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Shrimp vs Skipjack tuna - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Shrimp and Skipjack tuna

  • Shrimp is higher in Copper, and Zinc, however Skipjack tuna is richer in Iron, Potassium, and Phosphorus.
  • Shrimp's daily need coverage for Cholesterol is 43% higher.
  • Shrimp has 3 times more Copper than Skipjack tuna. While Shrimp has 0.379mg of Copper, Skipjack tuna has only 0.11mg.
  • Skipjack tuna has less Cholesterol.

The food types used in this comparison are Crustaceans, shrimp, cooked (not previously frozen) and Fish, tuna, skipjack, fresh, 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Contains more Calcium +89.2%
Contains more Zinc +56.2%
Contains more Copper +244.5%
Contains more Iron +213.7%
Contains more Magnesium +12.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +20.3%
Contains more Potassium +101.5%
Contains less Sodium -57.7%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 22% 20% 28% 102% 23% 15% 45% 127%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 12% 60% 32% 123% 47% 7% 29% 37%
Contains more Calcium +89.2%
Contains more Zinc +56.2%
Contains more Copper +244.5%
Contains more Iron +213.7%
Contains more Magnesium +12.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +20.3%
Contains more Potassium +101.5%
Contains less Sodium -57.7%

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
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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 4% 0% 0% 4% 10% 29% 352% 30% 227% 8% 274% 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 Skipjack tuna
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Shrimp Skipjack tuna Opinion
Net carbs 0.2g 0g Shrimp
Protein 23.98g 28.21g Skipjack tuna
Fats 0.28g 1.29g Skipjack tuna
Carbs 0.2g 0g Shrimp
Calories 99kcal 132kcal Skipjack tuna
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g g
Fiber g 0g Skipjack tuna
Calcium 70mg 37mg Shrimp
Iron 0.51mg 1.6mg Skipjack tuna
Magnesium 39mg 44mg Skipjack tuna
Phosphorus 237mg 285mg Skipjack tuna
Potassium 259mg 522mg Skipjack tuna
Sodium 111mg 47mg Skipjack tuna
Zinc 1.64mg 1.05mg Shrimp
Copper 0.379mg 0.11mg Shrimp
Vitamin A IU 60IU Skipjack tuna
Vitamin E mg mg
Vitamin D IU IU
Vitamin D µg µg
Vitamin C mg 1mg Skipjack tuna
Vitamin B1 mg 0.038mg Skipjack tuna
Vitamin B2 mg 0.122mg Skipjack tuna
Vitamin B3 mg 18.756mg Skipjack tuna
Vitamin B5 mg 0.485mg Skipjack tuna
Vitamin B6 mg 0.981mg Skipjack tuna
Folate µg 10µg Skipjack tuna
Vitamin B12 µg 2.19µg Skipjack tuna
Vitamin K µg µg
Tryptophan mg 0.316mg Skipjack tuna
Threonine mg 1.237mg Skipjack tuna
Isoleucine mg 1.3mg Skipjack tuna
Leucine mg 2.293mg Skipjack tuna
Lysine mg 2.59mg Skipjack tuna
Methionine mg 0.835mg Skipjack tuna
Phenylalanine mg 1.101mg Skipjack tuna
Valine mg 1.453mg Skipjack tuna
Histidine mg 0.83mg Skipjack tuna
Cholesterol 189mg 60mg Skipjack tuna
Trans Fat 0.002g g Skipjack tuna
Saturated Fat 0.056g 0.42g Shrimp
Monounsaturated Fat 0.048g 0.243g Skipjack tuna
Polyunsaturated fat 0.079g 0.403g Skipjack tuna

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Shrimp Skipjack tuna
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
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Shrimp
78
Skipjack tuna
Mineral Summary Score
47
Shrimp
43
Skipjack tuna

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
169%
Skipjack tuna
Carbohydrates
0%
Shrimp
0%
Skipjack tuna
Fats
1%
Shrimp
6%
Skipjack tuna

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Skipjack tuna
Skipjack tuna contains less Sodium (difference - 64mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Skipjack tuna
Skipjack tuna is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 129mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Skipjack tuna
Skipjack tuna is lower in glycemic index (difference - 50)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Skipjack tuna
Skipjack tuna is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Shrimp
Shrimp is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.364g)
Which food is cheaper?
Shrimp
Shrimp is cheaper (difference - $1)
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. Skipjack tuna - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172005/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.