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Salmon vs Shark - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Salmon and Shark

  • Salmon has more Vitamin B12, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B2, Copper, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B1, Potassium, and Folate, while Shark has more Vitamin A RAE.
  • Salmon's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 70% higher.
  • Shark contains 8 times less Folate than Salmon. Salmon contains 25µg of Folate, while Shark contains 3µg.

The food types used in this comparison are Fish, salmon, Atlantic, wild, 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
Salmon
4
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4
Shark
Contains more Potassium +206.3%
Contains less Sodium -44.3%
Contains more Zinc +48.8%
Contains more Copper +657.6%
Contains more Calcium +183.3%
Contains more Magnesium +69%
Equal in Iron - 0.84
Equal in Phosphorus - 210
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 30% 21% 86% 44% 6% 18% 84%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 11% 32% 35% 90% 15% 11% 12% 11%
Contains more Potassium +206.3%
Contains less Sodium -44.3%
Contains more Zinc +48.8%
Contains more Copper +657.6%
Contains more Calcium +183.3%
Contains more Magnesium +69%
Equal in Iron - 0.84
Equal in Phosphorus - 210

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
Salmon
7
:
4
Shark
Contains more Vitamin B1 +438.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +512.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +167.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +139.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +104.5%
Contains more Folate +733.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +113.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +482.5%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 3% 0% 0% 0% 57% 88% 148% 100% 189% 19% 398% 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 B1 +438.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +512.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +167.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +139.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +104.5%
Contains more Folate +733.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +113.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +482.5%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Salmon Shark Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 19.84g 20.98g Shark
Fats 6.34g 4.51g Salmon
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 142kcal 130kcal Salmon
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 0g Salmon
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 12mg 34mg Shark
Iron 0.8mg 0.84mg Shark
Magnesium 29mg 49mg Shark
Phosphorus 200mg 210mg Shark
Potassium 490mg 160mg Salmon
Sodium 44mg 79mg Salmon
Zinc 0.64mg 0.43mg Salmon
Copper 0.25mg 0.033mg Salmon
Vitamin A 40IU 233IU Shark
Vitamin E mg 1mg Shark
Vitamin D IU 24IU Shark
Vitamin D µg 0.6µg Shark
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.226mg 0.042mg Salmon
Vitamin B2 0.38mg 0.062mg Salmon
Vitamin B3 7.86mg 2.938mg Salmon
Vitamin B5 1.664mg 0.695mg Salmon
Vitamin B6 0.818mg 0.4mg Salmon
Folate 25µg 3µg Salmon
Vitamin B12 3.18µg 1.49µg Salmon
Vitamin K µg 0.1µg Shark
Tryptophan 0.222mg 0.235mg Shark
Threonine 0.87mg 0.92mg Shark
Isoleucine 0.914mg 0.967mg Shark
Leucine 1.613mg 1.705mg Shark
Lysine 1.822mg 1.926mg Shark
Methionine 0.587mg 0.621mg Shark
Phenylalanine 0.775mg 0.819mg Shark
Valine 1.022mg 1.081mg Shark
Histidine 0.584mg 0.618mg Shark
Cholesterol 55mg 51mg Shark
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 0.981g 0.925g Shark
Monounsaturated Fat 2.103g 1.808g Salmon
Polyunsaturated fat 2.539g 1.195g Salmon

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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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
83
Salmon
38
Shark
Mineral Summary Score
36
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
119%
Salmon
126%
Shark
Carbohydrates
0%
Salmon
0%
Shark
Fats
29%
Salmon
21%
Shark

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Shark
Shark is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 4mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Shark
Shark is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.056g)
Which food is cheaper?
Shark
Shark is cheaper (difference - $13)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Salmon
Salmon is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Salmon
Salmon contains less Sodium (difference - 35mg)
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.
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. Salmon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173686/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.