Foodstruct Advanced Nutrition Search | Diet Analysis | Glycemic index chart | Insulin index chart | Blog

Mackerel vs Shark - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

Compare

A recap on differences between Mackerel and Shark

  • Shark has less Vitamin B12, Vitamin D, Selenium, Potassium, Vitamin B2, Vitamin E , and Copper.
  • Mackerel covers your daily Vitamin B12 needs 438% more than Shark.
  • Shark contains 56 times less Sodium than Mackerel. Mackerel contains 4450mg of Sodium, while Shark contains 79mg.

Food varieties used in this article are Fish, mackerel, salted and Fish, shark, mixed species, raw.

Infographic

Mackerel vs Shark infographic
Infographic link

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
:
1
Shark
Contains more Calcium +94.1%
Contains more Iron +66.7%
Contains more Magnesium +22.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +21%
Contains more Potassium +225%
Contains more Zinc +155.8%
Contains more Copper +203%
Contains less Sodium -98.2%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 20% 53% 43% 109% 46% 581% 30% 34%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 11% 32% 35% 90% 15% 11% 12% 11%
Contains more Calcium +94.1%
Contains more Iron +66.7%
Contains more Magnesium +22.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +21%
Contains more Potassium +225%
Contains more Zinc +155.8%
Contains more Copper +203%
Contains less Sodium -98.2%

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
:
3
Shark
Contains more Vitamin E +138%
Contains more Vitamin D +4100%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +206.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +12.3%
Contains more Folate +400%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +705.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +7700%
Contains more Vitamin A +48.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +110%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.4
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 10% 48% 756% 0% 5% 44% 62% 0% 95% 12% 1500% 20%
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 E +138%
Contains more Vitamin D +4100%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +206.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +12.3%
Contains more Folate +400%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +705.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +7700%
Contains more Vitamin A +48.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +110%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.4

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Mackerel Shark Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 18.5g 20.98g Shark
Fats 25.1g 4.51g Mackerel
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 305kcal 130kcal Mackerel
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 66mg 34mg Mackerel
Iron 1.4mg 0.84mg Mackerel
Magnesium 60mg 49mg Mackerel
Phosphorus 254mg 210mg Mackerel
Potassium 520mg 160mg Mackerel
Sodium 4450mg 79mg Shark
Zinc 1.1mg 0.43mg Mackerel
Copper 0.1mg 0.033mg Mackerel
Vitamin A 157IU 233IU Shark
Vitamin E 2.38mg 1mg Mackerel
Vitamin D 1006IU 24IU Mackerel
Vitamin D 25.2µg 0.6µg Mackerel
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.02mg 0.042mg Shark
Vitamin B2 0.19mg 0.062mg Mackerel
Vitamin B3 3.3mg 2.938mg Mackerel
Vitamin B5 mg 0.695mg Shark
Vitamin B6 0.41mg 0.4mg Mackerel
Folate 15µg 3µg Mackerel
Vitamin B12 12µg 1.49µg Mackerel
Vitamin K 7.8µg 0.1µg Mackerel
Tryptophan mg 0.235mg Shark
Threonine mg 0.92mg Shark
Isoleucine mg 0.967mg Shark
Leucine mg 1.705mg Shark
Lysine mg 1.926mg Shark
Methionine mg 0.621mg Shark
Phenylalanine mg 0.819mg Shark
Valine mg 1.081mg Shark
Histidine mg 0.618mg Shark
Cholesterol 95mg 51mg Shark
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 7.148g 0.925g Shark
Monounsaturated Fat 8.32g 1.808g Mackerel
Polyunsaturated fat 6.21g 1.195g Mackerel

Which food is preferable for your diet?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Mackerel Shark
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet Equal
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

People also compare

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
212
Mackerel
38
Shark
Mineral Summary Score
114
Mackerel
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
111%
Mackerel
126%
Shark
Carbohydrates
0%
Mackerel
0%
Shark
Fats
116%
Mackerel
21%
Shark

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Shark
Shark contains less Sodium (difference - 4371mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Shark
Shark is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 44mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Shark
Shark is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 6.223g)
Which food is cheaper?
Shark
Shark is cheaper (difference - $7)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Mackerel
Mackerel is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Mackerel
Mackerel is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sugar?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Sugar (0 g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
?
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. Mackerel - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168149/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.