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Skipjack tuna vs Mackerel - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Skipjack tuna and Mackerel

  • Skipjack tuna is richer in Vitamin B3, and Vitamin B6, while Mackerel is higher in Vitamin B12, Selenium, and Vitamin B2.
  • Mackerel covers your daily Vitamin B12 needs 409% more than Skipjack tuna.
  • Skipjack tuna has 6 times more Vitamin B3 than Mackerel. Skipjack tuna has 18.756mg of Vitamin B3, while Mackerel has 3.3mg.
  • Skipjack tuna is lower in Cholesterol.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Fish, tuna, skipjack, fresh, cooked, dry heat and Fish, mackerel, salted.

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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 Iron +14.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +12.2%
Contains less Sodium -98.9%
Contains more Calcium +78.4%
Contains more Magnesium +36.4%
Equal in Potassium - 520
Equal in Zinc - 1.1
Equal in Copper - 0.1
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 12% 60% 32% 123% 47% 7% 29% 37%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 20% 53% 43% 109% 46% 581% 30% 34%
Contains more Iron +14.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +12.2%
Contains less Sodium -98.9%
Contains more Calcium +78.4%
Contains more Magnesium +36.4%
Equal in Potassium - 520
Equal in Zinc - 1.1
Equal in Copper - 0.1

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 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +90%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +468.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +139.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +161.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +55.7%
Contains more Folate +50%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +447.9%
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 10% 48% 756% 0% 5% 44% 62% 0% 95% 12% 1500% 20%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +90%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +468.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +139.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +161.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +55.7%
Contains more Folate +50%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +447.9%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Skipjack tuna Mackerel Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 28.21g 18.5g Skipjack tuna
Fats 1.29g 25.1g Mackerel
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 132kcal 305kcal Mackerel
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 0g Skipjack tuna
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 37mg 66mg Mackerel
Iron 1.6mg 1.4mg Skipjack tuna
Magnesium 44mg 60mg Mackerel
Phosphorus 285mg 254mg Skipjack tuna
Potassium 522mg 520mg Skipjack tuna
Sodium 47mg 4450mg Skipjack tuna
Zinc 1.05mg 1.1mg Mackerel
Copper 0.11mg 0.1mg Skipjack tuna
Vitamin A 60IU 157IU Mackerel
Vitamin E mg 2.38mg Mackerel
Vitamin D IU 1006IU Mackerel
Vitamin D µg 25.2µg Mackerel
Vitamin C 1mg 0mg Skipjack tuna
Vitamin B1 0.038mg 0.02mg Skipjack tuna
Vitamin B2 0.122mg 0.19mg Mackerel
Vitamin B3 18.756mg 3.3mg Skipjack tuna
Vitamin B5 0.485mg mg Skipjack tuna
Vitamin B6 0.981mg 0.41mg Skipjack tuna
Folate 10µg 15µg Mackerel
Vitamin B12 2.19µg 12µg Mackerel
Vitamin K µg 7.8µg Mackerel
Tryptophan 0.316mg mg Skipjack tuna
Threonine 1.237mg mg Skipjack tuna
Isoleucine 1.3mg mg Skipjack tuna
Leucine 2.293mg mg Skipjack tuna
Lysine 2.59mg mg Skipjack tuna
Methionine 0.835mg mg Skipjack tuna
Phenylalanine 1.101mg mg Skipjack tuna
Valine 1.453mg mg Skipjack tuna
Histidine 0.83mg mg Skipjack tuna
Cholesterol 60mg 95mg Skipjack tuna
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 0.42g 7.148g Skipjack tuna
Monounsaturated Fat 0.243g 8.32g Mackerel
Polyunsaturated fat 0.403g 6.21g Mackerel

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Skipjack tuna 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
212
Mackerel
Mineral Summary Score
43
Skipjack tuna
114
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
111%
Mackerel
Carbohydrates
0%
Skipjack tuna
0%
Mackerel
Fats
6%
Skipjack tuna
116%
Mackerel

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Skipjack tuna
Skipjack tuna is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Skipjack tuna
Skipjack tuna contains less Sodium (difference - 4403mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Skipjack tuna
Skipjack tuna is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 35mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Skipjack tuna
Skipjack tuna is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 6.728g)
Which food is cheaper?
Mackerel
Mackerel is cheaper (difference - $1)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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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.
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. Mackerel - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168149/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.