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Bluefish vs. Shark — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Bluefish and Shark

  • Bluefish is higher in Vitamin B12, Vitamin B3, Selenium, Phosphorus, Vitamin B6, Potassium, Vitamin A RAE, and Vitamin B5, yet Shark is higher in Iron.
  • Bluefish covers your daily Vitamin B12 needs 209% more than Shark.
  • Bluefish contains 3 times more Potassium than Shark. While Bluefish contains 477mg of Potassium, Shark contains only 155mg.
  • The amount of Saturated Fat in Bluefish is lower.

Food varieties used in this article are Fish, bluefish, cooked, dry heat and Fish, shark, mixed species, cooked, batter-dipped and fried.

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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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
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Shark
Contains more Phosphorus +50%
Contains more Potassium +207.7%
Contains less Sodium -36.9%
Contains more Zinc +116.7%
Contains more Copper +61.9%
Contains more Selenium +37.6%
Contains more Calcium +455.6%
Contains more Iron +79%
Contains more Manganese +85.2%
Equal in Magnesium - 43
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 3% 24% 30% 125% 43% 11% 29% 23% 4% 256%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 15% 42% 31% 84% 14% 16% 14% 14% 7% 186%
Contains more Phosphorus +50%
Contains more Potassium +207.7%
Contains less Sodium -36.9%
Contains more Zinc +116.7%
Contains more Copper +61.9%
Contains more Selenium +37.6%
Contains more Calcium +455.6%
Contains more Iron +79%
Contains more Manganese +85.2%
Equal in Magnesium - 43

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts 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 A +155%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +160.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +54%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +54.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +414%
Contains more Folate +650%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.072
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.097
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 28% 0% 0% 0% 17% 23% 136% 58% 108% 2% 778% 0% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 11% 0% 0% 0% 18% 23% 53% 38% 70% 12% 152% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +155%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +160.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +54%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +54.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +414%
Contains more Folate +650%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.072
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.097

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
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Shark
Contains more Protein +38%
Contains more Other +476.9%
Contains more Fats +154%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Equal in Water - 60.09
26% 5% 63% 6%
Protein: 25.69 g
Fats: 5.44 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 62.64 g
Other: 6.23 g
19% 14% 6% 60%
Protein: 18.62 g
Fats: 13.82 g
Carbs: 6.39 g
Water: 60.09 g
Other: 1.08 g
Contains more Protein +38%
Contains more Other +476.9%
Contains more Fats +154%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Equal in Water - 60.09

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
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Shark
Contains less Saturated Fat -63.4%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +158.4%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +172.5%
24% 48% 28%
Saturated Fat: 1.172 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 2.297 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.358 g
25% 46% 29%
Saturated Fat: 3.205 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 5.935 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 3.701 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -63.4%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +158.4%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +172.5%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Bluefish Shark
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Lower in Glycemic Index Equal
Lower in price Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Bluefish Shark Opinion
Net carbs 0g 6.39g Shark
Protein 25.69g 18.62g Bluefish
Fats 5.44g 13.82g Shark
Carbs 0g 6.39g Shark
Calories 159kcal 228kcal Shark
Calcium 9mg 50mg Shark
Iron 0.62mg 1.11mg Shark
Magnesium 42mg 43mg Shark
Phosphorus 291mg 194mg Bluefish
Potassium 477mg 155mg Bluefish
Sodium 77mg 122mg Bluefish
Zinc 1.04mg 0.48mg Bluefish
Copper 0.068mg 0.042mg Bluefish
Manganese 0.027mg 0.05mg Shark
Selenium 46.8µg 34µg Bluefish
Vitamin A 459IU 180IU Bluefish
Vitamin A RAE 138µg 54µg Bluefish
Vitamin B1 0.067mg 0.072mg Shark
Vitamin B2 0.097mg 0.097mg
Vitamin B3 7.247mg 2.783mg Bluefish
Vitamin B5 0.955mg 0.62mg Bluefish
Vitamin B6 0.464mg 0.3mg Bluefish
Folate 2µg 15µg Shark
Vitamin B12 6.22µg 1.21µg Bluefish
Tryptophan 0.288mg 0.212mg Bluefish
Threonine 1.126mg 0.843mg Bluefish
Isoleucine 1.184mg 0.867mg Bluefish
Leucine 2.088mg 1.515mg Bluefish
Lysine 2.36mg 1.634mg Bluefish
Methionine 0.76mg 0.541mg Bluefish
Phenylalanine 1.003mg 0.75mg Bluefish
Valine 1.324mg 0.965mg Bluefish
Histidine 0.756mg 0.538mg Bluefish
Cholesterol 76mg 59mg Shark
Saturated Fat 1.172g 3.205g Bluefish
Omega-3 - DHA 0.665g 0.431g Bluefish
Omega-3 - EPA 0.323g 0.258g Bluefish
Omega-3 - DPA 0.079g 0.089g Shark
Monounsaturated Fat 2.297g 5.935g Shark
Polyunsaturated fat 1.358g 3.701g Shark

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Bluefish Shark
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet Equal

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
88%
Bluefish
29%
Shark
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
54%
Bluefish
42%
Shark

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Shark
Shark is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 17mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Bluefish
Bluefish contains less Sodium (difference - 45mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Bluefish
Bluefish is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.033g)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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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.
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

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Bluefish - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174229/nutrients
  2. Shark - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/175143/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.