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Sardine vs Shark - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Sardine and Shark

  • Sardine has more Vitamin B12, Phosphorus, Calcium, Selenium, Vitamin D, Iron, Copper, and Vitamin B3, however Shark is higher in Vitamin B6.
  • Sardine covers your daily need of Vitamin B12 310% more than Shark.
  • Sardine has 11 times more Calcium than Shark. While Sardine has 382mg of Calcium, Shark has only 34mg.
  • Shark has less Cholesterol.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Fish, sardine, Atlantic, canned in oil, drained solids with bone 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 Calcium +1023.5%
Contains more Iron +247.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +133.3%
Contains more Potassium +148.1%
Contains more Zinc +204.7%
Contains more Copper +463.6%
Contains more Magnesium +25.6%
Contains less Sodium -74.3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 115% 110% 28% 210% 36% 41% 36% 62%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 11% 32% 35% 90% 15% 11% 12% 11%
Contains more Calcium +1023.5%
Contains more Iron +247.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +133.3%
Contains more Potassium +148.1%
Contains more Zinc +204.7%
Contains more Copper +463.6%
Contains more Magnesium +25.6%
Contains less Sodium -74.3%

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 E +104%
Contains more Vitamin D +700%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +90.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +266.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +78.5%
Contains more Folate +233.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +500%
Contains more Vitamin K +2500%
Contains more Vitamin A +115.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +139.5%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.695
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 7% 41% 144% 0% 20% 53% 99% 39% 39% 8% 1118% 7%
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 +104%
Contains more Vitamin D +700%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +90.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +266.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +78.5%
Contains more Folate +233.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +500%
Contains more Vitamin K +2500%
Contains more Vitamin A +115.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +139.5%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.695

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.
Sardine 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 Sardine Shark Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 24.62g 20.98g Sardine
Fats 11.45g 4.51g Sardine
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 208kcal 130kcal Sardine
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 382mg 34mg Sardine
Iron 2.92mg 0.84mg Sardine
Magnesium 39mg 49mg Shark
Phosphorus 490mg 210mg Sardine
Potassium 397mg 160mg Sardine
Sodium 307mg 79mg Shark
Zinc 1.31mg 0.43mg Sardine
Copper 0.186mg 0.033mg Sardine
Vitamin A 108IU 233IU Shark
Vitamin E 2.04mg 1mg Sardine
Vitamin D 193IU 24IU Sardine
Vitamin D 4.8µg 0.6µg Sardine
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.08mg 0.042mg Sardine
Vitamin B2 0.227mg 0.062mg Sardine
Vitamin B3 5.245mg 2.938mg Sardine
Vitamin B5 0.642mg 0.695mg Shark
Vitamin B6 0.167mg 0.4mg Shark
Folate 10µg 3µg Sardine
Vitamin B12 8.94µg 1.49µg Sardine
Vitamin K 2.6µg 0.1µg Sardine
Tryptophan 0.276mg 0.235mg Sardine
Threonine 1.079mg 0.92mg Sardine
Isoleucine 1.134mg 0.967mg Sardine
Leucine 2.001mg 1.705mg Sardine
Lysine 2.26mg 1.926mg Sardine
Methionine 0.729mg 0.621mg Sardine
Phenylalanine 0.961mg 0.819mg Sardine
Valine 1.268mg 1.081mg Sardine
Histidine 0.725mg 0.618mg Sardine
Cholesterol 142mg 51mg Shark
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 1.528g 0.925g Shark
Monounsaturated Fat 3.869g 1.808g Sardine
Polyunsaturated fat 5.148g 1.195g Sardine

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Sardine 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
131
Sardine
38
Shark
Mineral Summary Score
79
Sardine
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
148%
Sardine
126%
Shark
Carbohydrates
0%
Sardine
0%
Shark
Fats
53%
Sardine
21%
Shark

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Shark
Shark contains less Sodium (difference - 228mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Shark
Shark is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 91mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Shark
Shark is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.603g)
Which food is cheaper?
Shark
Shark is cheaper (difference - $7)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Sardine
Sardine is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Sardine
Sardine is relatively richer in vitamins
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)

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. Sardine - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/175139/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.