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Sardine vs Shrimp - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Sardine and Shrimp different?

  • Sardine is higher in Phosphorus, Calcium, Iron, Monounsaturated Fat and Polyunsaturated fat, however Shrimp is richer in Copper.
  • Daily need coverage for Phosphorus from Sardine is 36% higher.
  • Sardine contains 81 times more Monounsaturated Fat than Shrimp. While Sardine contains 3.869g of Monounsaturated Fat, Shrimp contains only 0.048g.
  • Shrimp has less Saturated Fat.

Fish, sardine, Atlantic, canned in oil, drained solids with bone and Crustaceans, shrimp, cooked (not previously frozen) are the varieties 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 +472.5%
Contains more Calcium +445.7%
Contains more Potassium +53.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +106.8%
Contains more Copper +103.8%
Contains more Zinc +25.2%
Contains less Sodium -63.8%
Equal in Magnesium - 39
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 110% 115% 36% 28% 62% 36% 210% 41%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 20% 22% 23% 28% 127% 45% 102% 15%
Contains more Iron +472.5%
Contains more Calcium +445.7%
Contains more Potassium +53.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +106.8%
Contains more Copper +103.8%
Contains more Zinc +25.2%
Contains less Sodium -63.8%
Equal in Magnesium - 39

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
Sardine
12
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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 0% 7% 41% 144% 20% 53% 99% 39% 39% 1118% 7% 8%
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
131
Sardine
0
Shrimp
Mineral Summary Score
79
Sardine
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
148%
Sardine
144%
Shrimp
Carbohydrates
0%
Sardine
0%
Shrimp
Fats
53%
Sardine
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.
Sardine Shrimp
Lower in Sugars 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

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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is better in case of low diet
Sardine 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 contains less Sugars?
Shrimp
Shrimp contains less Sugars (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Shrimp
Shrimp contains less Sodium (difference - 196mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Shrimp
Shrimp is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.472g)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Sardine
Sardine is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 47mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Sardine
Sardine is lower in glycemic index (difference - 50)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Sardine
Sardine is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Sardine
Sardine is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($7)

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 Sardine Shrimp Opinion
Calories 208 99 Sardine
Protein 24.62 23.98 Sardine
Fats 11.45 0.28 Sardine
Vitamin C 0 Sardine
Carbs 0 0.2 Shrimp
Cholesterol 142 189 Sardine
Vitamin D 193 Sardine
Iron 2.92 0.51 Sardine
Calcium 382 70 Sardine
Potassium 397 259 Sardine
Magnesium 39 39
Sugars 0 Shrimp
Fiber 0 Sardine
Copper 0.186 0.379 Shrimp
Zinc 1.31 1.64 Shrimp
Starch
Phosphorus 490 237 Sardine
Sodium 307 111 Shrimp
Vitamin A 108 Sardine
Vitamin E 2.04 Sardine
Vitamin D 4.8 Sardine
Vitamin B1 0.08 Sardine
Vitamin B2 0.227 Sardine
Vitamin B3 5.245 Sardine
Vitamin B5 0.642 Sardine
Vitamin B6 0.167 Sardine
Vitamin B12 8.94 Sardine
Vitamin K 2.6 Sardine
Folate 10 Sardine
Trans Fat 0.002 Sardine
Saturated Fat 1.528 0.056 Shrimp
Monounsaturated Fat 3.869 0.048 Sardine
Polyunsaturated fat 5.148 0.079 Sardine
Tryptophan 0.276 Sardine
Threonine 1.079 Sardine
Isoleucine 1.134 Sardine
Leucine 2.001 Sardine
Lysine 2.26 Sardine
Methionine 0.729 Sardine
Phenylalanine 0.961 Sardine
Valine 1.268 Sardine
Histidine 0.725 Sardine
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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. Sardine - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/175139/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.