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Tuna Bluefin vs. Mackerel — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Tuna Bluefin and Mackerel different?

  • Tuna Bluefin is richer in Vitamin A RAE, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B1, Phosphorus, and Vitamin B2, while Mackerel is higher in Selenium, and Vitamin B12.
  • Mackerel covers your daily need of Sodium 191% more than Tuna Bluefin.
  • Tuna Bluefin contains 16 times more Vitamin A RAE than Mackerel. Tuna Bluefin contains 757µg of Vitamin A RAE, while Mackerel contains 47µg.
  • Tuna Bluefin is lower in Cholesterol.

Fish, tuna, fresh, bluefin, cooked, dry heat and Fish, mackerel, salted types were 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 Phosphorus +28.3%
Contains less Sodium -98.9%
Contains more Calcium +560%
Contains more Potassium +61%
Contains more Zinc +42.9%
Contains more Selenium +56.8%
Equal in Iron - 1.4
Equal in Magnesium - 60
Equal in Copper - 0.1
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 3% 50% 46% 140% 29% 7% 22% 37% 3% 256%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 20% 53% 43% 109% 46% 581% 30% 34% 0% 401%
Contains more Phosphorus +28.3%
Contains less Sodium -98.9%
Contains more Calcium +560%
Contains more Potassium +61%
Contains more Zinc +42.9%
Contains more Selenium +56.8%
Equal in Iron - 1.4
Equal in Magnesium - 60
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" 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 A +1505.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1290%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +61.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +219.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +28%
Contains more Folate +650%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +10.3%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 152% 0% 0% 0% 70% 71% 198% 83% 122% 2% 1361% 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 10% 48% 756% 0% 5% 44% 62% 0% 95% 12% 1500% 56% 20%
Contains more Vitamin A +1505.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1290%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +61.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +219.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +28%
Contains more Folate +650%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +10.3%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +61.7%
Contains more Water +37.4%
Contains more Fats +299.7%
Contains more Other +183.9%
30% 6% 59% 5%
Protein: 29.91 g
Fats: 6.28 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 59.09 g
Other: 4.72 g
19% 25% 43% 13%
Protein: 18.5 g
Fats: 25.1 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 43 g
Other: 13.4 g
Contains more Protein +61.7%
Contains more Water +37.4%
Contains more Fats +299.7%
Contains more Other +183.9%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -77.4%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +305.3%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +236.8%
29% 37% 33%
Saturated Fat: 1.612 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 2.053 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.844 g
33% 38% 29%
Saturated Fat: 7.148 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 8.32 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 6.21 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -77.4%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +305.3%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +236.8%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Tuna Bluefin Mackerel
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Glycemic Index Equal
Lower in price Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Tuna Bluefin Mackerel Opinion
Protein 29.91g 18.5g Tuna Bluefin
Fats 6.28g 25.1g Mackerel
Calories 184kcal 305kcal Mackerel
Calcium 10mg 66mg Mackerel
Iron 1.31mg 1.4mg Mackerel
Magnesium 64mg 60mg Tuna Bluefin
Phosphorus 326mg 254mg Tuna Bluefin
Potassium 323mg 520mg Mackerel
Sodium 50mg 4450mg Tuna Bluefin
Zinc 0.77mg 1.1mg Mackerel
Copper 0.11mg 0.1mg Tuna Bluefin
Manganese 0.02mg Tuna Bluefin
Selenium 46.8µg 73.4µg Mackerel
Vitamin A 2520IU 157IU Tuna Bluefin
Vitamin A RAE 757µg 47µg Tuna Bluefin
Vitamin E 2.38mg Mackerel
Vitamin D 1006IU Mackerel
Vitamin D 25.2µg Mackerel
Vitamin B1 0.278mg 0.02mg Tuna Bluefin
Vitamin B2 0.306mg 0.19mg Tuna Bluefin
Vitamin B3 10.54mg 3.3mg Tuna Bluefin
Vitamin B5 1.37mg Tuna Bluefin
Vitamin B6 0.525mg 0.41mg Tuna Bluefin
Folate 2µg 15µg Mackerel
Vitamin B12 10.88µg 12µg Mackerel
Choline 101.6mg Mackerel
Vitamin K 7.8µg Mackerel
Tryptophan 0.335mg Tuna Bluefin
Threonine 1.311mg Tuna Bluefin
Isoleucine 1.378mg Tuna Bluefin
Leucine 2.431mg Tuna Bluefin
Lysine 2.747mg Tuna Bluefin
Methionine 0.885mg Tuna Bluefin
Phenylalanine 1.168mg Tuna Bluefin
Valine 1.541mg Tuna Bluefin
Histidine 0.88mg Tuna Bluefin
Cholesterol 49mg 95mg Tuna Bluefin
Saturated Fat 1.612g 7.148g Tuna Bluefin
Omega-3 - DHA 1.141g 2.965g Mackerel
Omega-3 - EPA 0.363g 1.619g Mackerel
Omega-3 - DPA 0.16g 0.391g Mackerel
Monounsaturated Fat 2.053g 8.32g Mackerel
Polyunsaturated fat 1.844g 6.21g Mackerel

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Tuna Bluefin Mackerel
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet Equal
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet Equal

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
158%
Tuna Bluefin
200%
Mackerel
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
59%
Tuna Bluefin
131%
Mackerel

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Tuna Bluefin
Tuna Bluefin is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Tuna Bluefin
Tuna Bluefin contains less Sodium (difference - 4400mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Tuna Bluefin
Tuna Bluefin is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 46mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Tuna Bluefin
Tuna Bluefin is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 5.536g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($7)
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

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. Tuna Bluefin - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173707/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.