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Alaska pollock vs Shark - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Alaska pollock and Shark

  • Alaska pollock has more Vitamin B12, Selenium, Vitamin B2, Phosphorus, Potassium, Magnesium and Vitamin B3, however Shark has more Vitamin A.
  • Alaska pollock's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 90% more.
  • Alaska pollock has 5 times more Sodium than Shark. Alaska pollock has 419mg of Sodium, while Shark has 79mg.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Fish, pollock, Alaska, cooked, dry heat (may have been previously frozen) and Fish, shark, mixed species, raw.

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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
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Shark
Contains more Calcium +111.8%
Contains more Potassium +168.8%
Contains more Magnesium +65.3%
Contains more Copper +81.8%
Contains more Zinc +32.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +27.1%
Contains more Iron +50%
Contains less Sodium -81.1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 22% 22% 38% 58% 20% 16% 115% 55%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 32% 11% 15% 35% 11% 12% 90% 11%
Contains more Calcium +111.8%
Contains more Potassium +168.8%
Contains more Magnesium +65.3%
Contains more Copper +81.8%
Contains more Zinc +32.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +27.1%
Contains more Iron +50%
Contains less Sodium -81.1%

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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Shark
Contains more Vitamin D +116.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +28.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +259.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +34.4%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +145.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +356.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +257.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +60.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +21.6%
Equal in Vitamin K - 0.1
Equal in Folate - 3
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 4% 6% 39% 14% 52% 75% 26% 76% 458% 1% 3%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 14% 20% 18% 11% 15% 56% 42% 93% 187% 1% 3%
Contains more Vitamin D +116.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +28.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +259.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +34.4%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +145.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +356.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +257.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +60.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +21.6%
Equal in Vitamin K - 0.1
Equal in Folate - 3

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
62
Alaska pollock
38
Shark
Mineral Summary Score
43
Alaska pollock
27
Shark

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
141%
Alaska pollock
126%
Shark
Carbohydrates
0%
Alaska pollock
0%
Shark
Fats
5%
Alaska pollock
21%
Shark

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

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Shark
Shark is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 35mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Shark
Shark contains less Sodium (difference - 340mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Shark
Shark is cheaper (difference - $7)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Alaska pollock
Alaska pollock is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.766g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Alaska pollock
Alaska pollock is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sugars?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugars (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?
?
It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

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 Alaska pollock Shark Opinion
Calories 111 130 Shark
Protein 23.48 20.98 Alaska pollock
Fats 1.18 4.51 Shark
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 0 0
Cholesterol 86 51 Shark
Vitamin D 51 24 Alaska pollock
Iron 0.56 0.84 Shark
Calcium 72 34 Alaska pollock
Potassium 430 160 Alaska pollock
Magnesium 81 49 Alaska pollock
Sugars 0 0
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.06 0.033 Alaska pollock
Zinc 0.57 0.43 Alaska pollock
Starch
Phosphorus 267 210 Alaska pollock
Sodium 419 79 Shark
Vitamin A 51 233 Shark
Vitamin E 0.28 1 Shark
Vitamin D 1.3 0.6 Alaska pollock
Vitamin B1 0.054 0.042 Alaska pollock
Vitamin B2 0.223 0.062 Alaska pollock
Vitamin B3 3.949 2.938 Alaska pollock
Vitamin B5 0.432 0.695 Shark
Vitamin B6 0.329 0.4 Shark
Vitamin B12 3.66 1.49 Alaska pollock
Vitamin K 0.1 0.1
Folate 3 3
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 0.159 0.925 Alaska pollock
Monounsaturated Fat 0.134 1.808 Shark
Polyunsaturated fat 0.583 1.195 Shark
Tryptophan 0.263 0.235 Alaska pollock
Threonine 1.029 0.92 Alaska pollock
Isoleucine 1.082 0.967 Alaska pollock
Leucine 1.908 1.705 Alaska pollock
Lysine 2.157 1.926 Alaska pollock
Methionine 0.696 0.621 Alaska pollock
Phenylalanine 0.917 0.819 Alaska pollock
Valine 1.21 1.081 Alaska pollock
Histidine 0.691 0.618 Alaska pollock
Fructose

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 of the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Alaska pollock - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173681/nutrients
  2. Shark - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173697/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.