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Shark vs. Tuna salad — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Shark and Tuna salad

  • Shark is richer in Vitamin B6, Vitamin B5, and Magnesium, yet Tuna salad is richer in Vitamin B3, Selenium, and Copper.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B3 from Tuna salad is 24% higher.
  • Shark contains 5 times more Cholesterol than Tuna salad. Shark contains 59mg of Cholesterol, while Tuna salad contains 13mg.

Food types used in this article are Fish, shark, mixed species, cooked, batter-dipped and fried and Fish, tuna salad.

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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 +194.1%
Contains more Iron +11%
Contains more Magnesium +126.3%
Contains less Sodium -69.7%
Contains more Manganese +25%
Contains more Potassium +14.8%
Contains more Zinc +16.7%
Contains more Copper +245.2%
Contains more Selenium +21.2%
Equal in Iron - 1
Equal in Phosphorus - 178
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 6% 38% 14% 77% 16% 53% 16% 49% 6% 225%
Contains more Calcium +194.1%
Contains more Iron +11%
Contains more Magnesium +126.3%
Contains less Sodium -69.7%
Contains more Manganese +25%
Contains more Potassium +14.8%
Contains more Zinc +16.7%
Contains more Copper +245.2%
Contains more Selenium +21.2%
Equal in Iron - 1
Equal in Phosphorus - 178

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 +85.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +132.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +38.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +138.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +270.4%
Contains more Folate +87.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +140.7%
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 1.2
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 6% 0% 0% 8% 8% 17% 126% 16% 19% 6% 150% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +85.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +132.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +38.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +138.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +270.4%
Contains more Folate +87.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +140.7%
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 1.2

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +16.1%
Contains more Fats +49.2%
Contains more Carbs +47.3%
Contains more Other +97.2%
Equal in Water - 63.16
19% 14% 6% 60%
Protein: 18.62 g
Fats: 13.82 g
Carbs: 6.39 g
Water: 60.09 g
Other: 1.08 g
16% 9% 9% 63% 2%
Protein: 16.04 g
Fats: 9.26 g
Carbs: 9.41 g
Water: 63.16 g
Other: 2.13 g
Contains more Protein +16.1%
Contains more Fats +49.2%
Contains more Carbs +47.3%
Contains more Other +97.2%
Equal in Water - 63.16

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +105.6%
Contains less Saturated Fat -51.8%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +11.4%
25% 46% 29%
Saturated Fat: 3.205 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 5.935 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 3.701 g
18% 34% 48%
Saturated Fat: 1.544 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 2.887 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 4.122 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +105.6%
Contains less Saturated Fat -51.8%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +11.4%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Shark Tuna salad Opinion
Net carbs 6.39g 9.41g Tuna salad
Protein 18.62g 16.04g Shark
Fats 13.82g 9.26g Shark
Carbs 6.39g 9.41g Tuna salad
Calories 228kcal 187kcal Shark
Calcium 50mg 17mg Shark
Iron 1.11mg 1mg Shark
Magnesium 43mg 19mg Shark
Phosphorus 194mg 178mg Shark
Potassium 155mg 178mg Tuna salad
Sodium 122mg 402mg Shark
Zinc 0.48mg 0.56mg Tuna salad
Copper 0.042mg 0.145mg Tuna salad
Manganese 0.05mg 0.04mg Shark
Selenium 34µg 41.2µg Tuna salad
Vitamin A 180IU 97IU Shark
Vitamin A RAE 54µg 24µg Shark
Vitamin C 0mg 2.2mg Tuna salad
Vitamin B1 0.072mg 0.031mg Shark
Vitamin B2 0.097mg 0.07mg Shark
Vitamin B3 2.783mg 6.7mg Tuna salad
Vitamin B5 0.62mg 0.26mg Shark
Vitamin B6 0.3mg 0.081mg Shark
Folate 15µg 8µg Shark
Vitamin B12 1.21µg 1.2µg Shark
Tryptophan 0.212mg 0.18mg Shark
Threonine 0.843mg 0.701mg Shark
Isoleucine 0.867mg 0.739mg Shark
Leucine 1.515mg 1.293mg Shark
Lysine 1.634mg 1.457mg Shark
Methionine 0.541mg 0.47mg Shark
Phenylalanine 0.75mg 0.626mg Shark
Valine 0.965mg 0.824mg Shark
Histidine 0.538mg 0.467mg Shark
Cholesterol 59mg 13mg Tuna salad
Saturated Fat 3.205g 1.544g Tuna salad
Omega-3 - DHA 0.431g 0.055g Shark
Omega-3 - EPA 0.258g 0.014g Shark
Omega-3 - DPA 0.089g Shark
Monounsaturated Fat 5.935g 2.887g Shark
Polyunsaturated fat 3.701g 4.122g Tuna salad

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Shark Tuna salad
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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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
27%
Tuna salad
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
42%
Shark
49%
Tuna salad

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Tuna salad
Tuna salad is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 46mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Tuna salad
Tuna salad is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.661g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Tuna salad
Tuna salad is lower in glycemic index (difference - 0)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Shark
Shark contains less Sodium (difference - 280mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Shark
Shark is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)
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.

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. Tuna salad - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/175160/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.