Boiled Egg vs. Shrimp

Nutrition comparison of Cooked Boiled Egg and Shrimp


Ever wonder how your favorite foods stack up against each other in terms of nutrition?

We compared the nutritional contents of cooked boiled egg versus shrimp (100g each) below using 2020 USDA and NIH data[1].

For a quick recap of significant nutrients and differences in boiled egg and shrimp:

  • Both boiled egg and shrimp are high in calcium and protein.
  • Boiled egg has more thiamin, riboflavin, pantothenic acid and folate, however, shrimp contains more niacin.
  • Boiled egg is a great source of Vitamin A and Vitamin D.
Detailed nutritional comparison of boiled egg and shrimp is analyzed below. You can also visualize the nutritional comparison for a custom portion or serving size and see how the nutrition compares.

USDA sources for nutritional information: Boiled Egg (Egg, whole, cooked, hard-boiled) and Shrimp (Crustaceans, shrimp, mixed species, raw (may contain additives to retain moisture)) . Have a correction or suggestions? Shoot us an email.


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Calories and Carbs

calories

Boiled egg is high in calories and shrimp has less calories than boiled egg - boiled egg has 155kcal of calories per 100 grams and shrimp has 71kcal of calories.

sugar

Shrimp has less sugar than boiled egg - boiled egg has 1.1g of sugar per 100 grams and shrimp does not contain significant amounts.

Protein

protein

Both boiled egg and shrimp are high in protein - boiled egg has 12.6g of protein per 100 grams and shrimp has 13.6g of protein.

Fat

saturated fat

Shrimp has less saturated fat than boiled egg - boiled egg has 3.3g of saturated fat per 100 grams and shrimp has 0.26g of saturated fat.

trans fat

Shrimp and boiled egg contain similar amounts of trans fat - shrimp has 0.02g of trans fat per 100 grams and boiled egg does not contain significant amounts.

Vitamins

Vitamin A

Boiled egg is a great source of Vitamin A and it has more Vitamin A than shrimp - boiled egg has 149ug of Vitamin A per 100 grams and shrimp has 54ug of Vitamin A.

Vitamin D

Boiled egg is a great source of Vitamin D and it has more Vitamin D than shrimp - boiled egg has 87iu of Vitamin D per 100 grams and shrimp has 2iu of Vitamin D.

Vitamin E

Boiled egg and shrimp contain similar amounts of Vitamin E - boiled egg has 1mg of Vitamin E per 100 grams and shrimp has 1.3mg of Vitamin E.

The B Vitamins

Boiled egg has more thiamin, riboflavin, pantothenic acid and folate, however, shrimp contains more niacin. Both boiled egg and shrimp contain significant amounts of Vitamin B6 and Vitamin B12.

Boiled Egg Shrimp
Thiamin 0.066 MG 0.02 MG
Riboflavin 0.513 MG 0.015 MG
Niacin 0.064 MG 1.778 MG
Pantothenic acid 1.398 MG 0.31 MG
Vitamin B6 0.121 MG 0.161 MG
Folate 44 UG 19 UG
Vitamin B12 1.11 UG 1.11 UG

Minerals

calcium

Both boiled egg and shrimp are high in calcium - boiled egg has 50mg of calcium per 100 grams and shrimp has 54mg of calcium.

iron

Boiled egg has more iron than shrimp - boiled egg has 1.2mg of iron per 100 grams and shrimp has 0.21mg of iron.

potassium

Boiled egg and shrimp contain similar amounts of potassium - boiled egg has 126mg of potassium per 100 grams and shrimp has 113mg of potassium.

Omega-3 and Omega-6

omega 3s

For omega-3 fatty acids, Boiled egg has more alpha linoleic acid (ALA) than shrimp per 100 grams, however, shrimp contains more epa than boiled egg per 100 grams. Both boiled egg and shrimp contain significant amounts of DHA.

Boiled Egg Shrimp
alpha linoleic acid 0.035 G 0.006 G
DHA 0.038 G 0.07 G
EPA 0.005 G 0.068 G
DPA ~ 0.006 G
Total 0.078 G 0.15 G

omega 6s

Comparing omega-6 fatty acids, boiled egg has more linoleic acid than shrimp per 100 grams.

Boiled Egg Shrimp
linoleic acid 1.188 G 0.095 G
other omega 6 ~ 0.006 G
Total 1.188 G 0.101 G



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The comparison below is by common portions, e.g. cups, packages. You can also see a more concrete comparison by weight at equal weight (by grams) comparison.

Note: The specific food items compared are: Boiled Egg (Egg, whole, cooked, hard-boiled) and Shrimp (Crustaceans, shrimp, mixed species, raw (may contain additives to retain moisture)) .

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