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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 RAE, and Folate.
  • Chinook salmon covers your daily Vitamin B12 needs 57% 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
Contains more Magnesium +149%
Contains more Phosphorus +76.7%
Contains more Potassium +215.6%
Contains less Sodium -24.1%
Contains more Zinc +30.2%
Contains more Copper +60.6%
Contains more Calcium +21.4%
Equal in Iron - 0.84
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 9% 35% 88% 159% 45% 8% 16% 18%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 11% 32% 35% 90% 15% 11% 12% 11%
Contains more Magnesium +149%
Contains more Phosphorus +76.7%
Contains more Potassium +215.6%
Contains less Sodium -24.1%
Contains more Zinc +30.2%
Contains more Copper +60.6%
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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Shark
Contains more Vitamin A +112.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
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 Folate +1066.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +92.6%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.042
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 30% 0% 0% 14% 11% 36% 189% 52% 107% 27% 359% 0%
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 A +112.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
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 Folate +1066.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +92.6%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.042

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.
Chinook salmon Shark
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in glycemic index Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Chinook salmon 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
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 food.
Protein
154%
Chinook salmon
126%
Shark
Carbohydrates
0%
Chinook salmon
0%
Shark
Fats
62%
Chinook salmon
21%
Shark

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 is lower in Sugar?
Chinook salmon
Chinook salmon is lower in Sugar (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)

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. 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.