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Shark vs Tuna - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Shark and Tuna

  • Shark has less Vitamin B12, Vitamin A, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Selenium, Phosphorus, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6, and Copper than Tuna.
  • Tuna covers your daily need of Vitamin B12 391% more than Shark.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Fish, shark, mixed species, raw and Fish, tuna, fresh, bluefin, cooked, dry heat.

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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
1
:
7
Tuna
Contains more Calcium +240%
Contains more Iron +56%
Contains more Potassium +101.9%
Contains more Magnesium +30.6%
Contains more Copper +233.3%
Contains more Zinc +79.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +55.2%
Contains less Sodium -36.7%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 32% 11% 15% 35% 11% 12% 90% 11%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 50% 3% 29% 46% 37% 22% 140% 7%
Contains more Calcium +240%
Contains more Iron +56%
Contains more Potassium +101.9%
Contains more Magnesium +30.6%
Contains more Copper +233.3%
Contains more Zinc +79.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +55.2%
Contains less Sodium -36.7%

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
:
7
Tuna
Contains more Folate +50%
Contains more Vitamin A +981.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +561.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +393.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +258.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +97.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +31.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +630.2%
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% 152% 0% 0% 70% 71% 198% 83% 122% 1361% 0% 2%
Contains more Folate +50%
Contains more Vitamin A +981.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +561.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +393.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +258.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +97.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +31.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +630.2%

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
171
Tuna
Mineral Summary Score
27
Shark
41
Tuna

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
179%
Tuna
Carbohydrates
0%
Shark
0%
Tuna
Fats
21%
Shark
29%
Tuna

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

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Shark Tuna
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?
Tuna
Tuna is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 2mg)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Tuna
Tuna is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Tuna
Tuna contains less Sodium (difference - 29mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Tuna
Tuna is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Shark
Shark is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.687g)
Which food is cheaper?
Shark
Shark is cheaper (difference - $7)
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Shark Tuna Opinion
Calories 130 184 Tuna
Protein 20.98 29.91 Tuna
Fats 4.51 6.28 Tuna
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 0 0
Cholesterol 51 49 Tuna
Vitamin D 24 Shark
Iron 0.84 1.31 Tuna
Calcium 34 10 Shark
Potassium 160 323 Tuna
Magnesium 49 64 Tuna
Sugar 0 Tuna
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.033 0.11 Tuna
Zinc 0.43 0.77 Tuna
Starch
Phosphorus 210 326 Tuna
Sodium 79 50 Tuna
Vitamin A 233 2520 Tuna
Vitamin E 1 Shark
Vitamin D 0.6 Shark
Vitamin B1 0.042 0.278 Tuna
Vitamin B2 0.062 0.306 Tuna
Vitamin B3 2.938 10.54 Tuna
Vitamin B5 0.695 1.37 Tuna
Vitamin B6 0.4 0.525 Tuna
Vitamin B12 1.49 10.88 Tuna
Vitamin K 0.1 Shark
Folate 3 2 Shark
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 0.925 1.612 Shark
Monounsaturated Fat 1.808 2.053 Tuna
Polyunsaturated fat 1.195 1.844 Tuna
Tryptophan 0.235 0.335 Tuna
Threonine 0.92 1.311 Tuna
Isoleucine 0.967 1.378 Tuna
Leucine 1.705 2.431 Tuna
Lysine 1.926 2.747 Tuna
Methionine 0.621 0.885 Tuna
Phenylalanine 0.819 1.168 Tuna
Valine 1.081 1.541 Tuna
Histidine 0.618 0.88 Tuna
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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. Tuna - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173707/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.