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Snapper vs. Mackerel — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Snapper and Mackerel different?

  • Mackerel has more Vitamin B12, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B2, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Vitamin B1, and Copper than Snapper.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 from Mackerel is 646% higher.
  • Snapper has less Cholesterol.

Fish, snapper, mixed species, cooked, dry heat and Fish, mackerel, Atlantic, cooked, dry heat are the varieties used 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Calcium +166.7%
Contains more Potassium +30.2%
Contains less Sodium -31.3%
Contains more Iron +554.2%
Contains more Magnesium +162.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +38.3%
Contains more Zinc +113.6%
Contains more Copper +104.3%
Contains more Manganese +17.6%
Equal in Selenium - 51.6
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 12% 9% 27% 87% 47% 8% 12% 16% 3% 268%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 5% 59% 70% 120% 36% 11% 26% 32% 3% 282%
Contains more Calcium +166.7%
Contains more Potassium +30.2%
Contains less Sodium -31.3%
Contains more Iron +554.2%
Contains more Magnesium +162.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +38.3%
Contains more Zinc +113.6%
Contains more Copper +104.3%
Contains more Manganese +17.6%
Equal in Selenium - 51.6

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 +300%
Contains more Folate +200%
Contains more Vitamin A +56.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +200%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +10200%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1879.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +13.8%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +442.9%
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 Choline Vitamin K 7% 0% 0% 6% 14% 1% 7% 53% 107% 5% 438% 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 +300%
Contains more Folate +200%
Contains more Vitamin A +56.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +200%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +10200%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1879.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +13.8%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +442.9%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.46

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +10.3%
Contains more Water +32.1%
Contains more Fats +935.5%
Contains more Other +211%
Equal in Protein - 23.85
26% 2% 70%
Protein: 26.3 g
Fats: 1.72 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 70.35 g
Other: 1.63 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 Protein +10.3%
Contains more Water +32.1%
Contains more Fats +935.5%
Contains more Other +211%
Equal in Protein - 23.85

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -91.3%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +2075.8%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +631.3%
29% 25% 46%
Saturated Fat: 0.365 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.322 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.588 g
27% 45% 28%
Saturated Fat: 4.176 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 7.006 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 4.3 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -91.3%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +2075.8%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +631.3%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Snapper 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 Snapper Mackerel Opinion
Protein 26.3g 23.85g Snapper
Fats 1.72g 17.81g Mackerel
Calories 128kcal 262kcal Mackerel
Calcium 40mg 15mg Snapper
Iron 0.24mg 1.57mg Mackerel
Magnesium 37mg 97mg Mackerel
Phosphorus 201mg 278mg Mackerel
Potassium 522mg 401mg Snapper
Sodium 57mg 83mg Snapper
Zinc 0.44mg 0.94mg Mackerel
Copper 0.046mg 0.094mg Mackerel
Manganese 0.017mg 0.02mg Mackerel
Selenium 49µg 51.6µg Mackerel
Vitamin A 115IU 180IU Mackerel
Vitamin A RAE 35µg 54µg Mackerel
Vitamin C 1.6mg 0.4mg Snapper
Vitamin B1 0.053mg 0.159mg Mackerel
Vitamin B2 0.004mg 0.412mg Mackerel
Vitamin B3 0.346mg 6.85mg Mackerel
Vitamin B5 0.87mg 0.99mg Mackerel
Vitamin B6 0.46mg 0.46mg
Folate 6µg 2µg Snapper
Vitamin B12 3.5µg 19µg Mackerel
Tryptophan 0.294mg 0.267mg Snapper
Threonine 1.153mg 1.045mg Snapper
Isoleucine 1.212mg 1.099mg Snapper
Leucine 2.137mg 1.938mg Snapper
Lysine 2.415mg 2.19mg Snapper
Methionine 0.778mg 0.706mg Snapper
Phenylalanine 1.027mg 0.931mg Snapper
Valine 1.355mg 1.228mg Snapper
Histidine 0.774mg 0.702mg Snapper
Cholesterol 47mg 75mg Snapper
Saturated Fat 0.365g 4.176g Snapper
Omega-3 - DHA 0.273g 0.699g Mackerel
Omega-3 - EPA 0.048g 0.504g Mackerel
Omega-3 - DPA 0.022g 0.106g Mackerel
Monounsaturated Fat 0.322g 7.006g Mackerel
Polyunsaturated fat 0.588g 4.3g Mackerel

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Snapper 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
49%
Snapper
217%
Mackerel
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
48%
Snapper
64%
Mackerel

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Snapper
Snapper contains less Sodium (difference - 26mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Snapper
Snapper is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 28mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Snapper
Snapper is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.811g)
Which food is cheaper?
Snapper
Snapper 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. Snapper - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173699/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.