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Edible mushroom vs Shiitake - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Edible mushroom and Shiitake different?

  • Edible mushroom is richer in Copper, Vitamin B2, Selenium, and Vitamin B1, while Shiitake is higher in Vitamin B6, Manganese, and Fiber.
  • Edible mushroom covers your daily need of Copper 20% more than Shiitake.
  • Edible mushroom contains 5 times more Vitamin B1 than Shiitake. Edible mushroom contains 0.081mg of Vitamin B1, while Shiitake contains 0.015mg.

Mushrooms, white, raw and Mushrooms, shiitake, raw types were used in this article.

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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
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Contains more Iron +22%
Contains more Calcium +50%
Contains more Copper +123.9%
Contains less Sodium -44.4%
Contains more Magnesium +122.2%
Contains more Zinc +98.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +30.2%
Equal in Potassium - 304
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 19% 1% 29% 7% 106% 15% 37% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 16% 1% 27% 15% 48% 29% 48% 2%
Contains more Iron +22%
Contains more Calcium +50%
Contains more Copper +123.9%
Contains less Sodium -44.4%
Contains more Magnesium +122.2%
Contains more Zinc +98.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +30.2%
Equal in Potassium - 304

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
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Contains more Vitamin B1 +440%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +85.3%
Contains more Folate +30.8%
Contains more Vitamin D +100%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +181.7%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 3.877
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 1.5
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 7% 0% 1% 6% 21% 93% 68% 90% 24% 5% 0% 13%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 0% 0% 12% 4% 51% 73% 90% 68% 0% 0% 10%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +440%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +85.3%
Contains more Folate +30.8%
Contains more Vitamin D +100%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +181.7%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 3.877
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 1.5

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

The summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfills human daily needs, the more the summary score is.
Vitamin Summary Score
27
Edible mushroom
25
Shiitake
Mineral Summary Score
26
Edible mushroom
23
Shiitake

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 food.
Protein
19%
Edible mushroom
13%
Shiitake
Carbohydrates
3%
Edible mushroom
7%
Shiitake
Fats
2%
Edible mushroom
2%
Shiitake

Comparison summary table

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

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Edible mushroom Shiitake
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Shiitake
Shiitake is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 0mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Shiitake
Shiitake is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.05g)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Edible mushroom
Edible mushroom is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.4g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Edible mushroom
Edible mushroom contains less Sodium (difference - 4mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Edible mushroom
Edible mushroom is cheaper (difference - $0.3)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Edible mushroom
Edible mushroom is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (32)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Edible mushroom Shiitake Opinion
Calories 22 34 Shiitake
Protein 3.09 2.24 Edible mushroom
Fats 0.34 0.49 Shiitake
Vitamin C 2.1 Edible mushroom
Carbs 3.26 6.79 Shiitake
Cholesterol 0 Shiitake
Vitamin D 7 18 Shiitake
Iron 0.5 0.41 Edible mushroom
Calcium 3 2 Edible mushroom
Potassium 318 304 Edible mushroom
Magnesium 9 20 Shiitake
Sugar 1.98 2.38 Edible mushroom
Fiber 1 2.5 Shiitake
Copper 0.318 0.142 Edible mushroom
Zinc 0.52 1.03 Shiitake
Starch 0 Edible mushroom
Phosphorus 86 112 Shiitake
Sodium 5 9 Edible mushroom
Vitamin A 0 Edible mushroom
Vitamin E 0.01 Edible mushroom
Vitamin D 0.2 0.4 Shiitake
Vitamin B1 0.081 0.015 Edible mushroom
Vitamin B2 0.402 0.217 Edible mushroom
Vitamin B3 3.607 3.877 Shiitake
Vitamin B5 1.497 1.5 Shiitake
Vitamin B6 0.104 0.293 Shiitake
Vitamin B12 0.04 Edible mushroom
Vitamin K 0 Edible mushroom
Folate 17 13 Edible mushroom
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.05 Shiitake
Monounsaturated Fat 0 Edible mushroom
Polyunsaturated fat 0.16 Edible mushroom
Tryptophan 0.035 0.011 Edible mushroom
Threonine 0.107 0.134 Shiitake
Isoleucine 0.076 0.111 Shiitake
Leucine 0.12 0.189 Shiitake
Lysine 0.107 0.134 Shiitake
Methionine 0.031 0.033 Shiitake
Phenylalanine 0.085 0.111 Shiitake
Valine 0.232 0.145 Edible mushroom
Histidine 0.057 0.056 Edible mushroom
Fructose 0.17 0 Edible mushroom

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented separately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links to the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Edible mushroom - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169251/nutrients
  2. Shiitake - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169242/nutrients

All the Daily Values are presented for males aged 31-50, for 2000 calorie diets.

Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.