Shrimp vs. Pork

Nutrition comparison of Shrimp and Cooked Pork


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

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

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

  • Both pork and shrimp are high in protein.
  • Pork has more thiamin, riboflavin, niacin and Vitamin B6, however, shrimp contains more folate.
  • Pork is an excellent source of potassium.
  • Shrimp is a great source of calcium.
Detailed nutritional comparison of shrimp and pork 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 Pork (Pork, fresh, ground, cooked) . Have a correction or suggestions? Shoot us an email.


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Calories and Carbs

calories

Pork is high in calories and shrimp has less calories than pork - pork has 297kcal of calories per 100 grams and shrimp has 71kcal of calories.

Protein

protein

Both pork and shrimp are high in protein - pork has 25.7g of protein per 100 grams and shrimp has 13.6g of protein.

Fat

saturated fat

Pork is high in saturated fat and shrimp has less saturated fat than pork - pork has 7.7g of saturated fat per 100 grams and shrimp has 0.26g of saturated fat.

trans fat

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

Vitamins

Vitamin C

Pork has more Vitamin C than shrimp - pork has 0.7mg of Vitamin C per 100 grams and shrimp does not contain significant amounts.

Vitamin A

Shrimp has more Vitamin A than pork - pork has 2ug of Vitamin A per 100 grams and shrimp has 54ug of Vitamin A.

Vitamin D

Pork has more Vitamin D than shrimp - pork has 21iu of Vitamin D per 100 grams and shrimp has 2iu of Vitamin D.

Vitamin E

Pork and shrimp contain similar amounts of Vitamin E - pork has 0.21mg of Vitamin E per 100 grams and shrimp has 1.3mg of Vitamin E.

The B Vitamins

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

Shrimp Pork
Thiamin 0.02 MG 0.706 MG
Riboflavin 0.015 MG 0.22 MG
Niacin 1.778 MG 4.206 MG
Pantothenic acid 0.31 MG 0.52 MG
Vitamin B6 0.161 MG 0.391 MG
Folate 19 UG 6 UG
Vitamin B12 1.11 UG 0.54 UG

Minerals

calcium

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

iron

Pork has more iron than shrimp - pork has 1.3mg of iron per 100 grams and shrimp has 0.21mg of iron.

potassium

Pork is an excellent source of potassium and it has more potassium than shrimp - pork has 362mg of potassium per 100 grams and shrimp has 113mg of potassium.

Omega-3 and Omega-6

omega 3s

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

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

omega 6s

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

Shrimp Pork
other omega 6 0.034 G 0.08 G
linoleic acid 0.095 G 1.64 G
Total 0.129 G 1.72 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 Pork (Pork, fresh, ground, cooked) .

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