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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
:
3
Roe
Contains more Calcium +150%
Contains more Magnesium +50%
Contains more Copper +196.1%
Contains more Zinc +28.1%
Contains more Iron +51%
Contains more Phosphorus +117.3%
Equal in Potassium - 283
Equal in Sodium - 117
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 20% 22% 23% 28% 127% 45% 102% 15%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 29% 9% 25% 19% 43% 35% 221% 16%
Contains more Calcium +150%
Contains more Magnesium +50%
Contains more Copper +196.1%
Contains more Zinc +28.1%
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
:
9
Roe
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 55% 19% 0% 0% 70% 219% 42% 70% 43% 1443% 0% 69%

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
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 the food
Protein
144%
Shrimp
172%
Roe
Carbohydrates
0%
Shrimp
2%
Roe
Fats
1%
Shrimp
38%
Roe

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

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Shrimp Roe
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 is lower in Cholesterol?
Shrimp
Shrimp is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 290mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Shrimp
Shrimp contains less Sodium (difference - 6mg)
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 Sugars?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Sugars ( g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
?
It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.

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

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. 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.