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Shark vs. Perch — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Shark and Perch?

  • Shark is higher in Selenium, and Vitamin B6, yet Perch is higher in Vitamin B12, Manganese, Copper, Phosphorus, Zinc, and Potassium.
  • Perch's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 41% more.
  • Shark has 14 times more Saturated Fat than Perch. While Shark has 3.205g of Saturated Fat, Perch has only 0.237g.

We used Fish, shark, mixed species, cooked, batter-dipped and fried and Fish, perch, mixed species, cooked, dry heat types 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
2
:
8
Perch
Contains more Magnesium +13.2%
Contains more Selenium +111.2%
Contains more Calcium +104%
Contains more Phosphorus +32.5%
Contains more Potassium +121.9%
Contains less Sodium -35.2%
Contains more Zinc +197.9%
Contains more Copper +357.1%
Contains more Manganese +1700%
Equal in Iron - 1.16
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 31% 44% 28% 111% 31% 11% 39% 64% 118% 88%
Contains more Magnesium +13.2%
Contains more Selenium +111.2%
Contains more Calcium +104%
Contains more Phosphorus +32.5%
Contains more Potassium +121.9%
Contains less Sodium -35.2%
Contains more Zinc +197.9%
Contains more Copper +357.1%
Contains more Manganese +1700%
Equal in Iron - 1.16

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
4
:
5
Perch
Contains more Vitamin A +462.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +46.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +114.3%
Contains more Folate +150%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +11.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +23.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +40.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +81.8%
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 2% 0% 0% 6% 20% 28% 36% 53% 33% 5% 275% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +462.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +46.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +114.3%
Contains more Folate +150%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +11.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +23.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +40.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +81.8%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Shark
3
:
2
Perch
Contains more Fats +1071.2%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Other +52.1%
Contains more Protein +33.5%
Contains more Water +21.9%
19% 14% 6% 60%
Protein: 18.62 g
Fats: 13.82 g
Carbs: 6.39 g
Water: 60.09 g
Other: 1.08 g
25% 73%
Protein: 24.86 g
Fats: 1.18 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 73.25 g
Other: 0.71 g
Contains more Fats +1071.2%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Other +52.1%
Contains more Protein +33.5%
Contains more Water +21.9%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Shark
2
:
1
Perch
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +2943.6%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +684.1%
Contains less Saturated Fat -92.6%
25% 46% 29%
Saturated Fat: 3.205 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 5.935 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 3.701 g
26% 22% 52%
Saturated Fat: 0.237 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.195 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.472 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +2943.6%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +684.1%
Contains less Saturated Fat -92.6%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Shark Perch Opinion
Net carbs 6.39g 0g Shark
Protein 18.62g 24.86g Perch
Fats 13.82g 1.18g Shark
Carbs 6.39g 0g Shark
Calories 228kcal 117kcal Shark
Calcium 50mg 102mg Perch
Iron 1.11mg 1.16mg Perch
Magnesium 43mg 38mg Shark
Phosphorus 194mg 257mg Perch
Potassium 155mg 344mg Perch
Sodium 122mg 79mg Perch
Zinc 0.48mg 1.43mg Perch
Copper 0.042mg 0.192mg Perch
Manganese 0.05mg 0.9mg Perch
Selenium 34µg 16.1µg Shark
Vitamin A 180IU 32IU Shark
Vitamin A RAE 54µg 10µg Shark
Vitamin C 0mg 1.7mg Perch
Vitamin B1 0.072mg 0.08mg Perch
Vitamin B2 0.097mg 0.12mg Perch
Vitamin B3 2.783mg 1.9mg Shark
Vitamin B5 0.62mg 0.87mg Perch
Vitamin B6 0.3mg 0.14mg Shark
Folate 15µg 6µg Shark
Vitamin B12 1.21µg 2.2µg Perch
Tryptophan 0.212mg 0.278mg Perch
Threonine 0.843mg 1.09mg Perch
Isoleucine 0.867mg 1.145mg Perch
Leucine 1.515mg 2.02mg Perch
Lysine 1.634mg 2.283mg Perch
Methionine 0.541mg 0.736mg Perch
Phenylalanine 0.75mg 0.97mg Perch
Valine 0.965mg 1.281mg Perch
Histidine 0.538mg 0.732mg Perch
Cholesterol 59mg 115mg Shark
Saturated Fat 3.205g 0.237g Perch
Omega-3 - DHA 0.431g 0.223g Shark
Omega-3 - EPA 0.258g 0.101g Shark
Omega-3 - DPA 0.089g 0.036g Shark
Monounsaturated Fat 5.935g 0.195g Shark
Polyunsaturated fat 3.701g 0.472g Shark

Which food is preferable for your diet?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Shark Perch
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
35%
Perch
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
42%
Shark
56%
Perch

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Shark
Shark is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 56mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Perch
Perch contains less Sodium (difference - 43mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Perch
Perch is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.968g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Perch
Perch is relatively richer in minerals
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 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. Perch - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173679/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.