Vegan Food with Nutrition Similar to Shrimp


image of shrimp

Similar to Shrimp

A common seafood, shrimp is an excellent source of protein. It is also a good source of calcium and Vitamin B12. One pound of raw shrimp contains about 322 calories.

A couple foods are fairly similar to shrimp nutritionally, particularly flour. In addition, spirulina, kidney beans and silken tofu are moderately alike.

The closest vegan nutritional substitutes to shrimp include flour, spirulina and kidney beans.

We compared the key nutrients in shrimp (calcium, Vitamin B12 and protein) to nutrients in hundreds of other foods with data from USDA.[1]

Summary of the most similar foods by category:
nuts, grains and legumes: Flour, Kidney Beans, Silken Tofu, Chickpeas, Lentils, Soy Flour, Black Beans, Oatmeal, Mung Bean, Wild Rice, White Beans, Pasta, Soy Sauce, Oats, Barley, Peanut Flour
plants and vegetables: Spirulina, Edamame, Peas
fruits: Goji Berry
The details of the top vegan 20 foods most nutritionally similar to shrimp are below.

nuts, grains and legumes

There are quite a few seeds or grains that offer similar nutritional benefits to shrimp. Flour, kidney beans, silken tofu, chickpeas and lentils are all high in calcium, Vitamin B12 and or protein.

Flour

image of flour

Similarity: > 90%

Flour is also high in protein and contains some of the same nutrients. Also, flour contains more dietary fiber, iron and thiamin than shrimp.

For 100 grams of shrimp and flour:


Shrimp
(17 medium)
Flour
(3/4 cup)
54
calcium (MG)
15
1.1
Vitamin B12 (UG)
0
14
protein (G)
10
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0.942 | 0.942 | 2.68 Complete Comparison:
Flour vs. Shrimp


Kidney Beans

image of kidney beans

Similarity: > 90%

Kidney beans are also high in protein and calcium. Moreover, kidney beans contains more dietary fiber, iron, potassium and riboflavin than shrimp.

For 100 grams of shrimp and kidney beans:


Shrimp
(17 medium)
Kidney Beans
(5/8 cup)
54
calcium (MG)
58
1.1
Vitamin B12 (UG)
0
14
protein (G)
8.1
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0.936 | 0.936 | 1.69 Complete Comparison:
Kidney Beans vs. Shrimp


Silken Tofu

image of silken tofu

Similarity: > 90%

Silken tofu is also high in calcium and contains some of the same nutrients. Also, silken tofu contains more dietary fiber and iron than shrimp.

For 100 grams of shrimp and silken tofu:


Shrimp
(17 medium)
Silken Tofu
(7/8 piece)
54
calcium (MG)
111
1.1
Vitamin B12 (UG)
0
14
protein (G)
7.2
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0.934 | 0.934 | 1.45 Complete Comparison:
Silken Tofu vs. Shrimp


Chickpeas

image of chickpeas

Similarity: > 90%

Chickpeas are also high in protein and calcium. Also, chickpeas contains more dietary fiber, Vitamin C and iron than shrimp.

For 100 grams of shrimp and chickpeas:


Shrimp
(17 medium)
Chickpeas
(5/8 cup)
54
calcium (MG)
49
1.1
Vitamin B12 (UG)
0
14
protein (G)
8.9
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0.933 | 0.933 | 3.16 Complete Comparison:
Chickpeas vs. Shrimp


Lentils

image of lentils

Similarity: > 90%

Lentils are also high in protein and contains some of the same nutrients. Also, lentils contains more dietary fiber, Vitamin C and iron than shrimp.

For 100 grams of shrimp and lentils:


Shrimp
(17 medium)
Lentils
(1/2 cup)
54
calcium (MG)
19
1.1
Vitamin B12 (UG)
0
14
protein (G)
9
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0.928 | 0.928 | 2.92 Complete Comparison:
Lentils vs. Shrimp


Soy Flour

image of soy flour

Similarity: > 90%

More nutritionally dense than shrimp, soy flour is also high in protein and calcium. Also, soy flour contains more dietary fiber and iron than shrimp.

