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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
:
3
Shark
Contains more Calcium +105.9%
Contains more Potassium +61.9%
Contains more Copper +1048.5%
Contains more Zinc +281.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +12.9%
Contains more Iron +64.7%
Contains more Magnesium +25.6%
Contains less Sodium -28.8%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 20% 22% 23% 28% 127% 45% 102% 15%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 32% 11% 15% 35% 11% 12% 90% 11%
Contains more Calcium +105.9%
Contains more Potassium +61.9%
Contains more Copper +1048.5%
Contains more Zinc +281.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +12.9%
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
:
12
Shark
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 0% 14% 20% 18% 11% 15% 56% 42% 93% 187% 1% 3%

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
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 the food
Protein
144%
Shrimp
126%
Shark
Carbohydrates
0%
Shrimp
0%
Shark
Fats
1%
Shrimp
21%
Shark

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

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Shrimp Shark
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 contains less Sugars?
Shrimp
Shrimp contains less Sugars (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 is lower in Cholesterol?
Shark
Shark is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 138mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Shark
Shark contains less Sodium (difference - 32mg)
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

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