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Alaska pollock vs Shrimp - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Alaska pollock and Shrimp different?

  • Alaska pollock is richer in Magnesium, and Potassium, while Shrimp is higher in Copper, and Zinc.
  • Shrimp covers your daily need of Copper 35% more than Alaska pollock.
  • Alaska pollock contains 4 times more Sodium than Shrimp. Alaska pollock contains 419mg of Sodium, while Shrimp contains 111mg.

Fish, pollock, Alaska, cooked, dry heat (may have been previously frozen) and Crustaceans, shrimp, cooked (not previously frozen) types were 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
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Shrimp
Contains more Potassium +66%
Contains more Magnesium +107.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +12.7%
Contains more Copper +531.7%
Contains more Zinc +187.7%
Contains less Sodium -73.5%
Equal in Iron - 0.51
Equal in Calcium - 70
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 22% 22% 38% 58% 20% 16% 115% 55%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 20% 22% 23% 28% 127% 45% 102% 15%
Contains more Potassium +66%
Contains more Magnesium +107.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +12.7%
Contains more Copper +531.7%
Contains more Zinc +187.7%
Contains less Sodium -73.5%
Equal in Iron - 0.51
Equal in Calcium - 70

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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0
Shrimp
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 4% 6% 39% 14% 52% 75% 26% 76% 458% 1% 3%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

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
62
Alaska pollock
0
Shrimp
Mineral Summary Score
43
Alaska pollock
47
Shrimp

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
141%
Alaska pollock
144%
Shrimp
Carbohydrates
0%
Alaska pollock
0%
Shrimp
Fats
5%
Alaska pollock
1%
Shrimp

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.
Alaska pollock Shrimp
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in price Equal

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Alaska pollock Shrimp
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Shrimp
Shrimp is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Shrimp
Shrimp contains less Sodium (difference - 308mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Shrimp
Shrimp is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.103g)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Alaska pollock
Alaska pollock is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 103mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Alaska pollock
Alaska pollock is lower in glycemic index (difference - 50)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Alaska pollock
Alaska pollock is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Alaska pollock
Alaska pollock is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($7)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Alaska pollock Shrimp Opinion
Calories 111 99 Alaska pollock
Protein 23.48 23.98 Shrimp
Fats 1.18 0.28 Alaska pollock
Vitamin C 0 Alaska pollock
Carbs 0 0.2 Shrimp
Cholesterol 86 189 Alaska pollock
Vitamin D 51 Alaska pollock
Iron 0.56 0.51 Alaska pollock
Calcium 72 70 Alaska pollock
Potassium 430 259 Alaska pollock
Magnesium 81 39 Alaska pollock
Sugar 0 Shrimp
Fiber 0 Alaska pollock
Copper 0.06 0.379 Shrimp
Zinc 0.57 1.64 Shrimp
Starch
Phosphorus 267 237 Alaska pollock
Sodium 419 111 Shrimp
Vitamin A 51 Alaska pollock
Vitamin E 0.28 Alaska pollock
Vitamin D 1.3 Alaska pollock
Vitamin B1 0.054 Alaska pollock
Vitamin B2 0.223 Alaska pollock
Vitamin B3 3.949 Alaska pollock
Vitamin B5 0.432 Alaska pollock
Vitamin B6 0.329 Alaska pollock
Vitamin B12 3.66 Alaska pollock
Vitamin K 0.1 Alaska pollock
Folate 3 Alaska pollock
Trans Fat 0.002 Alaska pollock
Saturated Fat 0.159 0.056 Shrimp
Monounsaturated Fat 0.134 0.048 Alaska pollock
Polyunsaturated fat 0.583 0.079 Alaska pollock
Tryptophan 0.263 Alaska pollock
Threonine 1.029 Alaska pollock
Isoleucine 1.082 Alaska pollock
Leucine 1.908 Alaska pollock
Lysine 2.157 Alaska pollock
Methionine 0.696 Alaska pollock
Phenylalanine 0.917 Alaska pollock
Valine 1.21 Alaska pollock
Histidine 0.691 Alaska pollock
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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. Alaska pollock - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173681/nutrients
  2. Shrimp - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/175180/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.