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Skipjack tuna vs Shark - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Skipjack tuna and Shark

  • Skipjack tuna has more Vitamin B3, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, Selenium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Iron, Copper, and Zinc, however Shark is higher in Vitamin A RAE.
  • Skipjack tuna covers your daily Vitamin B3 needs 99% more than Shark.
  • Shark contains 3 times less Copper than Skipjack tuna. Skipjack tuna contains 0.11mg of Copper, while Shark contains 0.033mg.

Food varieties used in this article are Fish, tuna, skipjack, fresh, cooked, dry heat and Fish, shark, mixed species, raw.

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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
Contains more Iron +90.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +35.7%
Contains more Potassium +226.3%
Contains less Sodium -40.5%
Contains more Zinc +144.2%
Contains more Copper +233.3%
Contains more Magnesium +11.4%
Equal in Calcium - 34
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 12% 60% 32% 123% 47% 7% 29% 37%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 11% 32% 35% 90% 15% 11% 12% 11%
Contains more Iron +90.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +35.7%
Contains more Potassium +226.3%
Contains less Sodium -40.5%
Contains more Zinc +144.2%
Contains more Copper +233.3%
Contains more Magnesium +11.4%
Equal in Calcium - 34

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
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Shark
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +96.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +538.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +145.3%
Contains more Folate +233.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +47%
Contains more Vitamin A +288.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +10.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +43.3%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 4% 0% 0% 4% 10% 29% 352% 30% 227% 8% 274% 0%
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%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +96.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +538.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +145.3%
Contains more Folate +233.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +47%
Contains more Vitamin A +288.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +10.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +43.3%

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.
Skipjack tuna Shark
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Skipjack tuna Shark Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 28.21g 20.98g Skipjack tuna
Fats 1.29g 4.51g Shark
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 132kcal 130kcal Skipjack tuna
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 0g Skipjack tuna
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 37mg 34mg Skipjack tuna
Iron 1.6mg 0.84mg Skipjack tuna
Magnesium 44mg 49mg Shark
Phosphorus 285mg 210mg Skipjack tuna
Potassium 522mg 160mg Skipjack tuna
Sodium 47mg 79mg Skipjack tuna
Zinc 1.05mg 0.43mg Skipjack tuna
Copper 0.11mg 0.033mg Skipjack tuna
Vitamin A 60IU 233IU Shark
Vitamin E mg 1mg Shark
Vitamin D IU 24IU Shark
Vitamin D µg 0.6µg Shark
Vitamin C 1mg 0mg Skipjack tuna
Vitamin B1 0.038mg 0.042mg Shark
Vitamin B2 0.122mg 0.062mg Skipjack tuna
Vitamin B3 18.756mg 2.938mg Skipjack tuna
Vitamin B5 0.485mg 0.695mg Shark
Vitamin B6 0.981mg 0.4mg Skipjack tuna
Folate 10µg 3µg Skipjack tuna
Vitamin B12 2.19µg 1.49µg Skipjack tuna
Vitamin K µg 0.1µg Shark
Tryptophan 0.316mg 0.235mg Skipjack tuna
Threonine 1.237mg 0.92mg Skipjack tuna
Isoleucine 1.3mg 0.967mg Skipjack tuna
Leucine 2.293mg 1.705mg Skipjack tuna
Lysine 2.59mg 1.926mg Skipjack tuna
Methionine 0.835mg 0.621mg Skipjack tuna
Phenylalanine 1.101mg 0.819mg Skipjack tuna
Valine 1.453mg 1.081mg Skipjack tuna
Histidine 0.83mg 0.618mg Skipjack tuna
Cholesterol 60mg 51mg Shark
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 0.42g 0.925g Skipjack tuna
Monounsaturated Fat 0.243g 1.808g Shark
Polyunsaturated fat 0.403g 1.195g Shark

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Skipjack tuna Shark
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
78
Skipjack tuna
38
Shark
Mineral Summary Score
43
Skipjack tuna
27
Shark

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
169%
Skipjack tuna
126%
Shark
Carbohydrates
0%
Skipjack tuna
0%
Shark
Fats
6%
Skipjack tuna
21%
Shark

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Skipjack tuna
Skipjack tuna is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Skipjack tuna
Skipjack tuna contains less Sodium (difference - 32mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Skipjack tuna
Skipjack tuna is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.505g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Skipjack tuna
Skipjack tuna is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Shark
Shark is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 9mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Shark
Shark is cheaper (difference - $8)
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. Skipjack tuna - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172005/nutrients
  2. Shark - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173697/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.