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Shark vs. Snapper — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Shark and Snapper different?

  • Shark is richer in Vitamin B3, Iron, Vitamin B2, and Monounsaturated Fat, while Snapper is higher in Vitamin B12, Selenium, Vitamin B6, and Potassium.
  • Snapper covers your daily need of Vitamin B12 95% more than Shark.
  • Shark contains 24 times more Vitamin B2 than Snapper. Shark contains 0.097mg of Vitamin B2, while Snapper contains 0.004mg.
  • Snapper is lower in Saturated Fat.

Fish, shark, mixed species, cooked, batter-dipped and fried and Fish, snapper, mixed species, cooked, dry heat types were used 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
5
:
Contains more Calcium +25%
Contains more Iron +362.5%
Contains more Magnesium +16.2%
Contains more Manganese +194.1%
Contains more Potassium +236.8%
Contains less Sodium -53.3%
Contains more Selenium +44.1%
Equal in Phosphorus - 201
Equal in Zinc - 0.44
Equal in Copper - 0.046
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 12% 9% 27% 87% 47% 8% 12% 16% 3% 268%
Contains more Calcium +25%
Contains more Iron +362.5%
Contains more Magnesium +16.2%
Contains more Manganese +194.1%
Contains more Potassium +236.8%
Contains less Sodium -53.3%
Contains more Selenium +44.1%
Equal in Phosphorus - 201
Equal in Zinc - 0.44
Equal in Copper - 0.046

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
:
Contains more Vitamin A +56.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +35.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +2325%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +704.3%
Contains more Folate +150%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +40.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +53.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +189.3%
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 7% 0% 0% 6% 14% 1% 7% 53% 107% 5% 438% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +56.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +35.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +2325%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +704.3%
Contains more Folate +150%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +40.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +53.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +189.3%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Shark
2
:
Contains more Fats +703.5%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Protein +41.2%
Contains more Water +17.1%
Contains more Other +50.9%
19% 14% 6% 60%
Protein: 18.62 g
Fats: 13.82 g
Carbs: 6.39 g
Water: 60.09 g
Other: 1.08 g
26% 2% 70%
Protein: 26.3 g
Fats: 1.72 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 70.35 g
Other: 1.63 g
Contains more Fats +703.5%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Protein +41.2%
Contains more Water +17.1%
Contains more Other +50.9%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Shark
2
:
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +1743.2%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +529.4%
Contains less Saturated Fat -88.6%
25% 46% 29%
Saturated Fat: 3.205 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 5.935 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 3.701 g
29% 25% 46%
Saturated Fat: 0.365 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.322 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.588 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +1743.2%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +529.4%
Contains less Saturated Fat -88.6%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Shark Snapper Opinion
Net carbs 6.39g 0g Shark
Protein 18.62g 26.3g Snapper
Fats 13.82g 1.72g Shark
Carbs 6.39g 0g Shark
Calories 228kcal 128kcal Shark
Calcium 50mg 40mg Shark
Iron 1.11mg 0.24mg Shark
Magnesium 43mg 37mg Shark
Phosphorus 194mg 201mg Snapper
Potassium 155mg 522mg Snapper
Sodium 122mg 57mg Snapper
Zinc 0.48mg 0.44mg Shark
Copper 0.042mg 0.046mg Snapper
Manganese 0.05mg 0.017mg Shark
Selenium 34µg 49µg Snapper
Vitamin A 180IU 115IU Shark
Vitamin A RAE 54µg 35µg Shark
Vitamin C 0mg 1.6mg Snapper
Vitamin B1 0.072mg 0.053mg Shark
Vitamin B2 0.097mg 0.004mg Shark
Vitamin B3 2.783mg 0.346mg Shark
Vitamin B5 0.62mg 0.87mg Snapper
Vitamin B6 0.3mg 0.46mg Snapper
Folate 15µg 6µg Shark
Vitamin B12 1.21µg 3.5µg Snapper
Tryptophan 0.212mg 0.294mg Snapper
Threonine 0.843mg 1.153mg Snapper
Isoleucine 0.867mg 1.212mg Snapper
Leucine 1.515mg 2.137mg Snapper
Lysine 1.634mg 2.415mg Snapper
Methionine 0.541mg 0.778mg Snapper
Phenylalanine 0.75mg 1.027mg Snapper
Valine 0.965mg 1.355mg Snapper
Histidine 0.538mg 0.774mg Snapper
Cholesterol 59mg 47mg Snapper
Saturated Fat 3.205g 0.365g Snapper
Omega-3 - DHA 0.431g 0.273g Shark
Omega-3 - EPA 0.258g 0.048g Shark
Omega-3 - DPA 0.089g 0.022g Shark
Monounsaturated Fat 5.935g 0.322g Shark
Polyunsaturated fat 3.701g 0.588g Shark

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Shark Snapper
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
49%
Snapper
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
42%
Shark
48%
Snapper

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Snapper
Snapper contains less Sodium (difference - 65mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Snapper
Snapper is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 12mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Snapper
Snapper is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.84g)
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 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.

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. Snapper - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173699/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.