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Shark vs. Smoked salmon — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Shark and Smoked salmon

  • Shark has more Magnesium, and Monounsaturated Fat, however, Smoked salmon is higher in Vitamin B12, Copper, and Vitamin B3.
  • Smoked salmon covers your daily need of Vitamin B12 85% more than Shark.
  • Shark has 5 times more Calcium than Smoked salmon. While Shark has 50mg of Calcium, Smoked salmon has only 11mg.
  • Smoked salmon has less Saturated Fat.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Fish, shark, mixed species, cooked, batter-dipped and fried and Fish, salmon, chinook, smoked.

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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.
Contains more Calcium +354.5%
Contains more Iron +30.6%
Contains more Magnesium +138.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +18.3%
Contains less Sodium -81.8%
Contains more Zinc +54.8%
Contains more Manganese +194.1%
Contains more Potassium +12.9%
Contains more Copper +447.6%
Equal in Selenium - 32.4
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 4% 32% 13% 71% 16% 88% 9% 77% 3% 177%
Contains more Calcium +354.5%
Contains more Iron +30.6%
Contains more Magnesium +138.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +18.3%
Contains less Sodium -81.8%
Contains more Zinc +54.8%
Contains more Manganese +194.1%
Contains more Potassium +12.9%
Contains more Copper +447.6%
Equal in Selenium - 32.4

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
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Contains more Vitamin A +106.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +213%
Contains more Folate +650%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +69.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +40.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +169.4%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.101
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.278
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 11% 0% 0% 0% 18% 23% 53% 38% 70% 12% 152% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 6% 28% 514% 0% 6% 24% 89% 53% 65% 2% 408% 1%
Contains more Vitamin A +106.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +213%
Contains more Folate +650%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +69.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +40.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +169.4%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.101
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.278

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +219.9%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Water +19.8%
Contains more Other +400%
Equal in Protein - 18.28
19% 14% 6% 60%
Protein: 18.62 g
Fats: 13.82 g
Carbs: 6.39 g
Water: 60.09 g
Other: 1.08 g
18% 4% 72% 5%
Protein: 18.28 g
Fats: 4.32 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 72 g
Other: 5.4 g
Contains more Fats +219.9%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Water +19.8%
Contains more Other +400%
Equal in Protein - 18.28

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +193.4%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +272%
Contains less Saturated Fat -71%
25% 46% 29%
Saturated Fat: 3.205 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 5.935 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 3.701 g
24% 51% 25%
Saturated Fat: 0.929 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 2.023 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.995 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +193.4%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +272%
Contains less Saturated Fat -71%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Shark Smoked salmon Opinion
Net carbs 6.39g 0g Shark
Protein 18.62g 18.28g Shark
Fats 13.82g 4.32g Shark
Carbs 6.39g 0g Shark
Calories 228kcal 117kcal Shark
Calcium 50mg 11mg Shark
Iron 1.11mg 0.85mg Shark
Magnesium 43mg 18mg Shark
Phosphorus 194mg 164mg Shark
Potassium 155mg 175mg Smoked salmon
Sodium 122mg 672mg Shark
Zinc 0.48mg 0.31mg Shark
Copper 0.042mg 0.23mg Smoked salmon
Manganese 0.05mg 0.017mg Shark
Selenium 34µg 32.4µg Shark
Vitamin A 180IU 87IU Shark
Vitamin A RAE 54µg 26µg Shark
Vitamin E 1.35mg Smoked salmon
Vitamin D 685IU Smoked salmon
Vitamin D 17.1µg Smoked salmon
Vitamin B1 0.072mg 0.023mg Shark
Vitamin B2 0.097mg 0.101mg Smoked salmon
Vitamin B3 2.783mg 4.72mg Smoked salmon
Vitamin B5 0.62mg 0.87mg Smoked salmon
Vitamin B6 0.3mg 0.278mg Shark
Folate 15µg 2µg Shark
Vitamin B12 1.21µg 3.26µg Smoked salmon
Vitamin K 0.1µg Smoked salmon
Tryptophan 0.212mg 0.205mg Shark
Threonine 0.843mg 0.801mg Shark
Isoleucine 0.867mg 0.842mg Shark
Leucine 1.515mg 1.486mg Shark
Lysine 1.634mg 1.679mg Smoked salmon
Methionine 0.541mg 0.541mg
Phenylalanine 0.75mg 0.714mg Shark
Valine 0.965mg 0.942mg Shark
Histidine 0.538mg 0.538mg
Cholesterol 59mg 23mg Smoked salmon
Saturated Fat 3.205g 0.929g Smoked salmon
Omega-3 - DHA 0.431g 0.267g Shark
Omega-3 - EPA 0.258g 0.183g Shark
Omega-3 - DPA 0.089g 0.073g Shark
Monounsaturated Fat 5.935g 2.023g Shark
Polyunsaturated fat 3.701g 0.995g Shark

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Shark Smoked salmon
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
31%
Shark
99%
Smoked salmon
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
42%
Shark
49%
Smoked salmon

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Smoked salmon
Smoked salmon is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 36mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Smoked salmon
Smoked salmon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.276g)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Shark
Shark is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Shark
Shark contains less Sodium (difference - 550mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Shark
Shark is cheaper (difference - $14)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Shark
Shark 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

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. Smoked salmon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173687/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.