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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
Contains more Calcium +1066.7%
Contains more Iron +13.3%
Contains more Magnesium +11.4%
Contains more Zinc +110.3%
Contains more Copper +723.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +28.3%
Contains more Potassium +92.7%
Contains less Sodium -12.6%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 22% 20% 28% 102% 23% 15% 45% 127%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 2% 17% 25% 131% 45% 13% 22% 16%
Contains more Calcium +1066.7%
Contains more Iron +13.3%
Contains more Magnesium +11.4%
Contains more Zinc +110.3%
Contains more Copper +723.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +28.3%
Contains more Potassium +92.7%
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 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 8% 49% 498% 0% 23% 15% 174% 26% 142% 2% 203% 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 Swordfish
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Shrimp Swordfish Opinion
Net carbs 0.2g 0g Shrimp
Protein 23.98g 23.45g Shrimp
Fats 0.28g 7.93g Swordfish
Carbs 0.2g 0g Shrimp
Calories 99kcal 172kcal Swordfish
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 0g Shrimp
Fiber g 0g Swordfish
Calcium 70mg 6mg Shrimp
Iron 0.51mg 0.45mg Shrimp
Magnesium 39mg 35mg Shrimp
Phosphorus 237mg 304mg Swordfish
Potassium 259mg 499mg Swordfish
Sodium 111mg 97mg Swordfish
Zinc 1.64mg 0.78mg Shrimp
Copper 0.379mg 0.046mg Shrimp
Vitamin A IU 129IU Swordfish
Vitamin E mg 2.41mg Swordfish
Vitamin D IU 666IU Swordfish
Vitamin D µg 16.6µg Swordfish
Vitamin C mg 0mg Swordfish
Vitamin B1 mg 0.089mg Swordfish
Vitamin B2 mg 0.063mg Swordfish
Vitamin B3 mg 9.254mg Swordfish
Vitamin B5 mg 0.417mg Swordfish
Vitamin B6 mg 0.615mg Swordfish
Folate µg 2µg Swordfish
Vitamin B12 µg 1.62µg Swordfish
Vitamin K µg 0.1µg Swordfish
Tryptophan mg 0.265mg Swordfish
Threonine mg 1.035mg Swordfish
Isoleucine mg 1.088mg Swordfish
Leucine mg 1.919mg Swordfish
Lysine mg 2.168mg Swordfish
Methionine mg 0.699mg Swordfish
Phenylalanine mg 0.922mg Swordfish
Valine mg 1.216mg Swordfish
Histidine mg 0.695mg Swordfish
Cholesterol 189mg 78mg Swordfish
Trans Fat 0.002g 0.056g Shrimp
Saturated Fat 0.056g 1.911g Shrimp
Monounsaturated Fat 0.048g 3.544g Swordfish
Polyunsaturated fat 0.079g 1.368g Swordfish

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Shrimp Swordfish
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
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 food.
Protein
144%
Shrimp
141%
Swordfish
Carbohydrates
0%
Shrimp
0%
Swordfish
Fats
1%
Shrimp
37%
Swordfish

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Swordfish
Swordfish contains less Sodium (difference - 14mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Swordfish
Swordfish is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 111mg)
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 is lower in Sugar?
Shrimp
Shrimp is lower in Sugar (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

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. 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.