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Monkfish vs. Mackerel — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Monkfish and Mackerel

  • The amount of Vitamin B12, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B2, Magnesium, Vitamin B5, Iron, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B1, and Selenium in Mackerel is higher than in Monkfish.
  • Mackerel covers your daily Vitamin B12 needs 748% more than Monkfish.
  • Monkfish contains less Cholesterol.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Fish, monkfish, cooked, dry heat 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Potassium +27.9%
Contains less Sodium -72.3%
Contains more Manganese +55%
Contains more Calcium +50%
Contains more Iron +282.9%
Contains more Magnesium +259.3%
Contains more Zinc +77.4%
Contains more Copper +161.1%
Contains more Selenium +10.3%
Equal in Phosphorus - 278
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 3% 16% 20% 110% 46% 3% 15% 12% 5% 256%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 5% 59% 70% 120% 36% 11% 26% 32% 3% 282%
Contains more Potassium +27.9%
Contains less Sodium -72.3%
Contains more Manganese +55%
Contains more Calcium +50%
Contains more Iron +282.9%
Contains more Magnesium +259.3%
Contains more Zinc +77.4%
Contains more Copper +161.1%
Contains more Selenium +10.3%
Equal in Phosphorus - 278

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 Vitamin C +150%
Contains more Folate +300%
Contains more Vitamin A +291.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +448.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +464.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +167.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +472.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +66.1%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +1726.9%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 3% 0% 0% 4% 8% 17% 48% 11% 64% 6% 130% 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 Vitamin C +150%
Contains more Folate +300%
Contains more Vitamin A +291.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +448.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +464.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +167.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +472.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +66.1%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +1726.9%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Water +47.4%
Contains more Protein +28.5%
Contains more Fats +813.3%
Contains more Other +417.3%
19% 2% 79%
Protein: 18.56 g
Fats: 1.95 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 78.51 g
Other: 0.98 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 +47.4%
Contains more Protein +28.5%
Contains more Fats +813.3%
Contains more Other +417.3%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Monkfish Mackerel
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Lower in Glycemic Index Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Monkfish Mackerel Opinion
Protein 18.56g 23.85g Mackerel
Fats 1.95g 17.81g Mackerel
Calories 97kcal 262kcal Mackerel
Calcium 10mg 15mg Mackerel
Iron 0.41mg 1.57mg Mackerel
Magnesium 27mg 97mg Mackerel
Phosphorus 256mg 278mg Mackerel
Potassium 513mg 401mg Monkfish
Sodium 23mg 83mg Monkfish
Zinc 0.53mg 0.94mg Mackerel
Copper 0.036mg 0.094mg Mackerel
Manganese 0.031mg 0.02mg Monkfish
Selenium 46.8µg 51.6µg Mackerel
Vitamin A 46IU 180IU Mackerel
Vitamin A RAE 14µg 54µg Mackerel
Vitamin C 1mg 0.4mg Monkfish
Vitamin B1 0.029mg 0.159mg Mackerel
Vitamin B2 0.073mg 0.412mg Mackerel
Vitamin B3 2.558mg 6.85mg Mackerel
Vitamin B5 0.173mg 0.99mg Mackerel
Vitamin B6 0.277mg 0.46mg Mackerel
Folate 8µg 2µg Monkfish
Vitamin B12 1.04µg 19µg Mackerel
Tryptophan 0.208mg 0.267mg Mackerel
Threonine 0.814mg 1.045mg Mackerel
Isoleucine 0.855mg 1.099mg Mackerel
Leucine 1.509mg 1.938mg Mackerel
Lysine 1.705mg 2.19mg Mackerel
Methionine 0.549mg 0.706mg Mackerel
Phenylalanine 0.725mg 0.931mg Mackerel
Valine 0.956mg 1.228mg Mackerel
Histidine 0.547mg 0.702mg Mackerel
Cholesterol 32mg 75mg Monkfish
Saturated Fat 4.176g Monkfish
Omega-3 - DHA 0.699g Mackerel
Omega-3 - EPA 0.504g Mackerel
Omega-3 - DPA 0.106g Mackerel
Monounsaturated Fat 7.006g Mackerel
Polyunsaturated fat 4.3g Mackerel

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Monkfish 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
22%
Monkfish
217%
Mackerel
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
48%
Monkfish
64%
Mackerel

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Monkfish
Monkfish contains less Sodium (difference - 60mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Monkfish
Monkfish is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 43mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Monkfish
Monkfish is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 4.176g)
Which food is cheaper?
Monkfish
Monkfish 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
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. Monkfish - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171996/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.