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Turkey meat vs Mackerel - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Turkey meat and Mackerel?

  • Turkey meat is richer in Vitamin B3, Vitamin B6, and Zinc, yet Mackerel is richer in Vitamin B12, Vitamin D, Selenium, Vitamin E , and Potassium.
  • Mackerel's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 458% higher.
  • Turkey meat has 3 times more Vitamin B3 than Mackerel. Turkey meat has 9.573mg of Vitamin B3, while Mackerel has 3.3mg.
  • Turkey meat contains less Saturated Fat.

We used Turkey, whole, meat and skin, cooked, roasted 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 less Sodium -97.7%
Contains more Zinc +125.5%
Contains more Calcium +371.4%
Contains more Iron +28.4%
Contains more Magnesium +100%
Contains more Phosphorus +13.9%
Contains more Potassium +117.6%
Equal in Copper - 0.1
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 41% 22% 96% 22% 14% 68% 31%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 20% 53% 43% 109% 46% 581% 30% 34%
Contains less Sodium -97.7%
Contains more Zinc +125.5%
Contains more Calcium +371.4%
Contains more Iron +28.4%
Contains more Magnesium +100%
Contains more Phosphorus +13.9%
Contains more Potassium +117.6%
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" 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 B1 +125%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +47.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +190.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +50.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +302.6%
Contains more Vitamin E +3300%
Contains more Vitamin D +6200%
Contains more Folate +66.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +1076.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 3% 2% 12% 0% 12% 65% 180% 57% 143% 7% 128% 0%
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 B1 +125%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +47.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +190.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +50.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +302.6%
Contains more Vitamin E +3300%
Contains more Vitamin D +6200%
Contains more Folate +66.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +1076.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%

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.
Turkey meat Mackerel
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol 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 Turkey meat Mackerel Opinion
Net carbs 0.06g 0g Turkey meat
Protein 28.55g 18.5g Turkey meat
Fats 7.39g 25.1g Mackerel
Carbs 0.06g 0g Turkey meat
Calories 189kcal 305kcal Mackerel
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 14mg 66mg Mackerel
Iron 1.09mg 1.4mg Mackerel
Magnesium 30mg 60mg Mackerel
Phosphorus 223mg 254mg Mackerel
Potassium 239mg 520mg Mackerel
Sodium 103mg 4450mg Turkey meat
Zinc 2.48mg 1.1mg Turkey meat
Copper 0.093mg 0.1mg Mackerel
Vitamin A 39IU 157IU Mackerel
Vitamin E 0.07mg 2.38mg Mackerel
Vitamin D 15IU 1006IU Mackerel
Vitamin D 0.4µg 25.2µg Mackerel
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.045mg 0.02mg Turkey meat
Vitamin B2 0.281mg 0.19mg Turkey meat
Vitamin B3 9.573mg 3.3mg Turkey meat
Vitamin B5 0.948mg mg Turkey meat
Vitamin B6 0.616mg 0.41mg Turkey meat
Folate 9µg 15µg Mackerel
Vitamin B12 1.02µg 12µg Mackerel
Vitamin K 0µg 7.8µg Mackerel
Tryptophan 0.291mg mg Turkey meat
Threonine 1.004mg mg Turkey meat
Isoleucine 0.796mg mg Turkey meat
Leucine 1.925mg mg Turkey meat
Lysine 2.282mg mg Turkey meat
Methionine 0.724mg mg Turkey meat
Phenylalanine 0.903mg mg Turkey meat
Valine 0.902mg mg Turkey meat
Histidine 0.749mg mg Turkey meat
Cholesterol 109mg 95mg Mackerel
Trans Fat 0.101g g Mackerel
Saturated Fat 2.155g 7.148g Turkey meat
Monounsaturated Fat 2.647g 8.32g Mackerel
Polyunsaturated fat 2.119g 6.21g Mackerel

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Turkey meat Mackerel
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
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
50
Turkey meat
212
Mackerel
Mineral Summary Score
37
Turkey meat
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
171%
Turkey meat
111%
Mackerel
Carbohydrates
0%
Turkey meat
0%
Mackerel
Fats
34%
Turkey meat
116%
Mackerel

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Turkey meat
Turkey meat contains less Sodium (difference - 4347mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Turkey meat
Turkey meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 4.993g)
Which food is cheaper?
Turkey meat
Turkey meat is cheaper (difference - $5)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Mackerel
Mackerel is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 14mg)
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. Turkey meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171479/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.