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Halibut vs Atlantic mackerel - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Halibut and Atlantic mackerel

  • Atlantic mackerel is higher than Halibut in Vitamin B12, Vitamin B3, Selenium, Vitamin B2, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Vitamin B5, and Iron.
  • Atlantic mackerel covers your daily Vitamin B12 needs 750% more than Halibut.
  • The amount of Cholesterol in Halibut is lower.

Food varieties used in this article are Fish, halibut, Greenland, raw and Fish, mackerel, Atlantic, cooked, dry heat.

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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 +400%
Contains more Iron +137.9%
Contains more Magnesium +273.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +69.5%
Contains more Potassium +49.6%
Contains more Zinc +135%
Contains more Copper +213.3%
Equal in Sodium - 83
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 1% 25% 19% 71% 24% 11% 11% 10%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 59% 70% 120% 36% 11% 26% 32%
Contains more Calcium +400%
Contains more Iron +137.9%
Contains more Magnesium +273.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +69.5%
Contains more Potassium +49.6%
Contains more Zinc +135%
Contains more Copper +213.3%
Equal in Sodium - 83

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 +283%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +165%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +415%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +356.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +296%
Contains more Folate +100%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +1800%
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 Vitamin K 3% 15% 822% 0% 15% 19% 29% 15% 97% 1% 126% 1%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 11% 0% 0% 2% 40% 96% 129% 60% 107% 2% 2375% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +283%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +165%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +415%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +356.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +296%
Contains more Folate +100%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +1800%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.46

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.
Halibut Atlantic mackerel
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in glycemic index Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Halibut Atlantic mackerel Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 14.37g 23.85g Atlantic mackerel
Fats 13.84g 17.81g Atlantic mackerel
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 186kcal 262kcal Atlantic mackerel
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g g Atlantic mackerel
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 3mg 15mg Atlantic mackerel
Iron 0.66mg 1.57mg Atlantic mackerel
Magnesium 26mg 97mg Atlantic mackerel
Phosphorus 164mg 278mg Atlantic mackerel
Potassium 268mg 401mg Atlantic mackerel
Sodium 80mg 83mg Halibut
Zinc 0.4mg 0.94mg Atlantic mackerel
Copper 0.03mg 0.094mg Atlantic mackerel
Vitamin A 47IU 180IU Atlantic mackerel
Vitamin E 0.73mg mg Halibut
Vitamin D 1097IU IU Halibut
Vitamin D 27.4µg µg Halibut
Vitamin C 0mg 0.4mg Atlantic mackerel
Vitamin B1 0.06mg 0.159mg Atlantic mackerel
Vitamin B2 0.08mg 0.412mg Atlantic mackerel
Vitamin B3 1.5mg 6.85mg Atlantic mackerel
Vitamin B5 0.25mg 0.99mg Atlantic mackerel
Vitamin B6 0.42mg 0.46mg Atlantic mackerel
Folate 1µg 2µg Atlantic mackerel
Vitamin B12 1µg 19µg Atlantic mackerel
Vitamin K 0.1µg µg Halibut
Tryptophan 0.161mg 0.267mg Atlantic mackerel
Threonine 0.63mg 1.045mg Atlantic mackerel
Isoleucine 0.662mg 1.099mg Atlantic mackerel
Leucine 1.168mg 1.938mg Atlantic mackerel
Lysine 1.32mg 2.19mg Atlantic mackerel
Methionine 0.425mg 0.706mg Atlantic mackerel
Phenylalanine 0.561mg 0.931mg Atlantic mackerel
Valine 0.74mg 1.228mg Atlantic mackerel
Histidine 0.423mg 0.702mg Atlantic mackerel
Cholesterol 46mg 75mg Halibut
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 2.419g 4.176g Halibut
Monounsaturated Fat 8.378g 7.006g Halibut
Polyunsaturated fat 1.367g 4.3g Atlantic mackerel

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Halibut Atlantic mackerel
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet Equal
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
95
Halibut
235
Atlantic mackerel
Mineral Summary Score
21
Halibut
44
Atlantic mackerel

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
86%
Halibut
143%
Atlantic mackerel
Carbohydrates
0%
Halibut
0%
Atlantic mackerel
Fats
64%
Halibut
82%
Atlantic mackerel

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Halibut
Halibut contains less Sodium (difference - 3mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Halibut
Halibut is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 29mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Halibut
Halibut is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.757g)
Which food is cheaper?
Halibut
Halibut is cheaper (difference - $2)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Atlantic mackerel
Atlantic mackerel is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Atlantic mackerel
Atlantic mackerel is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Atlantic mackerel
Atlantic mackerel is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)

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. Halibut - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171965/nutrients
  2. Atlantic 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.