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Oyster vs Shrimp - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Shrimp
Shrimp contains less Sodium (difference - 306mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Shrimp
Shrimp is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.141g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Oyster
Oyster is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is cheaper?
Oyster
Oyster is cheaper (difference - $4)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Oyster
Oyster is lower in glycemic index (difference - 50)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Oyster
Oyster is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 118mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
?
It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.
Which food contains less Sugars?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugars ( g)

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Oyster Shrimp
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Rich in minerals Equal
Lower in Sugars Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Oyster Shrimp
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
78
Oyster
0
Shrimp
Mineral Summary Score
336
Oyster
32
Shrimp

Mineral Comparison

Mineral comparison score is based on the number of minerals by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Oyster
4
:
4
Shrimp
Contains more Iron +1262.7%
Contains more Magnesium +48.7%
Contains more Copper +1033%
Contains more Zinc +5212.8%
Contains more Calcium +12.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +49.1%
Contains less Sodium -73.4%
Equal in Potassium - 259
Contains more Iron +1262.7%
Contains more Magnesium +48.7%
Contains more Copper +1033%
Contains more Zinc +5212.8%
Contains more Calcium +12.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +49.1%
Contains less Sodium -73.4%
Equal in Potassium - 259

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Oyster
9
:
0
Shrimp

Macronutrients Comparison

Macronutrient comparison charts compare the amount of protein, total fats and total carbohydrates in 300 grams of the food. The displayed values show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Protein
53%
Oyster
144%
Shrimp
Carbohydrates
12%
Oyster
0%
Shrimp
Fats
58%
Oyster
1%
Shrimp

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All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Oyster Shrimp Opinion
Calories 199 99 Oyster
Protein 8.77 23.98 Shrimp
Fats 12.58 0.28 Oyster
Vitamin C 3.8 Oyster
Carbs 11.62 0.2 Oyster
Cholesterol 71 189 Oyster
Vitamin D
Iron 6.95 0.51 Oyster
Calcium 62 70 Shrimp
Potassium 244 259 Shrimp
Magnesium 58 39 Oyster
Sugars
Fiber
Copper 4.294 0.379 Oyster
Zinc 87.13 1.64 Oyster
Starch
Phosphorus 159 237 Shrimp
Sodium 417 111 Shrimp
Vitamin A 302 Oyster
Vitamin E
Vitamin D
Vitamin B1 0.15 Oyster
Vitamin B2 0.202 Oyster
Vitamin B3 1.65 Oyster
Vitamin B5 0.27 Oyster
Vitamin B6 0.064 Oyster
Vitamin B12 15.63 Oyster
Vitamin K
Folic acid (B9) 17 Oyster
Trans Fat 0.002 Oyster
Saturated Fat 3.197 0.056 Shrimp
Monounsaturated Fat 4.702 0.048 Oyster
Polyunsaturated fat 3.313 0.079 Oyster
Tryptophan 0.105 Oyster
Threonine 0.365 Oyster
Isoleucine 0.396 Oyster
Leucine 0.638 Oyster
Lysine 0.582 Oyster
Methionine 0.199 Oyster
Phenylalanine 0.352 Oyster
Valine 0.409 Oyster
Histidine 0.175 Oyster
The main source of information is USDA Food Composition Database (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
Dietary Guidelines for Americans is used as the primary source for advice in this web resource
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