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Sockeye salmon vs Atlantic mackerel - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Sockeye salmon and Atlantic mackerel

  • Sockeye salmon has more Vitamin B6, Vitamin B3, and Vitamin B5, however Atlantic mackerel is higher in Vitamin B12, Selenium, Magnesium, Iron, and Vitamin B2.
  • Atlantic mackerel covers your daily need of Vitamin B12 605% more than Sockeye salmon.
  • Sockeye salmon has 2 times more Vitamin B6 than Atlantic mackerel. While Sockeye salmon has 0.827mg of Vitamin B6, Atlantic mackerel has only 0.46mg.
  • Sockeye salmon has less Saturated Fat.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Fish, salmon, sockeye, 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Contains more Calcium +36.4%
Contains more Iron +201.9%
Contains more Magnesium +169.4%
Contains more Zinc +70.9%
Contains more Copper +23.7%
Equal in Phosphorus - 278
Equal in Potassium - 401
Equal in Sodium - 83
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 20% 26% 131% 39% 12% 15% 26%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 59% 70% 120% 36% 11% 26% 32%
Contains more Calcium +36.4%
Contains more Iron +201.9%
Contains more Magnesium +169.4%
Contains more Zinc +70.9%
Contains more Copper +23.7%
Equal in Phosphorus - 278
Equal in Potassium - 401
Equal in Sodium - 83

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 B3 +47.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +28.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +79.8%
Contains more Folate +250%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +67.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +325.1%
Equal in Vitamin A - 180
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.159
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 12% 20% 501% 0% 40% 57% 190% 77% 191% 6% 559% 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 B3 +47.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +28.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +79.8%
Contains more Folate +250%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +67.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +325.1%
Equal in Vitamin A - 180
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.159

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Sockeye salmon Atlantic mackerel Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 26.48g 23.85g Sockeye salmon
Fats 5.57g 17.81g Atlantic mackerel
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 156kcal 262kcal Atlantic mackerel
Starch 0g g Sockeye salmon
Fructose 0g g Sockeye salmon
Sugar 0g g Atlantic mackerel
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 11mg 15mg Atlantic mackerel
Iron 0.52mg 1.57mg Atlantic mackerel
Magnesium 36mg 97mg Atlantic mackerel
Phosphorus 305mg 278mg Sockeye salmon
Potassium 436mg 401mg Sockeye salmon
Sodium 92mg 83mg Atlantic mackerel
Zinc 0.55mg 0.94mg Atlantic mackerel
Copper 0.076mg 0.094mg Atlantic mackerel
Vitamin A 193IU 180IU Sockeye salmon
Vitamin E 0.99mg mg Sockeye salmon
Vitamin D 670IU IU Sockeye salmon
Vitamin D 16.7µg µg Sockeye salmon
Vitamin C 0mg 0.4mg Atlantic mackerel
Vitamin B1 0.157mg 0.159mg Atlantic mackerel
Vitamin B2 0.246mg 0.412mg Atlantic mackerel
Vitamin B3 10.123mg 6.85mg Sockeye salmon
Vitamin B5 1.274mg 0.99mg Sockeye salmon
Vitamin B6 0.827mg 0.46mg Sockeye salmon
Folate 7µg 2µg Sockeye salmon
Vitamin B12 4.47µg 19µg Atlantic mackerel
Vitamin K 0.1µg µg Sockeye salmon
Tryptophan 0.335mg 0.267mg Sockeye salmon
Threonine 1.247mg 1.045mg Sockeye salmon
Isoleucine 1.274mg 1.099mg Sockeye salmon
Leucine 2.185mg 1.938mg Sockeye salmon
Lysine 2.574mg 2.19mg Sockeye salmon
Methionine 0.858mg 0.706mg Sockeye salmon
Phenylalanine 1.086mg 0.931mg Sockeye salmon
Valine 1.461mg 1.228mg Sockeye salmon
Histidine 0.711mg 0.702mg Sockeye salmon
Cholesterol 61mg 75mg Sockeye salmon
Trans Fat 0.023g g Atlantic mackerel
Saturated Fat 0.969g 4.176g Sockeye salmon
Monounsaturated Fat 1.864g 7.006g Atlantic mackerel
Polyunsaturated fat 1.327g 4.3g Atlantic mackerel

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Sockeye 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
137
Sockeye salmon
235
Atlantic mackerel
Mineral Summary Score
34
Sockeye 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
159%
Sockeye salmon
143%
Atlantic mackerel
Carbohydrates
0%
Sockeye salmon
0%
Atlantic mackerel
Fats
26%
Sockeye salmon
82%
Atlantic mackerel

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Sockeye salmon
Sockeye salmon is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 14mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Sockeye salmon
Sockeye salmon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.207g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Sockeye salmon
Sockeye salmon is relatively richer in vitamins
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 - 9mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Atlantic mackerel
Atlantic mackerel is cheaper (difference - $6)
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.

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. Sockeye salmon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173692/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.