Shrimp vs. Turkey

Nutrition comparison of Shrimp and Cooked Turkey


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

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

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

  • Both turkey and shrimp are high in protein.
  • Shrimp is a great source of calcium.
  • Turkey has more riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid and Vitamin B6, however, shrimp contains more folate.
  • Turkey is a great source of potassium.
Detailed nutritional comparison of shrimp and turkey 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 Turkey (Turkey, whole, meat and skin, cooked, roasted) . Have a correction or suggestions? Shoot us an email.


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Calories and Carbs

calories

Turkey is high in calories and shrimp has less calories than turkey - turkey has 189kcal of calories per 100 grams and shrimp has 71kcal of calories.

Protein

protein

Both turkey and shrimp are high in protein - turkey has 28.6g of protein per 100 grams and shrimp has 13.6g of protein.

Fat

saturated fat

Shrimp has less saturated fat than turkey - turkey has 2.2g of saturated fat per 100 grams and shrimp has 0.26g of saturated fat.

trans fat

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

Vitamins

Vitamin A

Shrimp has more Vitamin A than turkey - turkey has 12ug of Vitamin A per 100 grams and shrimp has 54ug of Vitamin A.

Vitamin D

Turkey and shrimp contain similar amounts of Vitamin D - turkey has 15iu of Vitamin D per 100 grams and shrimp has 2iu of Vitamin D.

Vitamin E

Turkey and shrimp contain similar amounts of Vitamin E - turkey has 0.07mg of Vitamin E per 100 grams and shrimp has 1.3mg of Vitamin E.

The B Vitamins

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

Shrimp Turkey
Thiamin 0.02 MG 0.045 MG
Riboflavin 0.015 MG 0.281 MG
Niacin 1.778 MG 9.573 MG
Pantothenic acid 0.31 MG 0.948 MG
Vitamin B6 0.161 MG 0.616 MG
Folate 19 UG 9 UG
Vitamin B12 1.11 UG 1.02 UG

Minerals

calcium

Shrimp is a great source of calcium and it has more calcium than turkey - turkey has 14mg of calcium per 100 grams and shrimp has 54mg of calcium.

iron

Turkey has more iron than shrimp - turkey has 1.1mg of iron per 100 grams and shrimp has 0.21mg of iron.

potassium

Turkey is a great source of potassium and it has more potassium than shrimp - turkey has 239mg of potassium per 100 grams and shrimp has 113mg of potassium.

Omega-3 and Omega-6

omega 3s

For omega-3 fatty acids, Turkey has more alpha linoleic acid (ALA) than shrimp per 100 grams, however, shrimp contains more dha and epa than turkey per 100 grams. Both shrimp and turkey contain small amounts of DPA.

Shrimp Turkey
alpha linoleic acid 0.006 G 0.108 G
DHA 0.07 G 0.005 G
EPA 0.068 G 0.008 G
DPA 0.006 G 0.008 G
Total 0.15 G 0.129 G

omega 6s

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

Shrimp Turkey
other omega 6 0.006 G 0.01 G
linoleic acid 0.095 G 1.873 G
Total 0.101 G 1.883 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 Turkey (Turkey, whole, meat and skin, cooked, roasted) .

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