Cottage Cheese vs. Shrimp

Nutrition comparison of Cottage Cheese and Shrimp


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

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

For a quick recap of significant nutrients and differences in cottage cheese and shrimp:

  • Both cottage cheese and shrimp are high in calcium and protein.
  • Cottage cheese has more riboflavin, however, shrimp contains more niacin, Vitamin B6 and Vitamin B12.
Detailed nutritional comparison of cottage cheese 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: Cottage Cheese (Cheese, cottage, creamed, large or small curd) 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

Shrimp has less calories than cottage cheese - cottage cheese has 98kcal of calories per 100 grams and shrimp has 71kcal of calories.

sugar

Shrimp has less sugar than cottage cheese - cottage cheese has 2.7g of sugar per 100 grams and shrimp does not contain significant amounts.

Protein

protein

Both cottage cheese and shrimp are high in protein - cottage cheese has 11.1g of protein per 100 grams and shrimp has 13.6g of protein.

Fat

saturated fat

Shrimp has less saturated fat than cottage cheese - cottage cheese has 1.7g of saturated fat per 100 grams and shrimp has 0.26g of saturated fat.

trans fat

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

Vitamins

Vitamin A

Cottage cheese and shrimp contain similar amounts of Vitamin A - cottage cheese has 37ug of Vitamin A per 100 grams and shrimp has 54ug of Vitamin A.

Vitamin D

Cottage cheese and shrimp contain similar amounts of Vitamin D - cottage cheese has 3iu of Vitamin D per 100 grams and shrimp has 2iu of Vitamin D.

Vitamin E

Cottage cheese and shrimp contain similar amounts of Vitamin E - cottage cheese has 0.08mg of Vitamin E per 100 grams and shrimp has 1.3mg of Vitamin E.

The B Vitamins

Cottage cheese has more riboflavin, however, shrimp contains more niacin, Vitamin B6 and Vitamin B12. Both cottage cheese and shrimp contain significant amounts of thiamin, pantothenic acid and folate.

Cottage Cheese Shrimp
Thiamin 0.027 MG 0.02 MG
Riboflavin 0.163 MG 0.015 MG
Niacin 0.099 MG 1.778 MG
Pantothenic acid 0.557 MG 0.31 MG
Vitamin B6 0.046 MG 0.161 MG
Folate 12 UG 19 UG
Vitamin B12 0.43 UG 1.11 UG

Minerals

calcium

Both cottage cheese and shrimp are high in calcium - cottage cheese has 83mg of calcium per 100 grams and shrimp has 54mg of calcium.

iron

Cottage cheese and shrimp contain similar amounts of iron - cottage cheese has 0.07mg of iron per 100 grams and shrimp has 0.21mg of iron.

potassium

Cottage cheese and shrimp contain similar amounts of potassium - cottage cheese has 104mg of potassium per 100 grams and shrimp has 113mg of potassium.

Omega-3 and Omega-6

omega 3s

For omega-3 fatty acids, Cottage cheese has more alpha linoleic acid (ALA) than shrimp per 100 grams, however, shrimp contains more dha and epa than cottage cheese per 100 grams.

Cottage Cheese Shrimp
alpha linoleic acid 0.017 G 0.006 G
DHA ~ 0.07 G
EPA ~ 0.068 G
DPA ~ 0.006 G
Total 0.017 G 0.15 G

omega 6s

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

Cottage Cheese Shrimp
linoleic acid 0.105 G 0.095 G
other omega 6 ~ 0.006 G
Total 0.105 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: Cottage Cheese (Cheese, cottage, creamed, large or small curd) and Shrimp (Crustaceans, shrimp, mixed species, raw (may contain additives to retain moisture)) .

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