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Squid as food vs Shark - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Squid as food and Shark

  • Squid as food is richer than Shark in Vitamin B12, Vitamin B2, Iron, Copper, Selenium, Phosphorus, Zinc, and Vitamin A RAE.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 from Squid as food is 163% higher.
  • Squid as food contains 30 times more Copper than Shark. Squid as food contains 0.998mg of Copper, while Shark contains 0.033mg.
  • Shark contains less Sodium.

Food types used in this article are Mollusks, cuttlefish, mixed species, cooked, moist 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 Calcium +429.4%
Contains more Iron +1190.5%
Contains more Magnesium +22.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +176.2%
Contains more Potassium +298.1%
Contains more Zinc +704.7%
Contains more Copper +2924.2%
Contains less Sodium -89.4%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 54% 407% 43% 249% 57% 98% 95% 333%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 11% 32% 35% 90% 15% 11% 12% 11%
Contains more Calcium +429.4%
Contains more Iron +1190.5%
Contains more Magnesium +22.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +176.2%
Contains more Potassium +298.1%
Contains more Zinc +704.7%
Contains more Copper +2924.2%
Contains less Sodium -89.4%

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 A +189.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +2688.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +29.5%
Contains more Folate +700%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +262.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +147.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +34.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +48.1%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 41% 0% 0% 29% 5% 399% 42% 54% 63% 18% 676% 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 A +189.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +2688.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +29.5%
Contains more Folate +700%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +262.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +147.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +34.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +48.1%

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.
Squid as food Shark
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in price Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Squid as food Shark Opinion
Net carbs 1.64g 0g Squid as food
Protein 32.48g 20.98g Squid as food
Fats 1.4g 4.51g Shark
Carbs 1.64g 0g Squid as food
Calories 158kcal 130kcal Squid as food
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 0g Squid as food
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 180mg 34mg Squid as food
Iron 10.84mg 0.84mg Squid as food
Magnesium 60mg 49mg Squid as food
Phosphorus 580mg 210mg Squid as food
Potassium 637mg 160mg Squid as food
Sodium 744mg 79mg Shark
Zinc 3.46mg 0.43mg Squid as food
Copper 0.998mg 0.033mg Squid as food
Vitamin A 675IU 233IU Squid as food
Vitamin E mg 1mg Shark
Vitamin D IU 24IU Shark
Vitamin D µg 0.6µg Shark
Vitamin C 8.5mg 0mg Squid as food
Vitamin B1 0.017mg 0.042mg Shark
Vitamin B2 1.729mg 0.062mg Squid as food
Vitamin B3 2.189mg 2.938mg Shark
Vitamin B5 0.9mg 0.695mg Squid as food
Vitamin B6 0.27mg 0.4mg Shark
Folate 24µg 3µg Squid as food
Vitamin B12 5.4µg 1.49µg Squid as food
Vitamin K µg 0.1µg Shark
Tryptophan 0.364mg 0.235mg Squid as food
Threonine 1.398mg 0.92mg Squid as food
Isoleucine 1.414mg 0.967mg Squid as food
Leucine 2.287mg 1.705mg Squid as food
Lysine 2.427mg 1.926mg Squid as food
Methionine 0.733mg 0.621mg Squid as food
Phenylalanine 1.164mg 0.819mg Squid as food
Valine 1.419mg 1.081mg Squid as food
Histidine 0.624mg 0.618mg Squid as food
Cholesterol 224mg 51mg Shark
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 0.236g 0.925g Squid as food
Monounsaturated Fat 0.162g 1.808g Shark
Polyunsaturated fat 0.268g 1.195g Shark

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Squid as food Shark
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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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
110
Squid as food
38
Shark
Mineral Summary Score
167
Squid as food
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
195%
Squid as food
126%
Shark
Carbohydrates
2%
Squid as food
0%
Shark
Fats
6%
Squid as food
21%
Shark

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Squid as food
Squid as food is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Squid as food
Squid as food is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.689g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Squid as food
Squid as food is lower in glycemic index (difference - 0)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Squid as food
Squid as food is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Shark
Shark contains less Sodium (difference - 665mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Shark
Shark is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 173mg)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)
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. Squid as food - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172010/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.