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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 Calcium +445.7%
Contains more Iron +472.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +106.8%
Contains more Potassium +53.3%
Contains less Sodium -63.8%
Contains more Zinc +25.2%
Contains more Copper +103.8%
Equal in Magnesium - 39
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 115% 110% 28% 210% 36% 41% 36% 62%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 22% 20% 28% 102% 23% 15% 45% 127%
Contains more Calcium +445.7%
Contains more Iron +472.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +106.8%
Contains more Potassium +53.3%
Contains less Sodium -63.8%
Contains more Zinc +25.2%
Contains more Copper +103.8%
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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Shrimp
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 7% 41% 144% 0% 20% 53% 99% 39% 39% 8% 1118% 7%
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.
Sardine 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 minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in price Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Sardine Shrimp Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0.2g Shrimp
Protein 24.62g 23.98g Sardine
Fats 11.45g 0.28g Sardine
Carbs 0g 0.2g Shrimp
Calories 208kcal 99kcal Sardine
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g g Shrimp
Fiber 0g g Sardine
Calcium 382mg 70mg Sardine
Iron 2.92mg 0.51mg Sardine
Magnesium 39mg 39mg
Phosphorus 490mg 237mg Sardine
Potassium 397mg 259mg Sardine
Sodium 307mg 111mg Shrimp
Zinc 1.31mg 1.64mg Shrimp
Copper 0.186mg 0.379mg Shrimp
Vitamin A 108IU IU Sardine
Vitamin E 2.04mg mg Sardine
Vitamin D 193IU IU Sardine
Vitamin D 4.8µg µg Sardine
Vitamin C 0mg mg Sardine
Vitamin B1 0.08mg mg Sardine
Vitamin B2 0.227mg mg Sardine
Vitamin B3 5.245mg mg Sardine
Vitamin B5 0.642mg mg Sardine
Vitamin B6 0.167mg mg Sardine
Folate 10µg µg Sardine
Vitamin B12 8.94µg µg Sardine
Vitamin K 2.6µg µg Sardine
Tryptophan 0.276mg mg Sardine
Threonine 1.079mg mg Sardine
Isoleucine 1.134mg mg Sardine
Leucine 2.001mg mg Sardine
Lysine 2.26mg mg Sardine
Methionine 0.729mg mg Sardine
Phenylalanine 0.961mg mg Sardine
Valine 1.268mg mg Sardine
Histidine 0.725mg mg Sardine
Cholesterol 142mg 189mg Sardine
Trans Fat g 0.002g Sardine
Saturated Fat 1.528g 0.056g Shrimp
Monounsaturated Fat 3.869g 0.048g Sardine
Polyunsaturated fat 5.148g 0.079g Sardine

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Sardine 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
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 food.
Protein
148%
Sardine
144%
Shrimp
Carbohydrates
0%
Sardine
0%
Shrimp
Fats
53%
Sardine
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 - 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)

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. 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.