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Cod vs Shrimp - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Cod and Shrimp?

  • Cod has less Copper, Zinc, and Calcium than Shrimp.
  • Shrimp's daily need coverage for Cholesterol is 49% higher.
  • Cod has 2 times more Potassium than Shrimp. Cod has 413mg of Potassium, while Shrimp has 259mg.
  • Cod contains less Cholesterol.

We used Fish, cod, Atlantic, raw and Crustaceans, shrimp, cooked (not previously frozen) types in this comparison.

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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
Cod
2
:
6
Shrimp
Contains more Potassium +59.5%
Contains less Sodium -51.4%
Contains more Calcium +337.5%
Contains more Iron +34.2%
Contains more Magnesium +21.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +16.7%
Contains more Zinc +264.4%
Contains more Copper +1253.6%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 15% 23% 87% 37% 8% 13% 10%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 22% 20% 28% 102% 23% 15% 45% 127%
Contains more Potassium +59.5%
Contains less Sodium -51.4%
Contains more Calcium +337.5%
Contains more Iron +34.2%
Contains more Magnesium +21.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +16.7%
Contains more Zinc +264.4%
Contains more Copper +1253.6%

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
Cod
12
:
0
Shrimp
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 3% 13% 27% 4% 19% 15% 39% 9180% 57% 6% 114% 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%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Cod
2
:
3
Shrimp
Contains more Fats +139.3%
Contains more Protein +34.6%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Other +303.3%
Equal in Water - 74.33
18% 81%
Protein: 17.81 g
Fats: 0.67 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 81.22 g
Other: 0.3 g
24% 74%
Protein: 23.98 g
Fats: 0.28 g
Carbs: 0.2 g
Water: 74.33 g
Other: 1.21 g
Contains more Fats +139.3%
Contains more Protein +34.6%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Other +303.3%
Equal in Water - 74.33

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Cod
2
:
1
Shrimp
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +95.8%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +192.4%
Contains less Saturated Fat -57.3%
29% 21% 51%
Saturated Fat: 0.131 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.094 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.231 g
31% 26% 43%
Saturated Fat: 0.056 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.048 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.079 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +95.8%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +192.4%
Contains less Saturated Fat -57.3%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cod Shrimp Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0.2g Shrimp
Protein 17.81g 23.98g Shrimp
Fats 0.67g 0.28g Cod
Carbs 0g 0.2g Shrimp
Calories 82kcal 99kcal Shrimp
Calcium 16mg 70mg Shrimp
Iron 0.38mg 0.51mg Shrimp
Magnesium 32mg 39mg Shrimp
Phosphorus 203mg 237mg Shrimp
Potassium 413mg 259mg Cod
Sodium 54mg 111mg Cod
Zinc 0.45mg 1.64mg Shrimp
Copper 0.028mg 0.379mg Shrimp
Vitamin A 40IU Cod
Vitamin A RAE 12µg Cod
Vitamin E 0.64mg Cod
Vitamin D 36IU Cod
Vitamin D 0.9µg Cod
Vitamin C 1mg Cod
Vitamin B1 0.076mg Cod
Vitamin B2 0.065mg Cod
Vitamin B3 2.063mg Cod
Vitamin B5 153mg Cod
Vitamin B6 0.245mg Cod
Folate 7µg Cod
Vitamin B12 0.91µg Cod
Vitamin K 0.1µg Cod
Tryptophan 0.199mg Cod
Threonine 0.781mg Cod
Isoleucine 0.821mg Cod
Leucine 1.447mg Cod
Lysine 1.635mg Cod
Methionine 0.527mg Cod
Phenylalanine 0.695mg Cod
Valine 0.917mg Cod
Histidine 0.524mg Cod
Cholesterol 43mg 189mg Cod
Trans Fat 0.002g Cod
Saturated Fat 0.131g 0.056g Shrimp
Omega-3 - DHA 0.12g 0.015g Cod
Omega-3 - EPA 0.064g 0.015g Cod
Omega-3 - DPA 0.01g 0.001g Cod
Monounsaturated Fat 0.094g 0.048g Cod
Polyunsaturated fat 0.231g 0.079g Cod
Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid 0.002g Shrimp
Omega-6 - Linoleic acid 0.018g Shrimp
Omega-3 - ALA 0.001g Shrimp
Omega-6 - Dihomo-gamma-linoleic acid 0.001g Shrimp

Which food is preferable for your diet?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Cod Shrimp
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores show how much of your all daily needs across all vitamins or minerals this food would cover if you took three 100 grams servings of it (approximation of 3 serving sizes)
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
790%
Cod
0%
Shrimp
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
24%
Cod
47%
Shrimp

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Shrimp
Shrimp is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Shrimp
Shrimp is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.075g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Shrimp
Shrimp is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cod
Cod contains less Sodium (difference - 57mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Cod
Cod is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 146mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cod
Cod is lower in glycemic index (difference - 50)
Which food is cheaper?
Cod
Cod is cheaper (difference - $5.7)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Cod
Cod is relatively richer in vitamins

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. Cod - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171955/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.