Beef vs. Shrimp

Nutrition comparison of Cooked Beef and Shrimp


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

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

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

  • Both beef and shrimp are high in protein.
  • Beef has more thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, Vitamin B6 and Vitamin B12.
  • Beef is a great source of iron and potassium.
  • Shrimp is a great source of calcium.
Detailed nutritional comparison of beef and shrimp 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: Beef (Beef, ground, 70% lean meat / 30% fat, patty, cooked, broiled) and Shrimp (Crustaceans, shrimp, mixed species, raw (may contain additives to retain moisture)) . Have a correction or suggestions? Shoot us an email.


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Calories and Carbs

calories

Beef is high in calories and shrimp has less calories than beef - beef has 277kcal of calories per 100 grams and shrimp has 71kcal of calories.

Protein

protein

Both beef and shrimp are high in protein - beef has 25.4g of protein per 100 grams and shrimp has 13.6g of protein.

Fat

saturated fat

Beef is high in saturated fat and shrimp has less saturated fat than beef - beef has 7.3g of saturated fat per 100 grams and shrimp has 0.26g of saturated fat.

trans fat

Beef has more trans fat than shrimp - beef has 1.2g of trans fat per 100 grams and shrimp has 0.02g of trans fat.

Vitamins

Vitamin A

Shrimp has more Vitamin A than beef - beef has 3ug of Vitamin A per 100 grams and shrimp has 54ug of Vitamin A.

Vitamin D

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

Vitamin E

Beef and shrimp contain similar amounts of Vitamin E - beef has 0.12mg of Vitamin E per 100 grams and shrimp has 1.3mg of Vitamin E.

The B Vitamins

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

Beef Shrimp
Thiamin 0.051 MG 0.02 MG
Riboflavin 0.176 MG 0.015 MG
Niacin 4.537 MG 1.778 MG
Pantothenic acid 0.658 MG 0.31 MG
Vitamin B6 0.336 MG 0.161 MG
Folate 11 UG 19 UG
Vitamin B12 2.9 UG 1.11 UG

Minerals

calcium

Shrimp is a great source of calcium and it has more calcium than beef - beef has 35mg of calcium per 100 grams and shrimp has 54mg of calcium.

iron

Beef is a great source of iron and it has more iron than shrimp - beef has 2.3mg of iron per 100 grams and shrimp has 0.21mg of iron.

potassium

Beef is a great source of potassium and it has more potassium than shrimp - beef has 275mg of potassium per 100 grams and shrimp has 113mg of potassium.

Omega-3 and Omega-6

omega 3s

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

Beef Shrimp
alpha linoleic acid 0.056 G 0.006 G
DHA ~ 0.07 G
EPA ~ 0.068 G
DPA ~ 0.006 G
Total 0.056 G 0.15 G

omega 6s

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

Beef Shrimp
other omega 6 ~ 0.006 G
linoleic acid 0.39 G 0.095 G
Total 0.39 G 0.101 G



Customize your serving size


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: Beef (Beef, ground, 70% lean meat / 30% fat, patty, cooked, broiled) and Shrimp (Crustaceans, shrimp, mixed species, raw (may contain additives to retain moisture)) .

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