For 100 grams of shrimp and soy flour:


Shrimp
(17 medium)
Soy Flour
(1.25 cup)
54
calcium (MG)
285
1.1
Vitamin B12 (UG)
0
14
protein (G)
50
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0.925 | 0.925 | 11.51 Complete Comparison:
Soy Flour vs. Shrimp


Black Beans

image of black beans

Similarity: > 90%

Black beans contain nutrients similar to shrimp, but in smaller amounts overall. Moreover, black beans contains more dietary fiber, Vitamin C, iron and potassium than shrimp.

For 100 grams of shrimp and black beans:


Shrimp
(17 medium)
Black Beans
(about 3/8 cup)
54
calcium (MG)
35
1.1
Vitamin B12 (UG)
0
14
protein (G)
6
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0.923 | 0.923 | 1.89 Complete Comparison:
Black Beans vs. Shrimp


Oatmeal

image of oatmeal

Similarity: > 90%

Oatmeal is also high in protein and calcium. Moreover, oatmeal contains more dietary fiber, iron, potassium and thiamin than shrimp.

For 100 grams of shrimp and oatmeal:


Shrimp
(17 medium)
Oatmeal
(2.5 packets)
54
calcium (MG)
52
1.1
Vitamin B12 (UG)
0
14
protein (G)
16
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0.915 | 0.915 | 4.29 Complete Comparison:
Oatmeal vs. Shrimp


Mung Bean

image of mung bean

Similarity: > 90%

More nutritionally dense than shrimp, mung bean is also high in protein and calcium. Also, mung bean contains more dietary fiber, Vitamin C and iron than shrimp.

For 100 grams of shrimp and mung bean:


Shrimp
(17 medium)
Mung Bean
(1/2 cup)
54
calcium (MG)
132
1.1
Vitamin B12 (UG)
0
14
protein (G)
24
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0.908 | 0.908 | 7.63 Complete Comparison:
Mung Bean vs. Shrimp


Wild Rice

image of wild rice

Similarity: > 90%

Wild rice contains nutrients similar to shrimp, but in smaller amounts overall. Also, wild rice contains more dietary fiber and riboflavin than shrimp.

For 100 grams of shrimp and wild rice:


Shrimp
(17 medium)
Wild Rice
(5/8 cup)
54
calcium (MG)
3
1.1
Vitamin B12 (UG)
0
14
protein (G)
4
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0.908 | 0.908 | 1.37 Complete Comparison:
Wild Rice vs. Shrimp


White Beans

image of white beans

Similarity: > 90%

White beans are also high in calcium and contains some of the same nutrients. Moreover, white beans contains more dietary fiber, iron, potassium and thiamin than shrimp.

For 100 grams of shrimp and white beans:


Shrimp
(17 medium)
White Beans
(3/8 cup)
54
calcium (MG)
73
1.1
Vitamin B12 (UG)
0
14
protein (G)
7.3
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0.906 | 0.906 | 2.14 Complete Comparison:
White Beans vs. Shrimp


Pasta

image of pasta

Similarity: > 90%

More nutritionally dense than shrimp, pasta is also high in protein and contains some of the same nutrients. Also, pasta contains more dietary fiber, iron and potassium than shrimp.

For 100 grams of shrimp and pasta:


Shrimp
(17 medium)
Pasta
(1 cup)
54
calcium (MG)
21
1.1
Vitamin B12 (UG)
0
14
protein (G)
13
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0.906 | 0.906 | 6.81 Complete Comparison:
Pasta vs. Shrimp


Soy Sauce

image of soy sauce

Similarity: > 90%

Soy sauce is also high in protein and contains some of the same nutrients. Moreover, soy sauce contains more dietary fiber, iron, potassium and riboflavin than shrimp.

