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Shark vs Mackerel - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Shark and Mackerel

  • Shark has less Vitamin B12, Vitamin D, Selenium, Potassium, Vitamin B2, Vitamin E , and Copper.
  • Mackerel covers your daily Vitamin B12 needs 438% more than Shark.

Food varieties used in this article are Fish, shark, mixed species, raw and Fish, mackerel, salted.

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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
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Contains less Sodium -98.2%
Contains more Calcium +94.1%
Contains more Iron +66.7%
Contains more Magnesium +22.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +21%
Contains more Potassium +225%
Contains more Zinc +155.8%
Contains more Copper +203%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 11% 32% 35% 90% 15% 11% 12% 11%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 20% 53% 43% 109% 46% 581% 30% 34%
Contains less Sodium -98.2%
Contains more Calcium +94.1%
Contains more Iron +66.7%
Contains more Magnesium +22.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +21%
Contains more Potassium +225%
Contains more Zinc +155.8%
Contains more Copper +203%

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
3
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Contains more Vitamin A +48.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +110%
Contains more Vitamin E +138%
Contains more Vitamin D +4100%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +206.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +12.3%
Contains more Folate +400%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +705.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +7700%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.41
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 10% 48% 756% 0% 5% 44% 62% 0% 95% 12% 1500% 20%
Contains more Vitamin A +48.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +110%
Contains more Vitamin E +138%
Contains more Vitamin D +4100%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +206.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +12.3%
Contains more Folate +400%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +705.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +7700%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.41

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Shark Mackerel Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 20.98g 18.5g Shark
Fats 4.51g 25.1g Mackerel
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 130kcal 305kcal Mackerel
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 34mg 66mg Mackerel
Iron 0.84mg 1.4mg Mackerel
Magnesium 49mg 60mg Mackerel
Phosphorus 210mg 254mg Mackerel
Potassium 160mg 520mg Mackerel
Sodium 79mg 4450mg Shark
Zinc 0.43mg 1.1mg Mackerel
Copper 0.033mg 0.1mg Mackerel
Vitamin A 233IU 157IU Shark
Vitamin E 1mg 2.38mg Mackerel
Vitamin D 24IU 1006IU Mackerel
Vitamin D 0.6µg 25.2µg Mackerel
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.042mg 0.02mg Shark
Vitamin B2 0.062mg 0.19mg Mackerel
Vitamin B3 2.938mg 3.3mg Mackerel
Vitamin B5 0.695mg mg Shark
Vitamin B6 0.4mg 0.41mg Mackerel
Folate 3µg 15µg Mackerel
Vitamin B12 1.49µg 12µg Mackerel
Vitamin K 0.1µg 7.8µg Mackerel
Tryptophan 0.235mg mg Shark
Threonine 0.92mg mg Shark
Isoleucine 0.967mg mg Shark
Leucine 1.705mg mg Shark
Lysine 1.926mg mg Shark
Methionine 0.621mg mg Shark
Phenylalanine 0.819mg mg Shark
Valine 1.081mg mg Shark
Histidine 0.618mg mg Shark
Cholesterol 51mg 95mg Shark
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 0.925g 7.148g Shark
Monounsaturated Fat 1.808g 8.32g Mackerel
Polyunsaturated fat 1.195g 6.21g Mackerel

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Shark 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
212
Mackerel
Mineral Summary Score
27
Shark
114
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
111%
Mackerel
Carbohydrates
0%
Shark
0%
Mackerel
Fats
21%
Shark
116%
Mackerel

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Shark
Shark contains less Sodium (difference - 4371mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Shark
Shark is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 44mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Shark
Shark is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 6.223g)
Which food is cheaper?
Shark
Shark is cheaper (difference - $7)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Mackerel
Mackerel is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Mackerel
Mackerel is relatively richer in vitamins
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)

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. Mackerel - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168149/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.