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Smoked salmon vs Shark - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Smoked salmon and Shark

  • Smoked salmon has more Vitamin D, Vitamin B12, Copper, and Vitamin B3, however Shark has more Vitamin B6, Selenium, Magnesium, and Phosphorus.
  • Smoked salmon's daily need coverage for Vitamin D is 110% more.
  • Smoked salmon has 9 times more Sodium than Shark. Smoked salmon has 672mg of Sodium, while Shark has 79mg.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Fish, salmon, chinook, smoked 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 Copper +597%
Contains more Calcium +209.1%
Contains more Magnesium +172.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +28%
Contains less Sodium -88.2%
Contains more Zinc +38.7%
Equal in Iron - 0.84
Equal in Potassium - 160
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 32% 13% 71% 16% 88% 9% 77%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 11% 32% 35% 90% 15% 11% 12% 11%
Contains more Copper +597%
Contains more Calcium +209.1%
Contains more Magnesium +172.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +28%
Contains less Sodium -88.2%
Contains more Zinc +38.7%
Equal in Iron - 0.84
Equal in Potassium - 160

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 E +35%
Contains more Vitamin D +2750%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +62.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +60.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +25.2%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +118.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +167.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +82.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +43.9%
Contains more Folate +50%
Equal in Vitamin K - 0.1
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 6% 28% 514% 0% 6% 24% 89% 53% 65% 2% 408% 1%
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 E +35%
Contains more Vitamin D +2750%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +62.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +60.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +25.2%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +118.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +167.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +82.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +43.9%
Contains more Folate +50%
Equal in Vitamin K - 0.1

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Smoked salmon Shark Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 18.28g 20.98g Shark
Fats 4.32g 4.51g Shark
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 117kcal 130kcal Shark
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 11mg 34mg Shark
Iron 0.85mg 0.84mg Smoked salmon
Magnesium 18mg 49mg Shark
Phosphorus 164mg 210mg Shark
Potassium 175mg 160mg Smoked salmon
Sodium 672mg 79mg Shark
Zinc 0.31mg 0.43mg Shark
Copper 0.23mg 0.033mg Smoked salmon
Vitamin A 87IU 233IU Shark
Vitamin E 1.35mg 1mg Smoked salmon
Vitamin D 685IU 24IU Smoked salmon
Vitamin D 17.1µg 0.6µg Smoked salmon
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.023mg 0.042mg Shark
Vitamin B2 0.101mg 0.062mg Smoked salmon
Vitamin B3 4.72mg 2.938mg Smoked salmon
Vitamin B5 0.87mg 0.695mg Smoked salmon
Vitamin B6 0.278mg 0.4mg Shark
Folate 2µg 3µg Shark
Vitamin B12 3.26µg 1.49µg Smoked salmon
Vitamin K 0.1µg 0.1µg
Tryptophan 0.205mg 0.235mg Shark
Threonine 0.801mg 0.92mg Shark
Isoleucine 0.842mg 0.967mg Shark
Leucine 1.486mg 1.705mg Shark
Lysine 1.679mg 1.926mg Shark
Methionine 0.541mg 0.621mg Shark
Phenylalanine 0.714mg 0.819mg Shark
Valine 0.942mg 1.081mg Shark
Histidine 0.538mg 0.618mg Shark
Cholesterol 23mg 51mg Smoked salmon
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 0.929g 0.925g Shark
Monounsaturated Fat 2.023g 1.808g Smoked salmon
Polyunsaturated fat 0.995g 1.195g Shark

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Smoked salmon 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
99
Smoked salmon
38
Shark
Mineral Summary Score
38
Smoked salmon
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
110%
Smoked salmon
126%
Shark
Carbohydrates
0%
Smoked salmon
0%
Shark
Fats
20%
Smoked salmon
21%
Shark

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Smoked salmon
Smoked salmon is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 28mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Shark
Shark contains less Sodium (difference - 593mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Shark
Shark is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.004g)
Which food is cheaper?
Shark
Shark is cheaper (difference - $14)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar (0 g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)
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

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. Smoked salmon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173687/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.