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Shrimp vs Tuna - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Shrimp and Tuna different?

  • Shrimp is higher in Copper, Zinc, and Calcium, however Tuna is richer in Phosphorus, Iron, Magnesium, and Monounsaturated Fat.
  • Daily need coverage for Cholesterol from Shrimp is 47% higher.
  • Shrimp contains 7 times more Calcium than Tuna. While Shrimp contains 70mg of Calcium, Tuna contains only 10mg.
  • Tuna has less Cholesterol.

Crustaceans, shrimp, cooked (not previously frozen) and Fish, tuna, fresh, bluefin, cooked, dry heat are the varieties 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
Shrimp
3
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5
Tuna
Contains more Calcium +600%
Contains more Zinc +113%
Contains more Copper +244.5%
Contains more Iron +156.9%
Contains more Magnesium +64.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +37.6%
Contains more Potassium +24.7%
Contains less Sodium -55%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 22% 20% 28% 102% 23% 15% 45% 127%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 50% 46% 140% 29% 7% 22% 37%
Contains more Calcium +600%
Contains more Zinc +113%
Contains more Copper +244.5%
Contains more Iron +156.9%
Contains more Magnesium +64.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +37.6%
Contains more Potassium +24.7%
Contains less Sodium -55%

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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9
Tuna
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 152% 0% 0% 0% 70% 71% 198% 83% 122% 2% 1361% 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 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 Sugar Equal
Lower in price Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Shrimp Tuna Opinion
Net carbs 0.2g 0g Shrimp
Protein 23.98g 29.91g Tuna
Fats 0.28g 6.28g Tuna
Carbs 0.2g 0g Shrimp
Calories 99kcal 184kcal Tuna
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g g
Fiber g 0g Tuna
Calcium 70mg 10mg Shrimp
Iron 0.51mg 1.31mg Tuna
Magnesium 39mg 64mg Tuna
Phosphorus 237mg 326mg Tuna
Potassium 259mg 323mg Tuna
Sodium 111mg 50mg Tuna
Zinc 1.64mg 0.77mg Shrimp
Copper 0.379mg 0.11mg Shrimp
Vitamin A IU 2520IU Tuna
Vitamin E mg mg
Vitamin D IU IU
Vitamin D µg µg
Vitamin C mg 0mg Tuna
Vitamin B1 mg 0.278mg Tuna
Vitamin B2 mg 0.306mg Tuna
Vitamin B3 mg 10.54mg Tuna
Vitamin B5 mg 1.37mg Tuna
Vitamin B6 mg 0.525mg Tuna
Folate µg 2µg Tuna
Vitamin B12 µg 10.88µg Tuna
Vitamin K µg µg
Tryptophan mg 0.335mg Tuna
Threonine mg 1.311mg Tuna
Isoleucine mg 1.378mg Tuna
Leucine mg 2.431mg Tuna
Lysine mg 2.747mg Tuna
Methionine mg 0.885mg Tuna
Phenylalanine mg 1.168mg Tuna
Valine mg 1.541mg Tuna
Histidine mg 0.88mg Tuna
Cholesterol 189mg 49mg Tuna
Trans Fat 0.002g g Tuna
Saturated Fat 0.056g 1.612g Shrimp
Monounsaturated Fat 0.048g 2.053g Tuna
Polyunsaturated fat 0.079g 1.844g Tuna

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Shrimp 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
0
Shrimp
171
Tuna
Mineral Summary Score
47
Shrimp
41
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
179%
Tuna
Carbohydrates
0%
Shrimp
0%
Tuna
Fats
1%
Shrimp
29%
Tuna

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Tuna
Tuna contains less Sodium (difference - 61mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Tuna
Tuna is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 140mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Tuna
Tuna is lower in glycemic index (difference - 50)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Tuna
Tuna is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Shrimp
Shrimp is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.556g)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($7)
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. Tuna - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173707/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.