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Shrimp vs Smoked salmon - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Shrimp and Smoked salmon different?

  • Shrimp is richer in Copper, Zinc, Phosphorus, Calcium, and Magnesium, while Smoked salmon is higher in Monounsaturated Fat.
  • Shrimp covers your daily need of Cholesterol 55% more than Smoked salmon.
  • Shrimp contains 6 times more Calcium than Smoked salmon. Shrimp contains 70mg of Calcium, while Smoked salmon contains 11mg.
  • Smoked salmon is lower in Cholesterol.

Crustaceans, shrimp, cooked (not previously frozen) and Fish, salmon, chinook, smoked 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
Contains more Calcium +536.4%
Contains more Magnesium +116.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +44.5%
Contains more Potassium +48%
Contains less Sodium -83.5%
Contains more Zinc +429%
Contains more Copper +64.8%
Contains more Iron +66.7%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 22% 20% 28% 102% 23% 15% 45% 127%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 32% 13% 71% 16% 88% 9% 77%
Contains more Calcium +536.4%
Contains more Magnesium +116.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +44.5%
Contains more Potassium +48%
Contains less Sodium -83.5%
Contains more Zinc +429%
Contains more Copper +64.8%
Contains more Iron +66.7%

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 6% 28% 514% 0% 6% 24% 89% 53% 65% 2% 408% 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 Smoked salmon
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Shrimp Smoked salmon Opinion
Net carbs 0.2g 0g Shrimp
Protein 23.98g 18.28g Shrimp
Fats 0.28g 4.32g Smoked salmon
Carbs 0.2g 0g Shrimp
Calories 99kcal 117kcal Smoked salmon
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 0g Shrimp
Fiber g 0g Smoked salmon
Calcium 70mg 11mg Shrimp
Iron 0.51mg 0.85mg Smoked salmon
Magnesium 39mg 18mg Shrimp
Phosphorus 237mg 164mg Shrimp
Potassium 259mg 175mg Shrimp
Sodium 111mg 672mg Shrimp
Zinc 1.64mg 0.31mg Shrimp
Copper 0.379mg 0.23mg Shrimp
Vitamin A IU 87IU Smoked salmon
Vitamin E mg 1.35mg Smoked salmon
Vitamin D IU 685IU Smoked salmon
Vitamin D µg 17.1µg Smoked salmon
Vitamin C mg 0mg Smoked salmon
Vitamin B1 mg 0.023mg Smoked salmon
Vitamin B2 mg 0.101mg Smoked salmon
Vitamin B3 mg 4.72mg Smoked salmon
Vitamin B5 mg 0.87mg Smoked salmon
Vitamin B6 mg 0.278mg Smoked salmon
Folate µg 2µg Smoked salmon
Vitamin B12 µg 3.26µg Smoked salmon
Vitamin K µg 0.1µg Smoked salmon
Tryptophan mg 0.205mg Smoked salmon
Threonine mg 0.801mg Smoked salmon
Isoleucine mg 0.842mg Smoked salmon
Leucine mg 1.486mg Smoked salmon
Lysine mg 1.679mg Smoked salmon
Methionine mg 0.541mg Smoked salmon
Phenylalanine mg 0.714mg Smoked salmon
Valine mg 0.942mg Smoked salmon
Histidine mg 0.538mg Smoked salmon
Cholesterol 189mg 23mg Smoked salmon
Trans Fat 0.002g g Smoked salmon
Saturated Fat 0.056g 0.929g Shrimp
Monounsaturated Fat 0.048g 2.023g Smoked salmon
Polyunsaturated fat 0.079g 0.995g Smoked salmon

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Shrimp Smoked salmon
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
99
Smoked salmon
Mineral Summary Score
47
Shrimp
38
Smoked salmon

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
110%
Smoked salmon
Carbohydrates
0%
Shrimp
0%
Smoked salmon
Fats
1%
Shrimp
20%
Smoked salmon

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Smoked salmon
Smoked salmon is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 166mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Smoked salmon
Smoked salmon is lower in glycemic index (difference - 50)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Smoked salmon
Smoked salmon is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Shrimp
Shrimp is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Shrimp
Shrimp contains less Sodium (difference - 561mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Shrimp
Shrimp is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.873g)
Which food is cheaper?
Shrimp
Shrimp is cheaper (difference - $7)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Shrimp
Shrimp is relatively richer in minerals

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. Smoked salmon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173687/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.