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Chinook salmon vs Shark - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Chinook salmon and Shark

  • Shark has less Vitamin B12, Vitamin B3, Phosphorus, Selenium, Magnesium, Potassium, Vitamin A and Folate.
  • Chinook salmon covers your daily Vitamin B12 needs 58% more than Shark.
  • Shark contains 12 times less Folate than Chinook salmon. Chinook salmon contains 35µg of Folate, while Shark contains 3µg.
  • Shark has less Saturated Fat.

Food varieties used in this article are Fish, salmon, chinook, cooked, dry heat 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 Potassium +215.6%
Contains more Magnesium +149%
Contains more Copper +60.6%
Contains more Zinc +30.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +76.7%
Contains less Sodium -24.1%
Contains more Calcium +21.4%
Equal in Iron - 0.84
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 35% 9% 45% 88% 18% 16% 159% 8%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 32% 11% 15% 35% 11% 12% 90% 11%
Contains more Potassium +215.6%
Contains more Magnesium +149%
Contains more Copper +60.6%
Contains more Zinc +30.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +76.7%
Contains less Sodium -24.1%
Contains more Calcium +21.4%
Equal in Iron - 0.84

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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3
Shark
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +112.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +148.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +241.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +24.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +15.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +92.6%
Contains more Folate +1066.7%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.042
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 14% 30% 0% 0% 11% 36% 189% 52% 107% 359% 0% 27%
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 C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +112.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +148.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +241.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +24.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +15.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +92.6%
Contains more Folate +1066.7%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.042

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
68
Chinook salmon
38
Shark
Mineral Summary Score
47
Chinook salmon
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
154%
Chinook salmon
126%
Shark
Carbohydrates
0%
Chinook salmon
0%
Shark
Fats
62%
Chinook salmon
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.
Chinook salmon Shark
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in glycemic index Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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is better in case of low diet
Chinook salmon 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 - 34mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Shark
Shark is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.289g)
Which food is cheaper?
Shark
Shark is cheaper (difference - $15)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Chinook salmon
Chinook salmon contains less Sugars (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chinook salmon
Chinook salmon contains less Sodium (difference - 19mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Chinook salmon
Chinook salmon is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Chinook salmon
Chinook salmon is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)

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 Chinook salmon Shark Opinion
Calories 231 130 Chinook salmon
Protein 25.72 20.98 Chinook salmon
Fats 13.38 4.51 Chinook salmon
Vitamin C 4.1 0 Chinook salmon
Carbs 0 0
Cholesterol 85 51 Shark
Vitamin D 24 Shark
Iron 0.91 0.84 Chinook salmon
Calcium 28 34 Shark
Potassium 505 160 Chinook salmon
Magnesium 122 49 Chinook salmon
Sugars 0 Chinook salmon
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.053 0.033 Chinook salmon
Zinc 0.56 0.43 Chinook salmon
Starch
Phosphorus 371 210 Chinook salmon
Sodium 60 79 Chinook salmon
Vitamin A 496 233 Chinook salmon
Vitamin E 1 Shark
Vitamin D 0.6 Shark
Vitamin B1 0.044 0.042 Chinook salmon
Vitamin B2 0.154 0.062 Chinook salmon
Vitamin B3 10.045 2.938 Chinook salmon
Vitamin B5 0.865 0.695 Chinook salmon
Vitamin B6 0.462 0.4 Chinook salmon
Vitamin B12 2.87 1.49 Chinook salmon
Vitamin K 0.1 Shark
Folate 35 3 Chinook salmon
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 3.214 0.925 Shark
Monounsaturated Fat 5.742 1.808 Chinook salmon
Polyunsaturated fat 2.662 1.195 Chinook salmon
Tryptophan 0.288 0.235 Chinook salmon
Threonine 1.127 0.92 Chinook salmon
Isoleucine 1.185 0.967 Chinook salmon
Leucine 2.09 1.705 Chinook salmon
Lysine 2.362 1.926 Chinook salmon
Methionine 0.761 0.621 Chinook salmon
Phenylalanine 1.004 0.819 Chinook salmon
Valine 1.325 1.081 Chinook salmon
Histidine 0.757 0.618 Chinook salmon
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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. Chinook salmon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171999/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.