Filet O Fish vs. Shrimp

Nutrition comparison of Filet O Fish and Shrimp


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

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

For a quick recap of significant nutrients and differences in filet o fish and shrimp:

  • Both filet o fish and shrimp are high in calcium and protein.
  • Filet o fish has more thiamin and riboflavin, however, shrimp contains more pantothenic acid and Vitamin B6.
  • Filet o fish is a great source of potassium.
Detailed nutritional comparison of filet o fish 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: Filet O Fish (McDONALD'S, FILET-O-FISH) 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

Filet o fish is high in calories and shrimp has less calories than filet o fish - filet o fish has 282kcal of calories per 100 grams and shrimp has 71kcal of calories.

dietary fiber

Filet o fish has more dietary fiber than shrimp - filet o fish has 1.4g of dietary fiber per 100 grams and shrimp does not contain significant amounts.

sugar

Shrimp has less sugar than filet o fish - filet o fish has 3.7g of sugar per 100 grams and shrimp does not contain significant amounts.

Protein

protein

Both filet o fish and shrimp are high in protein - filet o fish has 11.3g of protein per 100 grams and shrimp has 13.6g of protein.

Fat

saturated fat

Shrimp has less saturated fat than filet o fish - filet o fish has 2.8g of saturated fat per 100 grams and shrimp has 0.26g of saturated fat.

trans fat

Filet o fish and shrimp contain similar amounts of trans fat - filet o fish has 0.13g of trans fat per 100 grams and shrimp has 0.02g of trans fat.

Vitamins

Vitamin C

Filet o fish and shrimp contain similar amounts of Vitamin C - filet o fish has 0.3mg of Vitamin C per 100 grams and shrimp does not contain significant amounts.

Vitamin A

Shrimp has more Vitamin A than filet o fish - shrimp has 54ug of Vitamin A per 100 grams and filet o fish does not contain significant amounts.

Vitamin D

Shrimp and filet o fish contain similar amounts of Vitamin D - shrimp has 2iu of Vitamin D per 100 grams and filet o fish does not contain significant amounts.

Vitamin E

Filet o fish and shrimp contain similar amounts of Vitamin E - filet o fish has 1.2mg of Vitamin E per 100 grams and shrimp has 1.3mg of Vitamin E.

The B Vitamins

Filet o fish has more thiamin and riboflavin, however, shrimp contains more pantothenic acid and Vitamin B6. Both filet o fish and shrimp contain significant amounts of niacin, folate and Vitamin B12.

Filet O Fish Shrimp
Thiamin 0.211 MG 0.02 MG
Riboflavin 0.13 MG 0.015 MG
Niacin 2.22 MG 1.778 MG
Pantothenic acid ~ 0.31 MG
Vitamin B6 ~ 0.161 MG
Folate 21 UG 19 UG
Vitamin B12 1.08 UG 1.11 UG

Minerals

calcium

Both filet o fish and shrimp are high in calcium - filet o fish has 120mg of calcium per 100 grams and shrimp has 54mg of calcium.

iron

Filet o fish has more iron than shrimp - filet o fish has 1.6mg of iron per 100 grams and shrimp has 0.21mg of iron.

potassium

Filet o fish is a great source of potassium and it has more potassium than shrimp - filet o fish has 220mg of potassium per 100 grams and shrimp has 113mg of potassium.

Omega-3 and Omega-6

omega 3s

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

Filet O Fish Shrimp
alpha linoleic acid 0.639 G 0.006 G
DHA 0.061 G 0.07 G
EPA 0.03 G 0.068 G
DPA 0.005 G 0.006 G
Total 0.735 G 0.15 G

omega 6s

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

Filet O Fish Shrimp
other omega 6 0.006 G 0.006 G
linoleic acid 5.187 G 0.095 G
Total 5.193 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: Filet O Fish (McDONALD'S, FILET-O-FISH) and Shrimp (Crustaceans, shrimp, mixed species, raw (may contain additives to retain moisture)) .

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