Shrimp vs. Sausage

Nutrition comparison of Shrimp and Cooked Sausage


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

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

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

  • Both shrimp and sausage are high in protein.
  • Sausage has more thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid and Vitamin B6, however, shrimp contains more folate.
  • Sausage is an excellent source of potassium.
  • Shrimp is a great source of calcium.
Detailed nutritional comparison of shrimp and sausage 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 Sausage (Sausage, Italian, pork, mild, cooked, pan-fried) . Have a correction or suggestions? Shoot us an email.


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Calories and Carbs

calories

Sausage is high in calories and shrimp has less calories than sausage - shrimp has 71kcal of calories per 100 grams and sausage has 324kcal of calories.

sugar

Shrimp has less sugar than sausage - sausage has 1.4g of sugar per 100 grams and shrimp does not contain significant amounts.

Protein

protein

Both shrimp and sausage are high in protein - shrimp has 13.6g of protein per 100 grams and sausage has 18.4g of protein.

Fat

saturated fat

Sausage is high in saturated fat and shrimp has less saturated fat than sausage - shrimp has 0.26g of saturated fat per 100 grams and sausage has 9g of saturated fat.

trans fat

Shrimp and sausage contain similar amounts of trans fat - shrimp has 0.02g of trans fat per 100 grams and sausage has 0.1g of trans fat.

Vitamins

Vitamin A

Shrimp has more Vitamin A than sausage - shrimp has 54ug of Vitamin A per 100 grams and sausage has 10ug of Vitamin A.

Vitamin D

Sausage has more Vitamin D than shrimp - shrimp has 2iu of Vitamin D per 100 grams and sausage has 41iu of Vitamin D.

Vitamin E

Shrimp and sausage contain similar amounts of Vitamin E - shrimp has 1.3mg of Vitamin E per 100 grams and sausage has 0.25mg of Vitamin E.

The B Vitamins

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

Shrimp Sausage
Thiamin 0.02 MG 0.346 MG
Riboflavin 0.015 MG 0.263 MG
Niacin 1.778 MG 6.279 MG
Pantothenic acid 0.31 MG 0.838 MG
Vitamin B6 0.161 MG 0.371 MG
Folate 19 UG 4 UG
Vitamin B12 1.11 UG 0.9 UG

Minerals

calcium

Shrimp is a great source of calcium and it has more calcium than sausage - shrimp has 54mg of calcium per 100 grams and sausage has 13mg of calcium.

iron

Sausage has more iron than shrimp - shrimp has 0.21mg of iron per 100 grams and sausage has 1.3mg of iron.

potassium

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

Omega-3 and Omega-6

omega 3s

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

Shrimp Sausage
alpha linoleic acid 0.006 G 0.184 G
DHA 0.07 G 0.004 G
EPA 0.068 G 0.007 G
DPA 0.006 G 0.024 G
Total 0.15 G 0.219 G

omega 6s

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

Shrimp Sausage
other omega 6 0.006 G 0.035 G
linoleic acid 0.095 G 4.267 G
Total 0.101 G 4.302 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 Sausage (Sausage, Italian, pork, mild, cooked, pan-fried) .

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