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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 RAE.
  • 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
Contains more Calcium +111.8%
Contains more Magnesium +65.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +27.1%
Contains more Potassium +168.8%
Contains more Zinc +32.6%
Contains more Copper +81.8%
Contains more Iron +50%
Contains less Sodium -81.1%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 22% 22% 58% 115% 38% 55% 16% 20%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 11% 32% 35% 90% 15% 11% 12% 11%
Contains more Calcium +111.8%
Contains more Magnesium +65.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +27.1%
Contains more Potassium +168.8%
Contains more Zinc +32.6%
Contains more Copper +81.8%
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 Folate - 3
Equal in Vitamin K - 0.1
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 4% 6% 39% 0% 14% 52% 75% 26% 76% 3% 458% 1%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 14% 20% 18% 0% 11% 15% 56% 42% 93% 3% 187% 1%
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 Folate - 3
Equal in Vitamin K - 0.1

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to 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 Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Alaska pollock Shark
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet Equal
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

The summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfills 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 food.
Protein
141%
Alaska pollock
126%
Shark
Carbohydrates
0%
Alaska pollock
0%
Shark
Fats
5%
Alaska pollock
21%
Shark

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Shark
Shark contains less Sodium (difference - 340mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Shark
Shark is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 35mg)
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 Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar (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?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

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 to 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.