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Shark vs Smoked salmon - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Shark and Smoked salmon

  • Shark has more Vitamin B6, Selenium, Magnesium, and Phosphorus, however Smoked salmon has more Vitamin D, Vitamin B12, Copper, and Vitamin B3.
  • Smoked salmon's daily need coverage for Vitamin D is 110% more.
  • Shark has 3 times more Magnesium than Smoked salmon. Shark has 49mg of Magnesium, while Smoked salmon has 18mg.
  • Smoked salmon is lower in Cholesterol.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Fish, shark, mixed species, raw 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Shark
5
:
Contains more Calcium +209.1%
Contains more Magnesium +172.2%
Contains more Zinc +38.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +28%
Contains less Sodium -88.2%
Contains more Copper +597%
Equal in Iron - 0.85
Equal in Potassium - 175
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 32% 11% 15% 35% 11% 12% 90% 11%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 32% 4% 16% 13% 77% 9% 71% 88%
Contains more Calcium +209.1%
Contains more Magnesium +172.2%
Contains more Zinc +38.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +28%
Contains less Sodium -88.2%
Contains more Copper +597%
Equal in Iron - 0.85
Equal in Potassium - 175

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
4
:
Contains more Vitamin A +167.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +82.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +43.9%
Contains more Folate +50%
Contains more Vitamin E +35%
Contains more Vitamin D +2750%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +62.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +60.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +25.2%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +118.8%
Equal in Vitamin K - 0.1
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 14% 20% 18% 11% 15% 56% 42% 93% 187% 1% 3%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 6% 28% 514% 6% 24% 89% 53% 65% 408% 1% 2%
Contains more Vitamin A +167.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +82.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +43.9%
Contains more Folate +50%
Contains more Vitamin E +35%
Contains more Vitamin D +2750%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +62.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +60.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +25.2%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +118.8%
Equal in Vitamin K - 0.1

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
99
Smoked salmon
Mineral Summary Score
27
Shark
38
Smoked salmon

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
110%
Smoked salmon
Carbohydrates
0%
Shark
0%
Smoked salmon
Fats
21%
Shark
20%
Smoked salmon

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

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Shark Smoked salmon
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet Equal
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Smoked salmon
Smoked salmon is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 28mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Shark
Shark contains less Sodium (difference - 593mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Shark
Shark is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.004g)
Which food is cheaper?
Shark
Shark is cheaper (difference - $14)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar (0 g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Shark Smoked salmon Opinion
Calories 130 117 Shark
Protein 20.98 18.28 Shark
Fats 4.51 4.32 Shark
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 0 0
Cholesterol 51 23 Smoked salmon
Vitamin D 24 685 Smoked salmon
Iron 0.84 0.85 Smoked salmon
Calcium 34 11 Shark
Potassium 160 175 Smoked salmon
Magnesium 49 18 Shark
Sugar 0 0
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.033 0.23 Smoked salmon
Zinc 0.43 0.31 Shark
Starch
Phosphorus 210 164 Shark
Sodium 79 672 Shark
Vitamin A 233 87 Shark
Vitamin E 1 1.35 Smoked salmon
Vitamin D 0.6 17.1 Smoked salmon
Vitamin B1 0.042 0.023 Shark
Vitamin B2 0.062 0.101 Smoked salmon
Vitamin B3 2.938 4.72 Smoked salmon
Vitamin B5 0.695 0.87 Smoked salmon
Vitamin B6 0.4 0.278 Shark
Vitamin B12 1.49 3.26 Smoked salmon
Vitamin K 0.1 0.1
Folate 3 2 Shark
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 0.925 0.929 Shark
Monounsaturated Fat 1.808 2.023 Smoked salmon
Polyunsaturated fat 1.195 0.995 Shark
Tryptophan 0.235 0.205 Shark
Threonine 0.92 0.801 Shark
Isoleucine 0.967 0.842 Shark
Leucine 1.705 1.486 Shark
Lysine 1.926 1.679 Shark
Methionine 0.621 0.541 Shark
Phenylalanine 0.819 0.714 Shark
Valine 1.081 0.942 Shark
Histidine 0.618 0.538 Shark
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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. 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.