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Shark vs Oyster - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Shark and Oyster

  • Shark has more Vitamin B6, however Oyster is higher in Zinc, Vitamin B12, Copper, Iron, Selenium, Manganese, and Vitamin B2.
  • Oyster covers your daily need of Zinc 788% more than Shark.
  • Shark has 6 times more Vitamin B6 than Oyster. While Shark has 0.4mg of Vitamin B6, Oyster has only 0.064mg.
  • Shark has less Saturated Fat.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Fish, shark, mixed species, raw and Mollusks, oyster, eastern, cooked, breaded and fried.

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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
2
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6
Oyster
Contains more Phosphorus +32.1%
Contains less Sodium -81.1%
Contains more Calcium +82.4%
Contains more Iron +727.4%
Contains more Magnesium +18.4%
Contains more Potassium +52.5%
Contains more Zinc +20162.8%
Contains more Copper +12912.1%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 11% 32% 35% 90% 15% 11% 12% 11%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 19% 261% 42% 69% 22% 55% 2377% 1432%
Contains more Phosphorus +32.1%
Contains less Sodium -81.1%
Contains more Calcium +82.4%
Contains more Iron +727.4%
Contains more Magnesium +18.4%
Contains more Potassium +52.5%
Contains more Zinc +20162.8%
Contains more Copper +12912.1%

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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6
Oyster
Contains more Vitamin B3 +78.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +157.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +525%
Contains more Vitamin A +29.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +257.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +225.8%
Contains more Folate +933.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +949%
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 19% 0% 0% 13% 38% 47% 31% 17% 15% 24% 1954% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +78.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +157.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +525%
Contains more Vitamin A +29.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +257.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +225.8%
Contains more Folate +933.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +949%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Shark Oyster Opinion
Net carbs 0g 11.62g Oyster
Protein 20.98g 8.77g Shark
Fats 4.51g 12.58g Oyster
Carbs 0g 11.62g Oyster
Calories 130kcal 199kcal Oyster
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g g Oyster
Fiber 0g g Shark
Calcium 34mg 62mg Oyster
Iron 0.84mg 6.95mg Oyster
Magnesium 49mg 58mg Oyster
Phosphorus 210mg 159mg Shark
Potassium 160mg 244mg Oyster
Sodium 79mg 417mg Shark
Zinc 0.43mg 87.13mg Oyster
Copper 0.033mg 4.294mg Oyster
Vitamin A 233IU 302IU Oyster
Vitamin E 1mg mg Shark
Vitamin D 24IU IU Shark
Vitamin D 0.6µg µg Shark
Vitamin C 0mg 3.8mg Oyster
Vitamin B1 0.042mg 0.15mg Oyster
Vitamin B2 0.062mg 0.202mg Oyster
Vitamin B3 2.938mg 1.65mg Shark
Vitamin B5 0.695mg 0.27mg Shark
Vitamin B6 0.4mg 0.064mg Shark
Folate 3µg 31µg Oyster
Vitamin B12 1.49µg 15.63µg Oyster
Vitamin K 0.1µg µg Shark
Tryptophan 0.235mg 0.105mg Shark
Threonine 0.92mg 0.365mg Shark
Isoleucine 0.967mg 0.396mg Shark
Leucine 1.705mg 0.638mg Shark
Lysine 1.926mg 0.582mg Shark
Methionine 0.621mg 0.199mg Shark
Phenylalanine 0.819mg 0.352mg Shark
Valine 1.081mg 0.409mg Shark
Histidine 0.618mg 0.175mg Shark
Cholesterol 51mg 71mg Shark
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 0.925g 3.197g Shark
Monounsaturated Fat 1.808g 4.702g Oyster
Polyunsaturated fat 1.195g 3.313g Oyster

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Shark Oyster
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
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
179
Oyster
Mineral Summary Score
27
Shark
534
Oyster

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
53%
Oyster
Carbohydrates
0%
Shark
12%
Oyster
Fats
21%
Shark
58%
Oyster

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Shark
Shark contains less Sodium (difference - 338mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Shark
Shark is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 20mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Shark
Shark is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.272g)
Which food is cheaper?
Shark
Shark is cheaper (difference - $3)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Oyster
Oyster is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Oyster
Oyster is relatively richer in minerals
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. Oyster - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171979/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.