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Shrimp vs Sardine - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Shrimp and Sardine different?

  • Shrimp is higher in Copper, however Sardine is richer in Phosphorus, Calcium, Iron, Monounsaturated Fat, and Polyunsaturated fat.
  • Daily need coverage for Phosphorus from Sardine is 36% higher.
  • Shrimp contains 2 times more Copper than Sardine. While Shrimp contains 0.379mg of Copper, Sardine contains only 0.186mg.
  • Sardine has less Cholesterol.

Crustaceans, shrimp, cooked (not previously frozen) and Fish, sardine, Atlantic, canned in oil, drained solids with bone are the varieties 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
3
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Contains less Sodium -63.8%
Contains more Zinc +25.2%
Contains more Copper +103.8%
Contains more Calcium +445.7%
Contains more Iron +472.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +106.8%
Contains more Potassium +53.3%
Equal in Magnesium - 39
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 22% 20% 28% 102% 23% 15% 45% 127%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 115% 110% 28% 210% 36% 41% 36% 62%
Contains less Sodium -63.8%
Contains more Zinc +25.2%
Contains more Copper +103.8%
Contains more Calcium +445.7%
Contains more Iron +472.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +106.8%
Contains more Potassium +53.3%
Equal in Magnesium - 39

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
Sardine
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 7% 41% 144% 0% 20% 53% 99% 39% 39% 8% 1118% 7%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Shrimp Sardine Opinion
Net carbs 0.2g 0g Shrimp
Protein 23.98g 24.62g Sardine
Fats 0.28g 11.45g Sardine
Carbs 0.2g 0g Shrimp
Calories 99kcal 208kcal Sardine
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 0g Shrimp
Fiber g 0g Sardine
Calcium 70mg 382mg Sardine
Iron 0.51mg 2.92mg Sardine
Magnesium 39mg 39mg
Phosphorus 237mg 490mg Sardine
Potassium 259mg 397mg Sardine
Sodium 111mg 307mg Shrimp
Zinc 1.64mg 1.31mg Shrimp
Copper 0.379mg 0.186mg Shrimp
Vitamin A IU 108IU Sardine
Vitamin E mg 2.04mg Sardine
Vitamin D IU 193IU Sardine
Vitamin D µg 4.8µg Sardine
Vitamin C mg 0mg Sardine
Vitamin B1 mg 0.08mg Sardine
Vitamin B2 mg 0.227mg Sardine
Vitamin B3 mg 5.245mg Sardine
Vitamin B5 mg 0.642mg Sardine
Vitamin B6 mg 0.167mg Sardine
Folate µg 10µg Sardine
Vitamin B12 µg 8.94µg Sardine
Vitamin K µg 2.6µg Sardine
Tryptophan mg 0.276mg Sardine
Threonine mg 1.079mg Sardine
Isoleucine mg 1.134mg Sardine
Leucine mg 2.001mg Sardine
Lysine mg 2.26mg Sardine
Methionine mg 0.729mg Sardine
Phenylalanine mg 0.961mg Sardine
Valine mg 1.268mg Sardine
Histidine mg 0.725mg Sardine
Cholesterol 189mg 142mg Sardine
Trans Fat 0.002g g Sardine
Saturated Fat 0.056g 1.528g Shrimp
Monounsaturated Fat 0.048g 3.869g Sardine
Polyunsaturated fat 0.079g 5.148g Sardine

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Shrimp Sardine
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
131
Sardine
Mineral Summary Score
47
Shrimp
79
Sardine

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
148%
Sardine
Carbohydrates
0%
Shrimp
0%
Sardine
Fats
1%
Shrimp
53%
Sardine

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 - 196mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Shrimp
Shrimp is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.472g)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Sardine
Sardine is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 47mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Sardine
Sardine is lower in glycemic index (difference - 50)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Sardine
Sardine is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Sardine
Sardine is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($7)

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. Sardine - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/175139/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.