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Shrimp vs Mackerel - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Shrimp and Mackerel

  • Shrimp is higher in Copper, however Mackerel is richer in Iron, Potassium, Monounsaturated Fat, and Polyunsaturated fat.
  • Mackerel's daily need coverage for Sodium is 189% higher.
  • Shrimp has 4 times more Copper than Mackerel. While Shrimp has 0.379mg of Copper, Mackerel has only 0.1mg.
  • Mackerel has less Cholesterol.

The food types used in this comparison are Crustaceans, shrimp, cooked (not previously frozen) and Fish, mackerel, salted.

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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
Contains less Sodium -97.5%
Contains more Zinc +49.1%
Contains more Copper +279%
Contains more Iron +174.5%
Contains more Magnesium +53.8%
Contains more Potassium +100.8%
Equal in Calcium - 66
Equal in Phosphorus - 254
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 22% 20% 28% 102% 23% 15% 45% 127%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 20% 53% 43% 109% 46% 581% 30% 34%
Contains less Sodium -97.5%
Contains more Zinc +49.1%
Contains more Copper +279%
Contains more Iron +174.5%
Contains more Magnesium +53.8%
Contains more Potassium +100.8%
Equal in Calcium - 66
Equal in Phosphorus - 254

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 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 10% 48% 756% 0% 5% 44% 62% 0% 95% 12% 1500% 20%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Shrimp Mackerel Opinion
Net carbs 0.2g 0g Shrimp
Protein 23.98g 18.5g Shrimp
Fats 0.28g 25.1g Mackerel
Carbs 0.2g 0g Shrimp
Calories 99kcal 305kcal Mackerel
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 0g Shrimp
Fiber g 0g Mackerel
Calcium 70mg 66mg Shrimp
Iron 0.51mg 1.4mg Mackerel
Magnesium 39mg 60mg Mackerel
Phosphorus 237mg 254mg Mackerel
Potassium 259mg 520mg Mackerel
Sodium 111mg 4450mg Shrimp
Zinc 1.64mg 1.1mg Shrimp
Copper 0.379mg 0.1mg Shrimp
Vitamin A IU 157IU Mackerel
Vitamin E mg 2.38mg Mackerel
Vitamin D IU 1006IU Mackerel
Vitamin D µg 25.2µg Mackerel
Vitamin C mg 0mg Mackerel
Vitamin B1 mg 0.02mg Mackerel
Vitamin B2 mg 0.19mg Mackerel
Vitamin B3 mg 3.3mg Mackerel
Vitamin B5 mg mg
Vitamin B6 mg 0.41mg Mackerel
Folate µg 15µg Mackerel
Vitamin B12 µg 12µg Mackerel
Vitamin K µg 7.8µg Mackerel
Tryptophan mg mg
Threonine mg mg
Isoleucine mg mg
Leucine mg mg
Lysine mg mg
Methionine mg mg
Phenylalanine mg mg
Valine mg mg
Histidine mg mg
Cholesterol 189mg 95mg Mackerel
Trans Fat 0.002g g Mackerel
Saturated Fat 0.056g 7.148g Shrimp
Monounsaturated Fat 0.048g 8.32g Mackerel
Polyunsaturated fat 0.079g 6.21g Mackerel

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Shrimp Mackerel
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
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Shrimp
212
Mackerel
Mineral Summary Score
47
Shrimp
114
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
111%
Mackerel
Carbohydrates
0%
Shrimp
0%
Mackerel
Fats
1%
Shrimp
116%
Mackerel

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Shrimp
Shrimp is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Shrimp
Shrimp contains less Sodium (difference - 4339mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Shrimp
Shrimp is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 7.092g)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Mackerel
Mackerel is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 94mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Mackerel
Mackerel is lower in glycemic index (difference - 50)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Mackerel
Mackerel is relatively richer in vitamins
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.

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. Mackerel - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168149/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.