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Shrimp vs Shark - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Shrimp and Shark?

  • Shrimp is richer in Copper, and Zinc, yet Shark is richer in Monounsaturated Fat, and Polyunsaturated fat.
  • Shrimp's daily need coverage for Cholesterol is 46% higher.
  • Shrimp has 11 times more Copper than Shark. Shrimp has 0.379mg of Copper, while Shark has 0.033mg.
  • Shark contains less Cholesterol.

We used Crustaceans, shrimp, cooked (not previously frozen) and Fish, shark, mixed species, raw types in this comparison.

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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
Shark
Contains more Calcium +105.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +12.9%
Contains more Potassium +61.9%
Contains more Zinc +281.4%
Contains more Copper +1048.5%
Contains more Iron +64.7%
Contains more Magnesium +25.6%
Contains less Sodium -28.8%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 22% 20% 28% 102% 23% 15% 45% 127%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 11% 32% 35% 90% 15% 11% 12% 11%
Contains more Calcium +105.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +12.9%
Contains more Potassium +61.9%
Contains more Zinc +281.4%
Contains more Copper +1048.5%
Contains more Iron +64.7%
Contains more Magnesium +25.6%
Contains less Sodium -28.8%

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
Shark
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 14% 20% 18% 0% 11% 15% 56% 42% 93% 3% 187% 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 Shark
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 Shark Opinion
Net carbs 0.2g 0g Shrimp
Protein 23.98g 20.98g Shrimp
Fats 0.28g 4.51g Shark
Carbs 0.2g 0g Shrimp
Calories 99kcal 130kcal Shark
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 0g Shrimp
Fiber g 0g Shark
Calcium 70mg 34mg Shrimp
Iron 0.51mg 0.84mg Shark
Magnesium 39mg 49mg Shark
Phosphorus 237mg 210mg Shrimp
Potassium 259mg 160mg Shrimp
Sodium 111mg 79mg Shark
Zinc 1.64mg 0.43mg Shrimp
Copper 0.379mg 0.033mg Shrimp
Vitamin A IU 233IU Shark
Vitamin E mg 1mg Shark
Vitamin D IU 24IU Shark
Vitamin D µg 0.6µg Shark
Vitamin C mg 0mg Shark
Vitamin B1 mg 0.042mg Shark
Vitamin B2 mg 0.062mg Shark
Vitamin B3 mg 2.938mg Shark
Vitamin B5 mg 0.695mg Shark
Vitamin B6 mg 0.4mg Shark
Folate µg 3µg Shark
Vitamin B12 µg 1.49µg Shark
Vitamin K µg 0.1µg Shark
Tryptophan mg 0.235mg Shark
Threonine mg 0.92mg Shark
Isoleucine mg 0.967mg Shark
Leucine mg 1.705mg Shark
Lysine mg 1.926mg Shark
Methionine mg 0.621mg Shark
Phenylalanine mg 0.819mg Shark
Valine mg 1.081mg Shark
Histidine mg 0.618mg Shark
Cholesterol 189mg 51mg Shark
Trans Fat 0.002g g Shark
Saturated Fat 0.056g 0.925g Shrimp
Monounsaturated Fat 0.048g 1.808g Shark
Polyunsaturated fat 0.079g 1.195g Shark

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Shrimp Shark
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
38
Shark
Mineral Summary Score
47
Shrimp
27
Shark

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
126%
Shark
Carbohydrates
0%
Shrimp
0%
Shark
Fats
1%
Shrimp
21%
Shark

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 - 0.869g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Shrimp
Shrimp is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Shark
Shark contains less Sodium (difference - 32mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Shark
Shark is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 138mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Shark
Shark is lower in glycemic index (difference - 50)
Which food is cheaper?
Shark
Shark is cheaper (difference - $7)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Shark
Shark 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. Shark - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173697/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.