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Smoked salmon vs Atlantic mackerel - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Smoked salmon and Atlantic mackerel

  • Smoked salmon is richer in Copper, yet Atlantic mackerel is richer in Vitamin B12, Selenium, Vitamin B2, Magnesium, Phosphorus, and Vitamin B6.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 from Atlantic mackerel is 656% higher.
  • Smoked salmon contains 8 times more Sodium than Atlantic mackerel. Smoked salmon contains 672mg of Sodium, while Atlantic mackerel contains 83mg.

Food types used in this article are Fish, salmon, chinook, smoked 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 Copper +144.7%
Contains more Calcium +36.4%
Contains more Iron +84.7%
Contains more Magnesium +438.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +69.5%
Contains more Potassium +129.1%
Contains less Sodium -87.6%
Contains more Zinc +203.2%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 32% 13% 71% 16% 88% 9% 77%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 59% 70% 120% 36% 11% 26% 32%
Contains more Copper +144.7%
Contains more Calcium +36.4%
Contains more Iron +84.7%
Contains more Magnesium +438.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +69.5%
Contains more Potassium +129.1%
Contains less Sodium -87.6%
Contains more Zinc +203.2%

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 +106.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +591.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +307.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +45.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +13.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +65.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +482.8%
Equal in Folate - 2
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 6% 28% 514% 0% 6% 24% 89% 53% 65% 2% 408% 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 +106.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +591.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +307.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +45.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +13.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +65.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +482.8%
Equal in Folate - 2

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Smoked salmon Atlantic mackerel Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 18.28g 23.85g Atlantic mackerel
Fats 4.32g 17.81g Atlantic mackerel
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 117kcal 262kcal Atlantic mackerel
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g g Atlantic mackerel
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 11mg 15mg Atlantic mackerel
Iron 0.85mg 1.57mg Atlantic mackerel
Magnesium 18mg 97mg Atlantic mackerel
Phosphorus 164mg 278mg Atlantic mackerel
Potassium 175mg 401mg Atlantic mackerel
Sodium 672mg 83mg Atlantic mackerel
Zinc 0.31mg 0.94mg Atlantic mackerel
Copper 0.23mg 0.094mg Smoked salmon
Vitamin A 87IU 180IU Atlantic mackerel
Vitamin E 1.35mg mg Smoked salmon
Vitamin D 685IU IU Smoked salmon
Vitamin D 17.1µg µg Smoked salmon
Vitamin C 0mg 0.4mg Atlantic mackerel
Vitamin B1 0.023mg 0.159mg Atlantic mackerel
Vitamin B2 0.101mg 0.412mg Atlantic mackerel
Vitamin B3 4.72mg 6.85mg Atlantic mackerel
Vitamin B5 0.87mg 0.99mg Atlantic mackerel
Vitamin B6 0.278mg 0.46mg Atlantic mackerel
Folate 2µg 2µg
Vitamin B12 3.26µg 19µg Atlantic mackerel
Vitamin K 0.1µg µg Smoked salmon
Tryptophan 0.205mg 0.267mg Atlantic mackerel
Threonine 0.801mg 1.045mg Atlantic mackerel
Isoleucine 0.842mg 1.099mg Atlantic mackerel
Leucine 1.486mg 1.938mg Atlantic mackerel
Lysine 1.679mg 2.19mg Atlantic mackerel
Methionine 0.541mg 0.706mg Atlantic mackerel
Phenylalanine 0.714mg 0.931mg Atlantic mackerel
Valine 0.942mg 1.228mg Atlantic mackerel
Histidine 0.538mg 0.702mg Atlantic mackerel
Cholesterol 23mg 75mg Smoked salmon
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 0.929g 4.176g Smoked salmon
Monounsaturated Fat 2.023g 7.006g Atlantic mackerel
Polyunsaturated fat 0.995g 4.3g Atlantic mackerel

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Smoked salmon 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
99
Smoked salmon
235
Atlantic mackerel
Mineral Summary Score
38
Smoked salmon
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
110%
Smoked salmon
143%
Atlantic mackerel
Carbohydrates
0%
Smoked salmon
0%
Atlantic mackerel
Fats
20%
Smoked salmon
82%
Atlantic mackerel

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Smoked salmon
Smoked salmon is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 52mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Smoked salmon
Smoked salmon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.247g)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Atlantic mackerel
Atlantic mackerel is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Atlantic mackerel
Atlantic mackerel contains less Sodium (difference - 589mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Atlantic mackerel
Atlantic mackerel is cheaper (difference - $7)
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. Smoked salmon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173687/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.