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Shrimp vs Cod - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Shrimp and Cod?

  • Cod has less Copper, Zinc, and Calcium than Shrimp.
  • Shrimp's daily need coverage for Cholesterol is 49% higher.
  • Shrimp has 14 times more Copper than Cod. Shrimp has 0.379mg of Copper, while Cod has 0.028mg.
  • Cod contains less Cholesterol.

We used Crustaceans, shrimp, cooked (not previously frozen) and Fish, cod, Atlantic, raw 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
Shrimp
6
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2
Cod
Contains more Calcium +337.5%
Contains more Iron +34.2%
Contains more Magnesium +21.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +16.7%
Contains more Zinc +264.4%
Contains more Copper +1253.6%
Contains more Potassium +59.5%
Contains less Sodium -51.4%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 22% 20% 28% 102% 23% 15% 45% 127%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 15% 23% 87% 37% 8% 13% 10%
Contains more Calcium +337.5%
Contains more Iron +34.2%
Contains more Magnesium +21.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +16.7%
Contains more Zinc +264.4%
Contains more Copper +1253.6%
Contains more Potassium +59.5%
Contains less Sodium -51.4%

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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12
Cod
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 3% 13% 27% 4% 19% 15% 39% 9180% 57% 6% 114% 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 Cod
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 Shrimp Cod Opinion
Net carbs 0.2g 0g Shrimp
Protein 23.98g 17.81g Shrimp
Fats 0.28g 0.67g Cod
Carbs 0.2g 0g Shrimp
Calories 99kcal 82kcal Shrimp
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 0g Shrimp
Fiber g 0g Cod
Calcium 70mg 16mg Shrimp
Iron 0.51mg 0.38mg Shrimp
Magnesium 39mg 32mg Shrimp
Phosphorus 237mg 203mg Shrimp
Potassium 259mg 413mg Cod
Sodium 111mg 54mg Cod
Zinc 1.64mg 0.45mg Shrimp
Copper 0.379mg 0.028mg Shrimp
Vitamin A IU 40IU Cod
Vitamin E mg 0.64mg Cod
Vitamin D IU 36IU Cod
Vitamin D µg 0.9µg Cod
Vitamin C mg 1mg Cod
Vitamin B1 mg 0.076mg Cod
Vitamin B2 mg 0.065mg Cod
Vitamin B3 mg 2.063mg Cod
Vitamin B5 mg 153mg Cod
Vitamin B6 mg 0.245mg Cod
Folate µg 7µg Cod
Vitamin B12 µg 0.91µg Cod
Vitamin K µg 0.1µg Cod
Tryptophan mg 0.199mg Cod
Threonine mg 0.781mg Cod
Isoleucine mg 0.821mg Cod
Leucine mg 1.447mg Cod
Lysine mg 1.635mg Cod
Methionine mg 0.527mg Cod
Phenylalanine mg 0.695mg Cod
Valine mg 0.917mg Cod
Histidine mg 0.524mg Cod
Cholesterol 189mg 43mg Cod
Trans Fat 0.002g g Cod
Saturated Fat 0.056g 0.131g Shrimp
Monounsaturated Fat 0.048g 0.094g Cod
Polyunsaturated fat 0.079g 0.231g Cod

Which food is preferable for your diet?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Shrimp Cod
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
0
Shrimp
790
Cod
Mineral Summary Score
47
Shrimp
24
Cod

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
107%
Cod
Carbohydrates
0%
Shrimp
0%
Cod
Fats
1%
Shrimp
3%
Cod

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 - 0.075g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Shrimp
Shrimp is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cod
Cod contains less Sodium (difference - 57mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Cod
Cod is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 146mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cod
Cod is lower in glycemic index (difference - 50)
Which food is cheaper?
Cod
Cod is cheaper (difference - $5.7)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Cod
Cod 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. Shrimp - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/175180/nutrients
  2. Cod - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171955/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.