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Tuna salad vs Shark - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Tuna salad and Shark

  • Tuna salad has more Vitamin B3, Copper, and Selenium, however Shark is higher in Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B5, Magnesium, and Vitamin A RAE.
  • Shark covers your daily need of Vitamin B6 25% more than Tuna salad.
  • Tuna salad has 5 times more Sodium than Shark. While Tuna salad has 402mg of Sodium, Shark has only 79mg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Fish, tuna salad 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 +19%
Contains more Potassium +11.3%
Contains more Zinc +30.2%
Contains more Copper +339.4%
Contains more Calcium +100%
Contains more Magnesium +157.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +18%
Contains less Sodium -80.3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 38% 14% 77% 16% 53% 16% 49%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 11% 32% 35% 90% 15% 11% 12% 11%
Contains more Iron +19%
Contains more Potassium +11.3%
Contains more Zinc +30.2%
Contains more Copper +339.4%
Contains more Calcium +100%
Contains more Magnesium +157.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +18%
Contains less Sodium -80.3%

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 +12.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +128%
Contains more Folate +166.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +140.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +35.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +167.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +393.8%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +24.2%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 6% 0% 0% 8% 8% 17% 126% 16% 19% 6% 150% 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 +12.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +128%
Contains more Folate +166.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +140.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +35.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +167.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +393.8%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +24.2%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Tuna salad Shark Opinion
Net carbs 9.41g 0g Tuna salad
Protein 16.04g 20.98g Shark
Fats 9.26g 4.51g Tuna salad
Carbs 9.41g 0g Tuna salad
Calories 187kcal 130kcal Tuna salad
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 0g Tuna salad
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 17mg 34mg Shark
Iron 1mg 0.84mg Tuna salad
Magnesium 19mg 49mg Shark
Phosphorus 178mg 210mg Shark
Potassium 178mg 160mg Tuna salad
Sodium 402mg 79mg Shark
Zinc 0.56mg 0.43mg Tuna salad
Copper 0.145mg 0.033mg Tuna salad
Vitamin A 97IU 233IU Shark
Vitamin E mg 1mg Shark
Vitamin D IU 24IU Shark
Vitamin D µg 0.6µg Shark
Vitamin C 2.2mg 0mg Tuna salad
Vitamin B1 0.031mg 0.042mg Shark
Vitamin B2 0.07mg 0.062mg Tuna salad
Vitamin B3 6.7mg 2.938mg Tuna salad
Vitamin B5 0.26mg 0.695mg Shark
Vitamin B6 0.081mg 0.4mg Shark
Folate 8µg 3µg Tuna salad
Vitamin B12 1.2µg 1.49µg Shark
Vitamin K µg 0.1µg Shark
Tryptophan 0.18mg 0.235mg Shark
Threonine 0.701mg 0.92mg Shark
Isoleucine 0.739mg 0.967mg Shark
Leucine 1.293mg 1.705mg Shark
Lysine 1.457mg 1.926mg Shark
Methionine 0.47mg 0.621mg Shark
Phenylalanine 0.626mg 0.819mg Shark
Valine 0.824mg 1.081mg Shark
Histidine 0.467mg 0.618mg Shark
Cholesterol 13mg 51mg Tuna salad
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 1.544g 0.925g Shark
Monounsaturated Fat 2.887g 1.808g Tuna salad
Polyunsaturated fat 4.122g 1.195g Tuna salad

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Tuna salad 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
29
Tuna salad
38
Shark
Mineral Summary Score
33
Tuna salad
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
96%
Tuna salad
126%
Shark
Carbohydrates
9%
Tuna salad
0%
Shark
Fats
43%
Tuna salad
21%
Shark

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Tuna salad
Tuna salad is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Tuna salad
Tuna salad is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 38mg)
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 - 323mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Shark
Shark is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.619g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Shark
Shark is relatively richer in vitamins
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

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