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Shrimp vs Roe - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Shrimp and Roe different?

  • Shrimp is richer in Copper, while Roe is higher in Phosphorus, Monounsaturated Fat, and Polyunsaturated fat.
  • Roe covers your daily need of Cholesterol 97% more than Shrimp.
  • Shrimp contains 3 times more Copper than Roe. Shrimp contains 0.379mg of Copper, while Roe contains 0.128mg.
  • Shrimp is lower in Cholesterol.

Crustaceans, shrimp, cooked (not previously frozen) and Fish, roe, mixed species, cooked, dry heat types were 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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3
Roe
Contains more Calcium +150%
Contains more Magnesium +50%
Contains more Zinc +28.1%
Contains more Copper +196.1%
Contains more Iron +51%
Contains more Phosphorus +117.3%
Equal in Potassium - 283
Equal in Sodium - 117
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 22% 20% 28% 102% 23% 15% 45% 127%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 9% 29% 19% 221% 25% 16% 35% 43%
Contains more Calcium +150%
Contains more Magnesium +50%
Contains more Zinc +28.1%
Contains more Copper +196.1%
Contains more Iron +51%
Contains more Phosphorus +117.3%
Equal in Potassium - 283
Equal in Sodium - 117

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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9
Roe
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 19% 0% 0% 55% 70% 219% 42% 70% 43% 69% 1443% 0%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Shrimp Roe Opinion
Net carbs 0.2g 1.92g Roe
Protein 23.98g 28.62g Roe
Fats 0.28g 8.23g Roe
Carbs 0.2g 1.92g Roe
Calories 99kcal 204kcal Roe
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g g
Fiber g 0g Roe
Calcium 70mg 28mg Shrimp
Iron 0.51mg 0.77mg Roe
Magnesium 39mg 26mg Shrimp
Phosphorus 237mg 515mg Roe
Potassium 259mg 283mg Roe
Sodium 111mg 117mg Shrimp
Zinc 1.64mg 1.28mg Shrimp
Copper 0.379mg 0.128mg Shrimp
Vitamin A IU 303IU Roe
Vitamin E mg mg
Vitamin D IU IU
Vitamin D µg µg
Vitamin C mg 16.4mg Roe
Vitamin B1 mg 0.277mg Roe
Vitamin B2 mg 0.949mg Roe
Vitamin B3 mg 2.192mg Roe
Vitamin B5 mg 1.154mg Roe
Vitamin B6 mg 0.185mg Roe
Folate µg 92µg Roe
Vitamin B12 µg 11.54µg Roe
Vitamin K µg µg
Tryptophan mg 0.375mg Roe
Threonine mg 1.305mg Roe
Isoleucine mg 1.465mg Roe
Leucine mg 2.509mg Roe
Lysine mg 2.179mg Roe
Methionine mg 0.71mg Roe
Phenylalanine mg 1.401mg Roe
Valine mg 1.676mg Roe
Histidine mg 0.778mg Roe
Cholesterol 189mg 479mg Shrimp
Trans Fat 0.002g g Roe
Saturated Fat 0.056g 1.866g Shrimp
Monounsaturated Fat 0.048g 2.129g Roe
Polyunsaturated fat 0.079g 3.404g Roe

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Shrimp Roe
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
169
Roe
Mineral Summary Score
47
Shrimp
49
Roe

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
172%
Roe
Carbohydrates
0%
Shrimp
2%
Roe
Fats
1%
Shrimp
38%
Roe

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Shrimp
Shrimp contains less Sodium (difference - 6mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Shrimp
Shrimp is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 290mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Shrimp
Shrimp is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.81g)
Which food is cheaper?
Shrimp
Shrimp is cheaper (difference - $93)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Roe
Roe is lower in glycemic index (difference - 23)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Roe
Roe is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)
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. Roe - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174239/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.