mg 15mg Grouper fish
Iron 1.14mg 1.57mg Mackerel
Magnesium 37mg 97mg Mackerel
Phosphorus 143mg 278mg Mackerel
Potassium 475mg 401mg Grouper fish
Sodium 53mg 83mg Grouper fish
Zinc 0.51mg 0.94mg Mackerel
Copper 0.045mg 0.094mg Mackerel
Manganese 0.012mg 0.02mg Mackerel
Selenium 46.8µg 51.6µg Mackerel
Vitamin A 165IU 180IU Mackerel
Vitamin A RAE 50µg 54µg Mackerel
Vitamin C 0mg 0.4mg Mackerel
Vitamin B1 0.081mg 0.159mg Mackerel
Vitamin B2 0.006mg 0.412mg Mackerel
Vitamin B3 0.381mg 6.85mg Mackerel
Vitamin B5 0.87mg 0.99mg Mackerel
Vitamin B6 0.35mg 0.46mg Mackerel
Folate 10µg 2µg Grouper fish
Vitamin B12 0.69µg 19µg Mackerel
Tryptophan 0.278mg 0.267mg Grouper fish
Threonine 1.089mg 1.045mg Grouper fish
Isoleucine 1.145mg 1.099mg Grouper fish
Leucine 2.019mg 1.938mg Grouper fish
Lysine 2.282mg 2.19mg Grouper fish
Methionine 0.735mg 0.706mg Grouper fish
Phenylalanine 0.97mg 0.931mg Grouper fish
Valine 1.28mg 1.228mg Grouper fish
Histidine 0.731mg 0.702mg Grouper fish
Cholesterol 47mg 75mg Grouper fish
Saturated Fat 0.299g 4.176g Grouper fish
Omega-3 - DHA 0.213g 0.699g Mackerel
Omega-3 - EPA 0.035g 0.504g Mackerel
Omega-3 - DPA 0.017g 0.106g Mackerel
Monounsaturated Fat 0.268g 7.006g Mackerel
Polyunsaturated fat 0.403g 4.3g Mackerel

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Grouper fish Mackerel
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
20%
Grouper fish
217%
Mackerel
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
47%
Grouper fish
64%
Mackerel

Comparison summary

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 Sodium?
Grouper fish
Grouper fish contains less Sodium (difference - 30mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Grouper fish
Grouper fish is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 28mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Grouper fish
Grouper fish is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.877g)
Which food is cheaper?
Grouper fish
Grouper fish is cheaper (difference - $7)
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. Grouper fish - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171963/nutrients
  2. Mackerel - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/175120/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.