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Shark vs Halibut - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Shark and Halibut

  • Shark has more Vitamin B12, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5, Phosphorus, Vitamin A RAE, and Magnesium, however Halibut is higher in Vitamin D.
  • Halibut covers your daily need of Vitamin D 179% more than Shark.
  • Shark has 11 times more Calcium than Halibut. While Shark has 34mg of Calcium, Halibut has only 3mg.
  • Shark has less Saturated Fat.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Fish, shark, mixed species, raw and Fish, halibut, Greenland, 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
7
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Contains more Calcium +1033.3%
Contains more Iron +27.3%
Contains more Magnesium +88.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +28%
Contains more Potassium +67.5%
Equal in Sodium - 80
Equal in Zinc - 0.4
Equal in Copper - 0.03
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 11% 32% 35% 90% 15% 11% 12% 11%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 1% 25% 19% 71% 24% 11% 11% 10%
Contains more Calcium +1033.3%
Contains more Iron +27.3%
Contains more Magnesium +88.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +28%
Contains more Potassium +67.5%
Equal in Sodium - 80
Equal in Zinc - 0.4
Equal in Copper - 0.03

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
6
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Contains more Vitamin A +395.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +37%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +95.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +178%
Contains more Folate +200%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +49%
Contains more Vitamin D +4466.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +42.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +29%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.42
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% 15% 822% 0% 15% 19% 29% 15% 97% 1% 126% 1%
Contains more Vitamin A +395.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +37%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +95.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +178%
Contains more Folate +200%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +49%
Contains more Vitamin D +4466.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +42.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +29%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.42
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 Halibut
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Shark Halibut Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 20.98g 14.37g Shark
Fats 4.51g 13.84g Halibut
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 130kcal 186kcal Halibut
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 34mg 3mg Shark
Iron 0.84mg 0.66mg Shark
Magnesium 49mg 26mg Shark
Phosphorus 210mg 164mg Shark
Potassium 160mg 268mg Halibut
Sodium 79mg 80mg Shark
Zinc 0.43mg 0.4mg Shark
Copper 0.033mg 0.03mg Shark
Vitamin A 233IU 47IU Shark
Vitamin E 1mg 0.73mg Shark
Vitamin D 24IU 1097IU Halibut
Vitamin D 0.6µg 27.4µg Halibut
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.042mg 0.06mg Halibut
Vitamin B2 0.062mg 0.08mg Halibut
Vitamin B3 2.938mg 1.5mg Shark
Vitamin B5 0.695mg 0.25mg Shark
Vitamin B6 0.4mg 0.42mg Halibut
Folate 3µg 1µg Shark
Vitamin B12 1.49µg 1µg Shark
Vitamin K 0.1µg 0.1µg
Tryptophan 0.235mg 0.161mg Shark
Threonine 0.92mg 0.63mg Shark
Isoleucine 0.967mg 0.662mg Shark
Leucine 1.705mg 1.168mg Shark
Lysine 1.926mg 1.32mg Shark
Methionine 0.621mg 0.425mg Shark
Phenylalanine 0.819mg 0.561mg Shark
Valine 1.081mg 0.74mg Shark
Histidine 0.618mg 0.423mg Shark
Cholesterol 51mg 46mg Halibut
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 0.925g 2.419g Shark
Monounsaturated Fat 1.808g 8.378g Halibut
Polyunsaturated fat 1.195g 1.367g Halibut

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Shark Halibut
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
95
Halibut
Mineral Summary Score
27
Shark
21
Halibut

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
86%
Halibut
Carbohydrates
0%
Shark
0%
Halibut
Fats
21%
Shark
64%
Halibut

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Shark
Shark contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Shark
Shark is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.494g)
Which food is cheaper?
Shark
Shark is cheaper (difference - $5)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Shark
Shark is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Halibut
Halibut is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 5mg)
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. Halibut - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171965/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.