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Halibut vs Shark - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Halibut and Shark

  • Halibut has more Vitamin D, however Shark is higher in Vitamin B12, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5, Phosphorus, Vitamin A RAE, and Magnesium.
  • Halibut covers your daily need of Vitamin D 179% more than Shark.
  • Halibut has 3 times more Saturated Fat than Shark. While Halibut has 2.419g of Saturated Fat, Shark has only 0.925g.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Fish, halibut, Greenland, 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
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Shark
Contains more Potassium +67.5%
Contains more Calcium +1033.3%
Contains more Iron +27.3%
Contains more Magnesium +88.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +28%
Equal in Sodium - 79
Equal in Zinc - 0.43
Equal in Copper - 0.033
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 1% 25% 19% 71% 24% 11% 11% 10%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 11% 32% 35% 90% 15% 11% 12% 11%
Contains more Potassium +67.5%
Contains more Calcium +1033.3%
Contains more Iron +27.3%
Contains more Magnesium +88.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +28%
Equal in Sodium - 79
Equal in Zinc - 0.43
Equal in Copper - 0.033

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 D +4466.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +42.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +29%
Contains more Vitamin A +395.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +37%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +95.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +178%
Contains more Folate +200%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +49%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.4
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% 15% 822% 0% 15% 19% 29% 15% 97% 1% 126% 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 +4466.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +42.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +29%
Contains more Vitamin A +395.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +37%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +95.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +178%
Contains more Folate +200%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +49%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.4
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.
Halibut Shark
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Halibut Shark Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 14.37g 20.98g Shark
Fats 13.84g 4.51g Halibut
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 186kcal 130kcal Halibut
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 3mg 34mg Shark
Iron 0.66mg 0.84mg Shark
Magnesium 26mg 49mg Shark
Phosphorus 164mg 210mg Shark
Potassium 268mg 160mg Halibut
Sodium 80mg 79mg Shark
Zinc 0.4mg 0.43mg Shark
Copper 0.03mg 0.033mg Shark
Vitamin A 47IU 233IU Shark
Vitamin E 0.73mg 1mg Shark
Vitamin D 1097IU 24IU Halibut
Vitamin D 27.4µg 0.6µg Halibut
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.06mg 0.042mg Halibut
Vitamin B2 0.08mg 0.062mg Halibut
Vitamin B3 1.5mg 2.938mg Shark
Vitamin B5 0.25mg 0.695mg Shark
Vitamin B6 0.42mg 0.4mg Halibut
Folate 1µg 3µg Shark
Vitamin B12 1µg 1.49µg Shark
Vitamin K 0.1µg 0.1µg
Tryptophan 0.161mg 0.235mg Shark
Threonine 0.63mg 0.92mg Shark
Isoleucine 0.662mg 0.967mg Shark
Leucine 1.168mg 1.705mg Shark
Lysine 1.32mg 1.926mg Shark
Methionine 0.425mg 0.621mg Shark
Phenylalanine 0.561mg 0.819mg Shark
Valine 0.74mg 1.081mg Shark
Histidine 0.423mg 0.618mg Shark
Cholesterol 46mg 51mg Halibut
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 2.419g 0.925g Shark
Monounsaturated Fat 8.378g 1.808g Halibut
Polyunsaturated fat 1.367g 1.195g Halibut

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Halibut 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
95
Halibut
38
Shark
Mineral Summary Score
21
Halibut
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
86%
Halibut
126%
Shark
Carbohydrates
0%
Halibut
0%
Shark
Fats
64%
Halibut
21%
Shark

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Shark
Shark contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Shark
Shark is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.494g)
Which food is cheaper?
Shark
Shark is cheaper (difference - $5)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Shark
Shark is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Halibut
Halibut is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 5mg)
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. Halibut - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171965/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.