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Shrimp vs Swordfish - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Shrimp and Swordfish

  • Shrimp has more Copper, Zinc and Calcium, however Swordfish is richer in Phosphorus, Potassium, Monounsaturated Fat and Polyunsaturated fat.
  • Shrimp's daily need coverage for Cholesterol is 37% more.
  • Shrimp contains 12 times more Calcium than Swordfish. Shrimp contains 70mg of Calcium, while Swordfish contains 6mg.
  • Swordfish contains less Cholesterol.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Crustaceans, shrimp, cooked (not previously frozen) and Fish, swordfish, 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
Shrimp
5
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Contains more Iron +13.3%
Contains more Calcium +1066.7%
Contains more Magnesium +11.4%
Contains more Copper +723.9%
Contains more Zinc +110.3%
Contains more Potassium +92.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +28.3%
Contains less Sodium -12.6%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 20% 22% 23% 28% 127% 45% 102% 15%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 17% 2% 45% 25% 16% 22% 131% 13%
Contains more Iron +13.3%
Contains more Calcium +1066.7%
Contains more Magnesium +11.4%
Contains more Copper +723.9%
Contains more Zinc +110.3%
Contains more Potassium +92.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +28.3%
Contains less Sodium -12.6%

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 0% 8% 49% 498% 23% 15% 174% 26% 142% 203% 1% 2%

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
95
Swordfish
Mineral Summary Score
47
Shrimp
33
Swordfish

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
141%
Swordfish
Carbohydrates
0%
Shrimp
0%
Swordfish
Fats
1%
Shrimp
37%
Swordfish

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

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Shrimp Swordfish
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 Cholesterol?
Swordfish
Swordfish is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 111mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Swordfish
Swordfish contains less Sodium (difference - 14mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Swordfish
Swordfish is lower in glycemic index (difference - 50)
Which food is cheaper?
Swordfish
Swordfish is cheaper (difference - $7)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Swordfish
Swordfish is relatively richer in vitamins
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 - 1.855g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Shrimp
Shrimp is relatively richer in minerals

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 Swordfish Opinion
Calories 99 172 Swordfish
Protein 23.98 23.45 Shrimp
Fats 0.28 7.93 Swordfish
Vitamin C 0 Swordfish
Carbs 0.2 0 Shrimp
Cholesterol 189 78 Swordfish
Vitamin D 666 Swordfish
Iron 0.51 0.45 Shrimp
Calcium 70 6 Shrimp
Potassium 259 499 Swordfish
Magnesium 39 35 Shrimp
Sugars 0 Shrimp
Fiber 0 Swordfish
Copper 0.379 0.046 Shrimp
Zinc 1.64 0.78 Shrimp
Starch
Phosphorus 237 304 Swordfish
Sodium 111 97 Swordfish
Vitamin A 129 Swordfish
Vitamin E 2.41 Swordfish
Vitamin D 16.6 Swordfish
Vitamin B1 0.089 Swordfish
Vitamin B2 0.063 Swordfish
Vitamin B3 9.254 Swordfish
Vitamin B5 0.417 Swordfish
Vitamin B6 0.615 Swordfish
Vitamin B12 1.62 Swordfish
Vitamin K 0.1 Swordfish
Folate 2 Swordfish
Trans Fat 0.002 0.056 Shrimp
Saturated Fat 0.056 1.911 Shrimp
Monounsaturated Fat 0.048 3.544 Swordfish
Polyunsaturated fat 0.079 1.368 Swordfish
Tryptophan 0.265 Swordfish
Threonine 1.035 Swordfish
Isoleucine 1.088 Swordfish
Leucine 1.919 Swordfish
Lysine 2.168 Swordfish
Methionine 0.699 Swordfish
Phenylalanine 0.922 Swordfish
Valine 1.216 Swordfish
Histidine 0.695 Swordfish
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. Swordfish - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173704/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.