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Shark vs Cod - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Shark and Cod

  • Shark has more Vitamin B12, Vitamin B6, Vitamin A RAE, Selenium, Iron, and Vitamin B3, however Cod is richer in Vitamin B5, and Potassium.
  • Cod covers your daily Vitamin B5 needs 3046% more than Shark.
  • Cod has 7 times less Saturated Fat than Shark. Shark has 0.925g of Saturated Fat, while Cod has 0.131g.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Fish, shark, mixed species, raw and Fish, cod, 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Shark
5
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3
Cod
Contains more Calcium +112.5%
Contains more Iron +121.1%
Contains more Magnesium +53.1%
Contains more Copper +17.9%
Contains more Potassium +158.1%
Contains less Sodium -31.6%
Equal in Phosphorus - 203
Equal in Zinc - 0.45
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% 15% 23% 87% 37% 8% 13% 10%
Contains more Calcium +112.5%
Contains more Iron +121.1%
Contains more Magnesium +53.1%
Contains more Copper +17.9%
Contains more Potassium +158.1%
Contains less Sodium -31.6%
Equal in Phosphorus - 203
Equal in Zinc - 0.45

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
:
6
Cod
Contains more Vitamin A +482.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +56.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +42.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +63.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +63.7%
Contains more Vitamin D +50%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +81%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +21914.4%
Contains more Folate +133.3%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.065
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 3% 13% 27% 4% 19% 15% 39% 9180% 57% 6% 114% 1%
Contains more Vitamin A +482.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +56.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +42.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +63.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +63.7%
Contains more Vitamin D +50%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +81%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +21914.4%
Contains more Folate +133.3%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.065
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 Cod
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Shark Cod Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 20.98g 17.81g Shark
Fats 4.51g 0.67g Shark
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 130kcal 82kcal Shark
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 34mg 16mg Shark
Iron 0.84mg 0.38mg Shark
Magnesium 49mg 32mg Shark
Phosphorus 210mg 203mg Shark
Potassium 160mg 413mg Cod
Sodium 79mg 54mg Cod
Zinc 0.43mg 0.45mg Cod
Copper 0.033mg 0.028mg Shark
Vitamin A 233IU 40IU Shark
Vitamin E 1mg 0.64mg Shark
Vitamin D 24IU 36IU Cod
Vitamin D 0.6µg 0.9µg Cod
Vitamin C 0mg 1mg Cod
Vitamin B1 0.042mg 0.076mg Cod
Vitamin B2 0.062mg 0.065mg Cod
Vitamin B3 2.938mg 2.063mg Shark
Vitamin B5 0.695mg 153mg Cod
Vitamin B6 0.4mg 0.245mg Shark
Folate 3µg 7µg Cod
Vitamin B12 1.49µg 0.91µg Shark
Vitamin K 0.1µg 0.1µg
Tryptophan 0.235mg 0.199mg Shark
Threonine 0.92mg 0.781mg Shark
Isoleucine 0.967mg 0.821mg Shark
Leucine 1.705mg 1.447mg Shark
Lysine 1.926mg 1.635mg Shark
Methionine 0.621mg 0.527mg Shark
Phenylalanine 0.819mg 0.695mg Shark
Valine 1.081mg 0.917mg Shark
Histidine 0.618mg 0.524mg Shark
Cholesterol 51mg 43mg Cod
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 0.925g 0.131g Cod
Monounsaturated Fat 1.808g 0.094g Shark
Polyunsaturated fat 1.195g 0.231g Shark

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Shark Cod
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
790
Cod
Mineral Summary Score
27
Shark
24
Cod

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
107%
Cod
Carbohydrates
0%
Shark
0%
Cod
Fats
21%
Shark
3%
Cod

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Shark
Shark is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is cheaper?
Shark
Shark is cheaper (difference - $1.3)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cod
Cod contains less Sodium (difference - 25mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Cod
Cod is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 8mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cod
Cod is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.794g)
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. Cod - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171955/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.