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

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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Shrimp
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 4% 0% 0% 4% 10% 29% 352% 30% 227% 8% 274% 0%
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%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Skipjack tuna Shrimp Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0.2g Shrimp
Protein 28.21g 23.98g Skipjack tuna
Fats 1.29g 0.28g Skipjack tuna
Carbs 0g 0.2g Shrimp
Calories 132kcal 99kcal Skipjack tuna
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g g
Fiber 0g g Skipjack tuna
Calcium 37mg 70mg Shrimp
Iron 1.6mg 0.51mg Skipjack tuna
Magnesium 44mg 39mg Skipjack tuna
Phosphorus 285mg 237mg Skipjack tuna
Potassium 522mg 259mg Skipjack tuna
Sodium 47mg 111mg Skipjack tuna
Zinc 1.05mg 1.64mg Shrimp
Copper 0.11mg 0.379mg Shrimp
Vitamin A 60IU IU Skipjack tuna
Vitamin E mg mg
Vitamin D IU IU
Vitamin D µg µg
Vitamin C 1mg mg Skipjack tuna
Vitamin B1 0.038mg mg Skipjack tuna
Vitamin B2 0.122mg mg Skipjack tuna
Vitamin B3 18.756mg mg Skipjack tuna
Vitamin B5 0.485mg mg Skipjack tuna
Vitamin B6 0.981mg mg Skipjack tuna
Folate 10µg µg Skipjack tuna
Vitamin B12 2.19µg µg Skipjack tuna
Vitamin K µg µg
Tryptophan 0.316mg mg Skipjack tuna
Threonine 1.237mg mg Skipjack tuna
Isoleucine 1.3mg mg Skipjack tuna
Leucine 2.293mg mg Skipjack tuna
Lysine 2.59mg mg Skipjack tuna
Methionine 0.835mg mg Skipjack tuna
Phenylalanine 1.101mg mg Skipjack tuna
Valine 1.453mg mg Skipjack tuna
Histidine 0.83mg mg Skipjack tuna
Cholesterol 60mg 189mg Skipjack tuna
Trans Fat g 0.002g Skipjack tuna
Saturated Fat 0.42g 0.056g Shrimp
Monounsaturated Fat 0.243g 0.048g Skipjack tuna
Polyunsaturated fat 0.403g 0.079g Skipjack tuna

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Skipjack tuna Shrimp
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
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 food.
Protein
169%
Skipjack tuna
144%
Shrimp
Carbohydrates
0%
Skipjack tuna
0%
Shrimp
Fats
6%
Skipjack tuna
1%
Shrimp

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Skipjack tuna
Skipjack tuna contains less Sodium (difference - 64mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Skipjack tuna
Skipjack tuna is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 129mg)
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 Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)
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. 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.