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Sardine vs Shark - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is cheaper?
Shark
Shark is cheaper (difference - $7)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Shark
Shark is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 91mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Shark
Shark is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.603g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Shark
Shark contains less Sodium (difference - 228mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Sardine
Sardine is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is richer in minerals?
Sardine
Sardine is relatively richer in minerals
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.
Sardine Shark
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Rich in minerals 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
Sardine 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
68
Sardine
22
Shark
Mineral Summary Score
58
Sardine
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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Shark
Contains more Iron +247.6%
Contains more Calcium +1023.5%
Contains more Potassium +148.1%
Contains more Copper +463.6%
Contains more Zinc +204.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +133.3%
Contains more Magnesium +25.6%
Contains less Sodium -74.3%
Contains more Iron +247.6%
Contains more Calcium +1023.5%
Contains more Potassium +148.1%
Contains more Copper +463.6%
Contains more Zinc +204.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +133.3%
Contains more Magnesium +25.6%
Contains less Sodium -74.3%

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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Shark
Contains more Vitamin D +704.2%
Contains more Vitamin E +104%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +90.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +266.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +78.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +500%
Contains more Vitamin K +2500%
Contains more Vitamin A +115.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +139.5%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.695
Contains more Vitamin D +704.2%
Contains more Vitamin E +104%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +90.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +266.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +78.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +500%
Contains more Vitamin K +2500%
Contains more Vitamin A +115.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +139.5%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.695

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
148%
Sardine
126%
Shark
Carbohydrates
0%
Sardine
0%
Shark
Fats
53%
Sardine
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 Sardine Shark Opinion
Calories 208 130 Sardine
Protein 24.62 20.98 Sardine
Fats 11.45 4.51 Sardine
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 0 0
Cholesterol 142 51 Shark
Vitamin D 193 24 Sardine
Iron 2.92 0.84 Sardine
Calcium 382 34 Sardine
Potassium 397 160 Sardine
Magnesium 39 49 Shark
Sugars 0 0
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.186 0.033 Sardine
Zinc 1.31 0.43 Sardine
Starch
Phosphorus 490 210 Sardine
Sodium 307 79 Shark
Vitamin A 108 233 Shark
Vitamin E 2.04 1 Sardine
Vitamin D 4.8 0.6 Sardine
Vitamin B1 0.08 0.042 Sardine
Vitamin B2 0.227 0.062 Sardine
Vitamin B3 5.245 2.938 Sardine
Vitamin B5 0.642 0.695 Shark
Vitamin B6 0.167 0.4 Shark
Vitamin B12 8.94 1.49 Sardine
Vitamin K 2.6 0.1 Sardine
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 1.528 0.925 Shark
Monounsaturated Fat 3.869 1.808 Sardine
Polyunsaturated fat 5.148 1.195 Sardine
Tryptophan 0.276 0.235 Sardine
Threonine 1.079 0.92 Sardine
Isoleucine 1.134 0.967 Sardine
Leucine 2.001 1.705 Sardine
Lysine 2.26 1.926 Sardine
Methionine 0.729 0.621 Sardine
Phenylalanine 0.961 0.819 Sardine
Valine 1.268 1.081 Sardine
Histidine 0.725 0.618 Sardine
The main source of information is USDA Food Composition Database (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
Dietary Guidelines for Americans is used as the primary source for advice in this web resource
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