Shrimp vs. Lentils

Nutrition comparison of Shrimp and Cooked Lentils


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

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

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

  • Both lentils and shrimp are high in protein.
  • Lentil has more thiamin, riboflavin, pantothenic acid and folate, however, shrimp contains more Vitamin B12.
  • Lentil is an excellent source of dietary fiber, iron and potassium.
  • Shrimp is a great source of calcium.
Detailed nutritional comparison of shrimp and lentils is analyzed below. You can also visualize the nutritional comparison for a custom portion or serving size and see how the nutrition compares.


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Calories and Carbs

calories

Lentil is high in calories and shrimp has less calories than lentil - lentil has 116kcal of calories per 100 grams and shrimp has 71kcal of calories.

dietary fiber

Lentil is an excellent source of dietary fiber and it has more dietary fiber than shrimp - lentil has 7.9g of dietary fiber per 100 grams and shrimp does not contain significant amounts.

sugar

Shrimp has less sugar than lentil - lentil has 1.8g of sugar per 100 grams and shrimp does not contain significant amounts.

Protein

protein

Both lentils and shrimp are high in protein - lentil has 9g of protein per 100 grams and shrimp has 13.6g of protein.

Fat

saturated fat

Both lentils and shrimp are low in saturated fat - lentil has 0.05g of saturated fat per 100 grams and shrimp has 0.26g of saturated fat.

trans fat

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

Vitamins

Vitamin C

Lentil has more Vitamin C than shrimp - lentil has 1.5mg of Vitamin C per 100 grams and shrimp does not contain significant amounts.

Vitamin A

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

Vitamin D

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

Vitamin E

Lentils and shrimp contain similar amounts of Vitamin E - lentil has 0.11mg of Vitamin E per 100 grams and shrimp has 1.3mg of Vitamin E.

The B Vitamins

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

Shrimp Lentils
Thiamin 0.02 MG 0.169 MG
Riboflavin 0.015 MG 0.073 MG
Niacin 1.778 MG 1.06 MG
Pantothenic acid 0.31 MG 0.638 MG
Vitamin B6 0.161 MG 0.178 MG
Folate 19 UG 181 UG
Vitamin B12 1.11 UG ~

Minerals

calcium

Shrimp is a great source of calcium and it has more calcium than lentil - lentil has 19mg of calcium per 100 grams and shrimp has 54mg of calcium.

iron

Lentil is an excellent source of iron and it has more iron than shrimp - lentil has 3.3mg of iron per 100 grams and shrimp has 0.21mg of iron.

potassium

Lentil is an excellent source of potassium and it has more potassium than shrimp - lentil has 369mg of potassium per 100 grams and shrimp has 113mg of potassium.

Omega-3 and Omega-6

omega 3s

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

Shrimp Lentils
alpha linoleic acid 0.006 G 0.037 G
DHA 0.07 G ~
EPA 0.068 G ~
DPA 0.006 G ~
Total 0.15 G 0.037 G

omega 6s

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

Shrimp Lentils
other omega 6 0.006 G ~
linoleic acid 0.095 G 0.137 G
Total 0.101 G 0.137 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 Lentils (Lentils, mature seeds, cooked, boiled, without salt) .

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