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Shrimp vs. Drum fish — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Shrimp and Drum fish?

  • Shrimp is richer in Selenium, Phosphorus, and Zinc, yet Drum fish is richer in Manganese, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B2, Iron, and Vitamin B6.
  • Shrimp's daily need coverage for Selenium is 61% higher.
  • Shrimp has 10 times more Sodium than Drum fish. Shrimp has 947mg of Sodium, while Drum fish has 96mg.

We used Crustaceans, shrimp, mixed species, cooked, moist heat (may have been previously frozen) and Fish, drum, freshwater, cooked, dry heat 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Calcium +18.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +32.5%
Contains more Zinc +91.8%
Contains more Selenium +205.6%
Contains more Iron +259.4%
Contains more Potassium +107.6%
Contains less Sodium -89.9%
Contains more Copper +15.1%
Contains more Manganese +1730.6%
Equal in Magnesium - 38
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 24% 44% 28% 99% 32% 13% 24% 99% 117% 89%
Contains more Calcium +18.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +32.5%
Contains more Zinc +91.8%
Contains more Selenium +205.6%
Contains more Iron +259.4%
Contains more Potassium +107.6%
Contains less Sodium -89.9%
Contains more Copper +15.1%
Contains more Manganese +1730.6%
Equal in Magnesium - 38

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
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Contains more Vitamin A +53.6%
Contains more Folate +41.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +153.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +762.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +66.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +43%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +39.2%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 2.862
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 12% 0% 0% 4% 21% 48% 54% 52% 80% 13% 289% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +53.6%
Contains more Folate +41.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +153.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +762.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +66.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +43%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +39.2%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 2.862

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Other +876%
Contains more Fats +271.8%
Equal in Protein - 22.49
Equal in Water - 70.94
23% 2% 72% 2%
Protein: 22.78 g
Fats: 1.7 g
Carbs: 1.52 g
Water: 71.56 g
Other: 2.44 g
22% 6% 71%
Protein: 22.49 g
Fats: 6.32 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 70.94 g
Other: 0.25 g
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Other +876%
Contains more Fats +271.8%
Equal in Protein - 22.49
Equal in Water - 70.94

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -63.7%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +677.6%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +150.7%
35% 25% 40%
Saturated Fat: 0.521 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.361 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.59 g
25% 49% 26%
Saturated Fat: 1.434 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 2.807 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.479 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -63.7%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +677.6%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +150.7%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Shrimp Drum fish Opinion
Net carbs 1.52g 0g Shrimp
Protein 22.78g 22.49g Shrimp
Fats 1.7g 6.32g Drum fish
Carbs 1.52g 0g Shrimp
Calories 119kcal 153kcal Drum fish
Calcium 91mg 77mg Shrimp
Iron 0.32mg 1.15mg Drum fish
Magnesium 37mg 38mg Drum fish
Phosphorus 306mg 231mg Shrimp
Potassium 170mg 353mg Drum fish
Sodium 947mg 96mg Drum fish
Zinc 1.63mg 0.85mg Shrimp
Copper 0.258mg 0.297mg Drum fish
Manganese 0.049mg 0.897mg Drum fish
Selenium 49.5µg 16.2µg Shrimp
Vitamin A 301IU 196IU Shrimp
Vitamin A RAE 90µg 59µg Shrimp
Vitamin E 2.2mg Shrimp
Vitamin D 4IU Shrimp
Vitamin D 0.1µg Shrimp
Vitamin C 0mg 1mg Drum fish
Vitamin B1 0.032mg 0.081mg Drum fish
Vitamin B2 0.024mg 0.207mg Drum fish
Vitamin B3 2.678mg 2.862mg Drum fish
Vitamin B5 0.519mg 0.865mg Drum fish
Vitamin B6 0.242mg 0.346mg Drum fish
Folate 24µg 17µg Shrimp
Vitamin B12 1.66µg 2.31µg Drum fish
Choline 135.4mg Shrimp
Vitamin K 0.4µg Shrimp
Tryptophan 0.26mg 0.252mg Shrimp
Threonine 0.904mg 0.986mg Drum fish
Isoleucine 1.05mg 1.036mg Shrimp
Leucine 1.95mg 1.828mg Shrimp
Lysine 2.172mg 2.065mg Shrimp
Methionine 0.665mg 0.666mg Drum fish
Phenylalanine 0.992mg 0.878mg Shrimp
Valine 1.067mg 1.159mg Drum fish
Histidine 0.501mg 0.662mg Drum fish
Cholesterol 211mg 82mg Drum fish
Trans Fat 0.035g Drum fish
Saturated Fat 0.521g 1.434g Shrimp
Omega-3 - DHA 0.141g 0.368g Drum fish
Omega-3 - EPA 0.135g 0.295g Drum fish
Omega-3 - DPA 0.012g 0.185g Drum fish
Monounsaturated Fat 0.361g 2.807g Drum fish
Polyunsaturated fat 0.59g 1.479g Drum fish
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 Drum fish
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
44%
Drum fish
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
74%
Shrimp
56%
Drum fish

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Shrimp
Shrimp is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.913g)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Drum fish
Drum fish is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Drum fish
Drum fish contains less Sodium (difference - 851mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Drum fish
Drum fish is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 129mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Drum fish
Drum fish is lower in glycemic index (difference - 50)
Which food is cheaper?
Drum fish
Drum fish is cheaper (difference - $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.
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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. Drum fish - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171993/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.