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Shark vs Alaska pollock - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Shark and Alaska pollock

  • Shark has more Vitamin A RAE, however Alaska pollock has more Vitamin B12, Selenium, Vitamin B2, Phosphorus, Potassium, Magnesium, and Vitamin B3.
  • Alaska pollock's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 90% more.
  • Shark has 4 times more Vitamin A RAE than Alaska pollock. Shark has 70µg of Vitamin A RAE, while Alaska pollock has 17µg.
  • Shark is lower in Cholesterol.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Fish, shark, mixed species, raw and Fish, pollock, Alaska, cooked, dry heat (may have been previously frozen).

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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
Contains more Iron +50%
Contains less Sodium -81.1%
Contains more Calcium +111.8%
Contains more Magnesium +65.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +27.1%
Contains more Potassium +168.8%
Contains more Zinc +32.6%
Contains more Copper +81.8%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 11% 32% 35% 90% 15% 11% 12% 11%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 22% 22% 58% 115% 38% 55% 16% 20%
Contains more Iron +50%
Contains less Sodium -81.1%
Contains more Calcium +111.8%
Contains more Magnesium +65.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +27.1%
Contains more Potassium +168.8%
Contains more Zinc +32.6%
Contains more Copper +81.8%

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
Shark
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Contains more Vitamin A +356.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +257.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +60.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +21.6%
Contains more Vitamin D +116.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +28.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +259.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +34.4%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +145.6%
Equal in Folate - 3
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 14% 20% 18% 0% 11% 15% 56% 42% 93% 3% 187% 1%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 4% 6% 39% 0% 14% 52% 75% 26% 76% 3% 458% 1%
Contains more Vitamin A +356.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +257.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +60.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +21.6%
Contains more Vitamin D +116.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +28.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +259.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +34.4%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +145.6%
Equal in Folate - 3
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.
Shark Alaska pollock
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Shark Alaska pollock Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 20.98g 23.48g Alaska pollock
Fats 4.51g 1.18g Shark
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 130kcal 111kcal Shark
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 34mg 72mg Alaska pollock
Iron 0.84mg 0.56mg Shark
Magnesium 49mg 81mg Alaska pollock
Phosphorus 210mg 267mg Alaska pollock
Potassium 160mg 430mg Alaska pollock
Sodium 79mg 419mg Shark
Zinc 0.43mg 0.57mg Alaska pollock
Copper 0.033mg 0.06mg Alaska pollock
Vitamin A 233IU 51IU Shark
Vitamin E 1mg 0.28mg Shark
Vitamin D 24IU 51IU Alaska pollock
Vitamin D 0.6µg 1.3µg Alaska pollock
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.042mg 0.054mg Alaska pollock
Vitamin B2 0.062mg 0.223mg Alaska pollock
Vitamin B3 2.938mg 3.949mg Alaska pollock
Vitamin B5 0.695mg 0.432mg Shark
Vitamin B6 0.4mg 0.329mg Shark
Folate 3µg 3µg
Vitamin B12 1.49µg 3.66µg Alaska pollock
Vitamin K 0.1µg 0.1µg
Tryptophan 0.235mg 0.263mg Alaska pollock
Threonine 0.92mg 1.029mg Alaska pollock
Isoleucine 0.967mg 1.082mg Alaska pollock
Leucine 1.705mg 1.908mg Alaska pollock
Lysine 1.926mg 2.157mg Alaska pollock
Methionine 0.621mg 0.696mg Alaska pollock
Phenylalanine 0.819mg 0.917mg Alaska pollock
Valine 1.081mg 1.21mg Alaska pollock
Histidine 0.618mg 0.691mg Alaska pollock
Cholesterol 51mg 86mg Shark
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 0.925g 0.159g Alaska pollock
Monounsaturated Fat 1.808g 0.134g Shark
Polyunsaturated fat 1.195g 0.583g Shark

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Shark Alaska pollock
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
38
Shark
62
Alaska pollock
Mineral Summary Score
27
Shark
43
Alaska pollock

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
126%
Shark
141%
Alaska pollock
Carbohydrates
0%
Shark
0%
Alaska pollock
Fats
21%
Shark
5%
Alaska pollock

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Shark
Shark contains less Sodium (difference - 340mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Shark
Shark is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 35mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Shark
Shark is cheaper (difference - $7)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Alaska pollock
Alaska pollock is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.766g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Alaska pollock
Alaska pollock is relatively richer in minerals
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. Shark - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173697/nutrients
  2. Alaska pollock - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173681/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.