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Tuna vs Shrimp - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Tuna and Shrimp different?

  • Tuna is higher in Phosphorus, Iron, Magnesium, and Polyunsaturated fat, however Shrimp is richer in Copper, Zinc, and Calcium.
  • Daily need coverage for Cholesterol from Shrimp is 47% higher.
  • Tuna contains 29 times more Saturated Fat than Shrimp. While Tuna contains 1.612g of Saturated Fat, Shrimp contains only 0.056g.

Fish, tuna, fresh, bluefin, cooked, dry heat and Crustaceans, shrimp, cooked (not previously frozen) are the varieties used 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
Tuna
5
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3
Shrimp
Contains more Iron +156.9%
Contains more Magnesium +64.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +37.6%
Contains more Potassium +24.7%
Contains less Sodium -55%
Contains more Calcium +600%
Contains more Zinc +113%
Contains more Copper +244.5%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 50% 46% 140% 29% 7% 22% 37%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 22% 20% 28% 102% 23% 15% 45% 127%
Contains more Iron +156.9%
Contains more Magnesium +64.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +37.6%
Contains more Potassium +24.7%
Contains less Sodium -55%
Contains more Calcium +600%
Contains more Zinc +113%
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
Tuna
9
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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 152% 0% 0% 0% 70% 71% 198% 83% 122% 2% 1361% 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.
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 Sugar Equal
Lower in price Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Tuna Shrimp Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0.2g Shrimp
Protein 29.91g 23.98g Tuna
Fats 6.28g 0.28g Tuna
Carbs 0g 0.2g Shrimp
Calories 184kcal 99kcal Tuna
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g g
Fiber 0g g Tuna
Calcium 10mg 70mg Shrimp
Iron 1.31mg 0.51mg Tuna
Magnesium 64mg 39mg Tuna
Phosphorus 326mg 237mg Tuna
Potassium 323mg 259mg Tuna
Sodium 50mg 111mg Tuna
Zinc 0.77mg 1.64mg Shrimp
Copper 0.11mg 0.379mg Shrimp
Vitamin A 2520IU IU Tuna
Vitamin E mg mg
Vitamin D IU IU
Vitamin D µg µg
Vitamin C 0mg mg Tuna
Vitamin B1 0.278mg mg Tuna
Vitamin B2 0.306mg mg Tuna
Vitamin B3 10.54mg mg Tuna
Vitamin B5 1.37mg mg Tuna
Vitamin B6 0.525mg mg Tuna
Folate 2µg µg Tuna
Vitamin B12 10.88µg µg Tuna
Vitamin K µg µg
Tryptophan 0.335mg mg Tuna
Threonine 1.311mg mg Tuna
Isoleucine 1.378mg mg Tuna
Leucine 2.431mg mg Tuna
Lysine 2.747mg mg Tuna
Methionine 0.885mg mg Tuna
Phenylalanine 1.168mg mg Tuna
Valine 1.541mg mg Tuna
Histidine 0.88mg mg Tuna
Cholesterol 49mg 189mg Tuna
Trans Fat g 0.002g Tuna
Saturated Fat 1.612g 0.056g Shrimp
Monounsaturated Fat 2.053g 0.048g Tuna
Polyunsaturated fat 1.844g 0.079g Tuna

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
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
171
Tuna
0
Shrimp
Mineral Summary Score
41
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
179%
Tuna
144%
Shrimp
Carbohydrates
0%
Tuna
0%
Shrimp
Fats
29%
Tuna
1%
Shrimp

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Tuna
Tuna contains less Sodium (difference - 61mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Tuna
Tuna is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 140mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Tuna
Tuna is lower in glycemic index (difference - 50)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Tuna
Tuna is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Shrimp
Shrimp is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.556g)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($7)
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. Tuna - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173707/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.