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Carp vs. Shad — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Carp and Shad

  • Carp is richer in Vitamin B12, Phosphorus, and Zinc, yet Shad is richer in Selenium, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B6, and Vitamin B2.
  • Daily need coverage for Selenium from Shad is 56% higher.
  • Carp contains 11 times more Vitamin B12 than Shad. Carp contains 1.47µg of Vitamin B12, while Shad contains 0.14µg.

Food types used in this article are Fish, carp, cooked, dry heat and Fish, shad, american, cooked, dry heat.

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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.
Carp
4
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5
Shad
Contains more Iron +28.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +52.1%
Contains more Zinc +304.3%
Contains more Calcium +15.4%
Contains more Potassium +15.2%
Contains more Copper +12.3%
Contains more Selenium +188.9%
Equal in Magnesium - 38
Equal in Sodium - 65
Equal in Manganese - 0.054
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 16% 60% 28% 228% 38% 9% 52% 25% 7% 89%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 18% 47% 28% 150% 44% 9% 13% 28% 8% 256%
Contains more Iron +28.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +52.1%
Contains more Zinc +304.3%
Contains more Calcium +15.4%
Contains more Potassium +15.2%
Contains more Copper +12.3%
Contains more Selenium +188.9%
Equal in Magnesium - 38
Equal in Sodium - 65
Equal in Manganese - 0.054

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.
Carp
3
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5
Shad
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +950%
Contains more Vitamin A +275%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +30.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +340%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +412.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +111%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.865
Equal in Folate - 17
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 2% 0% 0% 6% 35% 17% 40% 53% 51% 13% 184% 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 8% 0% 0% 0% 46% 72% 202% 52% 107% 13% 18% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +950%
Contains more Vitamin A +275%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +30.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +340%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +412.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +111%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.865
Equal in Folate - 17

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Carp
2
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2
Shad
Contains more Water +17.6%
Contains more Fats +146.2%
Contains more Other +317.6%
Equal in Protein - 21.71
23% 7% 70%
Protein: 22.86 g
Fats: 7.17 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 69.63 g
Other: 0.34 g
22% 18% 59%
Protein: 21.71 g
Fats: 17.65 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 59.22 g
Other: 1.42 g
Contains more Water +17.6%
Contains more Fats +146.2%
Contains more Other +317.6%
Equal in Protein - 21.71

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Carp Shad Opinion
Protein 22.86g 21.71g Carp
Fats 7.17g 17.65g Shad
Calories 162kcal 252kcal Shad
Calcium 52mg 60mg Shad
Iron 1.59mg 1.24mg Carp
Magnesium 38mg 38mg
Phosphorus 531mg 349mg Carp
Potassium 427mg 492mg Shad
Sodium 63mg 65mg Carp
Zinc 1.9mg 0.47mg Carp
Copper 0.073mg 0.082mg Shad
Manganese 0.05mg 0.054mg Shad
Selenium 16.2µg 46.8µg Shad
Vitamin A 32IU 120IU Shad
Vitamin A RAE 10µg 36µg Shad
Vitamin C 1.6mg 0mg Carp
Vitamin B1 0.14mg 0.183mg Shad
Vitamin B2 0.07mg 0.308mg Shad
Vitamin B3 2.1mg 10.769mg Shad
Vitamin B5 0.87mg 0.865mg Carp
Vitamin B6 0.219mg 0.462mg Shad
Folate 17µg 17µg
Vitamin B12 1.47µg 0.14µg Carp
Tryptophan 0.256mg 0.243mg Carp
Threonine 1.002mg 0.952mg Carp
Isoleucine 1.054mg 1mg Carp
Leucine 1.858mg 1.764mg Carp
Lysine 2.1mg 1.993mg Carp
Methionine 0.677mg 0.642mg Carp
Phenylalanine 0.893mg 0.847mg Carp
Valine 1.178mg 1.118mg Carp
Histidine 0.673mg 0.639mg Carp
Cholesterol 84mg 96mg Carp
Saturated Fat 1.388g Shad
Omega-3 - DHA 0.146g Carp
Omega-3 - EPA 0.305g Carp
Omega-3 - DPA 0.105g Carp
Monounsaturated Fat 2.985g Carp
Polyunsaturated fat 1.835g Carp

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Carp Shad
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet Equal
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
31%
Carp
40%
Shad
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
55%
Carp
60%
Shad

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Shad
Shad is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Shad
Shad is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.388g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Carp
Carp contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Carp
Carp is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 12mg)
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 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. Carp - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174185/nutrients
  2. Shad - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174243/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.