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Shark vs. Butterfish — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Shark and Butterfish?

  • Shark is higher in Iron, yet Butterfish is higher in Vitamin B12, Selenium, Vitamin B3, Phosphorus, Potassium, Vitamin B2, and Vitamin B1.
  • Butterfish's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 26% more.
  • Shark has 2 times more Iron than Butterfish. While Shark has 1.11mg of Iron, Butterfish has only 0.64mg.
  • The amount of Cholesterol in Shark is lower.

We used Fish, shark, mixed species, cooked, batter-dipped and fried and Fish, butterfish, cooked, dry heat types 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.
Contains more Calcium +78.6%
Contains more Iron +73.4%
Contains more Magnesium +34.4%
Contains more Manganese +163.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +58.8%
Contains more Potassium +210.3%
Contains more Zinc +106.3%
Contains more Copper +64.3%
Contains more Selenium +37.6%
Equal in Sodium - 114
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 15% 42% 31% 84% 14% 16% 14% 14% 7% 186%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 9% 24% 23% 132% 43% 15% 27% 24% 3% 256%
Contains more Calcium +78.6%
Contains more Iron +73.4%
Contains more Magnesium +34.4%
Contains more Manganese +163.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +58.8%
Contains more Potassium +210.3%
Contains more Zinc +106.3%
Contains more Copper +64.3%
Contains more Selenium +37.6%
Equal in Sodium - 114

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 +65.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +102.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +97.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +107.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +39.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +15.3%
Contains more Folate +13.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +51.2%
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%
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% 37% 45% 109% 52% 80% 13% 229% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +65.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +102.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +97.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +107.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +39.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +15.3%
Contains more Folate +13.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +51.2%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +34.4%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Other +45.9%
Contains more Protein +19%
Contains more Water +11.2%
19% 14% 6% 60%
Protein: 18.62 g
Fats: 13.82 g
Carbs: 6.39 g
Water: 60.09 g
Other: 1.08 g
22% 10% 67%
Protein: 22.15 g
Fats: 10.28 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 66.83 g
Other: 0.74 g
Contains more Fats +34.4%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Other +45.9%
Contains more Protein +19%
Contains more Water +11.2%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Shark Butterfish Opinion
Net carbs 6.39g 0g Shark
Protein 18.62g 22.15g Butterfish
Fats 13.82g 10.28g Shark
Carbs 6.39g 0g Shark
Calories 228kcal 187kcal Shark
Calcium 50mg 28mg Shark
Iron 1.11mg 0.64mg Shark
Magnesium 43mg 32mg Shark
Phosphorus 194mg 308mg Butterfish
Potassium 155mg 481mg Butterfish
Sodium 122mg 114mg Butterfish
Zinc 0.48mg 0.99mg Butterfish
Copper 0.042mg 0.069mg Butterfish
Manganese 0.05mg 0.019mg Shark
Selenium 34µg 46.8µg Butterfish
Vitamin A 180IU 109IU Shark
Vitamin A RAE 54µg 33µg Shark
Vitamin B1 0.072mg 0.146mg Butterfish
Vitamin B2 0.097mg 0.192mg Butterfish
Vitamin B3 2.783mg 5.769mg Butterfish
Vitamin B5 0.62mg 0.865mg Butterfish
Vitamin B6 0.3mg 0.346mg Butterfish
Folate 15µg 17µg Butterfish
Vitamin B12 1.21µg 1.83µg Butterfish
Tryptophan 0.212mg 0.248mg Butterfish
Threonine 0.843mg 0.971mg Butterfish
Isoleucine 0.867mg 1.021mg Butterfish
Leucine 1.515mg 1.801mg Butterfish
Lysine 1.634mg 2.035mg Butterfish
Methionine 0.541mg 0.656mg Butterfish
Phenylalanine 0.75mg 0.865mg Butterfish
Valine 0.965mg 1.141mg Butterfish
Histidine 0.538mg 0.652mg Butterfish
Cholesterol 59mg 83mg Shark
Saturated Fat 3.205g Butterfish
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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ok
is better in case of low diet
Shark Butterfish
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
29%
Shark
44%
Butterfish
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
42%
Shark
55%
Butterfish

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Shark
Shark is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 24mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Butterfish
Butterfish contains less Sodium (difference - 8mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Butterfish
Butterfish is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.205g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Butterfish
Butterfish is relatively richer in vitamins
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.

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/175143/nutrients
  2. Butterfish - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174231/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.