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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 Vitamin B12, Vitamin A RAE, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B1, and Vitamin B5, however, Shrimp is richer in Copper.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 from Tuna is 384% higher.
  • Tuna contains 13 times more Vitamin B2 than Shrimp. While Tuna contains 0.306mg of Vitamin B2, Shrimp contains only 0.024mg.
  • Tuna has less Cholesterol.

Fish, tuna, fresh, bluefin, cooked, dry heat and Crustaceans, shrimp, mixed species, cooked, moist heat (may have been 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Tuna
5
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5
Shrimp
Contains more Iron +309.4%
Contains more Magnesium +73%
Contains more Potassium +90%
Contains less Sodium -94.7%
Contains more Calcium +810%
Contains more Zinc +111.7%
Contains more Copper +134.5%
Contains more Manganese +145%
Equal in Phosphorus - 306
Equal in Selenium - 49.5
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 3% 50% 46% 140% 29% 7% 22% 37% 3% 256%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 28% 12% 27% 132% 15% 124% 45% 86% 7% 270%
Contains more Iron +309.4%
Contains more Magnesium +73%
Contains more Potassium +90%
Contains less Sodium -94.7%
Contains more Calcium +810%
Contains more Zinc +111.7%
Contains more Copper +134.5%
Contains more Manganese +145%
Equal in Phosphorus - 306
Equal in Selenium - 49.5

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Tuna
7
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4
Shrimp
Contains more Vitamin A +737.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +768.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1175%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +293.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +164%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +116.9%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +555.4%
Contains more Folate +1100%
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 19% 44% 3% 0% 8% 6% 51% 32% 56% 18% 208% 1%
Contains more Vitamin A +737.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +768.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1175%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +293.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +164%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +116.9%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +555.4%
Contains more Folate +1100%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Tuna
3
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2
Shrimp
Contains more Protein +31.3%
Contains more Fats +269.4%
Contains more Other +93.4%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Water +21.1%
30% 6% 59% 5%
Protein: 29.91 g
Fats: 6.28 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 59.09 g
Other: 4.72 g
23% 2% 72% 2%
Protein: 22.78 g
Fats: 1.7 g
Carbs: 1.52 g
Water: 71.56 g
Other: 2.44 g
Contains more Protein +31.3%
Contains more Fats +269.4%
Contains more Other +93.4%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Water +21.1%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Tuna
2
:
1
Shrimp
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +468.7%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +212.5%
Contains less Saturated Fat -67.7%
29% 37% 33%
Saturated Fat: 1.612 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 2.053 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.844 g
35% 25% 40%
Saturated Fat: 0.521 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.361 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.59 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +468.7%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +212.5%
Contains less Saturated Fat -67.7%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Tuna Shrimp
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Tuna Shrimp Opinion
Net carbs 0g 1.52g Shrimp
Protein 29.91g 22.78g Tuna
Fats 6.28g 1.7g Tuna
Carbs 0g 1.52g Shrimp
Calories 184kcal 119kcal Tuna
Calcium 10mg 91mg Shrimp
Iron 1.31mg 0.32mg Tuna
Magnesium 64mg 37mg Tuna
Phosphorus 326mg 306mg Tuna
Potassium 323mg 170mg Tuna
Sodium 50mg 947mg Tuna
Zinc 0.77mg 1.63mg Shrimp
Copper 0.11mg 0.258mg Shrimp
Manganese 0.02mg 0.049mg Shrimp
Selenium 46.8µg 49.5µg Shrimp
Vitamin A 2520IU 301IU Tuna
Vitamin A RAE 757µg 90µg Tuna
Vitamin E 2.2mg Shrimp
Vitamin D 4IU Shrimp
Vitamin D 0.1µg Shrimp
Vitamin B1 0.278mg 0.032mg Tuna
Vitamin B2 0.306mg 0.024mg Tuna
Vitamin B3 10.54mg 2.678mg Tuna
Vitamin B5 1.37mg 0.519mg Tuna
Vitamin B6 0.525mg 0.242mg Tuna
Folate 2µg 24µg Shrimp
Vitamin B12 10.88µg 1.66µg Tuna
Vitamin K 0.4µg Shrimp
Tryptophan 0.335mg 0.26mg Tuna
Threonine 1.311mg 0.904mg Tuna
Isoleucine 1.378mg 1.05mg Tuna
Leucine 2.431mg 1.95mg Tuna
Lysine 2.747mg 2.172mg Tuna
Methionine 0.885mg 0.665mg Tuna
Phenylalanine 1.168mg 0.992mg Tuna
Valine 1.541mg 1.067mg Tuna
Histidine 0.88mg 0.501mg Tuna
Cholesterol 49mg 211mg Tuna
Trans Fat 0.035g Tuna
Saturated Fat 1.612g 0.521g Shrimp
Omega-3 - DHA 1.141g 0.141g Tuna
Omega-3 - EPA 0.363g 0.135g Tuna
Omega-3 - DPA 0.16g 0.012g Tuna
Monounsaturated Fat 2.053g 0.361g Tuna
Polyunsaturated fat 1.844g 0.59g Tuna
Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid 0.012g Shrimp

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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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
171%
Tuna
37%
Shrimp
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
59%
Tuna
74%
Shrimp

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Tuna
Tuna is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Tuna
Tuna contains less Sodium (difference - 897mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Tuna
Tuna is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 162mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Tuna
Tuna is lower in glycemic index (difference - 50)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Shrimp
Shrimp is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.091g)
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.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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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/171971/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.