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Sockeye salmon vs Shrimp - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Sockeye salmon and Shrimp?

  • Sockeye salmon is higher in Phosphorus, Potassium, Polyunsaturated fat and Monounsaturated Fat, yet Shrimp is higher in Copper, Zinc and Calcium.
  • Shrimp's daily need coverage for Cholesterol is 43% more.
  • Sockeye salmon has 39 times more Monounsaturated Fat than Shrimp. While Sockeye salmon has 1.864g of Monounsaturated Fat, Shrimp has only 0.048g.
  • The amount of Saturated Fat in Shrimp is lower.

We used Fish, salmon, sockeye, cooked, dry heat and Crustaceans, shrimp, cooked (not previously frozen) types 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
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Shrimp
Contains more Potassium +68.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +28.7%
Contains less Sodium -17.1%
Contains more Calcium +536.4%
Contains more Copper +398.7%
Contains more Zinc +198.2%
Equal in Iron - 0.51
Equal in Magnesium - 39
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 20% 4% 39% 26% 26% 15% 131% 12%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 20% 22% 23% 28% 127% 45% 102% 15%
Contains more Potassium +68.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +28.7%
Contains less Sodium -17.1%
Contains more Calcium +536.4%
Contains more Copper +398.7%
Contains more Zinc +198.2%
Equal in Iron - 0.51
Equal in Magnesium - 39

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 0% 12% 20% 501% 40% 57% 190% 77% 191% 559% 1% 6%
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
137
Sockeye salmon
0
Shrimp
Mineral Summary Score
34
Sockeye salmon
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
159%
Sockeye salmon
144%
Shrimp
Carbohydrates
0%
Sockeye salmon
0%
Shrimp
Fats
26%
Sockeye salmon
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.
Sockeye salmon Shrimp
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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is better in case of low diet
Sockeye salmon 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?
Sockeye salmon
Sockeye salmon is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 128mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Sockeye salmon
Sockeye salmon contains less Sodium (difference - 19mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Sockeye salmon
Sockeye salmon is lower in glycemic index (difference - 50)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Sockeye salmon
Sockeye salmon is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sugars?
Shrimp
Shrimp contains less Sugars (difference - 0g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Shrimp
Shrimp is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.913g)
Which food is cheaper?
Shrimp
Shrimp is cheaper (difference - $6)
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 Sockeye salmon Shrimp Opinion
Calories 156 99 Sockeye salmon
Protein 26.48 23.98 Sockeye salmon
Fats 5.57 0.28 Sockeye salmon
Vitamin C 0 Sockeye salmon
Carbs 0 0.2 Shrimp
Cholesterol 61 189 Sockeye salmon
Vitamin D 670 Sockeye salmon
Iron 0.52 0.51 Sockeye salmon
Calcium 11 70 Shrimp
Potassium 436 259 Sockeye salmon
Magnesium 36 39 Shrimp
Sugars 0 Shrimp
Fiber 0 Sockeye salmon
Copper 0.076 0.379 Shrimp
Zinc 0.55 1.64 Shrimp
Starch 0 Sockeye salmon
Phosphorus 305 237 Sockeye salmon
Sodium 92 111 Sockeye salmon
Vitamin A 193 Sockeye salmon
Vitamin E 0.99 Sockeye salmon
Vitamin D 16.7 Sockeye salmon
Vitamin B1 0.157 Sockeye salmon
Vitamin B2 0.246 Sockeye salmon
Vitamin B3 10.123 Sockeye salmon
Vitamin B5 1.274 Sockeye salmon
Vitamin B6 0.827 Sockeye salmon
Vitamin B12 4.47 Sockeye salmon
Vitamin K 0.1 Sockeye salmon
Folate 7 Sockeye salmon
Trans Fat 0.023 0.002 Shrimp
Saturated Fat 0.969 0.056 Shrimp
Monounsaturated Fat 1.864 0.048 Sockeye salmon
Polyunsaturated fat 1.327 0.079 Sockeye salmon
Tryptophan 0.335 Sockeye salmon
Threonine 1.247 Sockeye salmon
Isoleucine 1.274 Sockeye salmon
Leucine 2.185 Sockeye salmon
Lysine 2.574 Sockeye salmon
Methionine 0.858 Sockeye salmon
Phenylalanine 1.086 Sockeye salmon
Valine 1.461 Sockeye salmon
Histidine 0.711 Sockeye salmon
Fructose 0 Sockeye salmon

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. Sockeye salmon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173692/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.