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Shark vs. Atlantic Mackerel — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Shark and Atlantic Mackerel

  • Shark contains less Vitamin B12, Vitamin D, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B2, Selenium, Vitamin B1, Iron, and Magnesium than Atlantic Mackerel.
  • Atlantic Mackerel's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 301% higher.
  • The amount of Cholesterol in Shark is lower.

The food types used in this comparison are Fish, shark, mixed species, raw and Fish, mackerel, Atlantic, 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Calcium +183.3%
Contains less Sodium -12.2%
Contains more Iron +94%
Contains more Magnesium +55.1%
Contains more Potassium +96.3%
Contains more Zinc +46.5%
Contains more Copper +121.2%
Contains more Selenium +20.8%
Equal in Phosphorus - 217
Equal in Manganese - 0.015
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 11% 32% 35% 90% 15% 11% 12% 11% 2% 200%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 4% 62% 55% 93% 28% 12% 18% 25% 2% 241%
Contains more Calcium +183.3%
Contains less Sodium -12.2%
Contains more Iron +94%
Contains more Magnesium +55.1%
Contains more Potassium +96.3%
Contains more Zinc +46.5%
Contains more Copper +121.2%
Contains more Selenium +20.8%
Equal in Phosphorus - 217
Equal in Manganese - 0.015

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.
Shark
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Contains more Vitamin A +39.5%
Contains more Folate +200%
Contains more Vitamin E +52%
Contains more Vitamin D +2583.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +319%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +403.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +209.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +23.2%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +484.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +4900%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.399
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% 31% 483% 2% 44% 72% 171% 52% 93% 1% 1089% 13%
Contains more Vitamin A +39.5%
Contains more Folate +200%
Contains more Vitamin E +52%
Contains more Vitamin D +2583.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +319%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +403.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +209.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +23.2%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +484.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +4900%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.399

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +12.8%
Contains more Water +15.8%
Contains more Fats +208%
Contains more Other +325.8%
21% 5% 74%
Protein: 20.98 g
Fats: 4.51 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 73.58 g
Other: 0.93 g
19% 14% 64% 4%
Protein: 18.6 g
Fats: 13.89 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 63.55 g
Other: 3.96 g
Contains more Protein +12.8%
Contains more Water +15.8%
Contains more Fats +208%
Contains more Other +325.8%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -71.6%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +201.8%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +180.3%
24% 46% 30%
Saturated Fat: 0.925 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 1.808 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.195 g
27% 45% 28%
Saturated Fat: 3.257 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 5.456 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 3.35 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -71.6%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +201.8%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +180.3%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Shark Atlantic Mackerel Opinion
Protein 20.98g 18.6g Shark
Fats 4.51g 13.89g Atlantic Mackerel
Calories 130kcal 205kcal Atlantic Mackerel
Calcium 34mg 12mg Shark
Iron 0.84mg 1.63mg Atlantic Mackerel
Magnesium 49mg 76mg Atlantic Mackerel
Phosphorus 210mg 217mg Atlantic Mackerel
Potassium 160mg 314mg Atlantic Mackerel
Sodium 79mg 90mg Shark
Zinc 0.43mg 0.63mg Atlantic Mackerel
Copper 0.033mg 0.073mg Atlantic Mackerel
Manganese 0.015mg 0.015mg
Selenium 36.5µg 44.1µg Atlantic Mackerel
Vitamin A 233IU 167IU Shark
Vitamin A RAE 70µg 50µg Shark
Vitamin E 1mg 1.52mg Atlantic Mackerel
Vitamin D 24IU 643IU Atlantic Mackerel
Vitamin D 0.6µg 16.1µg Atlantic Mackerel
Vitamin C 0mg 0.4mg Atlantic Mackerel
Vitamin B1 0.042mg 0.176mg Atlantic Mackerel
Vitamin B2 0.062mg 0.312mg Atlantic Mackerel
Vitamin B3 2.938mg 9.08mg Atlantic Mackerel
Vitamin B5 0.695mg 0.856mg Atlantic Mackerel
Vitamin B6 0.4mg 0.399mg Shark
Folate 3µg 1µg Shark
Vitamin B12 1.49µg 8.71µg Atlantic Mackerel
Vitamin K 0.1µg 5µg Atlantic Mackerel
Tryptophan 0.235mg 0.208mg Shark
Threonine 0.92mg 0.815mg Shark
Isoleucine 0.967mg 0.857mg Shark
Leucine 1.705mg 1.512mg Shark
Lysine 1.926mg 1.708mg Shark
Methionine 0.621mg 0.551mg Shark
Phenylalanine 0.819mg 0.726mg Shark
Valine 1.081mg 0.958mg Shark
Histidine 0.618mg 0.548mg Shark
Cholesterol 51mg 70mg Shark
Saturated Fat 0.925g 3.257g Shark
Omega-3 - DHA 0.527g 1.401g Atlantic Mackerel
Omega-3 - EPA 0.316g 0.898g Atlantic Mackerel
Omega-3 - DPA 0.109g 0.212g Atlantic Mackerel
Monounsaturated Fat 1.808g 5.456g Atlantic Mackerel
Polyunsaturated fat 1.195g 3.35g Atlantic Mackerel

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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

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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
38%
Shark
171%
Atlantic Mackerel
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
41%
Shark
54%
Atlantic Mackerel

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Shark
Shark contains less Sodium (difference - 11mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Shark
Shark is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 19mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Shark
Shark is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.332g)
Which food is cheaper?
Shark
Shark is cheaper (difference - $7)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Atlantic Mackerel
Atlantic Mackerel is lower in glycemic index (difference - 0)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Atlantic Mackerel
Atlantic Mackerel is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Atlantic Mackerel
Atlantic Mackerel is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar (0 g)

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. 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/175119/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.