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Shark vs Atlantic mackerel - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Shark and Atlantic mackerel

  • Shark has less Vitamin B12, Selenium, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Magnesium, Vitamin B1, Phosphorus, and Iron.
  • Atlantic mackerel's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 730% more.
  • Shark is lower in Cholesterol.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Fish, shark, mixed species, raw and Fish, mackerel, Atlantic, cooked, dry heat.

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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 Calcium +126.7%
Contains more Iron +86.9%
Contains more Magnesium +98%
Contains more Phosphorus +32.4%
Contains more Potassium +150.6%
Contains more Zinc +118.6%
Contains more Copper +184.8%
Equal in Sodium - 83
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 11% 32% 35% 90% 15% 11% 12% 11%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 59% 70% 120% 36% 11% 26% 32%
Contains more Calcium +126.7%
Contains more Iron +86.9%
Contains more Magnesium +98%
Contains more Phosphorus +32.4%
Contains more Potassium +150.6%
Contains more Zinc +118.6%
Contains more Copper +184.8%
Equal in Sodium - 83

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
5
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Contains more Vitamin A +29.4%
Contains more Folate +50%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +278.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +564.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +133.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +42.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +15%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +1175.2%
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 11% 0% 0% 2% 40% 96% 129% 60% 107% 2% 2375% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +29.4%
Contains more Folate +50%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +278.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +564.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +133.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +42.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +15%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +1175.2%

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 Atlantic mackerel
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Shark Atlantic mackerel Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 20.98g 23.85g Atlantic mackerel
Fats 4.51g 17.81g Atlantic mackerel
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 130kcal 262kcal Atlantic mackerel
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g g Atlantic mackerel
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 34mg 15mg Shark
Iron 0.84mg 1.57mg Atlantic mackerel
Magnesium 49mg 97mg Atlantic mackerel
Phosphorus 210mg 278mg Atlantic mackerel
Potassium 160mg 401mg Atlantic mackerel
Sodium 79mg 83mg Shark
Zinc 0.43mg 0.94mg Atlantic mackerel
Copper 0.033mg 0.094mg Atlantic mackerel
Vitamin A 233IU 180IU Shark
Vitamin E 1mg mg Shark
Vitamin D 24IU IU Shark
Vitamin D 0.6µg µg Shark
Vitamin C 0mg 0.4mg Atlantic mackerel
Vitamin B1 0.042mg 0.159mg Atlantic mackerel
Vitamin B2 0.062mg 0.412mg Atlantic mackerel
Vitamin B3 2.938mg 6.85mg Atlantic mackerel
Vitamin B5 0.695mg 0.99mg Atlantic mackerel
Vitamin B6 0.4mg 0.46mg Atlantic mackerel
Folate 3µg 2µg Shark
Vitamin B12 1.49µg 19µg Atlantic mackerel
Vitamin K 0.1µg µg Shark
Tryptophan 0.235mg 0.267mg Atlantic mackerel
Threonine 0.92mg 1.045mg Atlantic mackerel
Isoleucine 0.967mg 1.099mg Atlantic mackerel
Leucine 1.705mg 1.938mg Atlantic mackerel
Lysine 1.926mg 2.19mg Atlantic mackerel
Methionine 0.621mg 0.706mg Atlantic mackerel
Phenylalanine 0.819mg 0.931mg Atlantic mackerel
Valine 1.081mg 1.228mg Atlantic mackerel
Histidine 0.618mg 0.702mg Atlantic mackerel
Cholesterol 51mg 75mg Shark
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 0.925g 4.176g Shark
Monounsaturated Fat 1.808g 7.006g Atlantic mackerel
Polyunsaturated fat 1.195g 4.3g Atlantic mackerel

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Shark Atlantic mackerel
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
235
Atlantic mackerel
Mineral Summary Score
27
Shark
44
Atlantic mackerel

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
143%
Atlantic mackerel
Carbohydrates
0%
Shark
0%
Atlantic mackerel
Fats
21%
Shark
82%
Atlantic mackerel

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Shark
Shark contains less Sodium (difference - 4mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Shark
Shark is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 24mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Shark
Shark is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.251g)
Which food is cheaper?
Shark
Shark is cheaper (difference - $7)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Atlantic mackerel
Atlantic mackerel is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Atlantic mackerel
Atlantic mackerel 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 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. Atlantic mackerel - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/175120/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.