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Atlantic mackerel vs Shrimp - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Atlantic mackerel and Shrimp different?

  • Atlantic mackerel is richer in Magnesium, Iron, Phosphorus, and Monounsaturated Fat, while Shrimp is higher in Copper, Zinc, and Calcium.
  • Shrimp covers your daily need of Cholesterol 38% more than Atlantic mackerel.
  • Atlantic mackerel contains 146 times more Monounsaturated Fat than Shrimp. Atlantic mackerel contains 7.006g of Monounsaturated Fat, while Shrimp contains 0.048g.
  • Shrimp is lower in Saturated Fat.

Fish, mackerel, Atlantic, cooked, dry heat 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 Iron +207.8%
Contains more Potassium +54.8%
Contains more Magnesium +148.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +17.3%
Contains less Sodium -25.2%
Contains more Calcium +366.7%
Contains more Copper +303.2%
Contains more Zinc +74.5%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 59% 5% 36% 70% 32% 26% 120% 11%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 20% 22% 23% 28% 127% 45% 102% 15%
Contains more Iron +207.8%
Contains more Potassium +54.8%
Contains more Magnesium +148.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +17.3%
Contains less Sodium -25.2%
Contains more Calcium +366.7%
Contains more Copper +303.2%
Contains more Zinc +74.5%

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 C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 2% 11% 0% 0% 40% 96% 129% 60% 107% 2375% 0% 2%
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
235
Atlantic mackerel
0
Shrimp
Mineral Summary Score
44
Atlantic mackerel
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
143%
Atlantic mackerel
144%
Shrimp
Carbohydrates
0%
Atlantic mackerel
0%
Shrimp
Fats
82%
Atlantic mackerel
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.
Atlantic mackerel Shrimp
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Lower in price Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

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Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Shrimp
Shrimp is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 4.12g)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Atlantic mackerel
Atlantic mackerel is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 114mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Atlantic mackerel
Atlantic mackerel contains less Sodium (difference - 28mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Atlantic mackerel
Atlantic mackerel is lower in glycemic index (difference - 50)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Atlantic mackerel
Atlantic mackerel is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($7)
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Atlantic mackerel Shrimp Opinion
Calories 262 99 Atlantic mackerel
Protein 23.85 23.98 Shrimp
Fats 17.81 0.28 Atlantic mackerel
Vitamin C 0.4 Atlantic mackerel
Carbs 0 0.2 Shrimp
Cholesterol 75 189 Atlantic mackerel
Vitamin D
Iron 1.57 0.51 Atlantic mackerel
Calcium 15 70 Shrimp
Potassium 401 259 Atlantic mackerel
Magnesium 97 39 Atlantic mackerel
Sugar
Fiber 0 Atlantic mackerel
Copper 0.094 0.379 Shrimp
Zinc 0.94 1.64 Shrimp
Starch
Phosphorus 278 237 Atlantic mackerel
Sodium 83 111 Atlantic mackerel
Vitamin A 180 Atlantic mackerel
Vitamin E
Vitamin D
Vitamin B1 0.159 Atlantic mackerel
Vitamin B2 0.412 Atlantic mackerel
Vitamin B3 6.85 Atlantic mackerel
Vitamin B5 0.99 Atlantic mackerel
Vitamin B6 0.46 Atlantic mackerel
Vitamin B12 19 Atlantic mackerel
Vitamin K
Folate 2 Atlantic mackerel
Trans Fat 0.002 Atlantic mackerel
Saturated Fat 4.176 0.056 Shrimp
Monounsaturated Fat 7.006 0.048 Atlantic mackerel
Polyunsaturated fat 4.3 0.079 Atlantic mackerel
Tryptophan 0.267 Atlantic mackerel
Threonine 1.045 Atlantic mackerel
Isoleucine 1.099 Atlantic mackerel
Leucine 1.938 Atlantic mackerel
Lysine 2.19 Atlantic mackerel
Methionine 0.706 Atlantic mackerel
Phenylalanine 0.931 Atlantic mackerel
Valine 1.228 Atlantic mackerel
Histidine 0.702 Atlantic mackerel
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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. Atlantic mackerel - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/175120/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.