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Cod vs Shark - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Cod and Shark

  • Cod has more Vitamin B5, and Potassium, however Shark is richer in Vitamin B12, Vitamin B6, Vitamin A RAE, Selenium, Iron, and Vitamin B3.
  • Cod covers your daily Vitamin B5 needs 3046% more than Shark.
  • Shark has 3 times less Potassium than Cod. Cod has 413mg of Potassium, while Shark has 160mg.
  • Cod contains less Saturated Fat.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Fish, cod, Atlantic, raw 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
Cod
3
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5
Shark
Contains more Potassium +158.1%
Contains less Sodium -31.6%
Contains more Calcium +112.5%
Contains more Iron +121.1%
Contains more Magnesium +53.1%
Contains more Copper +17.9%
Equal in Phosphorus - 210
Equal in Zinc - 0.43
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 15% 23% 87% 37% 8% 13% 10%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 11% 32% 35% 90% 15% 11% 12% 11%
Contains more Potassium +158.1%
Contains less Sodium -31.6%
Contains more Calcium +112.5%
Contains more Iron +121.1%
Contains more Magnesium +53.1%
Contains more Copper +17.9%
Equal in Phosphorus - 210
Equal in Zinc - 0.43

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
Cod
6
:
5
Shark
Contains more Vitamin D +50%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +81%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +21914.4%
Contains more Folate +133.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +482.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +56.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +42.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +63.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +63.7%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.062
Equal in Vitamin K - 0.1
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 3% 13% 27% 4% 19% 15% 39% 9180% 57% 6% 114% 1%
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 D +50%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +81%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +21914.4%
Contains more Folate +133.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +482.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +56.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +42.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +63.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +63.7%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.062
Equal in Vitamin K - 0.1

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cod Shark Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 17.81g 20.98g Shark
Fats 0.67g 4.51g Shark
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 82kcal 130kcal Shark
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 16mg 34mg Shark
Iron 0.38mg 0.84mg Shark
Magnesium 32mg 49mg Shark
Phosphorus 203mg 210mg Shark
Potassium 413mg 160mg Cod
Sodium 54mg 79mg Cod
Zinc 0.45mg 0.43mg Cod
Copper 0.028mg 0.033mg Shark
Vitamin A 40IU 233IU Shark
Vitamin E 0.64mg 1mg Shark
Vitamin D 36IU 24IU Cod
Vitamin D 0.9µg 0.6µg Cod
Vitamin C 1mg 0mg Cod
Vitamin B1 0.076mg 0.042mg Cod
Vitamin B2 0.065mg 0.062mg Cod
Vitamin B3 2.063mg 2.938mg Shark
Vitamin B5 153mg 0.695mg Cod
Vitamin B6 0.245mg 0.4mg Shark
Folate 7µg 3µg Cod
Vitamin B12 0.91µg 1.49µg Shark
Vitamin K 0.1µg 0.1µg
Tryptophan 0.199mg 0.235mg Shark
Threonine 0.781mg 0.92mg Shark
Isoleucine 0.821mg 0.967mg Shark
Leucine 1.447mg 1.705mg Shark
Lysine 1.635mg 1.926mg Shark
Methionine 0.527mg 0.621mg Shark
Phenylalanine 0.695mg 0.819mg Shark
Valine 0.917mg 1.081mg Shark
Histidine 0.524mg 0.618mg Shark
Cholesterol 43mg 51mg Cod
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 0.131g 0.925g Cod
Monounsaturated Fat 0.094g 1.808g Shark
Polyunsaturated fat 0.231g 1.195g Shark

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Cod 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
790
Cod
38
Shark
Mineral Summary Score
24
Cod
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
107%
Cod
126%
Shark
Carbohydrates
0%
Cod
0%
Shark
Fats
3%
Cod
21%
Shark

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Shark
Shark is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is cheaper?
Shark
Shark is cheaper (difference - $1.3)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cod
Cod contains less Sodium (difference - 25mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Cod
Cod is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 8mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cod
Cod is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.794g)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar (0 g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)
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

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. Cod - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171955/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.