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Oyster vs Caviar - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Oyster and Caviar

  • Oyster has more Zinc, and Copper, however Caviar is richer in Vitamin B12, Vitamin B5, Iron, Magnesium, Vitamin B2, and Phosphorus.
  • Oyster covers your daily Zinc needs 783% more than Caviar.
  • Caviar has 39 times less Copper than Oyster. Oyster has 4.294mg of Copper, while Caviar has 0.11mg.
  • Oyster contains less Sodium.

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

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

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
2
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10
Caviar
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1275%
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 Folate +61.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +28%
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 55% 38% 87% 0% 48% 144% 3% 210% 74% 38% 2500% 2%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1275%
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 Folate +61.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +28%

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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Oyster Caviar
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
266
Caviar
Mineral Summary Score
534
Oyster
146
Caviar

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

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 - 1083mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Oyster
Oyster is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 517mg)
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 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. Caviar - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174188/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.