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Shrimp vs. Anchovy — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Shrimp and Anchovy

  • Shrimp has more Vitamin B12, Selenium, Phosphorus, Vitamin E , and Vitamin A RAE, however, Anchovy is richer in Vitamin B3, Iron, and Vitamin B2.
  • Anchovy's daily need coverage for Vitamin B3 is 71% more.
  • Shrimp contains 9 times more Sodium than Anchovy. Shrimp contains 947mg of Sodium, while Anchovy contains 104mg.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Crustaceans, shrimp, mixed species, cooked, moist heat (may have been previously frozen) and Fish, anchovy, european, raw.

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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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Shrimp
3
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Contains more Phosphorus +75.9%
Contains more Copper +22.3%
Contains more Selenium +35.6%
Contains more Calcium +61.5%
Contains more Iron +915.6%
Contains more Magnesium +10.8%
Contains more Potassium +125.3%
Contains less Sodium -89%
Contains more Manganese +42.9%
Equal in Zinc - 1.72
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 28% 12% 27% 132% 15% 124% 45% 86% 7% 270%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 45% 122% 30% 75% 34% 14% 47% 71% 10% 200%
Contains more Phosphorus +75.9%
Contains more Copper +22.3%
Contains more Selenium +35.6%
Contains more Calcium +61.5%
Contains more Iron +915.6%
Contains more Magnesium +10.8%
Contains more Potassium +125.3%
Contains less Sodium -89%
Contains more Manganese +42.9%
Equal in Zinc - 1.72

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Shrimp
8
:
Contains more Vitamin A +502%
Contains more Vitamin E +286%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +69.2%
Contains more Folate +166.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +167.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +300%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +71.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +966.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +423.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +24.3%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 19% 44% 3% 0% 8% 6% 51% 32% 56% 18% 208% 74% 1%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 3% 12% 0% 0% 14% 60% 263% 39% 33% 7% 78% 0% 1%
Contains more Vitamin A +502%
Contains more Vitamin E +286%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +69.2%
Contains more Folate +166.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +167.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +300%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +71.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +966.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +423.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +24.3%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Shrimp
3
:
Contains more Protein +11.9%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Other +69.4%
Contains more Fats +184.7%
Equal in Water - 73.37
23% 2% 72% 2%
Protein: 22.78 g
Fats: 1.7 g
Carbs: 1.52 g
Water: 71.56 g
Other: 2.44 g
20% 5% 73%
Protein: 20.35 g
Fats: 4.84 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 73.37 g
Other: 1.44 g
Contains more Protein +11.9%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Other +69.4%
Contains more Fats +184.7%
Equal in Water - 73.37

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Shrimp
1
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Contains less Saturated Fat -59.4%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +227.4%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +177.5%
35% 25% 40%
Saturated Fat: 0.521 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.361 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.59 g
31% 29% 40%
Saturated Fat: 1.282 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 1.182 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.637 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -59.4%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +227.4%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +177.5%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Shrimp Anchovy
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Shrimp Anchovy Opinion
Net carbs 1.52g 0g Shrimp
Protein 22.78g 20.35g Shrimp
Fats 1.7g 4.84g Anchovy
Carbs 1.52g 0g Shrimp
Calories 119kcal 131kcal Anchovy
Calcium 91mg 147mg Anchovy
Iron 0.32mg 3.25mg Anchovy
Magnesium 37mg 41mg Anchovy
Phosphorus 306mg 174mg Shrimp
Potassium 170mg 383mg Anchovy
Sodium 947mg 104mg Anchovy
Zinc 1.63mg 1.72mg Anchovy
Copper 0.258mg 0.211mg Shrimp
Manganese 0.049mg 0.07mg Anchovy
Selenium 49.5µg 36.5µg Shrimp
Vitamin A 301IU 50IU Shrimp
Vitamin A RAE 90µg 15µg Shrimp
Vitamin E 2.2mg 0.57mg Shrimp
Vitamin D 4IU Shrimp
Vitamin D 0.1µg Shrimp
Vitamin B1 0.032mg 0.055mg Anchovy
Vitamin B2 0.024mg 0.256mg Anchovy
Vitamin B3 2.678mg 14.024mg Anchovy
Vitamin B5 0.519mg 0.645mg Anchovy
Vitamin B6 0.242mg 0.143mg Shrimp
Folate 24µg 9µg Shrimp
Vitamin B12 1.66µg 0.62µg Shrimp
Choline 135.4mg Shrimp
Vitamin K 0.4µg 0.1µg Shrimp
Tryptophan 0.26mg 0.228mg Shrimp
Threonine 0.904mg 0.892mg Shrimp
Isoleucine 1.05mg 0.938mg Shrimp
Leucine 1.95mg 1.654mg Shrimp
Lysine 2.172mg 1.869mg Shrimp
Methionine 0.665mg 0.602mg Shrimp
Phenylalanine 0.992mg 0.794mg Shrimp
Valine 1.067mg 1.048mg Shrimp
Histidine 0.501mg 0.599mg Anchovy
Cholesterol 211mg 60mg Anchovy
Trans Fat 0.035g Anchovy
Saturated Fat 0.521g 1.282g Shrimp
Omega-3 - DHA 0.141g 0.911g Anchovy
Omega-3 - EPA 0.135g 0.538g Anchovy
Omega-3 - DPA 0.012g 0.029g Anchovy
Monounsaturated Fat 0.361g 1.182g Anchovy
Polyunsaturated fat 0.59g 1.637g Anchovy
Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid 0.012g Shrimp

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Shrimp Anchovy
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
40%
Shrimp
39%
Anchovy
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
74%
Shrimp
64%
Anchovy

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Shrimp
Shrimp is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.761g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Shrimp
Shrimp is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Anchovy
Anchovy contains less Sodium (difference - 843mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Anchovy
Anchovy is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 151mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Anchovy
Anchovy is lower in glycemic index (difference - 50)
Which food is cheaper?
Anchovy
Anchovy is cheaper (difference - $7)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar (0 g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

References

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Shrimp - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171971/nutrients
  2. Anchovy - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174182/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.