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Shrimp vs Atlantic mackerel - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Shrimp and Atlantic mackerel different?

  • Shrimp is richer in Copper, Zinc, and Calcium, while Atlantic mackerel is higher in Magnesium, Iron, Phosphorus, and Monounsaturated Fat.
  • Shrimp covers your daily need of Cholesterol 38% more than Atlantic mackerel.
  • Shrimp contains 5 times more Calcium than Atlantic mackerel. Shrimp contains 70mg of Calcium, while Atlantic mackerel contains 15mg.
  • Atlantic mackerel is lower in Cholesterol.

Crustaceans, shrimp, cooked (not previously frozen) and Fish, mackerel, Atlantic, cooked, dry heat 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
Shrimp
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Contains more Calcium +366.7%
Contains more Copper +303.2%
Contains more Zinc +74.5%
Contains more Iron +207.8%
Contains more Potassium +54.8%
Contains more Magnesium +148.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +17.3%
Contains less Sodium -25.2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 20% 22% 23% 28% 127% 45% 102% 15%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 59% 5% 36% 70% 32% 26% 120% 11%
Contains more Calcium +366.7%
Contains more Copper +303.2%
Contains more Zinc +74.5%
Contains more Iron +207.8%
Contains more Potassium +54.8%
Contains more Magnesium +148.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +17.3%
Contains less Sodium -25.2%

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
0
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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 C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 2% 11% 0% 0% 40% 96% 129% 60% 107% 2375% 0% 2%

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
0
Shrimp
235
Atlantic mackerel
Mineral Summary Score
47
Shrimp
44
Atlantic mackerel

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
143%
Atlantic mackerel
Carbohydrates
0%
Shrimp
0%
Atlantic mackerel
Fats
1%
Shrimp
82%
Atlantic mackerel

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 Atlantic mackerel
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Lower in price Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

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Shrimp Atlantic mackerel
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Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Shrimp
Shrimp is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 4.12g)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Atlantic mackerel
Atlantic mackerel is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 114mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Atlantic mackerel
Atlantic mackerel contains less Sodium (difference - 28mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Atlantic mackerel
Atlantic mackerel is lower in glycemic index (difference - 50)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Atlantic mackerel
Atlantic mackerel is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($7)
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Shrimp Atlantic mackerel Opinion
Calories 99 262 Atlantic mackerel
Protein 23.98 23.85 Shrimp
Fats 0.28 17.81 Atlantic mackerel
Vitamin C 0.4 Atlantic mackerel
Carbs 0.2 0 Shrimp
Cholesterol 189 75 Atlantic mackerel
Vitamin D
Iron 0.51 1.57 Atlantic mackerel
Calcium 70 15 Shrimp
Potassium 259 401 Atlantic mackerel
Magnesium 39 97 Atlantic mackerel
Sugar
Fiber 0 Atlantic mackerel
Copper 0.379 0.094 Shrimp
Zinc 1.64 0.94 Shrimp
Starch
Phosphorus 237 278 Atlantic mackerel
Sodium 111 83 Atlantic mackerel
Vitamin A 180 Atlantic mackerel
Vitamin E
Vitamin D
Vitamin B1 0.159 Atlantic mackerel
Vitamin B2 0.412 Atlantic mackerel
Vitamin B3 6.85 Atlantic mackerel
Vitamin B5 0.99 Atlantic mackerel
Vitamin B6 0.46 Atlantic mackerel
Vitamin B12 19 Atlantic mackerel
Vitamin K
Folate 2 Atlantic mackerel
Trans Fat 0.002 Atlantic mackerel
Saturated Fat 0.056 4.176 Shrimp
Monounsaturated Fat 0.048 7.006 Atlantic mackerel
Polyunsaturated fat 0.079 4.3 Atlantic mackerel
Tryptophan 0.267 Atlantic mackerel
Threonine 1.045 Atlantic mackerel
Isoleucine 1.099 Atlantic mackerel
Leucine 1.938 Atlantic mackerel
Lysine 2.19 Atlantic mackerel
Methionine 0.706 Atlantic mackerel
Phenylalanine 0.931 Atlantic mackerel
Valine 1.228 Atlantic mackerel
Histidine 0.702 Atlantic mackerel
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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. Atlantic mackerel - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/175120/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.