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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 Phosphorus +44.5%
Contains more Zinc +310%
Contains more Copper +1163.3%
Equal in Potassium - 259
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 1% 25% 19% 71% 24% 11% 11% 10%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 22% 20% 28% 102% 23% 15% 45% 127%
Contains more Iron +29.4%
Contains less Sodium -27.9%
Contains more Calcium +2233.3%
Contains more Magnesium +50%
Contains more Phosphorus +44.5%
Contains more Zinc +310%
Contains more Copper +1163.3%
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 A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 3% 15% 822% 0% 15% 19% 29% 15% 97% 1% 126% 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%

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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Halibut 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
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

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 contains less Sodium?
Halibut
Halibut contains less Sodium (difference - 31mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Halibut
Halibut is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 143mg)
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

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.