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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 Potassium +24.7%
Contains more Magnesium +64.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +37.6%
Contains less Sodium -55%
Contains more Calcium +600%
Contains more Copper +244.5%
Contains more Zinc +113%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 50% 3% 29% 46% 37% 22% 140% 7%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 20% 22% 23% 28% 127% 45% 102% 15%
Contains more Iron +156.9%
Contains more Potassium +24.7%
Contains more Magnesium +64.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +37.6%
Contains less Sodium -55%
Contains more Calcium +600%
Contains more Copper +244.5%
Contains more Zinc +113%

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
:
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% 152% 0% 0% 70% 71% 198% 83% 122% 1361% 0% 2%
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
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 the food
Protein
179%
Tuna
144%
Shrimp
Carbohydrates
0%
Tuna
0%
Shrimp
Fats
29%
Tuna
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.
Tuna Shrimp
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sugars Equal
Lower in price Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Tuna 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?
Tuna
Tuna is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 140mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Tuna
Tuna contains less Sodium (difference - 61mg)
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 Sugars?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Sugars ( g)
Which food is cheaper?
?
The foods are relatively equal in price ($7)
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 Tuna Shrimp Opinion
Calories 184 99 Tuna
Protein 29.91 23.98 Tuna
Fats 6.28 0.28 Tuna
Vitamin C 0 Tuna
Carbs 0 0.2 Shrimp
Cholesterol 49 189 Tuna
Vitamin D
Iron 1.31 0.51 Tuna
Calcium 10 70 Shrimp
Potassium 323 259 Tuna
Magnesium 64 39 Tuna
Sugars
Fiber 0 Tuna
Copper 0.11 0.379 Shrimp
Zinc 0.77 1.64 Shrimp
Starch
Phosphorus 326 237 Tuna
Sodium 50 111 Tuna
Vitamin A 2520 Tuna
Vitamin E
Vitamin D
Vitamin B1 0.278 Tuna
Vitamin B2 0.306 Tuna
Vitamin B3 10.54 Tuna
Vitamin B5 1.37 Tuna
Vitamin B6 0.525 Tuna
Vitamin B12 10.88 Tuna
Vitamin K
Folate 2 Tuna
Trans Fat 0.002 Tuna
Saturated Fat 1.612 0.056 Shrimp
Monounsaturated Fat 2.053 0.048 Tuna
Polyunsaturated fat 1.844 0.079 Tuna
Tryptophan 0.335 Tuna
Threonine 1.311 Tuna
Isoleucine 1.378 Tuna
Leucine 2.431 Tuna
Lysine 2.747 Tuna
Methionine 0.885 Tuna
Phenylalanine 1.168 Tuna
Valine 1.541 Tuna
Histidine 0.88 Tuna
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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. 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.