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Shark - Carbs, Glycemic Index, Fats, Minerals, Vitamins & much more

cooking of blue shark meat

Shark consist of 5% fat, 21% protein, 0% carbs, 0% fiber and 73% water. With 130 of calories per 100g it's 110% higher than other foods in Fish. In total 34.62% of the calories in Shark come from fat, 64.62% from protein and 0% from carbohydrates.

  • Low carb Only 0 carbs per serving
  • Fructose free Contains no fructose
  • Gluten free
  • Lactose free
  • high Magnesium Covers 23.44% of Magnesium RDA per portion

Can you eat Shark for a low carb diet?

With 0g of carbs per 100g, Shark is low in carbs. It has no Fructose, is Gluten free and has no Lactose.

Nutrition facts

Nutrition facts
per 100g
avg Fish[1]
Calories (kcal) 130 118.6
Fat (g) 5 5.2
Protein (g) 21 18
Carbohydrates (g) 0 0
Mono- & Di-Saccharides (g) 0 0
Polysaccharides (g) 0 0
Fibers (g) 0 0
Sodium (mg) 80 74.5
Water (g) 73 74.8
[1] average of Fish

Breakdown in percent (%) of total calories

An average portion size (150g) of Shark contains

  • 195 Calories
  • 7.5g of Fat
  • 31.5g of Protein
  • No Carbs
  • 120mg of sodium - 8% of the RDA for sodium.
  • 75mg of Magnesium, that covers 23.44% of the recommended daily allowance (RDA) for Magnesium.
  • 0.6mg of Zinc - 6% of the RDA for Zinc.
  • 1.2mg of Iron - 10% of the RDA for Iron.
  • 240mg of Potassium - 6% of the RDA for Potassium.
  • No Vitamin C
  • 2.25mg of Vitamin B12 - 75% of the RDA for Vitamin B12.

Nutrient distribution per gram

What vitamins are in Shark?

per 100g
Vitamin C (mg) 0 1
Vitamin E (mg) 1 1.1
Vitamin B1 / Thiamine (mg) 0.04 0.1
Vitamin B2 (mg) 0.06 0.1
Vitamin B6 (mg) 0.4 0.3
Vitamin B9 / Folate (μg) 3 10.1
Vitamin B12 (μg) 1.5 2.2
Retinol (μg) 70 65.5
beta-Carotene (μg) 0 0
[1] average of Fish

Rich in vitamins?


The following chart displays the amount of vitamins per portion Size (150g) for Shark of the recommended daily allowance (RDA[1]) for each vitamin in percent.

[1]RDA for a 20+ year old male

Minerals in Shark

per 100g
Magnesium (mg) 50 31.9
Zinc (mg) 0.4 0.6
Sodium (mg) 80 74.5
Calcium (mg) 35 32.3
Iron (mg) 0.8 0.8
Potassium (mg) 160 330.8
Phosphorus (mg) 210 220.4
[1] average of Fish

High in minerals?


Again, for every mineral contained in Shark we looked at the portion size (150g) and applied it to the recommended daily allowance (RDA[1]). Data is shown in percent of RDA per portion size.

[1]RDA for a 20+ year old male


0% of Shark are carbs, per serving (150g) that is 0g of carbs.

Monosachharides and polysaccharides

per 100g
Monosaccharides (g) 0 0
Polysaccharides (g) 0 0
Total carbs (g) 0 0
[1] average of Fish

Allergens in Shark

  • is Gluten free
  • has no Lactose
  • no Fructose

Fatty acids and cholesterol

Of the 5g total fat per 100g, 0.9g are saturated fatty acids (SFA), 1.2g are monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFA) and 1.9g are polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA). The amount of cholesterol is 60mg.