Cheddar Cheese vs. Shrimp

Nutrition comparison of Cheddar Cheese and Shrimp


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

We compared the nutritional contents of cheddar cheese versus shrimp (100g each) below using 2019 USDA and NIH data[1].

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

Cheddar cheese is high in calories and shrimp has less calories than cheddar cheese - cheddar cheese has 403kcal of calories per 100 grams and shrimp has 71kcal of calories.

sugar

Cheddar cheese and shrimp contain similar amounts of sugar - cheddar cheese has 0.48g of sugar per 100 grams and shrimp does not contain significant amounts.

Protein

protein

Both cheddar cheese and shrimp are high in protein - cheddar cheese has 22.9g of protein per 100 grams and shrimp has 13.6g of protein.

Fat

saturated fat

Cheddar cheese is high in saturated fat and shrimp has less saturated fat than cheddar cheese - cheddar cheese has 18.9g of saturated fat per 100 grams and shrimp has 0.26g of saturated fat.

trans fat

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

Vitamins

Vitamin A

Cheddar cheese is a excellent source of Vitamin A and it has more Vitamin A than shrimp - cheddar cheese has 337ug of Vitamin A per 100 grams and shrimp has 54ug of Vitamin A.

Vitamin D

Cheddar cheese has more Vitamin D than shrimp - cheddar cheese has 24iu of Vitamin D per 100 grams and shrimp has 2iu of Vitamin D.

Vitamin E

Cheddar cheese and shrimp contain similar amounts of Vitamin E - cheddar cheese has 0.71mg of Vitamin E per 100 grams and shrimp has 1.3mg of Vitamin E.

The B Vitamins

Cheddar cheese has more riboflavin, however, shrimp contains more niacin and vitamin b6. Both cheddar cheese and shrimp contain significant amounts of thiamin, pantothenic acid, folate and vitamin b12.

Cheddar Cheese Shrimp
Thiamin 0.029 MG 0.02 MG
Riboflavin 0.428 MG 0.015 MG
Niacin 0.059 MG 1.778 MG
Pantothenic acid 0.41 MG 0.31 MG
Vitamin B6 0.066 MG 0.161 MG
Folate 27 UG 19 UG
Vitamin B12 1.1 UG 1.11 UG

Minerals

calcium

Both cheddar cheese and shrimp are high in calcium - cheddar cheese has 710mg of calcium per 100 grams and shrimp has 54mg of calcium.

iron

Cheddar cheese and shrimp contain similar amounts of iron - cheddar cheese has 0.14mg of iron per 100 grams and shrimp has 0.21mg of iron.

potassium

Cheddar cheese and shrimp contain similar amounts of potassium - cheddar cheese has 76mg of potassium per 100 grams and shrimp has 113mg of potassium.

Omega-3 and Omega-6

omega 3s

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

Cheddar Cheese Shrimp
alpha linoleic acid 0.114 G 0.006 G
DHA 0.001 G 0.07 G
EPA 0.01 G 0.068 G
DPA 0.017 G 0.006 G
Total 0.142 G 0.15 G

omega 6s

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

Cheddar Cheese Shrimp
other omega 6 0.036 G 0.006 G
linoleic acid 1.171 G 0.095 G
Total 1.207 G 0.101 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: Cheddar Cheese (Cheese, cheddar) and Shrimp (Crustaceans, shrimp, mixed species, raw (may contain additives to retain moisture)) .

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