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

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
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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 A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 14% 20% 18% 0% 11% 15% 56% 42% 93% 3% 187% 1%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 152% 0% 0% 0% 70% 71% 198% 83% 122% 2% 1361% 0%
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%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Shark Tuna
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet Equal
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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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

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 lower in Cholesterol?
Tuna
Tuna is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 2mg)
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.

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.