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Skipjack tuna vs Shrimp - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Skipjack tuna and Shrimp

  • Skipjack tuna is higher in Iron, Potassium and Phosphorus, however Shrimp is richer in Copper and Zinc.
  • Shrimp's daily need coverage for Cholesterol is 43% higher.
  • Skipjack tuna has 3 times more Iron than Shrimp. While Skipjack tuna has 1.6mg of Iron, Shrimp has only 0.51mg.
  • Skipjack tuna has less Cholesterol.

The food types used in this comparison are Fish, tuna, skipjack, fresh, cooked, dry heat and Crustaceans, shrimp, cooked (not previously frozen).

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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
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Shrimp
Contains more Iron +213.7%
Contains more Potassium +101.5%
Contains more Magnesium +12.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +20.3%
Contains less Sodium -57.7%
Contains more Calcium +89.2%
Contains more Copper +244.5%
Contains more Zinc +56.2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 60% 12% 47% 32% 37% 29% 123% 7%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 20% 22% 23% 28% 127% 45% 102% 15%
Contains more Iron +213.7%
Contains more Potassium +101.5%
Contains more Magnesium +12.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +20.3%
Contains less Sodium -57.7%
Contains more Calcium +89.2%
Contains more Copper +244.5%
Contains more Zinc +56.2%

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
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0
Shrimp
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 4% 4% 0% 0% 10% 29% 352% 30% 227% 274% 0% 8%
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 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
78
Skipjack tuna
0
Shrimp
Mineral Summary Score
43
Skipjack tuna
47
Shrimp

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
169%
Skipjack tuna
144%
Shrimp
Carbohydrates
0%
Skipjack tuna
0%
Shrimp
Fats
6%
Skipjack tuna
1%
Shrimp

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.
Skipjack tuna Shrimp
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugars Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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is better in case of low diet
Skipjack tuna Shrimp
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?
Skipjack tuna
Skipjack tuna is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 129mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Skipjack tuna
Skipjack tuna contains less Sodium (difference - 64mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Skipjack tuna
Skipjack tuna is lower in glycemic index (difference - 50)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Skipjack tuna
Skipjack tuna is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Shrimp
Shrimp is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.364g)
Which food is cheaper?
Shrimp
Shrimp is cheaper (difference - $1)
Which food contains less Sugars?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugars ( g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.

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 Skipjack tuna Shrimp Opinion
Calories 132 99 Skipjack tuna
Protein 28.21 23.98 Skipjack tuna
Fats 1.29 0.28 Skipjack tuna
Vitamin C 1 Skipjack tuna
Carbs 0 0.2 Shrimp
Cholesterol 60 189 Skipjack tuna
Vitamin D
Iron 1.6 0.51 Skipjack tuna
Calcium 37 70 Shrimp
Potassium 522 259 Skipjack tuna
Magnesium 44 39 Skipjack tuna
Sugars
Fiber 0 Skipjack tuna
Copper 0.11 0.379 Shrimp
Zinc 1.05 1.64 Shrimp
Starch
Phosphorus 285 237 Skipjack tuna
Sodium 47 111 Skipjack tuna
Vitamin A 60 Skipjack tuna
Vitamin E
Vitamin D
Vitamin B1 0.038 Skipjack tuna
Vitamin B2 0.122 Skipjack tuna
Vitamin B3 18.756 Skipjack tuna
Vitamin B5 0.485 Skipjack tuna
Vitamin B6 0.981 Skipjack tuna
Vitamin B12 2.19 Skipjack tuna
Vitamin K
Folate 10 Skipjack tuna
Trans Fat 0.002 Skipjack tuna
Saturated Fat 0.42 0.056 Shrimp
Monounsaturated Fat 0.243 0.048 Skipjack tuna
Polyunsaturated fat 0.403 0.079 Skipjack tuna
Tryptophan 0.316 Skipjack tuna
Threonine 1.237 Skipjack tuna
Isoleucine 1.3 Skipjack tuna
Leucine 2.293 Skipjack tuna
Lysine 2.59 Skipjack tuna
Methionine 0.835 Skipjack tuna
Phenylalanine 1.101 Skipjack tuna
Valine 1.453 Skipjack tuna
Histidine 0.83 Skipjack tuna
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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. Skipjack tuna - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172005/nutrients
  2. Shrimp - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/175180/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.