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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 Monounsaturated Fat, and Polyunsaturated 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
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Contains more Calcium +2233.3%
Contains more Magnesium +50%
Contains more Phosphorus +44.5%
Contains more Zinc +310%
Contains more Copper +1163.3%
Contains more Iron +29.4%
Contains less Sodium -27.9%
Equal in Potassium - 268
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 22% 20% 28% 102% 23% 15% 45% 127%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 1% 25% 19% 71% 24% 11% 11% 10%
Contains more Calcium +2233.3%
Contains more Magnesium +50%
Contains more Phosphorus +44.5%
Contains more Zinc +310%
Contains more Copper +1163.3%
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
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12
Halibut
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% 15% 822% 0% 15% 19% 29% 15% 97% 1% 126% 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 Halibut
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 Halibut Opinion
Net carbs 0.2g 0g Shrimp
Protein 23.98g 14.37g Shrimp
Fats 0.28g 13.84g Halibut
Carbs 0.2g 0g Shrimp
Calories 99kcal 186kcal Halibut
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 0g Shrimp
Fiber g 0g Halibut
Calcium 70mg 3mg Shrimp
Iron 0.51mg 0.66mg Halibut
Magnesium 39mg 26mg Shrimp
Phosphorus 237mg 164mg Shrimp
Potassium 259mg 268mg Halibut
Sodium 111mg 80mg Halibut
Zinc 1.64mg 0.4mg Shrimp
Copper 0.379mg 0.03mg Shrimp
Vitamin A IU 47IU Halibut
Vitamin E mg 0.73mg Halibut
Vitamin D IU 1097IU Halibut
Vitamin D µg 27.4µg Halibut
Vitamin C mg 0mg Halibut
Vitamin B1 mg 0.06mg Halibut
Vitamin B2 mg 0.08mg Halibut
Vitamin B3 mg 1.5mg Halibut
Vitamin B5 mg 0.25mg Halibut
Vitamin B6 mg 0.42mg Halibut
Folate µg 1µg Halibut
Vitamin B12 µg 1µg Halibut
Vitamin K µg 0.1µg Halibut
Tryptophan mg 0.161mg Halibut
Threonine mg 0.63mg Halibut
Isoleucine mg 0.662mg Halibut
Leucine mg 1.168mg Halibut
Lysine mg 1.32mg Halibut
Methionine mg 0.425mg Halibut
Phenylalanine mg 0.561mg Halibut
Valine mg 0.74mg Halibut
Histidine mg 0.423mg Halibut
Cholesterol 189mg 46mg Halibut
Trans Fat 0.002g g Halibut
Saturated Fat 0.056g 2.419g Shrimp
Monounsaturated Fat 0.048g 8.378g Halibut
Polyunsaturated fat 0.079g 1.367g Halibut

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Shrimp Halibut
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
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 food.
Protein
144%
Shrimp
86%
Halibut
Carbohydrates
0%
Shrimp
0%
Halibut
Fats
1%
Shrimp
64%
Halibut

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 - 2.363g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Shrimp
Shrimp is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Halibut
Halibut contains less Sodium (difference - 31mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Halibut
Halibut is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 143mg)
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

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. 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.