For 100 grams of shrimp and soy sauce:


Shrimp
(17 medium)
Soy Sauce
(6 tbsps)
54
calcium (MG)
33
1.1
Vitamin B12 (UG)
0
14
protein (G)
8.1
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0.901 | 0.901 | 2.26 Complete Comparison:
Soy Sauce vs. Shrimp


Oats

image of oats

Similarity: > 90%

More nutritionally dense than shrimp, oats are also high in protein and calcium. Moreover, oats contains more dietary fiber, iron, potassium and thiamin than shrimp.

For 100 grams of shrimp and oats:


Shrimp
(17 medium)
Oats
(5/8 cup)
54
calcium (MG)
54
1.1
Vitamin B12 (UG)
0
14
protein (G)
17
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0.901 | 0.901 | 6.04 Complete Comparison:
Oats vs. Shrimp


Barley

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Similarity: > 90%

Barley is also high in protein and contains some of the same nutrients. Moreover, barley contains more dietary fiber, iron, potassium and thiamin than shrimp.

For 100 grams of shrimp and barley:


Shrimp
(17 medium)
Barley
(1/2 cup)
54
calcium (MG)
29
1.1
Vitamin B12 (UG)
0
14
protein (G)
9.9
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0.899 | 0.899 | 4.82 Complete Comparison:
Barley vs. Shrimp


Peanut Flour

image of peanut flour

Similarity: > 90%

More nutritionally dense than shrimp, peanut flour is also high in protein and calcium. Also, peanut flour contains more dietary fiber, iron and potassium than shrimp.

For 100 grams of shrimp and peanut flour:


Shrimp
(17 medium)
Peanut Flour
(1.75 cup)
54
calcium (MG)
140
1.1
Vitamin B12 (UG)
0
14
protein (G)
52
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0.899 | 0.899 | 10.16 Complete Comparison:
Peanut Flour vs. Shrimp


plants and vegetables


Spirulina

image of spirulina

Similarity: > 90%

More nutritionally dense than shrimp, spirulina is also high in protein and calcium. Also, spirulina contains more dietary fiber and Vitamin C than shrimp.

For 100 grams of shrimp and spirulina:


Shrimp
(17 medium)
Spirulina
(7/8 cup)
54
calcium (MG)
120
1.1
Vitamin B12 (UG)
0
14
protein (G)
57
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0.938 | 0.938 | 10.32 Complete Comparison:
Spirulina vs. Shrimp


Edamame

image of edamame

Similarity: > 90%

Edamame is also high in protein and calcium. Also, edamame contains more dietary fiber, Vitamin C and iron than shrimp.

For 100 grams of shrimp and edamame:


Shrimp
(17 medium)
Edamame
(5/8 cup)
54
calcium (MG)
63
1.1
Vitamin B12 (UG)
0
14
protein (G)
12
View More
0.933 | 0.933 | 3.97 Complete Comparison:
Edamame vs. Shrimp


Peas

image of peas

Similarity: > 90%

Peas contain nutrients similar to shrimp, but in smaller amounts overall. Moreover, peas contains more dietary fiber, Vitamin C, iron and potassium than shrimp.

For 100 grams of shrimp and peas:


Shrimp
(17 medium)
Peas
(3/4 cup)
54
calcium (MG)
25
1.1
Vitamin B12 (UG)
0
14
protein (G)
5.4
View More
0.907 | 0.907 | 3.03 Complete Comparison:
Peas vs. Shrimp


fruits


Goji Berry

image of goji berry

Similarity: > 90%

Goji berry is also high in protein and calcium. Also, goji berry contains more dietary fiber, Vitamin C and iron than shrimp.

For 100 grams of shrimp and goji berry:


Shrimp
(17 medium)
Goji Berry
(18 tbsps)
54
calcium (MG)
190
1.1
Vitamin B12 (UG)
0
14
protein (G)
14
View More
0.93 | 0.93 | 2.51 Complete Comparison:
Goji Berry vs. Shrimp



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