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Skipjack tuna vs Atlantic mackerel - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Skipjack tuna and Atlantic mackerel?

  • Skipjack tuna is higher in Vitamin B3, and Vitamin B6, yet Atlantic mackerel is higher in Vitamin B12, Vitamin B2, Magnesium, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B1, and Selenium.
  • Atlantic mackerel's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 700% more.
  • Skipjack tuna has 3 times more Vitamin B3 than Atlantic mackerel. While Skipjack tuna has 18.756mg of Vitamin B3, Atlantic mackerel has only 6.85mg.
  • The amount of Saturated Fat in Skipjack tuna is lower.

We used Fish, tuna, skipjack, fresh, cooked, dry heat and Fish, mackerel, Atlantic, cooked, dry heat types 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
Contains more Calcium +146.7%
Contains more Potassium +30.2%
Contains less Sodium -43.4%
Contains more Zinc +11.7%
Contains more Copper +17%
Contains more Magnesium +120.5%
Equal in Iron - 1.57
Equal in Phosphorus - 278
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 12% 60% 32% 123% 47% 7% 29% 37%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 59% 70% 120% 36% 11% 26% 32%
Contains more Calcium +146.7%
Contains more Potassium +30.2%
Contains less Sodium -43.4%
Contains more Zinc +11.7%
Contains more Copper +17%
Contains more Magnesium +120.5%
Equal in Iron - 1.57
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" 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 C +150%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +173.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +113.3%
Contains more Folate +400%
Contains more Vitamin A +200%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +318.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +237.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +104.1%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +767.6%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 4% 0% 0% 4% 10% 29% 352% 30% 227% 8% 274% 0%
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 C +150%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +173.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +113.3%
Contains more Folate +400%
Contains more Vitamin A +200%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +318.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +237.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +104.1%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +767.6%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Skipjack tuna Atlantic mackerel Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 28.21g 23.85g Skipjack tuna
Fats 1.29g 17.81g Atlantic mackerel
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 132kcal 262kcal Atlantic mackerel
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 37mg 15mg Skipjack tuna
Iron 1.6mg 1.57mg Skipjack tuna
Magnesium 44mg 97mg Atlantic mackerel
Phosphorus 285mg 278mg Skipjack tuna
Potassium 522mg 401mg Skipjack tuna
Sodium 47mg 83mg Skipjack tuna
Zinc 1.05mg 0.94mg Skipjack tuna
Copper 0.11mg 0.094mg Skipjack tuna
Vitamin A 60IU 180IU Atlantic mackerel
Vitamin E mg mg
Vitamin D IU IU
Vitamin D µg µg
Vitamin C 1mg 0.4mg Skipjack tuna
Vitamin B1 0.038mg 0.159mg Atlantic mackerel
Vitamin B2 0.122mg 0.412mg Atlantic mackerel
Vitamin B3 18.756mg 6.85mg Skipjack tuna
Vitamin B5 0.485mg 0.99mg Atlantic mackerel
Vitamin B6 0.981mg 0.46mg Skipjack tuna
Folate 10µg 2µg Skipjack tuna
Vitamin B12 2.19µg 19µg Atlantic mackerel
Vitamin K µg µg
Tryptophan 0.316mg 0.267mg Skipjack tuna
Threonine 1.237mg 1.045mg Skipjack tuna
Isoleucine 1.3mg 1.099mg Skipjack tuna
Leucine 2.293mg 1.938mg Skipjack tuna
Lysine 2.59mg 2.19mg Skipjack tuna
Methionine 0.835mg 0.706mg Skipjack tuna
Phenylalanine 1.101mg 0.931mg Skipjack tuna
Valine 1.453mg 1.228mg Skipjack tuna
Histidine 0.83mg 0.702mg Skipjack tuna
Cholesterol 60mg 75mg Skipjack tuna
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 0.42g 4.176g Skipjack tuna
Monounsaturated Fat 0.243g 7.006g Atlantic mackerel
Polyunsaturated fat 0.403g 4.3g Atlantic mackerel

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Skipjack tuna 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
78
Skipjack tuna
235
Atlantic mackerel
Mineral Summary Score
43
Skipjack tuna
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
169%
Skipjack tuna
143%
Atlantic mackerel
Carbohydrates
0%
Skipjack tuna
0%
Atlantic mackerel
Fats
6%
Skipjack tuna
82%
Atlantic mackerel

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Skipjack tuna
Skipjack tuna contains less Sodium (difference - 36mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Skipjack tuna
Skipjack tuna is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 15mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Skipjack tuna
Skipjack tuna is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.756g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Skipjack tuna
Skipjack tuna is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is cheaper?
Atlantic mackerel
Atlantic mackerel is cheaper (difference - $1)
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)
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. Skipjack tuna - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172005/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.