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Shrimp vs Halibut - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Shrimp and Halibut different?

  • Shrimp is higher in Copper, Zinc, Phosphorus and Calcium, however Halibut is richer in Polyunsaturated fat and Monounsaturated Fat.
  • Daily need coverage for Cholesterol from Shrimp is 48% higher.
  • Shrimp contains 23 times more Calcium than Halibut. While Shrimp contains 70mg of Calcium, Halibut contains only 3mg.
  • Halibut has less Cholesterol.

Crustaceans, shrimp, cooked (not previously frozen) and Fish, halibut, Greenland, raw 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
5
:
Contains more Calcium +2233.3%
Contains more Magnesium +50%
Contains more Copper +1163.3%
Contains more Zinc +310%
Contains more Phosphorus +44.5%
Contains more Iron +29.4%
Contains less Sodium -27.9%
Equal in Potassium - 268
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 20% 22% 23% 28% 127% 45% 102% 15%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 25% 1% 24% 19% 10% 11% 71% 11%
Contains more Calcium +2233.3%
Contains more Magnesium +50%
Contains more Copper +1163.3%
Contains more Zinc +310%
Contains more Phosphorus +44.5%
Contains more Iron +29.4%
Contains less Sodium -27.9%
Equal in Potassium - 268

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
:
12
Halibut
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 0% 3% 15% 822% 15% 19% 29% 15% 97% 126% 1% 1%

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
95
Halibut
Mineral Summary Score
47
Shrimp
21
Halibut

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
86%
Halibut
Carbohydrates
0%
Shrimp
0%
Halibut
Fats
1%
Shrimp
64%
Halibut

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 Halibut
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Shrimp Halibut
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 contains less Sugars?
Shrimp
Shrimp contains less Sugars (difference - 0g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Shrimp
Shrimp is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.363g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Shrimp
Shrimp is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Halibut
Halibut is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 143mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Halibut
Halibut contains less Sodium (difference - 31mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Halibut
Halibut is lower in glycemic index (difference - 50)
Which food is cheaper?
Halibut
Halibut is cheaper (difference - $2)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Halibut
Halibut is relatively richer in vitamins

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 Halibut Opinion
Calories 99 186 Halibut
Protein 23.98 14.37 Shrimp
Fats 0.28 13.84 Halibut
Vitamin C 0 Halibut
Carbs 0.2 0 Shrimp
Cholesterol 189 46 Halibut
Vitamin D 1097 Halibut
Iron 0.51 0.66 Halibut
Calcium 70 3 Shrimp
Potassium 259 268 Halibut
Magnesium 39 26 Shrimp
Sugars 0 Shrimp
Fiber 0 Halibut
Copper 0.379 0.03 Shrimp
Zinc 1.64 0.4 Shrimp
Starch
Phosphorus 237 164 Shrimp
Sodium 111 80 Halibut
Vitamin A 47 Halibut
Vitamin E 0.73 Halibut
Vitamin D 27.4 Halibut
Vitamin B1 0.06 Halibut
Vitamin B2 0.08 Halibut
Vitamin B3 1.5 Halibut
Vitamin B5 0.25 Halibut
Vitamin B6 0.42 Halibut
Vitamin B12 1 Halibut
Vitamin K 0.1 Halibut
Folate 1 Halibut
Trans Fat 0.002 Halibut
Saturated Fat 0.056 2.419 Shrimp
Monounsaturated Fat 0.048 8.378 Halibut
Polyunsaturated fat 0.079 1.367 Halibut
Tryptophan 0.161 Halibut
Threonine 0.63 Halibut
Isoleucine 0.662 Halibut
Leucine 1.168 Halibut
Lysine 1.32 Halibut
Methionine 0.425 Halibut
Phenylalanine 0.561 Halibut
Valine 0.74 Halibut
Histidine 0.423 Halibut
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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. Halibut - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171965/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.