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Mackerel vs Shrimp - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Mackerel and Shrimp

  • Mackerel is higher in Iron, Potassium, Polyunsaturated fat, and Monounsaturated Fat, however Shrimp is richer in Copper.
  • Mackerel's daily need coverage for Sodium is 189% higher.
  • Mackerel has 173 times more Monounsaturated Fat than Shrimp. While Mackerel has 8.32g of Monounsaturated Fat, Shrimp has only 0.048g.
  • Shrimp has less Saturated Fat.

The food types used in this comparison are Fish, mackerel, salted 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
Contains more Iron +174.5%
Contains more Magnesium +53.8%
Contains more Potassium +100.8%
Contains less Sodium -97.5%
Contains more Zinc +49.1%
Contains more Copper +279%
Equal in Calcium - 70
Equal in Phosphorus - 237
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 20% 53% 43% 109% 46% 581% 30% 34%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 22% 20% 28% 102% 23% 15% 45% 127%
Contains more Iron +174.5%
Contains more Magnesium +53.8%
Contains more Potassium +100.8%
Contains less Sodium -97.5%
Contains more Zinc +49.1%
Contains more Copper +279%
Equal in Calcium - 70
Equal in Phosphorus - 237

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 10% 48% 756% 0% 5% 44% 62% 0% 95% 12% 1500% 20%
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.
Mackerel 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 vitamins ok
Lower in price Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Mackerel Shrimp Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0.2g Shrimp
Protein 18.5g 23.98g Shrimp
Fats 25.1g 0.28g Mackerel
Carbs 0g 0.2g Shrimp
Calories 305kcal 99kcal Mackerel
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g g Shrimp
Fiber 0g g Mackerel
Calcium 66mg 70mg Shrimp
Iron 1.4mg 0.51mg Mackerel
Magnesium 60mg 39mg Mackerel
Phosphorus 254mg 237mg Mackerel
Potassium 520mg 259mg Mackerel
Sodium 4450mg 111mg Shrimp
Zinc 1.1mg 1.64mg Shrimp
Copper 0.1mg 0.379mg Shrimp
Vitamin A 157IU IU Mackerel
Vitamin E 2.38mg mg Mackerel
Vitamin D 1006IU IU Mackerel
Vitamin D 25.2µg µg Mackerel
Vitamin C 0mg mg Mackerel
Vitamin B1 0.02mg mg Mackerel
Vitamin B2 0.19mg mg Mackerel
Vitamin B3 3.3mg mg Mackerel
Vitamin B5 mg mg
Vitamin B6 0.41mg mg Mackerel
Folate 15µg µg Mackerel
Vitamin B12 12µg µg Mackerel
Vitamin K 7.8µg µg Mackerel
Tryptophan mg mg
Threonine mg mg
Isoleucine mg mg
Leucine mg mg
Lysine mg mg
Methionine mg mg
Phenylalanine mg mg
Valine mg mg
Histidine mg mg
Cholesterol 95mg 189mg Mackerel
Trans Fat g 0.002g Mackerel
Saturated Fat 7.148g 0.056g Shrimp
Monounsaturated Fat 8.32g 0.048g Mackerel
Polyunsaturated fat 6.21g 0.079g Mackerel

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Mackerel 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
212
Mackerel
0
Shrimp
Mineral Summary Score
114
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
111%
Mackerel
144%
Shrimp
Carbohydrates
0%
Mackerel
0%
Shrimp
Fats
116%
Mackerel
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 - 4339mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Shrimp
Shrimp is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 7.092g)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Mackerel
Mackerel is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 94mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Mackerel
Mackerel is lower in glycemic index (difference - 50)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Mackerel
Mackerel is relatively richer in vitamins
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.

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. Mackerel - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168149/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.