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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
Contains more Calcium +50%
Contains more Iron +22%
Contains less Sodium -44.4%
Contains more Copper +123.9%
Contains more Magnesium +122.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +30.2%
Contains more Zinc +98.1%
Equal in Potassium - 304
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 1% 19% 7% 37% 29% 1% 15% 106%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 1% 16% 15% 48% 27% 2% 29% 48%
Contains more Calcium +50%
Contains more Iron +22%
Contains less Sodium -44.4%
Contains more Copper +123.9%
Contains more Magnesium +122.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +30.2%
Contains more Zinc +98.1%
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 A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 1% 6% 7% 21% 93% 68% 90% 24% 13% 5% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 0% 12% 0% 4% 51% 73% 90% 68% 10% 0% 0%
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

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Edible mushroom Shiitake Opinion
Net carbs 2.26g 4.29g Shiitake
Protein 3.09g 2.24g Edible mushroom
Fats 0.34g 0.49g Shiitake
Carbs 3.26g 6.79g Shiitake
Calories 22kcal 34kcal Shiitake
Starch 0g g Edible mushroom
Fructose 0.17g 0g Edible mushroom
Sugar 1.98g 2.38g Edible mushroom
Fiber 1g 2.5g Shiitake
Calcium 3mg 2mg Edible mushroom
Iron 0.5mg 0.41mg Edible mushroom
Magnesium 9mg 20mg Shiitake
Phosphorus 86mg 112mg Shiitake
Potassium 318mg 304mg Edible mushroom
Sodium 5mg 9mg Edible mushroom
Zinc 0.52mg 1.03mg Shiitake
Copper 0.318mg 0.142mg Edible mushroom
Vitamin A 0IU IU Edible mushroom
Vitamin E 0.01mg mg Edible mushroom
Vitamin D 7IU 18IU Shiitake
Vitamin D 0.2µg 0.4µg Shiitake
Vitamin C 2.1mg mg Edible mushroom
Vitamin B1 0.081mg 0.015mg Edible mushroom
Vitamin B2 0.402mg 0.217mg Edible mushroom
Vitamin B3 3.607mg 3.877mg Shiitake
Vitamin B5 1.497mg 1.5mg Shiitake
Vitamin B6 0.104mg 0.293mg Shiitake
Folate 17µg 13µg Edible mushroom
Vitamin B12 0.04µg µg Edible mushroom
Vitamin K 0µg µg Edible mushroom
Tryptophan 0.035mg 0.011mg Edible mushroom
Threonine 0.107mg 0.134mg Shiitake
Isoleucine 0.076mg 0.111mg Shiitake
Leucine 0.12mg 0.189mg Shiitake
Lysine 0.107mg 0.134mg Shiitake
Methionine 0.031mg 0.033mg Shiitake
Phenylalanine 0.085mg 0.111mg Shiitake
Valine 0.232mg 0.145mg Edible mushroom
Histidine 0.057mg 0.056mg Edible mushroom
Cholesterol 0mg mg Shiitake
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.05g g Shiitake
Monounsaturated Fat 0g g Edible mushroom
Polyunsaturated fat 0.16g g Edible mushroom

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Edible mushroom Shiitake
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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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

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.

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.