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Caviar vs Oyster - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Caviar and Oyster

  • Caviar has more Vitamin B12, Vitamin B5, Iron, Magnesium, Vitamin B2 and Phosphorus, however Oyster is richer in Zinc and Copper.
  • Oyster covers your daily Zinc needs 783% more than Caviar.
  • Oyster has 13 times less Vitamin B5 than Caviar. Caviar has 3.5mg of Vitamin B5, while Oyster has 0.27mg.
  • Oyster contains less Cholesterol.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Fish, caviar, black and red, granular and Mollusks, oyster, eastern, cooked, breaded and fried.

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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
Caviar
4
:
4
Oyster
Contains more Iron +70.9%
Contains more Calcium +343.5%
Contains more Magnesium +417.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +123.9%
Contains more Potassium +34.8%
Contains more Copper +3803.6%
Contains more Zinc +9071.6%
Contains less Sodium -72.2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 446% 83% 16% 215% 37% 26% 153% 196%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 261% 19% 22% 42% 1432% 2377% 69% 55%
Contains more Iron +70.9%
Contains more Calcium +343.5%
Contains more Magnesium +417.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +123.9%
Contains more Potassium +34.8%
Contains more Copper +3803.6%
Contains more Zinc +9071.6%
Contains less Sodium -72.2%

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
Caviar
10
:
2
Oyster
Contains more Vitamin A +199.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +26.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +206.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +1196.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +400%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +28%
Contains more Folate +61.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1275%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 55% 38% 87% 48% 144% 3% 210% 74% 2500% 2% 38%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 13% 19% 0% 0% 38% 47% 31% 17% 15% 1954% 0% 24%
Contains more Vitamin A +199.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +26.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +206.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +1196.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +400%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +28%
Contains more Folate +61.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1275%

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
266
Caviar
179
Oyster
Mineral Summary Score
146
Caviar
534
Oyster

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
148%
Caviar
53%
Oyster
Carbohydrates
4%
Caviar
12%
Oyster
Fats
83%
Caviar
58%
Oyster

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.
Caviar Oyster
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Caviar Oyster
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?
Oyster
Oyster is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 517mg)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Oyster
Oyster contains less Sugars (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Oyster
Oyster contains less Sodium (difference - 1083mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Oyster
Oyster is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.863g)
Which food is cheaper?
Oyster
Oyster is cheaper (difference - $97)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Caviar
Caviar is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.

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 Caviar Oyster Opinion
Calories 264 199 Caviar
Protein 24.6 8.77 Caviar
Fats 17.9 12.58 Caviar
Vitamin C 0 3.8 Oyster
Carbs 4 11.62 Oyster
Cholesterol 588 71 Oyster
Vitamin D 117 Caviar
Iron 11.88 6.95 Caviar
Calcium 275 62 Caviar
Potassium 181 244 Oyster
Magnesium 300 58 Caviar
Sugars 0 Oyster
Fiber 0 Caviar
Copper 0.11 4.294 Oyster
Zinc 0.95 87.13 Oyster
Starch
Phosphorus 356 159 Caviar
Sodium 1500 417 Oyster
Vitamin A 905 302 Caviar
Vitamin E 1.89 Caviar
Vitamin D 2.9 Caviar
Vitamin B1 0.19 0.15 Caviar
Vitamin B2 0.62 0.202 Caviar
Vitamin B3 0.12 1.65 Oyster
Vitamin B5 3.5 0.27 Caviar
Vitamin B6 0.32 0.064 Caviar
Vitamin B12 20 15.63 Caviar
Vitamin K 0.6 Caviar
Folate 50 31 Caviar
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 4.06 3.197 Oyster
Monounsaturated Fat 4.631 4.702 Oyster
Polyunsaturated fat 7.405 3.313 Caviar
Tryptophan 0.323 0.105 Caviar
Threonine 1.263 0.365 Caviar
Isoleucine 1.035 0.396 Caviar
Leucine 2.133 0.638 Caviar
Lysine 1.834 0.582 Caviar
Methionine 0.646 0.199 Caviar
Phenylalanine 1.071 0.352 Caviar
Valine 1.263 0.409 Caviar
Histidine 0.649 0.175 Caviar
Fructose

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 of the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Caviar - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174188/nutrients
  2. Oyster - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171979/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.