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Oyster vs Shrimp - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Oyster and Shrimp different?

  • Oyster is higher in Zinc, Copper, Iron, Manganese, and Polyunsaturated fat, however Shrimp is richer in Phosphorus.
  • Daily need coverage for Zinc from Oyster is 777% higher.
  • Oyster contains 57 times more Saturated Fat than Shrimp. While Oyster contains 3.197g of Saturated Fat, Shrimp contains only 0.056g.

Mollusks, oyster, eastern, cooked, breaded and fried and Crustaceans, shrimp, cooked (not previously frozen) are the varieties 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
Oyster
4
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4
Shrimp
Contains more Iron +1262.7%
Contains more Magnesium +48.7%
Contains more Zinc +5212.8%
Contains more Copper +1033%
Contains more Calcium +12.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +49.1%
Contains less Sodium -73.4%
Equal in Potassium - 259
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% 20% 28% 102% 23% 15% 45% 127%
Contains more Iron +1262.7%
Contains more Magnesium +48.7%
Contains more Zinc +5212.8%
Contains more Copper +1033%
Contains more Calcium +12.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +49.1%
Contains less Sodium -73.4%
Equal in Potassium - 259

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
9
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0
Shrimp
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 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

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 Shrimp
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Oyster Shrimp Opinion
Net carbs 11.62g 0.2g Oyster
Protein 8.77g 23.98g Shrimp
Fats 12.58g 0.28g Oyster
Carbs 11.62g 0.2g Oyster
Calories 199kcal 99kcal Oyster
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g g
Fiber g g
Calcium 62mg 70mg Shrimp
Iron 6.95mg 0.51mg Oyster
Magnesium 58mg 39mg Oyster
Phosphorus 159mg 237mg Shrimp
Potassium 244mg 259mg Shrimp
Sodium 417mg 111mg Shrimp
Zinc 87.13mg 1.64mg Oyster
Copper 4.294mg 0.379mg Oyster
Vitamin A 302IU IU Oyster
Vitamin E mg mg
Vitamin D IU IU
Vitamin D µg µg
Vitamin C 3.8mg mg Oyster
Vitamin B1 0.15mg mg Oyster
Vitamin B2 0.202mg mg Oyster
Vitamin B3 1.65mg mg Oyster
Vitamin B5 0.27mg mg Oyster
Vitamin B6 0.064mg mg Oyster
Folate 31µg µg Oyster
Vitamin B12 15.63µg µg Oyster
Vitamin K µg µg
Tryptophan 0.105mg mg Oyster
Threonine 0.365mg mg Oyster
Isoleucine 0.396mg mg Oyster
Leucine 0.638mg mg Oyster
Lysine 0.582mg mg Oyster
Methionine 0.199mg mg Oyster
Phenylalanine 0.352mg mg Oyster
Valine 0.409mg mg Oyster
Histidine 0.175mg mg Oyster
Cholesterol 71mg 189mg Oyster
Trans Fat g 0.002g Oyster
Saturated Fat 3.197g 0.056g Shrimp
Monounsaturated Fat 4.702g 0.048g Oyster
Polyunsaturated fat 3.313g 0.079g Oyster

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Oyster Shrimp
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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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
0
Shrimp
Mineral Summary Score
534
Oyster
47
Shrimp

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
144%
Shrimp
Carbohydrates
12%
Oyster
0%
Shrimp
Fats
58%
Oyster
1%
Shrimp

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Shrimp
Shrimp contains less Sodium (difference - 306mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Shrimp
Shrimp is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.141g)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Oyster
Oyster is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 118mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Oyster
Oyster is lower in glycemic index (difference - 50)
Which food is cheaper?
Oyster
Oyster is cheaper (difference - $4)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Oyster
Oyster is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)
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. Shrimp - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/175180/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.