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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, Monounsaturated Fat, and Polyunsaturated 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
Contains more Phosphorus +28.7%
Contains more Potassium +68.3%
Contains less Sodium -17.1%
Contains more Calcium +536.4%
Contains more Zinc +198.2%
Contains more Copper +398.7%
Equal in Iron - 0.51
Equal in Magnesium - 39
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 20% 26% 131% 39% 12% 15% 26%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 22% 20% 28% 102% 23% 15% 45% 127%
Contains more Phosphorus +28.7%
Contains more Potassium +68.3%
Contains less Sodium -17.1%
Contains more Calcium +536.4%
Contains more Zinc +198.2%
Contains more Copper +398.7%
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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Shrimp
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 12% 20% 501% 0% 40% 57% 190% 77% 191% 6% 559% 1%
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.
Sockeye salmon Shrimp
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Sockeye salmon Shrimp Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0.2g Shrimp
Protein 26.48g 23.98g Sockeye salmon
Fats 5.57g 0.28g Sockeye salmon
Carbs 0g 0.2g Shrimp
Calories 156kcal 99kcal Sockeye salmon
Starch 0g g Sockeye salmon
Fructose 0g g Sockeye salmon
Sugar 0g g Shrimp
Fiber 0g g Sockeye salmon
Calcium 11mg 70mg Shrimp
Iron 0.52mg 0.51mg Sockeye salmon
Magnesium 36mg 39mg Shrimp
Phosphorus 305mg 237mg Sockeye salmon
Potassium 436mg 259mg Sockeye salmon
Sodium 92mg 111mg Sockeye salmon
Zinc 0.55mg 1.64mg Shrimp
Copper 0.076mg 0.379mg Shrimp
Vitamin A 193IU IU Sockeye salmon
Vitamin E 0.99mg mg Sockeye salmon
Vitamin D 670IU IU Sockeye salmon
Vitamin D 16.7µg µg Sockeye salmon
Vitamin C 0mg mg Sockeye salmon
Vitamin B1 0.157mg mg Sockeye salmon
Vitamin B2 0.246mg mg Sockeye salmon
Vitamin B3 10.123mg mg Sockeye salmon
Vitamin B5 1.274mg mg Sockeye salmon
Vitamin B6 0.827mg mg Sockeye salmon
Folate 7µg µg Sockeye salmon
Vitamin B12 4.47µg µg Sockeye salmon
Vitamin K 0.1µg µg Sockeye salmon
Tryptophan 0.335mg mg Sockeye salmon
Threonine 1.247mg mg Sockeye salmon
Isoleucine 1.274mg mg Sockeye salmon
Leucine 2.185mg mg Sockeye salmon
Lysine 2.574mg mg Sockeye salmon
Methionine 0.858mg mg Sockeye salmon
Phenylalanine 1.086mg mg Sockeye salmon
Valine 1.461mg mg Sockeye salmon
Histidine 0.711mg mg Sockeye salmon
Cholesterol 61mg 189mg Sockeye salmon
Trans Fat 0.023g 0.002g Shrimp
Saturated Fat 0.969g 0.056g Shrimp
Monounsaturated Fat 1.864g 0.048g Sockeye salmon
Polyunsaturated fat 1.327g 0.079g Sockeye salmon

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Sockeye salmon 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
137
Sockeye salmon
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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 food.
Protein
159%
Sockeye salmon
144%
Shrimp
Carbohydrates
0%
Sockeye salmon
0%
Shrimp
Fats
26%
Sockeye salmon
1%
Shrimp

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Sockeye salmon
Sockeye salmon contains less Sodium (difference - 19mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Sockeye salmon
Sockeye salmon is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 128mg)
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 is lower in Sugar?
Shrimp
Shrimp is lower in Sugar (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 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. 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.