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Shrimp vs Alaska pollock - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Shrimp and Alaska pollock different?

  • Shrimp is richer in Copper, and Zinc, while Alaska pollock is higher in Magnesium, and Potassium.
  • Shrimp covers your daily need of Copper 35% more than Alaska pollock.
  • Shrimp contains 3 times more Zinc than Alaska pollock. Shrimp contains 1.64mg of Zinc, while Alaska pollock contains 0.57mg.
  • Alaska pollock is lower in Cholesterol.

Crustaceans, shrimp, cooked (not previously frozen) and Fish, pollock, Alaska, cooked, dry heat (may have been previously frozen) types were 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
Contains less Sodium -73.5%
Contains more Zinc +187.7%
Contains more Copper +531.7%
Contains more Magnesium +107.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +12.7%
Contains more Potassium +66%
Equal in Calcium - 72
Equal in Iron - 0.56
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 22% 20% 28% 102% 23% 15% 45% 127%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 22% 22% 58% 115% 38% 55% 16% 20%
Contains less Sodium -73.5%
Contains more Zinc +187.7%
Contains more Copper +531.7%
Contains more Magnesium +107.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +12.7%
Contains more Potassium +66%
Equal in Calcium - 72
Equal in Iron - 0.56

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
Shrimp
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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%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 4% 6% 39% 0% 14% 52% 75% 26% 76% 3% 458% 1%

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.
Shrimp Alaska pollock
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 Shrimp Alaska pollock Opinion
Net carbs 0.2g 0g Shrimp
Protein 23.98g 23.48g Shrimp
Fats 0.28g 1.18g Alaska pollock
Carbs 0.2g 0g Shrimp
Calories 99kcal 111kcal Alaska pollock
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 0g Shrimp
Fiber g 0g Alaska pollock
Calcium 70mg 72mg Alaska pollock
Iron 0.51mg 0.56mg Alaska pollock
Magnesium 39mg 81mg Alaska pollock
Phosphorus 237mg 267mg Alaska pollock
Potassium 259mg 430mg Alaska pollock
Sodium 111mg 419mg Shrimp
Zinc 1.64mg 0.57mg Shrimp
Copper 0.379mg 0.06mg Shrimp
Vitamin A IU 51IU Alaska pollock
Vitamin E mg 0.28mg Alaska pollock
Vitamin D IU 51IU Alaska pollock
Vitamin D µg 1.3µg Alaska pollock
Vitamin C mg 0mg Alaska pollock
Vitamin B1 mg 0.054mg Alaska pollock
Vitamin B2 mg 0.223mg Alaska pollock
Vitamin B3 mg 3.949mg Alaska pollock
Vitamin B5 mg 0.432mg Alaska pollock
Vitamin B6 mg 0.329mg Alaska pollock
Folate µg 3µg Alaska pollock
Vitamin B12 µg 3.66µg Alaska pollock
Vitamin K µg 0.1µg Alaska pollock
Tryptophan mg 0.263mg Alaska pollock
Threonine mg 1.029mg Alaska pollock
Isoleucine mg 1.082mg Alaska pollock
Leucine mg 1.908mg Alaska pollock
Lysine mg 2.157mg Alaska pollock
Methionine mg 0.696mg Alaska pollock
Phenylalanine mg 0.917mg Alaska pollock
Valine mg 1.21mg Alaska pollock
Histidine mg 0.691mg Alaska pollock
Cholesterol 189mg 86mg Alaska pollock
Trans Fat 0.002g g Alaska pollock
Saturated Fat 0.056g 0.159g Shrimp
Monounsaturated Fat 0.048g 0.134g Alaska pollock
Polyunsaturated fat 0.079g 0.583g Alaska pollock

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Shrimp Alaska pollock
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
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Shrimp
62
Alaska pollock
Mineral Summary Score
47
Shrimp
43
Alaska pollock

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
144%
Shrimp
141%
Alaska pollock
Carbohydrates
0%
Shrimp
0%
Alaska pollock
Fats
1%
Shrimp
5%
Alaska pollock

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 - 308mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Shrimp
Shrimp is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.103g)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Alaska pollock
Alaska pollock is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 103mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Alaska pollock
Alaska pollock is lower in glycemic index (difference - 50)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Alaska pollock
Alaska pollock is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Alaska pollock
Alaska pollock 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. Shrimp - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/175180/nutrients
  2. Alaska pollock - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173681/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.