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Shrimp vs Squid as food - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Shrimp and Squid as food

  • The amount of Iron, Copper, Phosphorus, Zinc, Potassium, Calcium, and Manganese in Squid as food is higher than in Shrimp.
  • Squid as food covers your daily Iron needs 129% more than Shrimp.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Crustaceans, shrimp, cooked (not previously frozen) and Mollusks, cuttlefish, mixed species, cooked, moist 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
Shrimp
1
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Contains less Sodium -85.1%
Contains more Iron +2025.5%
Contains more Calcium +157.1%
Contains more Potassium +145.9%
Contains more Magnesium +53.8%
Contains more Copper +163.3%
Contains more Zinc +111%
Contains more Phosphorus +144.7%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 20% 22% 23% 28% 127% 45% 102% 15%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 407% 54% 57% 43% 333% 95% 249% 98%
Contains less Sodium -85.1%
Contains more Iron +2025.5%
Contains more Calcium +157.1%
Contains more Potassium +145.9%
Contains more Magnesium +53.8%
Contains more Copper +163.3%
Contains more Zinc +111%
Contains more Phosphorus +144.7%

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
0
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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 29% 41% 0% 0% 5% 399% 42% 54% 63% 676% 0% 18%

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
110
Squid as food
Mineral Summary Score
47
Shrimp
167
Squid as food

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
195%
Squid as food
Carbohydrates
0%
Shrimp
2%
Squid as food
Fats
1%
Shrimp
6%
Squid as food

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 Squid as food
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sugar Equal

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Shrimp Squid as food
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 glycemic index?
Squid as food
Squid as food is lower in glycemic index (difference - 50)
Which food is cheaper?
Squid as food
Squid as food is cheaper (difference - $7)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Squid as food
Squid as food is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Squid as food
Squid as food is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Shrimp
Shrimp is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 35mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Shrimp
Shrimp contains less Sodium (difference - 633mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Shrimp
Shrimp is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.18g)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Shrimp Squid as food Opinion
Calories 99 158 Squid as food
Protein 23.98 32.48 Squid as food
Fats 0.28 1.4 Squid as food
Vitamin C 8.5 Squid as food
Carbs 0.2 1.64 Squid as food
Cholesterol 189 224 Shrimp
Vitamin D
Iron 0.51 10.84 Squid as food
Calcium 70 180 Squid as food
Potassium 259 637 Squid as food
Magnesium 39 60 Squid as food
Sugar
Fiber 0 Squid as food
Copper 0.379 0.998 Squid as food
Zinc 1.64 3.46 Squid as food
Starch
Phosphorus 237 580 Squid as food
Sodium 111 744 Shrimp
Vitamin A 675 Squid as food
Vitamin E
Vitamin D
Vitamin B1 0.017 Squid as food
Vitamin B2 1.729 Squid as food
Vitamin B3 2.189 Squid as food
Vitamin B5 0.9 Squid as food
Vitamin B6 0.27 Squid as food
Vitamin B12 5.4 Squid as food
Vitamin K
Folate 24 Squid as food
Trans Fat 0.002 Squid as food
Saturated Fat 0.056 0.236 Shrimp
Monounsaturated Fat 0.048 0.162 Squid as food
Polyunsaturated fat 0.079 0.268 Squid as food
Tryptophan 0.364 Squid as food
Threonine 1.398 Squid as food
Isoleucine 1.414 Squid as food
Leucine 2.287 Squid as food
Lysine 2.427 Squid as food
Methionine 0.733 Squid as food
Phenylalanine 1.164 Squid as food
Valine 1.419 Squid as food
Histidine 0.624 Squid as food
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 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. Squid as food - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172010/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.