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Cholesterol Content in Tuna, Salmon, Shrimp, Squid - Seafoods (Fish and Crustaceans)

Diet is one of the factors that affects serum cholesterol level. Therefore, knowing how much cholesterol there is in one's food is essential in planning how to manage serum cholesterol level and the health conditions associated with it.

The following table shows how much cholesterol there is in a variety of seafoods including fish and crustaceans, (tuna, shrimp, salmon, and squid). The cholesterol content of the seafoods is obtained from the USDA Nutrient Analysis Laboratory database.

Cholesterol level in fish and crustaceans varies, among sevaral factors, depending on the type and method of preparation. Forexample, cholesterol level in shrimp types listed below ranges 7 - 251 mg/ 100 gram of edible food portion; in tuna types, 13 - 60 mg/ 100 gram; in salmon types, 23 - 485 mg/ 100 gram. Highest cholesterol level is found in the salmon products, followed by squid. Among all the seafood products listed below, tuna fish products have, in general, the lowest cholesterol content.

Table 1: Cholesterol level in fish tuna, shrimp, and squid.

Seafood cholesterol sources Cholesterol content (mg/100g edible food portion)
Squid types
Mollusks, squid, mixed species, cooked, fried 260
Mollusks, squid, mixed species, raw 233
Shrimp fish types
shrimp, mixed species, canned 251.62
shrimp, mixed species, cooked, moist heat 195
shrimp, mixed species, cooked, breaded and fried 177.78
shrimp, mixed species, raw 152
Fast foods, shrimp, breaded and fried 121.95
Fast foods, salad, vegetable, tossed, without dressing, with shrimp 76
shrimp, mixed species, imitation, made from surimi 36
Soup, cream of shrimp, canned, prepared with equal volume milk, commercial 14
Soup, cream of shrimp, canned, condensed 13
Soup, cream of shrimp, canned, prepared with equal volume water, commercial 7
Tuna fish types
skipjack, fresh, cooked, dry heat 60
yellowfin, fresh, cooked, dry heat 58
fresh, bluefin, cooked, dry heat 49
fresh, skipjack, raw 47
fresh, yellowfin, raw 45
white, canned in water, drained solids 42
white, canned in water, without salt, drained solids 42
fresh, bluefin, raw 38
white, canned in oil, drained solids 31
white, canned in oil, without salt, drained solids 31
light, canned in water, drained solids 30
light, canned in water, without salt, drained solids 30
submarine sandwich, with tuna salad 19
light, canned in oil, drained solids 18
light, canned in oil, without salt, drained solids 18
tuna salad 13

 

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