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Lobster vs. Shark — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Lobster and Shark

  • Lobster is richer in Copper, Selenium, Zinc, Vitamin B5, and Vitamin B12, yet Shark is richer in Vitamin B6, and Iron.
  • Daily need coverage for Copper from Lobster is 168% higher.
  • Lobster contains 8 times more Zinc than Shark. Lobster contains 4.05mg of Zinc, while Shark contains 0.48mg.
  • Shark contains less Sodium.

Food types used in this article are Crustaceans, lobster, northern, cooked, moist heat and Fish, shark, mixed species, cooked, batter-dipped and fried.

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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" charts 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 +92%
Contains more Potassium +48.4%
Contains more Zinc +743.8%
Contains more Copper +3590.5%
Contains more Manganese +30%
Contains more Selenium +115%
Contains more Iron +282.8%
Contains less Sodium -74.9%
Equal in Magnesium - 43
Equal in Phosphorus - 194
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 29% 11% 31% 80% 21% 64% 111% 517% 9% 399%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 15% 42% 31% 84% 14% 16% 14% 14% 7% 186%
Contains more Calcium +92%
Contains more Potassium +48.4%
Contains more Zinc +743.8%
Contains more Copper +3590.5%
Contains more Manganese +30%
Contains more Selenium +115%
Contains more Iron +282.8%
Contains less Sodium -74.9%
Equal in Magnesium - 43
Equal in Phosphorus - 194

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts 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 B5 +168.9%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +18.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +4400%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +213%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +470.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +52.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +152.1%
Contains more Folate +36.4%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 1% 20% 0% 0% 6% 4% 35% 101% 28% 9% 179% 45% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 11% 0% 0% 0% 18% 23% 53% 38% 70% 12% 152% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +168.9%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +18.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +4400%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +213%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +470.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +52.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +152.1%
Contains more Folate +36.4%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
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Shark
Contains more Water +30%
Contains more Other +88%
Contains more Fats +1507%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Equal in Protein - 18.62
19% 78% 2%
Protein: 19 g
Fats: 0.86 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 78.11 g
Other: 2.03 g
19% 14% 6% 60%
Protein: 18.62 g
Fats: 13.82 g
Carbs: 6.39 g
Water: 60.09 g
Other: 1.08 g
Contains more Water +30%
Contains more Other +88%
Contains more Fats +1507%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Equal in Protein - 18.62

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
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Shark
Contains less Saturated Fat -93.5%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +2245.8%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +988.5%
26% 32% 42%
Saturated Fat: 0.208 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.253 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.34 g
25% 46% 29%
Saturated Fat: 3.205 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 5.935 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 3.701 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -93.5%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +2245.8%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +988.5%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Lobster Shark
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Glycemic Index Equal
Lower in price Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Lobster Shark Opinion
Net carbs 0g 6.39g Shark
Protein 19g 18.62g Lobster
Fats 0.86g 13.82g Shark
Carbs 0g 6.39g Shark
Calories 89kcal 228kcal Shark
Calcium 96mg 50mg Lobster
Iron 0.29mg 1.11mg Shark
Magnesium 43mg 43mg
Phosphorus 185mg 194mg Shark
Potassium 230mg 155mg Lobster
Sodium 486mg 122mg Shark
Zinc 4.05mg 0.48mg Lobster
Copper 1.55mg 0.042mg Lobster
Manganese 0.065mg 0.05mg Lobster
Selenium 73.1µg 34µg Lobster
Vitamin A 4IU 180IU Shark
Vitamin A RAE 1µg 54µg Shark
Vitamin E 1mg Lobster
Vitamin D 1IU Lobster
Vitamin B1 0.023mg 0.072mg Shark
Vitamin B2 0.017mg 0.097mg Shark
Vitamin B3 1.83mg 2.783mg Shark
Vitamin B5 1.667mg 0.62mg Lobster
Vitamin B6 0.119mg 0.3mg Shark
Folate 11µg 15µg Shark
Vitamin B12 1.43µg 1.21µg Lobster
Choline 80.9mg Lobster
Tryptophan 0.248mg 0.212mg Lobster
Threonine 0.753mg 0.843mg Shark
Isoleucine 0.832mg 0.867mg Shark
Leucine 1.376mg 1.515mg Shark
Lysine 1.426mg 1.634mg Shark
Methionine 0.475mg 0.541mg Shark
Phenylalanine 0.782mg 0.75mg Lobster
Valine 0.852mg 0.965mg Shark
Histidine 0.475mg 0.538mg Shark
Cholesterol 146mg 59mg Shark
Trans Fat 0.013g Shark
Saturated Fat 0.208g 3.205g Lobster
Omega-3 - DHA 0.078g 0.431g Shark
Omega-3 - EPA 0.117g 0.258g Shark
Omega-3 - DPA 0.006g 0.089g Shark
Monounsaturated Fat 0.253g 5.935g Shark
Polyunsaturated fat 0.34g 3.701g Shark
Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid 0.006g Lobster
Omega-6 - Linoleic acid 0.033g Lobster
Omega-3 - ALA 0.05g Lobster
Omega-3 - Eicosatrienoic acid 0.006g Lobster
Omega-6 - Dihomo-gamma-linoleic acid 0.006g Lobster

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Lobster Shark
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet Equal

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
33%
Lobster
29%
Shark
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
127%
Lobster
42%
Shark

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Shark
Shark is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Shark
Shark contains less Sodium (difference - 364mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Shark
Shark is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 87mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Lobster
Lobster is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.997g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Lobster
Lobster is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)
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

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Lobster - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174209/nutrients
  2. Shark - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/175143/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.