Shrimp vs. Lamb

Nutrition comparison of Shrimp and Cooked Lamb


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

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

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

  • Both lamb and shrimp are high in protein.
  • Lamb has more thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid and Vitamin B12.
  • Lamb has signficantly more iron than shrimp.
  • Lamb is an excellent source of potassium.
  • Shrimp is a great source of calcium.
Detailed nutritional comparison of shrimp and lamb 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: Shrimp (Crustaceans, shrimp, mixed species, raw (may contain additives to retain moisture)) and Lamb (Lamb, ground, cooked, broiled) . Have a correction or suggestions? Shoot us an email.


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Calories and Carbs

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Lamb is high in calories and shrimp has less calories than lamb - lamb has 283kcal of calories per 100 grams and shrimp has 71kcal of calories.

Protein

protein

Both lamb and shrimp are high in protein - lamb has 24.8g of protein per 100 grams and shrimp has 13.6g of protein.

Fat

saturated fat

Lamb is high in saturated fat and shrimp has less saturated fat than lamb - lamb has 8.1g of saturated fat per 100 grams and shrimp has 0.26g of saturated fat.

trans fat

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

Vitamins

Vitamin A

Shrimp has more Vitamin A than lamb - shrimp has 54ug of Vitamin A per 100 grams and lamb does not contain significant amounts.

Vitamin D

Lamb and shrimp contain similar amounts of Vitamin D - lamb has 2iu of Vitamin D per 100 grams and shrimp has 2iu of Vitamin D.

Vitamin E

Lamb and shrimp contain similar amounts of Vitamin E - lamb has 0.14mg of Vitamin E per 100 grams and shrimp has 1.3mg of Vitamin E.

The B Vitamins

Lamb has more thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid and Vitamin B12. Both shrimp and lamb contain significant amounts of Vitamin B6 and folate.

Shrimp Lamb
Thiamin 0.02 MG 0.1 MG
Riboflavin 0.015 MG 0.25 MG
Niacin 1.778 MG 6.7 MG
Pantothenic acid 0.31 MG 0.66 MG
Vitamin B6 0.161 MG 0.14 MG
Folate 19 UG 19 UG
Vitamin B12 1.11 UG 2.61 UG

Minerals

calcium

Shrimp is a great source of calcium and it has more calcium than lamb - lamb has 22mg of calcium per 100 grams and shrimp has 54mg of calcium.

iron

Lamb has signficantly more iron than shrimp - lamb has 1.8mg of iron per 100 grams and shrimp has 0.21mg of iron.

potassium

Lamb is an excellent source of potassium and it has more potassium than shrimp - lamb has 339mg of potassium per 100 grams and shrimp has 113mg of potassium.

Omega-3 and Omega-6

omega 3s

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

Shrimp Lamb
alpha linoleic acid 0.006 G 0.26 G
DHA 0.07 G ~
EPA 0.068 G ~
DPA 0.006 G ~
Total 0.15 G 0.26 G

omega 6s

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

Shrimp Lamb
other omega 6 0.034 G 0.07 G
linoleic acid 0.095 G 1.07 G
Total 0.129 G 1.14 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: Shrimp (Crustaceans, shrimp, mixed species, raw (may contain additives to retain moisture)) and Lamb (Lamb, ground, cooked, broiled) .

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