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Shark vs Salmon - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Shark and Salmon

  • Shark has more Vitamin A RAE, while Salmon has more Vitamin B12, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B2, Copper, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B1, Potassium, and Folate.
  • Salmon's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 70% higher.
  • Salmon contains 6 times less Vitamin A RAE than Shark. Shark contains 70µg of Vitamin A RAE, while Salmon contains 12µg.

The food types used in this comparison are Fish, shark, mixed species, raw and Fish, salmon, Atlantic, wild, 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
4
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4
Salmon
Contains more Calcium +183.3%
Contains more Magnesium +69%
Contains more Potassium +206.3%
Contains less Sodium -44.3%
Contains more Zinc +48.8%
Contains more Copper +657.6%
Equal in Iron - 0.8
Equal in Phosphorus - 200
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 11% 32% 35% 90% 15% 11% 12% 11%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 30% 21% 86% 44% 6% 18% 84%
Contains more Calcium +183.3%
Contains more Magnesium +69%
Contains more Potassium +206.3%
Contains less Sodium -44.3%
Contains more Zinc +48.8%
Contains more Copper +657.6%
Equal in Iron - 0.8
Equal in Phosphorus - 200

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
4
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7
Salmon
Contains more Vitamin A +482.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +438.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +512.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +167.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +139.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +104.5%
Contains more Folate +733.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +113.4%
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% 0% 0% 0% 57% 88% 148% 100% 189% 19% 398% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +482.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +438.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +512.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +167.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +139.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +104.5%
Contains more Folate +733.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +113.4%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Shark Salmon Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 20.98g 19.84g Shark
Fats 4.51g 6.34g Salmon
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 130kcal 142kcal Salmon
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g g Salmon
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 34mg 12mg Shark
Iron 0.84mg 0.8mg Shark
Magnesium 49mg 29mg Shark
Phosphorus 210mg 200mg Shark
Potassium 160mg 490mg Salmon
Sodium 79mg 44mg Salmon
Zinc 0.43mg 0.64mg Salmon
Copper 0.033mg 0.25mg Salmon
Vitamin A 233IU 40IU Shark
Vitamin E 1mg mg Shark
Vitamin D 24IU IU Shark
Vitamin D 0.6µg µg Shark
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.042mg 0.226mg Salmon
Vitamin B2 0.062mg 0.38mg Salmon
Vitamin B3 2.938mg 7.86mg Salmon
Vitamin B5 0.695mg 1.664mg Salmon
Vitamin B6 0.4mg 0.818mg Salmon
Folate 3µg 25µg Salmon
Vitamin B12 1.49µg 3.18µg Salmon
Vitamin K 0.1µg µg Shark
Tryptophan 0.235mg 0.222mg Shark
Threonine 0.92mg 0.87mg Shark
Isoleucine 0.967mg 0.914mg Shark
Leucine 1.705mg 1.613mg Shark
Lysine 1.926mg 1.822mg Shark
Methionine 0.621mg 0.587mg Shark
Phenylalanine 0.819mg 0.775mg Shark
Valine 1.081mg 1.022mg Shark
Histidine 0.618mg 0.584mg Shark
Cholesterol 51mg 55mg Shark
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 0.925g 0.981g Shark
Monounsaturated Fat 1.808g 2.103g Salmon
Polyunsaturated fat 1.195g 2.539g Salmon

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Shark Salmon
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
83
Salmon
Mineral Summary Score
27
Shark
36
Salmon

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
119%
Salmon
Carbohydrates
0%
Shark
0%
Salmon
Fats
21%
Shark
29%
Salmon

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Shark
Shark is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 4mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Shark
Shark is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.056g)
Which food is cheaper?
Shark
Shark is cheaper (difference - $13)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Salmon
Salmon is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Salmon
Salmon contains less Sodium (difference - 35mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)
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.
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. Salmon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173686/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.