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Milkfish vs. Shark — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Milkfish and Shark different?

  • Milkfish is richer in Vitamin B12, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B6, Potassium, and Zinc, while Shark is higher in Selenium, and Iron.
  • Milkfish covers your daily need of Vitamin B12 86% more than Shark.
  • Milkfish contains 3 times more Vitamin B3 than Shark. Milkfish contains 8.256mg of Vitamin B3, while Shark contains 2.783mg.

Fish, milkfish, cooked, dry heat and Fish, shark, mixed species, cooked, batter-dipped and fried types were used in this article.

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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 +30%
Contains more Potassium +141.3%
Contains less Sodium -24.6%
Contains more Zinc +118.8%
Contains more Iron +170.7%
Contains more Magnesium +13.2%
Contains more Manganese +92.3%
Contains more Selenium +109.9%
Equal in Phosphorus - 194
Equal in Copper - 0.042
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 20% 16% 28% 90% 33% 12% 29% 15% 4% 89%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 15% 42% 31% 84% 14% 16% 14% 14% 7% 186%
Contains more Calcium +30%
Contains more Potassium +141.3%
Contains less Sodium -24.6%
Contains more Zinc +118.8%
Contains more Iron +170.7%
Contains more Magnesium +13.2%
Contains more Manganese +92.3%
Contains more Selenium +109.9%
Equal in Phosphorus - 194
Equal in Copper - 0.042

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 B3 +196.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +39.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +62.7%
Contains more Folate +20%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +170.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +65.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +350%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +40.6%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 7% 0% 0% 0% 4% 16% 155% 52% 113% 14% 409% 0% 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 B3 +196.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +39.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +62.7%
Contains more Folate +20%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +170.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +65.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +350%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +40.6%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
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Shark
Contains more Protein +41.4%
Contains more Other +124.1%
Contains more Fats +60.1%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Equal in Water - 60.09
26% 9% 63% 2%
Protein: 26.32 g
Fats: 8.63 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 62.63 g
Other: 2.42 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 Protein +41.4%
Contains more Other +124.1%
Contains more Fats +60.1%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Equal in Water - 60.09

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Milkfish Shark Opinion
Net carbs 0g 6.39g Shark
Protein 26.32g 18.62g Milkfish
Fats 8.63g 13.82g Shark
Carbs 0g 6.39g Shark
Calories 190kcal 228kcal Shark
Calcium 65mg 50mg Milkfish
Iron 0.41mg 1.11mg Shark
Magnesium 38mg 43mg Shark
Phosphorus 208mg 194mg Milkfish
Potassium 374mg 155mg Milkfish
Sodium 92mg 122mg Milkfish
Zinc 1.05mg 0.48mg Milkfish
Copper 0.044mg 0.042mg Milkfish
Manganese 0.026mg 0.05mg Shark
Selenium 16.2µg 34µg Shark
Vitamin A 109IU 180IU Shark
Vitamin A RAE 33µg 54µg Shark
Vitamin B1 0.016mg 0.072mg Shark
Vitamin B2 0.069mg 0.097mg Shark
Vitamin B3 8.256mg 2.783mg Milkfish
Vitamin B5 0.865mg 0.62mg Milkfish
Vitamin B6 0.488mg 0.3mg Milkfish
Folate 18µg 15µg Milkfish
Vitamin B12 3.27µg 1.21µg Milkfish
Tryptophan 0.295mg 0.212mg Milkfish
Threonine 1.154mg 0.843mg Milkfish
Isoleucine 1.213mg 0.867mg Milkfish
Leucine 2.139mg 1.515mg Milkfish
Lysine 2.417mg 1.634mg Milkfish
Methionine 0.779mg 0.541mg Milkfish
Phenylalanine 1.028mg 0.75mg Milkfish
Valine 1.356mg 0.965mg Milkfish
Histidine 0.775mg 0.538mg Milkfish
Cholesterol 67mg 59mg Shark
Saturated Fat 3.205g Milkfish
Omega-3 - DHA 0.431g Shark
Omega-3 - EPA 0.258g Shark
Omega-3 - DPA 0.089g Shark
Monounsaturated Fat 5.935g Shark
Polyunsaturated fat 3.701g Shark

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Milkfish 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
59%
Milkfish
29%
Shark
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
33%
Milkfish
42%
Shark

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Shark
Shark is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 8mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Milkfish
Milkfish contains less Sodium (difference - 30mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Milkfish
Milkfish is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.205g)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)
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 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

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. Milkfish - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171995/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.