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Shark vs. Smelt — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Shark and Smelt?

  • Shark is richer in Vitamin B6, yet Smelt is richer in Vitamin B12, Manganese, Selenium, Copper, Zinc, Phosphorus, and Potassium.
  • Smelt's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 115% higher.
  • Shark has 6 times more Saturated Fat than Smelt. Shark has 3.205g of Saturated Fat, while Smelt has 0.579g.

We used Fish, shark, mixed species, cooked, batter-dipped and fried and Fish, smelt, rainbow, cooked, dry heat types in this comparison.

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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
1
:
9
Smelt
Contains more Magnesium +13.2%
Contains more Calcium +54%
Contains more Phosphorus +52.1%
Contains more Potassium +140%
Contains less Sodium -36.9%
Contains more Zinc +341.7%
Contains more Copper +323.8%
Contains more Manganese +1700%
Contains more Selenium +37.6%
Equal in Iron - 1.15
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 24% 44% 28% 127% 33% 11% 58% 60% 118% 256%
Contains more Magnesium +13.2%
Contains more Calcium +54%
Contains more Phosphorus +52.1%
Contains more Potassium +140%
Contains less Sodium -36.9%
Contains more Zinc +341.7%
Contains more Copper +323.8%
Contains more Manganese +1700%
Contains more Selenium +37.6%
Equal in Iron - 1.15

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
5
:
3
Smelt
Contains more Vitamin A +210.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +620%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +57.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +76.5%
Contains more Folate +200%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +50.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +19.4%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +228.1%
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 4% 0% 0% 0% 3% 34% 34% 45% 40% 4% 497% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +210.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +620%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +57.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +76.5%
Contains more Folate +200%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +50.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +19.4%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +228.1%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Shark
2
:
3
Smelt
Contains more Fats +345.8%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Protein +21.4%
Contains more Water +21.1%
Contains more Other +39.8%
19% 14% 6% 60%
Protein: 18.62 g
Fats: 13.82 g
Carbs: 6.39 g
Water: 60.09 g
Other: 1.08 g
23% 3% 73%
Protein: 22.6 g
Fats: 3.1 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 72.79 g
Other: 1.51 g
Contains more Fats +345.8%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Protein +21.4%
Contains more Water +21.1%
Contains more Other +39.8%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Shark
2
:
1
Smelt
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +622%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +226.1%
Contains less Saturated Fat -81.9%
25% 46% 29%
Saturated Fat: 3.205 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 5.935 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 3.701 g
23% 32% 45%
Saturated Fat: 0.579 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.822 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.135 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +622%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +226.1%
Contains less Saturated Fat -81.9%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Shark Smelt
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol 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 Smelt Opinion
Net carbs 6.39g 0g Shark
Protein 18.62g 22.6g Smelt
Fats 13.82g 3.1g Shark
Carbs 6.39g 0g Shark
Calories 228kcal 124kcal Shark
Calcium 50mg 77mg Smelt
Iron 1.11mg 1.15mg Smelt
Magnesium 43mg 38mg Shark
Phosphorus 194mg 295mg Smelt
Potassium 155mg 372mg Smelt
Sodium 122mg 77mg Smelt
Zinc 0.48mg 2.12mg Smelt
Copper 0.042mg 0.178mg Smelt
Manganese 0.05mg 0.9mg Smelt
Selenium 34µg 46.8µg Smelt
Vitamin A 180IU 58IU Shark
Vitamin A RAE 54µg 17µg Shark
Vitamin B1 0.072mg 0.01mg Shark
Vitamin B2 0.097mg 0.146mg Smelt
Vitamin B3 2.783mg 1.766mg Shark
Vitamin B5 0.62mg 0.74mg Smelt
Vitamin B6 0.3mg 0.17mg Shark
Folate 15µg 5µg Shark
Vitamin B12 1.21µg 3.97µg Smelt
Tryptophan 0.212mg 0.253mg Smelt
Threonine 0.843mg 0.991mg Smelt
Isoleucine 0.867mg 1.041mg Smelt
Leucine 1.515mg 1.837mg Smelt
Lysine 1.634mg 2.076mg Smelt
Methionine 0.541mg 0.669mg Smelt
Phenylalanine 0.75mg 0.882mg Smelt
Valine 0.965mg 1.164mg Smelt
Histidine 0.538mg 0.665mg Smelt
Cholesterol 59mg 90mg Shark
Saturated Fat 3.205g 0.579g Smelt
Omega-3 - DHA 0.431g 0.536g Smelt
Omega-3 - EPA 0.258g 0.353g Smelt
Omega-3 - DPA 0.089g 0.023g Shark
Monounsaturated Fat 5.935g 0.822g Shark
Polyunsaturated fat 3.701g 1.135g Shark

Which food is preferable for your diet?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Shark Smelt
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
50%
Smelt
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
42%
Shark
75%
Smelt

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Smelt
Smelt contains less Sodium (difference - 45mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Smelt
Smelt is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.626g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Smelt
Smelt is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Shark
Shark is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 31mg)
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. Smelt - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/175147/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.