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Tilefish vs. Shark — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Tilefish and Shark different?

  • Tilefish is higher in Vitamin B12, Selenium, Potassium, Vitamin B2, Phosphorus, and Vitamin B1, however, Shark is richer in Iron.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 from Tilefish is 54% higher.
  • Tilefish contains 3 times more Potassium than Shark. While Tilefish contains 512mg of Potassium, Shark contains only 155mg.
  • Tilefish has less Saturated Fat.

Fish, tilefish, cooked, dry heat and Fish, shark, mixed species, cooked, batter-dipped and fried are the varieties used in this article.

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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.
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Shark
Contains more Phosphorus +21.6%
Contains more Potassium +230.3%
Contains less Sodium -51.6%
Contains more Zinc +10.4%
Contains more Copper +23.8%
Contains more Selenium +51.5%
Contains more Calcium +92.3%
Contains more Iron +258.1%
Contains more Magnesium +30.3%
Contains more Manganese +233.3%
Equal in Zinc - 0.48
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 8% 12% 24% 102% 46% 8% 15% 18% 2% 281%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 15% 42% 31% 84% 14% 16% 14% 14% 7% 186%
Contains more Phosphorus +21.6%
Contains more Potassium +230.3%
Contains less Sodium -51.6%
Contains more Zinc +10.4%
Contains more Copper +23.8%
Contains more Selenium +51.5%
Contains more Calcium +92.3%
Contains more Iron +258.1%
Contains more Magnesium +30.3%
Contains more Manganese +233.3%
Equal in Zinc - 0.48

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.
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Shark
Contains more Vitamin B1 +94.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +95.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +25.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +40.3%
Contains more Folate +13.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +106.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +160.9%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.3
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 5% 0% 0% 0% 35% 44% 66% 53% 70% 13% 313% 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 11% 0% 0% 0% 18% 23% 53% 38% 70% 12% 152% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +94.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +95.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +25.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +40.3%
Contains more Folate +13.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +106.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +160.9%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.3

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
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Shark
Contains more Protein +31.5%
Contains more Water +16.9%
Contains more Fats +194.7%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Other +86.2%
24% 5% 70%
Protein: 24.49 g
Fats: 4.69 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 70.24 g
Other: 0.58 g
19% 14% 6% 60%
Protein: 18.62 g
Fats: 13.82 g
Carbs: 6.39 g
Water: 60.09 g
Other: 1.08 g
Contains more Protein +31.5%
Contains more Water +16.9%
Contains more Fats +194.7%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Other +86.2%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
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Shark
Contains less Saturated Fat -72.9%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +345.6%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +197%
25% 39% 36%
Saturated Fat: 0.868 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 1.332 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.246 g
25% 46% 29%
Saturated Fat: 3.205 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 5.935 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 3.701 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -72.9%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +345.6%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +197%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Tilefish Shark Opinion
Net carbs 0g 6.39g Shark
Protein 24.49g 18.62g Tilefish
Fats 4.69g 13.82g Shark
Carbs 0g 6.39g Shark
Calories 147kcal 228kcal Shark
Calcium 26mg 50mg Shark
Iron 0.31mg 1.11mg Shark
Magnesium 33mg 43mg Shark
Phosphorus 236mg 194mg Tilefish
Potassium 512mg 155mg Tilefish
Sodium 59mg 122mg Tilefish
Zinc 0.53mg 0.48mg Tilefish
Copper 0.052mg 0.042mg Tilefish
Manganese 0.015mg 0.05mg Shark
Selenium 51.5µg 34µg Tilefish
Vitamin A 69IU 180IU Shark
Vitamin A RAE 21µg 54µg Shark
Vitamin B1 0.14mg 0.072mg Tilefish
Vitamin B2 0.19mg 0.097mg Tilefish
Vitamin B3 3.5mg 2.783mg Tilefish
Vitamin B5 0.87mg 0.62mg Tilefish
Vitamin B6 0.3mg 0.3mg
Folate 17µg 15µg Tilefish
Vitamin B12 2.5µg 1.21µg Tilefish
Tryptophan 0.274mg 0.212mg Tilefish
Threonine 1.074mg 0.843mg Tilefish
Isoleucine 1.128mg 0.867mg Tilefish
Leucine 1.99mg 1.515mg Tilefish
Lysine 2.249mg 1.634mg Tilefish
Methionine 0.725mg 0.541mg Tilefish
Phenylalanine 0.956mg 0.75mg Tilefish
Valine 1.262mg 0.965mg Tilefish
Histidine 0.721mg 0.538mg Tilefish
Cholesterol 64mg 59mg Shark
Saturated Fat 0.868g 3.205g Tilefish
Omega-3 - DHA 0.733g 0.431g Tilefish
Omega-3 - EPA 0.172g 0.258g Shark
Omega-3 - DPA 0.143g 0.089g Tilefish
Monounsaturated Fat 1.332g 5.935g Shark
Polyunsaturated fat 1.246g 3.701g Shark

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Tilefish Shark
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet Equal

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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
46%
Tilefish
29%
Shark
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
51%
Tilefish
42%
Shark

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Tilefish
Tilefish contains less Sodium (difference - 63mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Tilefish
Tilefish is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.337g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Tilefish
Tilefish is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Shark
Shark is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 5mg)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)
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. Tilefish - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/175152/nutrients
  2. Shark - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/175143/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.