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Oyster vs Shark - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Oyster and Shark

  • Oyster has more Zinc, Vitamin B12, Copper, Iron, Selenium, Manganese and Vitamin B2, however Shark is higher in Vitamin B6.
  • Oyster covers your daily need of Zinc 788% more than Shark.
  • Oyster has 130 times more Copper than Shark. While Oyster has 4.294mg of Copper, Shark has only 0.033mg.
  • Shark has less Sodium.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Mollusks, oyster, eastern, cooked, breaded and fried 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
Oyster
6
:
2
Shark
Contains more Iron +727.4%
Contains more Calcium +82.4%
Contains more Potassium +52.5%
Contains more Magnesium +18.4%
Contains more Copper +12912.1%
Contains more Zinc +20162.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +32.1%
Contains less Sodium -81.1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 261% 19% 22% 42% 1432% 2377% 69% 55%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 32% 11% 15% 35% 11% 12% 90% 11%
Contains more Iron +727.4%
Contains more Calcium +82.4%
Contains more Potassium +52.5%
Contains more Magnesium +18.4%
Contains more Copper +12912.1%
Contains more Zinc +20162.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +32.1%
Contains less Sodium -81.1%

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
Oyster
6
:
6
Shark
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +29.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +257.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +225.8%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +949%
Contains more Folate +933.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +78.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +157.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +525%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 13% 19% 0% 0% 38% 47% 31% 17% 15% 1954% 0% 24%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 14% 20% 18% 11% 15% 56% 42% 93% 187% 1% 3%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +29.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +257.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +225.8%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +949%
Contains more Folate +933.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +78.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +157.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +525%

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
179
Oyster
38
Shark
Mineral Summary Score
534
Oyster
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 the food
Protein
53%
Oyster
126%
Shark
Carbohydrates
12%
Oyster
0%
Shark
Fats
58%
Oyster
21%
Shark

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Oyster Shark
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Oyster Shark
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Shark
Shark is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 20mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Shark
Shark contains less Sodium (difference - 338mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Shark
Shark is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.272g)
Which food is cheaper?
Shark
Shark is cheaper (difference - $3)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Oyster
Oyster contains less Sugars (difference - 0g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Oyster
Oyster is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
?
The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
?
It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Oyster Shark Opinion
Calories 199 130 Oyster
Protein 8.77 20.98 Shark
Fats 12.58 4.51 Oyster
Vitamin C 3.8 0 Oyster
Carbs 11.62 0 Oyster
Cholesterol 71 51 Shark
Vitamin D 24 Shark
Iron 6.95 0.84 Oyster
Calcium 62 34 Oyster
Potassium 244 160 Oyster
Magnesium 58 49 Oyster
Sugars 0 Oyster
Fiber 0 Shark
Copper 4.294 0.033 Oyster
Zinc 87.13 0.43 Oyster
Starch
Phosphorus 159 210 Shark
Sodium 417 79 Shark
Vitamin A 302 233 Oyster
Vitamin E 1 Shark
Vitamin D 0.6 Shark
Vitamin B1 0.15 0.042 Oyster
Vitamin B2 0.202 0.062 Oyster
Vitamin B3 1.65 2.938 Shark
Vitamin B5 0.27 0.695 Shark
Vitamin B6 0.064 0.4 Shark
Vitamin B12 15.63 1.49 Oyster
Vitamin K 0.1 Shark
Folate 31 3 Oyster
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 3.197 0.925 Shark
Monounsaturated Fat 4.702 1.808 Oyster
Polyunsaturated fat 3.313 1.195 Oyster
Tryptophan 0.105 0.235 Shark
Threonine 0.365 0.92 Shark
Isoleucine 0.396 0.967 Shark
Leucine 0.638 1.705 Shark
Lysine 0.582 1.926 Shark
Methionine 0.199 0.621 Shark
Phenylalanine 0.352 0.819 Shark
Valine 0.409 1.081 Shark
Histidine 0.175 0.618 Shark
Fructose

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 of the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Oyster - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171979/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.