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Sockeye salmon vs Mackerel - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Sockeye salmon and Mackerel?

  • Sockeye salmon is richer in Vitamin B3, Vitamin B6, and Vitamin B1, yet Mackerel is richer in Vitamin B12, Selenium, Vitamin D, and Iron.
  • Mackerel's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 314% higher.
  • Sockeye salmon has 8 times more Vitamin B1 than Mackerel. Sockeye salmon has 0.157mg of Vitamin B1, while Mackerel has 0.02mg.
  • Sockeye salmon contains less Cholesterol.

We used Fish, salmon, sockeye, cooked, dry heat and Fish, mackerel, salted types in this comparison.

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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 Phosphorus +20.1%
Contains less Sodium -97.9%
Contains more Calcium +500%
Contains more Iron +169.2%
Contains more Magnesium +66.7%
Contains more Potassium +19.3%
Contains more Zinc +100%
Contains more Copper +31.6%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 20% 26% 131% 39% 12% 15% 26%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 20% 53% 43% 109% 46% 581% 30% 34%
Contains more Phosphorus +20.1%
Contains less Sodium -97.9%
Contains more Calcium +500%
Contains more Iron +169.2%
Contains more Magnesium +66.7%
Contains more Potassium +19.3%
Contains more Zinc +100%
Contains more Copper +31.6%

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 +22.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +685%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +29.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +206.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +101.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +140.4%
Contains more Vitamin D +50.9%
Contains more Folate +114.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +168.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +7700%
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 10% 48% 756% 0% 5% 44% 62% 0% 95% 12% 1500% 20%
Contains more Vitamin A +22.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +685%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +29.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +206.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +101.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +140.4%
Contains more Vitamin D +50.9%
Contains more Folate +114.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +168.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +7700%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Sockeye salmon Mackerel Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 26.48g 18.5g Sockeye salmon
Fats 5.57g 25.1g Mackerel
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 156kcal 305kcal Mackerel
Starch 0g g Sockeye salmon
Fructose 0g g Sockeye salmon
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 11mg 66mg Mackerel
Iron 0.52mg 1.4mg Mackerel
Magnesium 36mg 60mg Mackerel
Phosphorus 305mg 254mg Sockeye salmon
Potassium 436mg 520mg Mackerel
Sodium 92mg 4450mg Sockeye salmon
Zinc 0.55mg 1.1mg Mackerel
Copper 0.076mg 0.1mg Mackerel
Vitamin A 193IU 157IU Sockeye salmon
Vitamin E 0.99mg 2.38mg Mackerel
Vitamin D 670IU 1006IU Mackerel
Vitamin D 16.7µg 25.2µg Mackerel
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.157mg 0.02mg Sockeye salmon
Vitamin B2 0.246mg 0.19mg Sockeye salmon
Vitamin B3 10.123mg 3.3mg Sockeye salmon
Vitamin B5 1.274mg mg Sockeye salmon
Vitamin B6 0.827mg 0.41mg Sockeye salmon
Folate 7µg 15µg Mackerel
Vitamin B12 4.47µg 12µg Mackerel
Vitamin K 0.1µg 7.8µg Mackerel
Tryptophan 0.335mg mg Sockeye salmon
Threonine 1.247mg mg Sockeye salmon
Isoleucine 1.274mg mg Sockeye salmon
Leucine 2.185mg mg Sockeye salmon
Lysine 2.574mg mg Sockeye salmon
Methionine 0.858mg mg Sockeye salmon
Phenylalanine 1.086mg mg Sockeye salmon
Valine 1.461mg mg Sockeye salmon
Histidine 0.711mg mg Sockeye salmon
Cholesterol 61mg 95mg Sockeye salmon
Trans Fat 0.023g g Mackerel
Saturated Fat 0.969g 7.148g Sockeye salmon
Monounsaturated Fat 1.864g 8.32g Mackerel
Polyunsaturated fat 1.327g 6.21g Mackerel

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Sockeye salmon 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
212
Mackerel
Mineral Summary Score
34
Sockeye salmon
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
159%
Sockeye salmon
111%
Mackerel
Carbohydrates
0%
Sockeye salmon
0%
Mackerel
Fats
26%
Sockeye salmon
116%
Mackerel

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Sockeye salmon
Sockeye salmon contains less Sodium (difference - 4358mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Sockeye salmon
Sockeye salmon is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 34mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Sockeye salmon
Sockeye salmon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 6.179g)
Which food is cheaper?
Mackerel
Mackerel is cheaper (difference - $6)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Mackerel
Mackerel is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar (0 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. Sockeye salmon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173692/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.