Egg vs. Shrimp

Nutrition comparison of Egg and Shrimp


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

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

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

  • Both egg and shrimp are high in calcium and protein.
  • Egg has more riboflavin, pantothenic acid and folate, however, shrimp contains more niacin.
  • Egg has signficantly more iron than shrimp.
  • Egg is a great source of Vitamin D.
  • Egg is an excellent source of Vitamin A.
  • Shrimp has 10.9 times less saturated fat than egg.
Detailed nutritional comparison of egg 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: Egg (Egg, whole, raw, fresh) 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

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Egg is high in calories and shrimp has 50% less calories than egg - egg has 143 calories per 100 grams and shrimp has 71 calories.

Egg Shrimp
Protein 36% 81%
Carbohydrates 2% 5%
Fat 62% 13%
Alcohol ~ ~

carbohydrates

Both egg and shrimp are low in carbohydrates - egg has 0.72g of total carbs per 100 grams and shrimp has 0.91g of carbohydrates.

sugar

Egg and shrimp contain similar amounts of sugar - egg has 0.37g of sugar per 100 grams and shrimp does not contain significant amounts.

Protein

protein

Both egg and shrimp are high in protein. Egg is very similar to egg for protein - egg has 12.6g of protein per 100 grams and shrimp has 13.6g of protein.

Fat

saturated fat

Shrimp has 10.9 times less saturated fat than egg - egg has 3.1g of saturated fat per 100 grams and shrimp has 0.26g of saturated fat.

trans fat

Both egg and shrimp are low in trans fat - egg has 0.04g of trans fat per 100 grams and shrimp has 0.02g of trans fat.

cholesterol

Egg is high in cholesterol and shrimp has 66% less cholesterol than egg - egg has 372mg of cholesterol per 100 grams and shrimp has 126mg of cholesterol.

Vitamins

Vitamin A

Egg is an excellent source of Vitamin A and it has 196% more Vitamin A than shrimp - egg has 160ug of Vitamin A per 100 grams and shrimp has 54ug of Vitamin A.

Vitamin D

Egg is a great source of Vitamin D and it has 40 times more Vitamin D than shrimp - egg has 82iu of Vitamin D per 100 grams and shrimp has 2iu of Vitamin D.

Vitamin E

Egg and shrimp contain similar amounts of Vitamin E - egg has 1.1mg of Vitamin E per 100 grams and shrimp has 1.3mg of Vitamin E.

Vitamin K

Egg and shrimp contain similar amounts of Vitamin K - egg has 0.3ug of Vitamin K per 100 grams and shrimp has 0.3ug of Vitamin K.

The B Vitamins

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

Egg Shrimp
Thiamin 0.04 MG 0.02 MG
Riboflavin 0.457 MG 0.015 MG
Niacin 0.075 MG 1.778 MG
Pantothenic acid 1.533 MG 0.31 MG
Vitamin B6 0.17 MG 0.161 MG
Folate 47 UG 19 UG
Vitamin B12 0.89 UG 1.11 UG

Minerals

calcium

Both egg and shrimp are high in calcium. Egg has a little more calcium (4%) than shrimp by weight - egg has 56mg of calcium per 100 grams and shrimp has 54mg of calcium.

iron

Egg has signficantly more iron than shrimp - egg has 1.8mg of iron per 100 grams and shrimp has 0.21mg of iron.

potassium

Egg and shrimp contain similar amounts of potassium - egg has 138mg of potassium per 100 grams and shrimp has 113mg of potassium.

Omega-3 and Omega-6

omega 3s

For omega-3 fatty acids, egg has more alpha linoleic acid (ALA) than shrimp per 100 grams, however, shrimp contains more epa than egg per 100 grams. Both egg and shrimp contain significant amounts of DHA.

Egg Shrimp
alpha linoleic acid 0.048 G 0.006 G
DHA 0.058 G 0.07 G
DPA 0.007 G 0.006 G
EPA ~ 0.068 G
Total 0.113 G 0.15 G

omega 6s

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

Egg Shrimp
other omega 6 0.022 G 0.006 G
linoleic acid 1.555 G 0.095 G
Total 1.577 G 0.101 G



Customize your serving size


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Note: The specific food items compared are: Egg (Egg, whole, raw, fresh) and Shrimp (Crustaceans, shrimp, mixed species, raw (may contain additives to retain moisture)) .

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