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Mackerel vs Shark - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Shark
Shark is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 44mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Shark
Shark contains less Sodium (difference - 4371mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Shark
Shark is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 6.223g)
Which food is cheaper?
Shark
Shark is cheaper (difference - $7)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Mackerel
Mackerel is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Mackerel
Mackerel is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sugars?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Sugars (0 g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
?
The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Mackerel Shark
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugars Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Mackerel Shark
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet Equal
Low glycemic index diet Equal

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
131
Mackerel
22
Shark
Mineral Summary Score
100
Mackerel
20
Shark

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
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1
Shark
Contains more Iron +66.7%
Contains more Calcium +94.1%
Contains more Potassium +225%
Contains more Magnesium +22.4%
Contains more Copper +203%
Contains more Zinc +155.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +21%
Contains less Sodium -98.2%
Contains more Iron +66.7%
Contains more Calcium +94.1%
Contains more Potassium +225%
Contains more Magnesium +22.4%
Contains more Copper +203%
Contains more Zinc +155.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +21%
Contains less Sodium -98.2%

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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3
Shark
Contains more Vitamin D +4091.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +138%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +206.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +12.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +705.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +7700%
Contains more Vitamin A +48.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +110%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.4
Contains more Vitamin D +4091.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +138%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +206.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +12.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +705.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +7700%
Contains more Vitamin A +48.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +110%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.4

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 the food
Protein
111%
Mackerel
126%
Shark
Carbohydrates
0%
Mackerel
0%
Shark
Fats
116%
Mackerel
21%
Shark

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All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Mackerel Shark Opinion
Calories 305 130 Mackerel
Protein 18.5 20.98 Shark
Fats 25.1 4.51 Mackerel
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 0 0
Cholesterol 95 51 Shark
Vitamin D 1006 24 Mackerel
Iron 1.4 0.84 Mackerel
Calcium 66 34 Mackerel
Potassium 520 160 Mackerel
Magnesium 60 49 Mackerel
Sugars 0 0
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.1 0.033 Mackerel
Zinc 1.1 0.43 Mackerel
Starch
Phosphorus 254 210 Mackerel
Sodium 4450 79 Shark
Vitamin A 157 233 Shark
Vitamin E 2.38 1 Mackerel
Vitamin D 25.2 0.6 Mackerel
Vitamin B1 0.02 0.042 Shark
Vitamin B2 0.19 0.062 Mackerel
Vitamin B3 3.3 2.938 Mackerel
Vitamin B5 0.695 Shark
Vitamin B6 0.41 0.4 Mackerel
Vitamin B12 12 1.49 Mackerel
Vitamin K 7.8 0.1 Mackerel
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 7.148 0.925 Shark
Monounsaturated Fat 8.32 1.808 Mackerel
Polyunsaturated fat 6.21 1.195 Mackerel
Tryptophan 0.235 Shark
Threonine 0.92 Shark
Isoleucine 0.967 Shark
Leucine 1.705 Shark
Lysine 1.926 Shark
Methionine 0.621 Shark
Phenylalanine 0.819 Shark
Valine 1.081 Shark
Histidine 0.618 Shark
The main source of information is USDA Food Composition Database (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
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