Nutrition for Shrimp (raw)

Calories, Protein, Vitamins and More

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Shrimp Nutrition Summary

One pound of raw shrimp (453.3 grams) contains 322 calories and 61.7 grams of protein. Shrimp consist of 83% water, 14% protein, 1% fat, and less than 1% of carbohydrates.

Shrimp is an excellent source of many nutrients, including protein, Vitamin A, calcium, potassium, niacin, Vitamin B6 and Vitamin B12. It also contains significant amounts of magnesium, pantothenic acid, Vitamin E, selenium, phosphorus, zinc, copper and choline.

In one pound of raw shrimp:

  • Calories: 322
  • Protein: 61.7 g
  • Fat: 4.6 g, (Saturated: 1.2 g)
  • Cholesterol: 571.1 mg
  • Sodium: 2565.6 mg
There is no significant amounts of sugar or dietary fiber in shrimp.

See the Shrimp Nutrition Chart for complete recommended daily values.
The specific nutritional values from USDA is for: Crustaceans, shrimp, mixed species, raw.

Calories in Shrimp

Shrimp has 322 calories per pound or 71 calories for every 100 grams. Most of its calories are from protein and fat.

81% of calories in shrimp are from protein, 14% of calories are from fat and 5% of calories are from carbohydrates.

Calories from Fat

About 14% the calories in raw Shrimp are from fat. Shrimp is low in total fat, with 4.6 grams or 7% of recommended daily values per pound. Most of the fat in shrimp are healthier unsaturated fats.

Shrimp contains 0.0815904 grams of trans fat and571.1 mg of cholesterol.

  • Total fat: 4.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 571.1 mg
  • Trans fat: 0.1 g
  • Saturated fat: 1.2 g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 0.8 g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 1.3 g

Omega-3 and Omega-6 in Shrimp

Shrimp is a source of healthy omega-3 fatty acids, containing a total of 0.63 grams for every pound. It contains significant amounts of DHA and EPA. [2]

  • DHA: 0.32 g
  • EPA: 0.31 g
Also a source of omega-6 fatty acids, every pound of shrimp contains a total of 0.4 grams of omega-6. [2]

  • linoleic acid: 0.43 g
The omega-6 to omega-3 ratio in shrimp is 0.7: 1.

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Protein in Shrimp

An excellent source of protein, a single pound of Shrimp contains 123% of recommended daily values or 61.7 grams of protein. In addition, shrimp is also a source of complete protein, meaning it abundantly contains all 9 essential amino acids.

  • Protein: 61.69 g
  • Tryptophan: 0.7 g
  • Threonine: 2.45 g
  • Isoleucine: 2.84 g
  • Leucine: 5.28 g
  • Lysine: 5.88 g
  • Methionine: 1.8 g
  • Phenylalanine: 2.69 g
  • Valine: 2.89 g
  • Histidine: 1.36 g

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Vitamins and Minerals in Shrimp

An good source of many nutrients, raw shrimp contains abundant amounts of Vitamin A, calcium, potassium, niacin, Vitamin B6 and Vitamin B12. In fact, a single pound of shrimp contains 210% of recommended daily values or 5 ug of Vitamin B12. Also an excellent source of niacin, a single pound of shrimp contains 58% of recommended daily values or 8.1 milligrams of niacin.

Vitamins in shrimp (1 pound):
  • Vitamin a: 244.8 ug
  • Thiamin: 0.1 mg
  • Riboflavin: 0.1 mg
  • Niacin: 8.1 mg
  • Vitamin b6: 0.7 mg
  • Vitamin e: 6 mg
  • Folate: 86.1 ug
  • Vitamin b12: 5 ug
  • Vitamin k: 1.4 ug
Minerals in shrimp (1 pound):
  • Calcium: 244.8 mg
  • Potassium: 512.2 mg
  • Iron: 1 mg
  • Magnesium: 99.7 mg
  • Zinc: 4.4 mg
  • Selenium: 134.2 ug
  • Phosphorus: 1106 mg
  • Copper: 0.8 mg
  • Manganese: 0.1 mg
  • Choline: 366.7 mg
There is no significant amounts of pantothenic acid or vitamin c in shrimp.

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Shrimp Nutrition Chart


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Nutrition calculations are from Harvard Medical's nutrient guidelines [1] and USDA's food central database (2019) [2].
We calculated values from 2000 kCal daily recommended diet.

Shrimp in Cooking

Shrimp is in the top 10% of most popular ingredients for recipes. Most recipes call for one or two pounds of shrimp.

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