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Shrimp vs Chinook salmon - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Shrimp and Chinook salmon

  • Shrimp is higher in Copper and Zinc, however Chinook salmon is richer in Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Monounsaturated Fat and Polyunsaturated fat.
  • Shrimp's daily need coverage for Copper is 36% higher.
  • Shrimp has 3 times more Zinc than Chinook salmon. While Shrimp has 1.64mg of Zinc, Chinook salmon has only 0.56mg.
  • Chinook salmon has less Cholesterol.

The food types used in this comparison are Crustaceans, shrimp, cooked (not previously frozen) and Fish, salmon, chinook, cooked, dry heat.

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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
3
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Contains more Calcium +150%
Contains more Copper +615.1%
Contains more Zinc +192.9%
Contains more Iron +78.4%
Contains more Potassium +95%
Contains more Magnesium +212.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +56.5%
Contains less Sodium -45.9%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 20% 22% 23% 28% 127% 45% 102% 15%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 35% 9% 45% 88% 18% 16% 159% 8%
Contains more Calcium +150%
Contains more Copper +615.1%
Contains more Zinc +192.9%
Contains more Iron +78.4%
Contains more Potassium +95%
Contains more Magnesium +212.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +56.5%
Contains less Sodium -45.9%

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 14% 30% 0% 0% 11% 36% 189% 52% 107% 359% 0% 27%

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
0
Shrimp
68
Chinook salmon
Mineral Summary Score
47
Shrimp
47
Chinook salmon

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 the food
Protein
144%
Shrimp
154%
Chinook salmon
Carbohydrates
0%
Shrimp
0%
Chinook salmon
Fats
1%
Shrimp
62%
Chinook salmon

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Shrimp Chinook salmon
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugars Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

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is better in case of low diet
Shrimp Chinook salmon
Low Calories diet ok
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 - 3.158g)
Which food is cheaper?
Shrimp
Shrimp is cheaper (difference - $8)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Chinook salmon
Chinook salmon is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 104mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chinook salmon
Chinook salmon contains less Sodium (difference - 51mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Chinook salmon
Chinook salmon is lower in glycemic index (difference - 50)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Chinook salmon
Chinook salmon is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sugars?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugars ( g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Shrimp Chinook salmon Opinion
Calories 99 231 Chinook salmon
Protein 23.98 25.72 Chinook salmon
Fats 0.28 13.38 Chinook salmon
Vitamin C 4.1 Chinook salmon
Carbs 0.2 0 Shrimp
Cholesterol 189 85 Chinook salmon
Vitamin D
Iron 0.51 0.91 Chinook salmon
Calcium 70 28 Shrimp
Potassium 259 505 Chinook salmon
Magnesium 39 122 Chinook salmon
Sugars
Fiber 0 Chinook salmon
Copper 0.379 0.053 Shrimp
Zinc 1.64 0.56 Shrimp
Starch
Phosphorus 237 371 Chinook salmon
Sodium 111 60 Chinook salmon
Vitamin A 496 Chinook salmon
Vitamin E
Vitamin D
Vitamin B1 0.044 Chinook salmon
Vitamin B2 0.154 Chinook salmon
Vitamin B3 10.045 Chinook salmon
Vitamin B5 0.865 Chinook salmon
Vitamin B6 0.462 Chinook salmon
Vitamin B12 2.87 Chinook salmon
Vitamin K
Folate 35 Chinook salmon
Trans Fat 0.002 Chinook salmon
Saturated Fat 0.056 3.214 Shrimp
Monounsaturated Fat 0.048 5.742 Chinook salmon
Polyunsaturated fat 0.079 2.662 Chinook salmon
Tryptophan 0.288 Chinook salmon
Threonine 1.127 Chinook salmon
Isoleucine 1.185 Chinook salmon
Leucine 2.09 Chinook salmon
Lysine 2.362 Chinook salmon
Methionine 0.761 Chinook salmon
Phenylalanine 1.004 Chinook salmon
Valine 1.325 Chinook salmon
Histidine 0.757 Chinook salmon
Fructose

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 of 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. Chinook salmon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171999/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.