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Butterfish vs. Shark — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Butterfish and Shark?

  • Butterfish is higher in Vitamin B12, Selenium, Vitamin B3, Phosphorus, Potassium, Vitamin B2, and Vitamin B1, yet Shark is higher in Iron.
  • Butterfish's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 26% more.
  • Butterfish has 3 times more Potassium than Shark. While Butterfish has 481mg of Potassium, Shark has only 155mg.
  • The amount of Cholesterol in Shark is lower.

We used Fish, butterfish, cooked, dry heat and Fish, shark, mixed species, cooked, batter-dipped and fried types in this article.

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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.
Contains more Phosphorus +58.8%
Contains more Potassium +210.3%
Contains more Zinc +106.3%
Contains more Copper +64.3%
Contains more Selenium +37.6%
Contains more Calcium +78.6%
Contains more Iron +73.4%
Contains more Magnesium +34.4%
Contains more Manganese +163.2%
Equal in Sodium - 122
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 9% 24% 23% 132% 43% 15% 27% 24% 3% 256%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 15% 42% 31% 84% 14% 16% 14% 14% 7% 186%
Contains more Phosphorus +58.8%
Contains more Potassium +210.3%
Contains more Zinc +106.3%
Contains more Copper +64.3%
Contains more Selenium +37.6%
Contains more Calcium +78.6%
Contains more Iron +73.4%
Contains more Magnesium +34.4%
Contains more Manganese +163.2%
Equal in Sodium - 122

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 B1 +102.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +97.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +107.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +39.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +15.3%
Contains more Folate +13.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +51.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +65.1%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 7% 0% 0% 0% 37% 45% 109% 52% 80% 13% 229% 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 B1 +102.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +97.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +107.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +39.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +15.3%
Contains more Folate +13.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +51.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +65.1%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +19%
Contains more Water +11.2%
Contains more Fats +34.4%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Other +45.9%
22% 10% 67%
Protein: 22.15 g
Fats: 10.28 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 66.83 g
Other: 0.74 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 +19%
Contains more Water +11.2%
Contains more Fats +34.4%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Other +45.9%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Butterfish Shark Opinion
Net carbs 0g 6.39g Shark
Protein 22.15g 18.62g Butterfish
Fats 10.28g 13.82g Shark
Carbs 0g 6.39g Shark
Calories 187kcal 228kcal Shark
Calcium 28mg 50mg Shark
Iron 0.64mg 1.11mg Shark
Magnesium 32mg 43mg Shark
Phosphorus 308mg 194mg Butterfish
Potassium 481mg 155mg Butterfish
Sodium 114mg 122mg Butterfish
Zinc 0.99mg 0.48mg Butterfish
Copper 0.069mg 0.042mg Butterfish
Manganese 0.019mg 0.05mg Shark
Selenium 46.8µg 34µg Butterfish
Vitamin A 109IU 180IU Shark
Vitamin A RAE 33µg 54µg Shark
Vitamin B1 0.146mg 0.072mg Butterfish
Vitamin B2 0.192mg 0.097mg Butterfish
Vitamin B3 5.769mg 2.783mg Butterfish
Vitamin B5 0.865mg 0.62mg Butterfish
Vitamin B6 0.346mg 0.3mg Butterfish
Folate 17µg 15µg Butterfish
Vitamin B12 1.83µg 1.21µg Butterfish
Tryptophan 0.248mg 0.212mg Butterfish
Threonine 0.971mg 0.843mg Butterfish
Isoleucine 1.021mg 0.867mg Butterfish
Leucine 1.801mg 1.515mg Butterfish
Lysine 2.035mg 1.634mg Butterfish
Methionine 0.656mg 0.541mg Butterfish
Phenylalanine 0.865mg 0.75mg Butterfish
Valine 1.141mg 0.965mg Butterfish
Histidine 0.652mg 0.538mg Butterfish
Cholesterol 83mg 59mg Shark
Saturated Fat 3.205g Butterfish
Omega-3 - DHA 0.431g Shark
Omega-3 - EPA 0.258g Shark
Omega-3 - DPA 0.089g Shark
Monounsaturated Fat 5.935g Shark
Polyunsaturated fat 3.701g Shark

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Butterfish 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
44%
Butterfish
29%
Shark
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
55%
Butterfish
42%
Shark

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Shark
Shark is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 24mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Butterfish
Butterfish contains less Sodium (difference - 8mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Butterfish
Butterfish is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.205g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Butterfish
Butterfish is relatively richer in vitamins
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.

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. Butterfish - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174231/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.