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Shrimp vs. Herring — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Shrimp and Herring

  • Shrimp is higher in Copper, and Choline, however, Herring is richer in Vitamin B12, Vitamin D, Vitamin B2, Iron, and Vitamin B3.
  • Herring's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 478% higher.
  • Shrimp has 8 times more Sodium than Herring. While Shrimp has 947mg of Sodium, Herring has only 115mg.

The food types used in this comparison are Crustaceans, shrimp, mixed species, cooked, moist heat (may have been previously frozen) and Fish, herring, Atlantic, cooked, dry heat.

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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.
Shrimp
6
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Contains more Calcium +23%
Contains more Zinc +28.3%
Contains more Copper +118.6%
Contains more Manganese +22.5%
Contains more Iron +340.6%
Contains more Magnesium +10.8%
Contains more Potassium +146.5%
Contains less Sodium -87.9%
Equal in Phosphorus - 303
Equal in Selenium - 46.8
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 23% 53% 30% 130% 37% 15% 35% 40% 6% 256%
Contains more Calcium +23%
Contains more Zinc +28.3%
Contains more Copper +118.6%
Contains more Manganese +22.5%
Contains more Iron +340.6%
Contains more Magnesium +10.8%
Contains more Potassium +146.5%
Contains less Sodium -87.9%
Equal in Phosphorus - 303
Equal in Selenium - 46.8

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
5
:
Contains more Vitamin A +150.8%
Contains more Vitamin E +60.6%
Contains more Folate +100%
Contains more Choline +62.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +300%
Contains more Vitamin D +5300%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +250%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1145.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +54%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +42.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +43.8%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +691.6%
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 8% 28% 162% 3% 28% 69% 78% 45% 81% 9% 1643% 46% 1%
Contains more Vitamin A +150.8%
Contains more Vitamin E +60.6%
Contains more Folate +100%
Contains more Choline +62.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +300%
Contains more Vitamin D +5300%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +250%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1145.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +54%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +42.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +43.8%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +691.6%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Shrimp
3
:
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Water +11.5%
Contains more Other +100%
Contains more Fats +581.8%
Equal in Protein - 23.03
23% 2% 72% 2%
Protein: 22.78 g
Fats: 1.7 g
Carbs: 1.52 g
Water: 71.56 g
Other: 2.44 g
23% 12% 64%
Protein: 23.03 g
Fats: 11.59 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 64.16 g
Other: 1.22 g
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Water +11.5%
Contains more Other +100%
Contains more Fats +581.8%
Equal in Protein - 23.03

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Shrimp
1
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Contains less Saturated Fat -80.1%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +1226.9%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +363.6%
35% 25% 40%
Saturated Fat: 0.521 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.361 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.59 g
26% 47% 27%
Saturated Fat: 2.615 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 4.79 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 2.735 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -80.1%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +1226.9%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +363.6%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Shrimp Herring Opinion
Net carbs 1.52g 0g Shrimp
Protein 22.78g 23.03g Herring
Fats 1.7g 11.59g Herring
Carbs 1.52g 0g Shrimp
Calories 119kcal 203kcal Herring
Calcium 91mg 74mg Shrimp
Iron 0.32mg 1.41mg Herring
Magnesium 37mg 41mg Herring
Phosphorus 306mg 303mg Shrimp
Potassium 170mg 419mg Herring
Sodium 947mg 115mg Herring
Zinc 1.63mg 1.27mg Shrimp
Copper 0.258mg 0.118mg Shrimp
Manganese 0.049mg 0.04mg Shrimp
Selenium 49.5µg 46.8µg Shrimp
Vitamin A 301IU 120IU Shrimp
Vitamin A RAE 90µg 36µg Shrimp
Vitamin E 2.2mg 1.37mg Shrimp
Vitamin D 4IU 214IU Herring
Vitamin D 0.1µg 5.4µg Herring
Vitamin C 0mg 0.7mg Herring
Vitamin B1 0.032mg 0.112mg Herring
Vitamin B2 0.024mg 0.299mg Herring
Vitamin B3 2.678mg 4.124mg Herring
Vitamin B5 0.519mg 0.74mg Herring
Vitamin B6 0.242mg 0.348mg Herring
Folate 24µg 12µg Shrimp
Vitamin B12 1.66µg 13.14µg Herring
Choline 135.4mg 83.3mg Shrimp
Vitamin K 0.4µg 0.1µg Shrimp
Tryptophan 0.26mg 0.258mg Shrimp
Threonine 0.904mg 1.01mg Herring
Isoleucine 1.05mg 1.061mg Herring
Leucine 1.95mg 1.872mg Shrimp
Lysine 2.172mg 2.115mg Shrimp
Methionine 0.665mg 0.682mg Herring
Phenylalanine 0.992mg 0.899mg Shrimp
Valine 1.067mg 1.187mg Herring
Histidine 0.501mg 0.678mg Herring
Cholesterol 211mg 77mg Herring
Trans Fat 0.035g Herring
Saturated Fat 0.521g 2.615g Shrimp
Omega-3 - DHA 0.141g 1.105g Herring
Omega-3 - EPA 0.135g 0.909g Herring
Omega-3 - DPA 0.012g 0.071g Herring
Monounsaturated Fat 0.361g 4.79g Herring
Polyunsaturated fat 0.59g 2.735g Herring
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 Herring
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
169%
Herring
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
74%
Shrimp
62%
Herring

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Shrimp
Shrimp is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Shrimp
Shrimp is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.094g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Herring
Herring contains less Sodium (difference - 832mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Herring
Herring is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 134mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Herring
Herring is lower in glycemic index (difference - 50)
Which food is cheaper?
Herring
Herring is cheaper (difference - $7)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar (0 g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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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. Herring - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/175117/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.