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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
Contains more Magnesium +107.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +12.7%
Contains more Potassium +66%
Contains less Sodium -73.5%
Contains more Zinc +187.7%
Contains more Copper +531.7%
Equal in Calcium - 70
Equal in Iron - 0.51
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 22% 22% 58% 115% 38% 55% 16% 20%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 22% 20% 28% 102% 23% 15% 45% 127%
Contains more Magnesium +107.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +12.7%
Contains more Potassium +66%
Contains less Sodium -73.5%
Contains more Zinc +187.7%
Contains more Copper +531.7%
Equal in Calcium - 70
Equal in Iron - 0.51

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

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Alaska pollock Shrimp Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0.2g Shrimp
Protein 23.48g 23.98g Shrimp
Fats 1.18g 0.28g Alaska pollock
Carbs 0g 0.2g Shrimp
Calories 111kcal 99kcal Alaska pollock
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g g Shrimp
Fiber 0g g Alaska pollock
Calcium 72mg 70mg Alaska pollock
Iron 0.56mg 0.51mg Alaska pollock
Magnesium 81mg 39mg Alaska pollock
Phosphorus 267mg 237mg Alaska pollock
Potassium 430mg 259mg Alaska pollock
Sodium 419mg 111mg Shrimp
Zinc 0.57mg 1.64mg Shrimp
Copper 0.06mg 0.379mg Shrimp
Vitamin A 51IU IU Alaska pollock
Vitamin E 0.28mg mg Alaska pollock
Vitamin D 51IU IU Alaska pollock
Vitamin D 1.3µg µg Alaska pollock
Vitamin C 0mg mg Alaska pollock
Vitamin B1 0.054mg mg Alaska pollock
Vitamin B2 0.223mg mg Alaska pollock
Vitamin B3 3.949mg mg Alaska pollock
Vitamin B5 0.432mg mg Alaska pollock
Vitamin B6 0.329mg mg Alaska pollock
Folate 3µg µg Alaska pollock
Vitamin B12 3.66µg µg Alaska pollock
Vitamin K 0.1µg µg Alaska pollock
Tryptophan 0.263mg mg Alaska pollock
Threonine 1.029mg mg Alaska pollock
Isoleucine 1.082mg mg Alaska pollock
Leucine 1.908mg mg Alaska pollock
Lysine 2.157mg mg Alaska pollock
Methionine 0.696mg mg Alaska pollock
Phenylalanine 0.917mg mg Alaska pollock
Valine 1.21mg mg Alaska pollock
Histidine 0.691mg mg Alaska pollock
Cholesterol 86mg 189mg Alaska pollock
Trans Fat g 0.002g Alaska pollock
Saturated Fat 0.159g 0.056g Shrimp
Monounsaturated Fat 0.134g 0.048g Alaska pollock
Polyunsaturated fat 0.583g 0.079g Alaska pollock

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Alaska pollock Shrimp
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
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

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)

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.