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Shark vs Shrimp - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Shark and Shrimp?

  • Shark is richer in Monounsaturated Fat, and Polyunsaturated fat, yet Shrimp is richer in Copper, and Zinc.
  • Shrimp's daily need coverage for Cholesterol is 46% higher.
  • Shark has 38 times more Monounsaturated Fat than Shrimp. Shark has 1.808g of Monounsaturated Fat, while Shrimp has 0.048g.
  • Shrimp contains less Saturated Fat.

We used Fish, shark, mixed species, raw and Crustaceans, shrimp, cooked (not previously frozen) types in this comparison.

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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
Shark
3
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5
Shrimp
Contains more Iron +64.7%
Contains more Magnesium +25.6%
Contains less Sodium -28.8%
Contains more Calcium +105.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +12.9%
Contains more Potassium +61.9%
Contains more Zinc +281.4%
Contains more Copper +1048.5%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 11% 32% 35% 90% 15% 11% 12% 11%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 22% 20% 28% 102% 23% 15% 45% 127%
Contains more Iron +64.7%
Contains more Magnesium +25.6%
Contains less Sodium -28.8%
Contains more Calcium +105.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +12.9%
Contains more Potassium +61.9%
Contains more Zinc +281.4%
Contains more Copper +1048.5%

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
Shark
12
:
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 14% 20% 18% 0% 11% 15% 56% 42% 93% 3% 187% 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.
Shark 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 Shark Shrimp Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0.2g Shrimp
Protein 20.98g 23.98g Shrimp
Fats 4.51g 0.28g Shark
Carbs 0g 0.2g Shrimp
Calories 130kcal 99kcal Shark
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g g Shrimp
Fiber 0g g Shark
Calcium 34mg 70mg Shrimp
Iron 0.84mg 0.51mg Shark
Magnesium 49mg 39mg Shark
Phosphorus 210mg 237mg Shrimp
Potassium 160mg 259mg Shrimp
Sodium 79mg 111mg Shark
Zinc 0.43mg 1.64mg Shrimp
Copper 0.033mg 0.379mg Shrimp
Vitamin A 233IU IU Shark
Vitamin E 1mg mg Shark
Vitamin D 24IU IU Shark
Vitamin D 0.6µg µg Shark
Vitamin C 0mg mg Shark
Vitamin B1 0.042mg mg Shark
Vitamin B2 0.062mg mg Shark
Vitamin B3 2.938mg mg Shark
Vitamin B5 0.695mg mg Shark
Vitamin B6 0.4mg mg Shark
Folate 3µg µg Shark
Vitamin B12 1.49µg µg Shark
Vitamin K 0.1µg µg Shark
Tryptophan 0.235mg mg Shark
Threonine 0.92mg mg Shark
Isoleucine 0.967mg mg Shark
Leucine 1.705mg mg Shark
Lysine 1.926mg mg Shark
Methionine 0.621mg mg Shark
Phenylalanine 0.819mg mg Shark
Valine 1.081mg mg Shark
Histidine 0.618mg mg Shark
Cholesterol 51mg 189mg Shark
Trans Fat g 0.002g Shark
Saturated Fat 0.925g 0.056g Shrimp
Monounsaturated Fat 1.808g 0.048g Shark
Polyunsaturated fat 1.195g 0.079g Shark

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Shark 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
38
Shark
0
Shrimp
Mineral Summary Score
27
Shark
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
126%
Shark
144%
Shrimp
Carbohydrates
0%
Shark
0%
Shrimp
Fats
21%
Shark
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 - 0.869g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Shrimp
Shrimp is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Shark
Shark contains less Sodium (difference - 32mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Shark
Shark is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 138mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Shark
Shark is lower in glycemic index (difference - 50)
Which food is cheaper?
Shark
Shark is cheaper (difference - $7)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Shark
Shark 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. Shark - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173697/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.