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Halibut vs Shrimp - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Halibut and Shrimp different?

  • Halibut is higher in Monounsaturated Fat, and Polyunsaturated fat, however Shrimp is richer in Copper, Zinc, Phosphorus, and Calcium.
  • Daily need coverage for Cholesterol from Shrimp is 48% higher.
  • Halibut contains 175 times more Monounsaturated Fat than Shrimp. While Halibut contains 8.378g of Monounsaturated Fat, Shrimp contains only 0.048g.
  • Shrimp has less Saturated Fat.

Fish, halibut, Greenland, raw 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 +29.4%
Contains less Sodium -27.9%
Contains more Calcium +2233.3%
Contains more Magnesium +50%
Contains more Copper +1163.3%
Contains more Zinc +310%
Contains more Phosphorus +44.5%
Equal in Potassium - 259
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 25% 1% 24% 19% 10% 11% 71% 11%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 20% 22% 23% 28% 127% 45% 102% 15%
Contains more Iron +29.4%
Contains less Sodium -27.9%
Contains more Calcium +2233.3%
Contains more Magnesium +50%
Contains more Copper +1163.3%
Contains more Zinc +310%
Contains more Phosphorus +44.5%
Equal in Potassium - 259

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
Halibut
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% 3% 15% 822% 15% 19% 29% 15% 97% 126% 1% 1%
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

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
95
Halibut
0
Shrimp
Mineral Summary Score
21
Halibut
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
86%
Halibut
144%
Shrimp
Carbohydrates
0%
Halibut
0%
Shrimp
Fats
64%
Halibut
1%
Shrimp

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

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Halibut 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 Sugar?
Shrimp
Shrimp is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Shrimp
Shrimp is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.363g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Shrimp
Shrimp is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Halibut
Halibut is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 143mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Halibut
Halibut contains less Sodium (difference - 31mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Halibut
Halibut is lower in glycemic index (difference - 50)
Which food is cheaper?
Halibut
Halibut is cheaper (difference - $2)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Halibut
Halibut is relatively richer in vitamins

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Halibut Shrimp Opinion
Calories 186 99 Halibut
Protein 14.37 23.98 Shrimp
Fats 13.84 0.28 Halibut
Vitamin C 0 Halibut
Carbs 0 0.2 Shrimp
Cholesterol 46 189 Halibut
Vitamin D 1097 Halibut
Iron 0.66 0.51 Halibut
Calcium 3 70 Shrimp
Potassium 268 259 Halibut
Magnesium 26 39 Shrimp
Sugar 0 Shrimp
Fiber 0 Halibut
Copper 0.03 0.379 Shrimp
Zinc 0.4 1.64 Shrimp
Starch
Phosphorus 164 237 Shrimp
Sodium 80 111 Halibut
Vitamin A 47 Halibut
Vitamin E 0.73 Halibut
Vitamin D 27.4 Halibut
Vitamin B1 0.06 Halibut
Vitamin B2 0.08 Halibut
Vitamin B3 1.5 Halibut
Vitamin B5 0.25 Halibut
Vitamin B6 0.42 Halibut
Vitamin B12 1 Halibut
Vitamin K 0.1 Halibut
Folate 1 Halibut
Trans Fat 0.002 Halibut
Saturated Fat 2.419 0.056 Shrimp
Monounsaturated Fat 8.378 0.048 Halibut
Polyunsaturated fat 1.367 0.079 Halibut
Tryptophan 0.161 Halibut
Threonine 0.63 Halibut
Isoleucine 0.662 Halibut
Leucine 1.168 Halibut
Lysine 1.32 Halibut
Methionine 0.425 Halibut
Phenylalanine 0.561 Halibut
Valine 0.74 Halibut
Histidine 0.423 Halibut
Fructose

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. Halibut - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171965/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.