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Rainbow trout vs Shark - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Rainbow trout and Shark

  • Rainbow trout has more Vitamin B12, Vitamin D, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B3, Vitamin E , Vitamin B1, and Potassium, however Shark is higher in Selenium, Iron, and Magnesium.
  • Rainbow trout covers your daily Vitamin B12 needs 117% more than Shark.
  • Shark contains 26 times less Vitamin D than Rainbow trout. Rainbow trout contains 635IU of Vitamin D, while Shark contains 24IU.

Food varieties used in this article are Fish, trout, rainbow, farmed, 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
Contains more Potassium +135.6%
Contains less Sodium -35.4%
Contains more Copper +39.4%
Contains more Calcium +36%
Contains more Iron +171%
Contains more Magnesium +96%
Equal in Phosphorus - 210
Equal in Zinc - 0.43
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 8% 12% 18% 97% 34% 7% 13% 16%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 11% 32% 35% 90% 15% 11% 12% 11%
Contains more Potassium +135.6%
Contains less Sodium -35.4%
Contains more Copper +39.4%
Contains more Calcium +36%
Contains more Iron +171%
Contains more Magnesium +96%
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
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Shark
Contains more Vitamin A +20.2%
Contains more Vitamin E +134%
Contains more Vitamin D +2550%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +185.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +45.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +89.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +139.9%
Contains more Folate +266.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +188.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +17.6%
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 17% 47% 477% 10% 30% 21% 105% 101% 79% 9% 538% 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 A +20.2%
Contains more Vitamin E +134%
Contains more Vitamin D +2550%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +185.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +45.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +89.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +139.9%
Contains more Folate +266.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +188.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +17.6%
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.
Rainbow trout Shark
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Rainbow trout Shark Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 19.94g 20.98g Shark
Fats 6.18g 4.51g Rainbow trout
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 141kcal 130kcal Rainbow trout
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 25mg 34mg Shark
Iron 0.31mg 0.84mg Shark
Magnesium 25mg 49mg Shark
Phosphorus 226mg 210mg Rainbow trout
Potassium 377mg 160mg Rainbow trout
Sodium 51mg 79mg Rainbow trout
Zinc 0.45mg 0.43mg Rainbow trout
Copper 0.046mg 0.033mg Rainbow trout
Vitamin A 280IU 233IU Rainbow trout
Vitamin E 2.34mg 1mg Rainbow trout
Vitamin D 635IU 24IU Rainbow trout
Vitamin D 15.9µg 0.6µg Rainbow trout
Vitamin C 2.9mg 0mg Rainbow trout
Vitamin B1 0.12mg 0.042mg Rainbow trout
Vitamin B2 0.09mg 0.062mg Rainbow trout
Vitamin B3 5.567mg 2.938mg Rainbow trout
Vitamin B5 1.667mg 0.695mg Rainbow trout
Vitamin B6 0.34mg 0.4mg Shark
Folate 11µg 3µg Rainbow trout
Vitamin B12 4.3µg 1.49µg Rainbow trout
Vitamin K 0.1µg 0.1µg
Tryptophan 0.234mg 0.235mg Shark
Threonine 0.915mg 0.92mg Shark
Isoleucine 0.962mg 0.967mg Shark
Leucine 1.696mg 1.705mg Shark
Lysine 1.916mg 1.926mg Shark
Methionine 0.618mg 0.621mg Shark
Phenylalanine 0.815mg 0.819mg Shark
Valine 1.075mg 1.081mg Shark
Histidine 0.614mg 0.618mg Shark
Cholesterol 59mg 51mg Shark
Trans Fat 0.047g g Shark
Saturated Fat 1.383g 0.925g Shark
Monounsaturated Fat 1.979g 1.808g Rainbow trout
Polyunsaturated fat 1.507g 1.195g Rainbow trout

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Rainbow trout 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
119
Rainbow trout
38
Shark
Mineral Summary Score
25
Rainbow trout
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
120%
Rainbow trout
126%
Shark
Carbohydrates
0%
Rainbow trout
0%
Shark
Fats
29%
Rainbow trout
21%
Shark

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Shark
Shark is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 8mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Shark
Shark is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.458g)
Which food is cheaper?
Shark
Shark is cheaper (difference - $7)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Rainbow trout
Rainbow trout contains less Sodium (difference - 28mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Rainbow trout
Rainbow trout 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)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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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. Rainbow trout - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173717/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.