Canned Tuna vs. Shrimp

Nutrition comparison of Canned Tuna and Shrimp


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

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

For a quick recap of significant nutrients and differences in canned tuna and shrimp:

  • Both canned tuna and shrimp are high in protein.
  • Canned tuna has more riboflavin and niacin, however, shrimp contains more pantothenic acid and folate.
  • Canned tuna is a great source of potassium.
  • Shrimp is a great source of calcium.
Detailed nutritional comparison of canned tuna 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: Canned Tuna (Fish, tuna, white, canned in water, without salt, drained solids) 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

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Canned tuna is high in calories and shrimp has less calories than canned tuna - canned tuna has 128kcal of calories per 100 grams and shrimp has 71kcal of calories.

Protein

protein

Both canned tuna and shrimp are high in protein - canned tuna has 23.6g of protein per 100 grams and shrimp has 13.6g of protein.

Fat

saturated fat

Both canned tuna and shrimp are low in saturated fat - canned tuna has 0.79g of saturated fat per 100 grams and shrimp has 0.26g of saturated fat.

trans fat

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

Vitamins

Vitamin A

Shrimp has more Vitamin A than canned tuna - canned tuna has 6ug of Vitamin A per 100 grams and shrimp has 54ug of Vitamin A.

Vitamin D

Shrimp and canned tuna contain similar amounts of Vitamin D - shrimp has 2iu of Vitamin D per 100 grams and canned tuna does not contain significant amounts.

Vitamin E

Shrimp has more Vitamin E than canned tuna - shrimp has 1.3mg of Vitamin E per 100 grams and canned tuna does not contain significant amounts.

The B Vitamins

Canned tuna has more riboflavin and niacin, however, shrimp contains more pantothenic acid and folate. Both canned tuna and shrimp contain significant amounts of thiamin, Vitamin B6 and Vitamin B12.

Canned Tuna Shrimp
Thiamin 0.008 MG 0.02 MG
Riboflavin 0.044 MG 0.015 MG
Niacin 5.799 MG 1.778 MG
Pantothenic acid 0.124 MG 0.31 MG
Vitamin B6 0.217 MG 0.161 MG
Folate 2 UG 19 UG
Vitamin B12 1.17 UG 1.11 UG

Minerals

calcium

Shrimp is a great source of calcium and it has more calcium than canned tuna - canned tuna has 14mg of calcium per 100 grams and shrimp has 54mg of calcium.

iron

Canned tuna has more iron than shrimp - canned tuna has 0.97mg of iron per 100 grams and shrimp has 0.21mg of iron.

potassium

Canned tuna is a great source of potassium and it has more potassium than shrimp - canned tuna has 237mg of potassium per 100 grams and shrimp has 113mg of potassium.

Omega-3 and Omega-6

omega 3s

For omega-3 fatty acids, canned tuna has more alpha linoleic acid (ALA), DHA, EPA and DPA than shrimp per 100 grams.

Canned Tuna Shrimp
alpha linoleic acid 0.071 G 0.006 G
DHA 0.629 G 0.07 G
EPA 0.233 G 0.068 G
DPA 0.018 G 0.006 G
Total 0.951 G 0.15 G

omega 6s

Comparing omega-6 fatty acids, both canned tuna and shrimp contain significant amounts of linoleic acid.

Canned Tuna Shrimp
linoleic acid 0.055 G 0.095 G
other omega 6 ~ 0.006 G
Total 0.055 G 0.101 G



Customize your serving size


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: Canned Tuna (Fish, tuna, white, canned in water, without salt, drained solids) and Shrimp (Crustaceans, shrimp, mixed species, raw (may contain additives to retain moisture)) .

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