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Swordfish vs Shrimp - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Swordfish and Shrimp

  • Swordfish has more Phosphorus, Potassium, Polyunsaturated fat, and Monounsaturated Fat, however Shrimp is richer in Copper, Zinc, and Calcium.
  • Shrimp's daily need coverage for Cholesterol is 37% more.
  • Swordfish contains 74 times more Monounsaturated Fat than Shrimp. Swordfish contains 3.544g of Monounsaturated Fat, while Shrimp contains 0.048g.
  • Shrimp contains less Saturated Fat.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Fish, swordfish, 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 Phosphorus +28.3%
Contains more Potassium +92.7%
Contains less Sodium -12.6%
Contains more Calcium +1066.7%
Contains more Iron +13.3%
Contains more Magnesium +11.4%
Contains more Zinc +110.3%
Contains more Copper +723.9%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 2% 17% 25% 131% 45% 13% 22% 16%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 22% 20% 28% 102% 23% 15% 45% 127%
Contains more Phosphorus +28.3%
Contains more Potassium +92.7%
Contains less Sodium -12.6%
Contains more Calcium +1066.7%
Contains more Iron +13.3%
Contains more Magnesium +11.4%
Contains more Zinc +110.3%
Contains more Copper +723.9%

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 A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 8% 49% 498% 0% 23% 15% 174% 26% 142% 2% 203% 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.
Swordfish Shrimp
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Swordfish Shrimp Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0.2g Shrimp
Protein 23.45g 23.98g Shrimp
Fats 7.93g 0.28g Swordfish
Carbs 0g 0.2g Shrimp
Calories 172kcal 99kcal Swordfish
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g g Shrimp
Fiber 0g g Swordfish
Calcium 6mg 70mg Shrimp
Iron 0.45mg 0.51mg Shrimp
Magnesium 35mg 39mg Shrimp
Phosphorus 304mg 237mg Swordfish
Potassium 499mg 259mg Swordfish
Sodium 97mg 111mg Swordfish
Zinc 0.78mg 1.64mg Shrimp
Copper 0.046mg 0.379mg Shrimp
Vitamin A 129IU IU Swordfish
Vitamin E 2.41mg mg Swordfish
Vitamin D 666IU IU Swordfish
Vitamin D 16.6µg µg Swordfish
Vitamin C 0mg mg Swordfish
Vitamin B1 0.089mg mg Swordfish
Vitamin B2 0.063mg mg Swordfish
Vitamin B3 9.254mg mg Swordfish
Vitamin B5 0.417mg mg Swordfish
Vitamin B6 0.615mg mg Swordfish
Folate 2µg µg Swordfish
Vitamin B12 1.62µg µg Swordfish
Vitamin K 0.1µg µg Swordfish
Tryptophan 0.265mg mg Swordfish
Threonine 1.035mg mg Swordfish
Isoleucine 1.088mg mg Swordfish
Leucine 1.919mg mg Swordfish
Lysine 2.168mg mg Swordfish
Methionine 0.699mg mg Swordfish
Phenylalanine 0.922mg mg Swordfish
Valine 1.216mg mg Swordfish
Histidine 0.695mg mg Swordfish
Cholesterol 78mg 189mg Swordfish
Trans Fat 0.056g 0.002g Shrimp
Saturated Fat 1.911g 0.056g Shrimp
Monounsaturated Fat 3.544g 0.048g Swordfish
Polyunsaturated fat 1.368g 0.079g Swordfish

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Swordfish 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
95
Swordfish
0
Shrimp
Mineral Summary Score
33
Swordfish
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
141%
Swordfish
144%
Shrimp
Carbohydrates
0%
Swordfish
0%
Shrimp
Fats
37%
Swordfish
1%
Shrimp

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Swordfish
Swordfish contains less Sodium (difference - 14mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Swordfish
Swordfish is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 111mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Swordfish
Swordfish is lower in glycemic index (difference - 50)
Which food is cheaper?
Swordfish
Swordfish is cheaper (difference - $7)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Swordfish
Swordfish 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 - 1.855g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Shrimp
Shrimp is relatively richer in minerals

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. Swordfish - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173704/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.