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Shrimp vs Tuna salad - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Shrimp and Tuna salad different?

  • Shrimp is higher in Copper, Zinc, Phosphorus, and Calcium, however Tuna salad is richer in Iron.
  • Daily need coverage for Cholesterol from Shrimp is 59% higher.
  • Shrimp contains 4 times more Calcium than Tuna salad. While Shrimp contains 70mg of Calcium, Tuna salad contains only 17mg.
  • Tuna salad has less Cholesterol.

Crustaceans, shrimp, cooked (not previously frozen) and Fish, tuna salad 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
Contains more Calcium +311.8%
Contains more Magnesium +105.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +33.1%
Contains more Potassium +45.5%
Contains less Sodium -72.4%
Contains more Zinc +192.9%
Contains more Copper +161.4%
Contains more Iron +96.1%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 22% 20% 28% 102% 23% 15% 45% 127%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 38% 14% 77% 16% 53% 16% 49%
Contains more Calcium +311.8%
Contains more Magnesium +105.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +33.1%
Contains more Potassium +45.5%
Contains less Sodium -72.4%
Contains more Zinc +192.9%
Contains more Copper +161.4%
Contains more Iron +96.1%

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 6% 0% 0% 8% 8% 17% 126% 16% 19% 6% 150% 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 salad
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sugar Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Shrimp Tuna salad Opinion
Net carbs 0.2g 9.41g Tuna salad
Protein 23.98g 16.04g Shrimp
Fats 0.28g 9.26g Tuna salad
Carbs 0.2g 9.41g Tuna salad
Calories 99kcal 187kcal Tuna salad
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g g
Fiber g 0g Tuna salad
Calcium 70mg 17mg Shrimp
Iron 0.51mg 1mg Tuna salad
Magnesium 39mg 19mg Shrimp
Phosphorus 237mg 178mg Shrimp
Potassium 259mg 178mg Shrimp
Sodium 111mg 402mg Shrimp
Zinc 1.64mg 0.56mg Shrimp
Copper 0.379mg 0.145mg Shrimp
Vitamin A IU 97IU Tuna salad
Vitamin E mg mg
Vitamin D IU IU
Vitamin D µg µg
Vitamin C mg 2.2mg Tuna salad
Vitamin B1 mg 0.031mg Tuna salad
Vitamin B2 mg 0.07mg Tuna salad
Vitamin B3 mg 6.7mg Tuna salad
Vitamin B5 mg 0.26mg Tuna salad
Vitamin B6 mg 0.081mg Tuna salad
Folate µg 8µg Tuna salad
Vitamin B12 µg 1.2µg Tuna salad
Vitamin K µg µg
Tryptophan mg 0.18mg Tuna salad
Threonine mg 0.701mg Tuna salad
Isoleucine mg 0.739mg Tuna salad
Leucine mg 1.293mg Tuna salad
Lysine mg 1.457mg Tuna salad
Methionine mg 0.47mg Tuna salad
Phenylalanine mg 0.626mg Tuna salad
Valine mg 0.824mg Tuna salad
Histidine mg 0.467mg Tuna salad
Cholesterol 189mg 13mg Tuna salad
Trans Fat 0.002g g Tuna salad
Saturated Fat 0.056g 1.544g Shrimp
Monounsaturated Fat 0.048g 2.887g Tuna salad
Polyunsaturated fat 0.079g 4.122g Tuna salad

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Shrimp Tuna salad
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
29
Tuna salad
Mineral Summary Score
47
Shrimp
33
Tuna salad

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
96%
Tuna salad
Carbohydrates
0%
Shrimp
9%
Tuna salad
Fats
1%
Shrimp
43%
Tuna salad

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Tuna salad
Tuna salad is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 176mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Tuna salad
Tuna salad is lower in glycemic index (difference - 50)
Which food is cheaper?
Tuna salad
Tuna salad is cheaper (difference - $7)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Tuna salad
Tuna salad is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Shrimp
Shrimp contains less Sodium (difference - 291mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Shrimp
Shrimp is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.488g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Shrimp
Shrimp is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)

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 salad - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/175160/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.