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Shark vs Salmon - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

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 is cheaper?
Shark
Shark is cheaper (difference - $13)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Salmon
Salmon contains less Sugars (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Salmon
Salmon contains less Sodium (difference - 35mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
?
The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)
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 richer in vitamins?
?
It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

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.
Shark Salmon
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Shark Salmon
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
22
Shark
47
Salmon
Mineral Summary Score
20
Shark
25
Salmon

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
Shark
4
:
4
Salmon
Contains more Calcium +183.3%
Contains more Magnesium +69%
Contains more Potassium +206.3%
Contains more Copper +657.6%
Contains more Zinc +48.8%
Contains less Sodium -44.3%
Equal in Iron - 0.8
Equal in Phosphorus - 200
Contains more Calcium +183.3%
Contains more Magnesium +69%
Contains more Potassium +206.3%
Contains more Copper +657.6%
Contains more Zinc +48.8%
Contains less Sodium -44.3%
Equal in Iron - 0.8
Equal in Phosphorus - 200

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
Shark
4
:
6
Salmon
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%
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%

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
126%
Shark
119%
Salmon
Carbohydrates
0%
Shark
0%
Salmon
Fats
21%
Shark
29%
Salmon

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