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Oyster vs Alaska pollock - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Oyster and Alaska pollock

  • Oyster is higher in Zinc, Vitamin B12, Copper, Iron, Selenium, and Manganese, yet Alaska pollock is higher in Vitamin B6, Phosphorus, and Vitamin B3.
  • Oyster covers your daily Zinc needs 787% more than Alaska pollock.
  • Oyster contains 72 times more Copper than Alaska pollock. While Oyster contains 4.294mg of Copper, Alaska pollock contains only 0.06mg.
  • The amount of Saturated Fat in Alaska pollock is lower.

Food varieties used in this article are Mollusks, oyster, eastern, cooked, breaded and fried and Fish, pollock, Alaska, cooked, dry heat (may have been previously frozen).

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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 Iron +1141.1%
Contains more Zinc +15186%
Contains more Copper +7056.7%
Contains more Calcium +16.1%
Contains more Magnesium +39.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +67.9%
Contains more Potassium +76.2%
Equal in Sodium - 419
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 19% 261% 42% 69% 22% 55% 2377% 1432%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 22% 22% 58% 115% 38% 55% 16% 20%
Contains more Iron +1141.1%
Contains more Zinc +15186%
Contains more Copper +7056.7%
Contains more Calcium +16.1%
Contains more Magnesium +39.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +67.9%
Contains more Potassium +76.2%
Equal in Sodium - 419

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
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Contains more Vitamin A +492.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +177.8%
Contains more Folate +933.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +327%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +10.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +139.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +60%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +414.1%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 19% 0% 0% 13% 38% 47% 31% 17% 15% 24% 1954% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 4% 6% 39% 0% 14% 52% 75% 26% 76% 3% 458% 1%
Contains more Vitamin A +492.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +177.8%
Contains more Folate +933.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +327%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +10.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +139.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +60%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +414.1%

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.
Oyster Alaska pollock
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Oyster Alaska pollock Opinion
Net carbs 11.62g 0g Oyster
Protein 8.77g 23.48g Alaska pollock
Fats 12.58g 1.18g Oyster
Carbs 11.62g 0g Oyster
Calories 199kcal 111kcal Oyster
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 0g Oyster
Fiber g 0g Alaska pollock
Calcium 62mg 72mg Alaska pollock
Iron 6.95mg 0.56mg Oyster
Magnesium 58mg 81mg Alaska pollock
Phosphorus 159mg 267mg Alaska pollock
Potassium 244mg 430mg Alaska pollock
Sodium 417mg 419mg Oyster
Zinc 87.13mg 0.57mg Oyster
Copper 4.294mg 0.06mg Oyster
Vitamin A 302IU 51IU Oyster
Vitamin E mg 0.28mg Alaska pollock
Vitamin D IU 51IU Alaska pollock
Vitamin D µg 1.3µg Alaska pollock
Vitamin C 3.8mg 0mg Oyster
Vitamin B1 0.15mg 0.054mg Oyster
Vitamin B2 0.202mg 0.223mg Alaska pollock
Vitamin B3 1.65mg 3.949mg Alaska pollock
Vitamin B5 0.27mg 0.432mg Alaska pollock
Vitamin B6 0.064mg 0.329mg Alaska pollock
Folate 31µg 3µg Oyster
Vitamin B12 15.63µg 3.66µg Oyster
Vitamin K µg 0.1µg Alaska pollock
Tryptophan 0.105mg 0.263mg Alaska pollock
Threonine 0.365mg 1.029mg Alaska pollock
Isoleucine 0.396mg 1.082mg Alaska pollock
Leucine 0.638mg 1.908mg Alaska pollock
Lysine 0.582mg 2.157mg Alaska pollock
Methionine 0.199mg 0.696mg Alaska pollock
Phenylalanine 0.352mg 0.917mg Alaska pollock
Valine 0.409mg 1.21mg Alaska pollock
Histidine 0.175mg 0.691mg Alaska pollock
Cholesterol 71mg 86mg Oyster
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 3.197g 0.159g Alaska pollock
Monounsaturated Fat 4.702g 0.134g Oyster
Polyunsaturated fat 3.313g 0.583g Oyster

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Oyster Alaska pollock
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
179
Oyster
62
Alaska pollock
Mineral Summary Score
534
Oyster
43
Alaska pollock

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
53%
Oyster
141%
Alaska pollock
Carbohydrates
12%
Oyster
0%
Alaska pollock
Fats
58%
Oyster
5%
Alaska pollock

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Oyster
Oyster is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Oyster
Oyster contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Oyster
Oyster is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 15mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Oyster
Oyster is cheaper (difference - $4)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Alaska pollock
Alaska pollock is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.038g)
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 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.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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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. Oyster - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171979/nutrients
  2. Alaska pollock - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173681/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.