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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 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
:
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%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Oyster
3
:
2
Shrimp
Contains more Fats +4392.9%
Contains more Carbs +5710%
Contains more Other +90.9%
Contains more Protein +173.4%
Contains more Water +14.8%
9% 13% 12% 65% 2%
Protein: 8.77 g
Fats: 12.58 g
Carbs: 11.62 g
Water: 64.72 g
Other: 2.31 g
24% 74%
Protein: 23.98 g
Fats: 0.28 g
Carbs: 0.2 g
Water: 74.33 g
Other: 1.21 g
Contains more Fats +4392.9%
Contains more Carbs +5710%
Contains more Other +90.9%
Contains more Protein +173.4%
Contains more Water +14.8%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Oyster
2
:
1
Shrimp
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +9695.8%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +4093.7%
Contains less Saturated Fat -98.2%
29% 42% 30%
Saturated Fat: 3.197 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 4.702 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 3.313 g
31% 26% 43%
Saturated Fat: 0.056 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.048 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.079 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +9695.8%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +4093.7%
Contains less Saturated Fat -98.2%

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
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 Oyster
Vitamin A RAE 90µg Oyster
Vitamin C 3.8mg Oyster
Vitamin B1 0.15mg Oyster
Vitamin B2 0.202mg Oyster
Vitamin B3 1.65mg Oyster
Vitamin B5 0.27mg Oyster
Vitamin B6 0.064mg Oyster
Folate 31µg Oyster
Vitamin B12 15.63µg Oyster
Tryptophan 0.105mg Oyster
Threonine 0.365mg Oyster
Isoleucine 0.396mg Oyster
Leucine 0.638mg Oyster
Lysine 0.582mg Oyster
Methionine 0.199mg Oyster
Phenylalanine 0.352mg Oyster
Valine 0.409mg Oyster
Histidine 0.175mg Oyster
Cholesterol 71mg 189mg Oyster
Trans Fat 0.002g Oyster
Saturated Fat 3.197g 0.056g Shrimp
Omega-3 - DHA 0.218g 0.015g Oyster
Omega-3 - EPA 0.202g 0.015g Oyster
Omega-3 - DPA 0.048g 0.001g Oyster
Monounsaturated Fat 4.702g 0.048g Oyster
Polyunsaturated fat 3.313g 0.079g Oyster
Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid 0.002g Shrimp
Omega-6 - Linoleic acid 0.018g Shrimp
Omega-3 - ALA 0.001g Shrimp
Omega-6 - Dihomo-gamma-linoleic acid 0.001g Shrimp

Which food is preferable for your diet?

ok
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

Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores show how much of your all daily needs across all vitamins or minerals this food would cover if you took three 100 grams servings of it (approximation of 3 serving sizes)
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
179%
Oyster
0%
Shrimp
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
534%
Oyster
47%
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?
?
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.