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Chinook salmon vs Shrimp - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Chinook salmon and Shrimp

  • Chinook salmon is higher in Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Monounsaturated Fat and Polyunsaturated fat, however Shrimp is richer in Copper and Zinc.
  • Shrimp's daily need coverage for Copper is 36% higher.
  • Chinook salmon has 120 times more Monounsaturated Fat than Shrimp. While Chinook salmon has 5.742g of Monounsaturated Fat, Shrimp has only 0.048g.
  • Shrimp has less Saturated Fat.

The food types used in this comparison are Fish, salmon, chinook, cooked, dry heat and Crustaceans, shrimp, cooked (not previously frozen).

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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 +78.4%
Contains more Potassium +95%
Contains more Magnesium +212.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +56.5%
Contains less Sodium -45.9%
Contains more Calcium +150%
Contains more Copper +615.1%
Contains more Zinc +192.9%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 35% 9% 45% 88% 18% 16% 159% 8%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 20% 22% 23% 28% 127% 45% 102% 15%
Contains more Iron +78.4%
Contains more Potassium +95%
Contains more Magnesium +212.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +56.5%
Contains less Sodium -45.9%
Contains more Calcium +150%
Contains more Copper +615.1%
Contains more Zinc +192.9%

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 14% 30% 0% 0% 11% 36% 189% 52% 107% 359% 0% 27%
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

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
68
Chinook salmon
0
Shrimp
Mineral Summary Score
47
Chinook salmon
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 the food
Protein
154%
Chinook salmon
144%
Shrimp
Carbohydrates
0%
Chinook salmon
0%
Shrimp
Fats
62%
Chinook salmon
1%
Shrimp

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Chinook salmon Shrimp
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugars Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

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Chinook salmon 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 Saturated Fat?
Shrimp
Shrimp is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.158g)
Which food is cheaper?
Shrimp
Shrimp is cheaper (difference - $8)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Chinook salmon
Chinook salmon is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 104mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chinook salmon
Chinook salmon contains less Sodium (difference - 51mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Chinook salmon
Chinook salmon is lower in glycemic index (difference - 50)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Chinook salmon
Chinook salmon is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sugars?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugars ( g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Chinook salmon Shrimp Opinion
Calories 231 99 Chinook salmon
Protein 25.72 23.98 Chinook salmon
Fats 13.38 0.28 Chinook salmon
Vitamin C 4.1 Chinook salmon
Carbs 0 0.2 Shrimp
Cholesterol 85 189 Chinook salmon
Vitamin D
Iron 0.91 0.51 Chinook salmon
Calcium 28 70 Shrimp
Potassium 505 259 Chinook salmon
Magnesium 122 39 Chinook salmon
Sugars
Fiber 0 Chinook salmon
Copper 0.053 0.379 Shrimp
Zinc 0.56 1.64 Shrimp
Starch
Phosphorus 371 237 Chinook salmon
Sodium 60 111 Chinook salmon
Vitamin A 496 Chinook salmon
Vitamin E
Vitamin D
Vitamin B1 0.044 Chinook salmon
Vitamin B2 0.154 Chinook salmon
Vitamin B3 10.045 Chinook salmon
Vitamin B5 0.865 Chinook salmon
Vitamin B6 0.462 Chinook salmon
Vitamin B12 2.87 Chinook salmon
Vitamin K
Folate 35 Chinook salmon
Trans Fat 0.002 Chinook salmon
Saturated Fat 3.214 0.056 Shrimp
Monounsaturated Fat 5.742 0.048 Chinook salmon
Polyunsaturated fat 2.662 0.079 Chinook salmon
Tryptophan 0.288 Chinook salmon
Threonine 1.127 Chinook salmon
Isoleucine 1.185 Chinook salmon
Leucine 2.09 Chinook salmon
Lysine 2.362 Chinook salmon
Methionine 0.761 Chinook salmon
Phenylalanine 1.004 Chinook salmon
Valine 1.325 Chinook salmon
Histidine 0.757 Chinook salmon
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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 of the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Chinook salmon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171999/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.