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(3) Shrimp vs. (6) Ground Turkey

Mar 10, 2016

Tale of the Tape:

Shrimp (100 grams): 0g Fat, 0g Carbs, 24g Proteins, 189mg cholesterol

Ground Turkey (93/7 Lean) (100 grams): 8g Fat, 0g Carbs, 19g Protein, 72mg cholesterol

This is actually an interesting match up because unlike some of the matches it features two proteins which actually makes comparing them much easier.

I noted the cholesterol in this battle so you are aware that both of these foods have high cholesterol so they should be eaten occasionally, whereas, something like turkey or chicken breast you could eat more frequently. Therefore, 1 should eat shrimp maybe once a week, whereas, the ground turkey can be eaten 2-3 times a week.

Strictly looking at the Macro nutrients, the shrimp punishes the ground turkey. No Fat and more protein. The Ground Turkey even in it's leanest form is still giving you 70 or so calories of fat.

Ground turkey is more versatile, there are a lot of different and interesting ideas you can find on the internet using this. Whereas, shrimp isn't quite as versatile.

Ground turkey also comes in different grades and if you don't get the 93/7 you increase the amount of fat per serving and slightly lower the amount of protein. This isn't the case with the shrimp.

In the end, Shrimp barely beats ground turkey in our bracket. However, either makes for a solid protein.

Verdict: (3) Shrimp beats (6) Ground Turkey due to technicality ;P

Tomorrow's match: (4) Whole Grain Rice vs (5) Egg Whites


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