Shrimp vs. Peanut Butter

Nutrition comparison of Shrimp and Peanut Butter


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

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

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

  • Both shrimp and peanut butter are high in calcium and protein.
  • Peanut butter has more thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, Vitamin B6 and folate, however, shrimp contains more Vitamin B12.
  • Peanut butter has signficantly less cholesterol than shrimp.
  • Peanut butter has signficantly more Vitamin E than shrimp.
  • Peanut butter has signficantly more iron than shrimp.
  • Peanut butter is an excellent source of dietary fiber and potassium.
  • Shrimp has 22.7 times less carbohydrates than peanut butter.
Detailed nutritional comparison of shrimp and peanut butter 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 Peanut Butter (Peanut butter, chunk style, with salt) . Have a correction or suggestions? Shoot us an email.


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Calories and Carbs

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Peanut butter is high in calories and shrimp has 88% less calories than peanut butter - shrimp has 71 calories per 100 grams and peanut butter has 589 calories.

For macronutrient ratios, shrimp is much heavier in protein, lighter in carbs and much lighter in fat compared to peanut butter per calorie. Shrimp has a macronutrient ratio of 71:9:20 and for peanut butter, 15:14:71 for protein, carbohydrates and fat from calories.

Macro Ratios from Calories:

Shrimp Peanut Butter
Protein 71% 15%
Carbohydrates 9% 14%
Fat 20% 71%
Alcohol ~ ~

carbohydrates

Shrimp has 22.7 times less carbohydrates than peanut butter - shrimp has 0.91g of total carbs per 100 grams and peanut butter has 21.6g of carbohydrates.

dietary fiber

Peanut butter is an excellent source of dietary fiber and it has more dietary fiber than shrimp - peanut butter has 8g of dietary fiber per 100 grams and shrimp does not contain significant amounts.

sugar

Shrimp has less sugar than peanut butter - peanut butter has 8.4g of sugar per 100 grams and shrimp does not contain significant amounts.



Protein

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Both shrimp and peanut butter are high in protein. Peanut butter has 77% more protein than shrimp - shrimp has 13.6g of protein per 100 grams and peanut butter has 24.1g of protein.

Fat

saturated fat

Peanut butter is high in saturated fat and shrimp has 97% less saturated fat than peanut butter - shrimp has 0.26g of saturated fat per 100 grams and peanut butter has 7.6g of saturated fat.

trans fat

Both shrimp and peanut butter are low in trans fat - shrimp has 0.02g of trans fat per 100 grams and peanut butter does not contain significant amounts.

cholesterol

Peanut butter has signficantly less cholesterol than shrimp - shrimp has 126mg of cholesterol per 100 grams and peanut butter does not contain significant amounts.

Vitamins

Vitamin A

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

Vitamin D

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

Vitamin E

Peanut butter has signficantly more Vitamin E than shrimp - shrimp has 1.3mg of Vitamin E per 100 grams and peanut butter has 6.3mg of Vitamin E.

Vitamin K

Shrimp and peanut butter contain similar amounts of Vitamin K - shrimp has 0.3ug of Vitamin K per 100 grams and peanut butter has 0.5ug of Vitamin K.

The B Vitamins

Peanut butter has more thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, Vitamin B6 and folate, however, shrimp contains more Vitamin B12.

Shrimp Peanut Butter
Thiamin 0.02 MG 0.106 MG
Riboflavin 0.015 MG 0.111 MG
Niacin 1.778 MG 13.696 MG
Pantothenic acid 0.31 MG 1.118 MG
Vitamin B6 0.161 MG 0.418 MG
Folate 19 UG 92 UG
Vitamin B12 1.11 UG ~

Minerals

calcium

Both shrimp and peanut butter are high in calcium. Shrimp has 20% more calcium than peanut butter - shrimp has 54mg of calcium per 100 grams and peanut butter has 45mg of calcium.

iron

Peanut butter has signficantly more iron than shrimp - shrimp has 0.21mg of iron per 100 grams and peanut butter has 1.9mg of iron.

potassium

Peanut butter is an excellent source of potassium and it has 559% more potassium than shrimp - shrimp has 113mg of potassium per 100 grams and peanut butter has 745mg of potassium.

Omega-3 and Omega-6

omega 3s

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

Shrimp Peanut Butter
alpha linoleic acid 0.006 G 0.078 G
DHA 0.07 G ~
EPA 0.068 G ~
DPA 0.006 G ~
Total 0.15 G 0.078 G

omega 6s

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

Shrimp Peanut Butter
other omega 6 0.002 G 0.64 G
linoleic acid 0.095 G 13.854 G
Total 0.097 G 14.494 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 Peanut Butter (Peanut butter, chunk style, with salt) .

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