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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 Monounsaturated Fat, however Shrimp is richer in Phosphorus.
  • Daily need coverage for Zinc from Oyster is 777% higher.
  • Oyster contains 98 times more Monounsaturated Fat than Shrimp. While Oyster contains 4.702g of Monounsaturated Fat, Shrimp contains only 0.048g.
  • Shrimp has less Saturated Fat.

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
:
4
Shrimp
Contains more Iron +1262.7%
Contains more Magnesium +48.7%
Contains more Copper +1033%
Contains more Zinc +5212.8%
Contains more Calcium +12.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +49.1%
Contains less Sodium -73.4%
Equal in Potassium - 259
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 261% 19% 22% 42% 1432% 2377% 69% 55%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 20% 22% 23% 28% 127% 45% 102% 15%
Contains more Iron +1262.7%
Contains more Magnesium +48.7%
Contains more Copper +1033%
Contains more Zinc +5212.8%
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
:
0
Shrimp
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%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

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 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

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Oyster Shrimp
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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