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Tuna vs Atlantic mackerel - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Tuna and Atlantic mackerel

  • Tuna is higher in Vitamin A, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B1, and Vitamin B5, yet Atlantic mackerel is higher in Vitamin B12, Selenium, Vitamin B2, and Magnesium.
  • Atlantic mackerel covers your daily Vitamin B12 needs 338% more than Tuna.
  • Tuna contains 14 times more Vitamin A than Atlantic mackerel. While Tuna contains 757µg of Vitamin A, Atlantic mackerel contains only 54µg.
  • The amount of Cholesterol in Tuna is lower.

Food varieties used in this article are Fish, tuna, fresh, bluefin, 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 Copper +17%
Contains more Phosphorus +17.3%
Contains less Sodium -39.8%
Contains more Iron +19.8%
Contains more Calcium +50%
Contains more Potassium +24.1%
Contains more Magnesium +51.6%
Contains more Zinc +22.1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 50% 3% 29% 46% 37% 22% 140% 7%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 59% 5% 36% 70% 32% 26% 120% 11%
Contains more Copper +17%
Contains more Phosphorus +17.3%
Contains less Sodium -39.8%
Contains more Iron +19.8%
Contains more Calcium +50%
Contains more Potassium +24.1%
Contains more Magnesium +51.6%
Contains more Zinc +22.1%

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
Tuna
5
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Contains more Vitamin A +1300%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +74.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +53.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +38.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +14.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +34.6%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +74.6%
Equal in Folate - 2
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 152% 0% 0% 70% 71% 198% 83% 122% 1361% 0% 2%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 2% 11% 0% 0% 40% 96% 129% 60% 107% 2375% 0% 2%
Contains more Vitamin A +1300%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +74.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +53.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +38.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +14.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +34.6%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +74.6%
Equal in Folate - 2

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
171
Tuna
235
Atlantic mackerel
Mineral Summary Score
41
Tuna
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
179%
Tuna
143%
Atlantic mackerel
Carbohydrates
0%
Tuna
0%
Atlantic mackerel
Fats
29%
Tuna
82%
Atlantic mackerel

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

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Tuna Atlantic mackerel
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet Equal
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Tuna
Tuna is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 26mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Tuna
Tuna contains less Sodium (difference - 33mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Tuna
Tuna is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.564g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Atlantic mackerel
Atlantic mackerel is relatively richer in minerals
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)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($7)
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Tuna Atlantic mackerel Opinion
Calories 184 262 Atlantic mackerel
Protein 29.91 23.85 Tuna
Fats 6.28 17.81 Atlantic mackerel
Vitamin C 0 0.4 Atlantic mackerel
Carbs 0 0
Cholesterol 49 75 Tuna
Vitamin D
Iron 1.31 1.57 Atlantic mackerel
Calcium 10 15 Atlantic mackerel
Potassium 323 401 Atlantic mackerel
Magnesium 64 97 Atlantic mackerel
Sugar
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.11 0.094 Tuna
Zinc 0.77 0.94 Atlantic mackerel
Starch
Phosphorus 326 278 Tuna
Sodium 50 83 Tuna
Vitamin A 2520 180 Tuna
Vitamin E
Vitamin D
Vitamin B1 0.278 0.159 Tuna
Vitamin B2 0.306 0.412 Atlantic mackerel
Vitamin B3 10.54 6.85 Tuna
Vitamin B5 1.37 0.99 Tuna
Vitamin B6 0.525 0.46 Tuna
Vitamin B12 10.88 19 Atlantic mackerel
Vitamin K
Folate 2 2
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 1.612 4.176 Tuna
Monounsaturated Fat 2.053 7.006 Atlantic mackerel
Polyunsaturated fat 1.844 4.3 Atlantic mackerel
Tryptophan 0.335 0.267 Tuna
Threonine 1.311 1.045 Tuna
Isoleucine 1.378 1.099 Tuna
Leucine 2.431 1.938 Tuna
Lysine 2.747 2.19 Tuna
Methionine 0.885 0.706 Tuna
Phenylalanine 1.168 0.931 Tuna
Valine 1.541 1.228 Tuna
Histidine 0.88 0.702 Tuna
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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. Tuna - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173707/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.