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Shark vs. Milkfish — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Shark and Milkfish different?

  • Shark is richer in Selenium, and Iron, while Milkfish is higher in Vitamin B12, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B6, Potassium, and Zinc.
  • Milkfish covers your daily need of Vitamin B12 86% more than Shark.
  • Shark contains 3 times more Iron than Milkfish. Shark contains 1.11mg of Iron, while Milkfish contains 0.41mg.

Fish, shark, mixed species, cooked, batter-dipped and fried and Fish, milkfish, cooked, dry heat types were used 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.
Shark
4
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Contains more Iron +170.7%
Contains more Magnesium +13.2%
Contains more Manganese +92.3%
Contains more Selenium +109.9%
Contains more Calcium +30%
Contains more Potassium +141.3%
Contains less Sodium -24.6%
Contains more Zinc +118.8%
Equal in Phosphorus - 208
Equal in Copper - 0.044
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 20% 16% 28% 90% 33% 12% 29% 15% 4% 89%
Contains more Iron +170.7%
Contains more Magnesium +13.2%
Contains more Manganese +92.3%
Contains more Selenium +109.9%
Contains more Calcium +30%
Contains more Potassium +141.3%
Contains less Sodium -24.6%
Contains more Zinc +118.8%
Equal in Phosphorus - 208
Equal in Copper - 0.044

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
3
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Contains more Vitamin A +65.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +350%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +40.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +196.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +39.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +62.7%
Contains more Folate +20%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +170.2%
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% 4% 16% 155% 52% 113% 14% 409% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +65.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +350%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +40.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +196.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +39.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +62.7%
Contains more Folate +20%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +170.2%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Shark
2
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Contains more Fats +60.1%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Protein +41.4%
Contains more Other +124.1%
Equal in Water - 62.63
19% 14% 6% 60%
Protein: 18.62 g
Fats: 13.82 g
Carbs: 6.39 g
Water: 60.09 g
Other: 1.08 g
26% 9% 63% 2%
Protein: 26.32 g
Fats: 8.63 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 62.63 g
Other: 2.42 g
Contains more Fats +60.1%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Protein +41.4%
Contains more Other +124.1%
Equal in Water - 62.63

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Shark Milkfish Opinion
Net carbs 6.39g 0g Shark
Protein 18.62g 26.32g Milkfish
Fats 13.82g 8.63g Shark
Carbs 6.39g 0g Shark
Calories 228kcal 190kcal Shark
Calcium 50mg 65mg Milkfish
Iron 1.11mg 0.41mg Shark
Magnesium 43mg 38mg Shark
Phosphorus 194mg 208mg Milkfish
Potassium 155mg 374mg Milkfish
Sodium 122mg 92mg Milkfish
Zinc 0.48mg 1.05mg Milkfish
Copper 0.042mg 0.044mg Milkfish
Manganese 0.05mg 0.026mg Shark
Selenium 34µg 16.2µg Shark
Vitamin A 180IU 109IU Shark
Vitamin A RAE 54µg 33µg Shark
Vitamin B1 0.072mg 0.016mg Shark
Vitamin B2 0.097mg 0.069mg Shark
Vitamin B3 2.783mg 8.256mg Milkfish
Vitamin B5 0.62mg 0.865mg Milkfish
Vitamin B6 0.3mg 0.488mg Milkfish
Folate 15µg 18µg Milkfish
Vitamin B12 1.21µg 3.27µg Milkfish
Tryptophan 0.212mg 0.295mg Milkfish
Threonine 0.843mg 1.154mg Milkfish
Isoleucine 0.867mg 1.213mg Milkfish
Leucine 1.515mg 2.139mg Milkfish
Lysine 1.634mg 2.417mg Milkfish
Methionine 0.541mg 0.779mg Milkfish
Phenylalanine 0.75mg 1.028mg Milkfish
Valine 0.965mg 1.356mg Milkfish
Histidine 0.538mg 0.775mg Milkfish
Cholesterol 59mg 67mg Shark
Saturated Fat 3.205g Milkfish
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 Milkfish
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
59%
Milkfish
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
42%
Shark
33%
Milkfish

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Shark
Shark is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 8mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Milkfish
Milkfish contains less Sodium (difference - 30mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Milkfish
Milkfish is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.205g)
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.
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

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. Milkfish - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171995/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.