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Salmon vs Shark - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is cheaper?
Shark
Shark is cheaper (difference - $13)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Shark
Shark is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 4mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Shark
Shark is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.056g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Salmon
Salmon contains less Sodium (difference - 35mg)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Salmon
Salmon contains less Sugars (difference - 0g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
?
It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.
Which food is richer in minerals?
?
It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.
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.
Salmon Shark
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Rich in vitamins Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Salmon 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
47
Salmon
22
Shark
Mineral Summary Score
25
Salmon
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
Salmon
4
:
4
Shark
Contains more Potassium +206.3%
Contains more Copper +657.6%
Contains more Zinc +48.8%
Contains less Sodium -44.3%
Contains more Calcium +183.3%
Contains more Magnesium +69%
Equal in Iron - 0.84
Equal in Phosphorus - 210
Contains more Potassium +206.3%
Contains more Copper +657.6%
Contains more Zinc +48.8%
Contains less Sodium -44.3%
Contains more Calcium +183.3%
Contains more Magnesium +69%
Equal in Iron - 0.84
Equal in Phosphorus - 210

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
Salmon
6
:
4
Shark
Contains more Vitamin B1 +438.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +512.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +167.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +139.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +104.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +113.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +482.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +438.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +512.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +167.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +139.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +104.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +113.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +482.5%

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
119%
Salmon
126%
Shark
Carbohydrates
0%
Salmon
0%
Shark
Fats
29%
Salmon
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 Salmon Shark Opinion
Calories 142 130 Salmon
Protein 19.84 20.98 Shark
Fats 6.34 4.51 Salmon
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 0 0
Cholesterol 55 51 Shark
Vitamin D 24 Shark
Iron 0.8 0.84 Shark
Calcium 12 34 Shark
Potassium 490 160 Salmon
Magnesium 29 49 Shark
Sugars 0 Shark
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.25 0.033 Salmon
Zinc 0.64 0.43 Salmon
Starch
Phosphorus 200 210 Shark
Sodium 44 79 Salmon
Vitamin A 40 233 Shark
Vitamin E 1 Shark
Vitamin D 0.6 Shark
Vitamin B1 0.226 0.042 Salmon
Vitamin B2 0.38 0.062 Salmon
Vitamin B3 7.86 2.938 Salmon
Vitamin B5 1.664 0.695 Salmon
Vitamin B6 0.818 0.4 Salmon
Vitamin B12 3.18 1.49 Salmon
Vitamin K 0.1 Shark
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 0.981 0.925 Shark
Monounsaturated Fat 2.103 1.808 Salmon
Polyunsaturated fat 2.539 1.195 Salmon
Tryptophan 0.222 0.235 Shark
Threonine 0.87 0.92 Shark
Isoleucine 0.914 0.967 Shark
Leucine 1.613 1.705 Shark
Lysine 1.822 1.926 Shark
Methionine 0.587 0.621 Shark
Phenylalanine 0.775 0.819 Shark
Valine 1.022 1.081 Shark
Histidine 0.584 0.618 Shark
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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