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Oyster vs Smoked salmon - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Oyster and Smoked salmon

  • Oyster is higher in Zinc, Vitamin B12, Copper, Iron, Selenium, and Manganese, yet Smoked salmon is higher in Vitamin B3, Vitamin B6, and Vitamin B5.
  • Oyster covers your daily Zinc needs 789% more than Smoked salmon.
  • Oyster contains 29 times more Manganese than Smoked salmon. While Oyster contains 0.49mg of Manganese, Smoked salmon contains only 0.017mg.
  • The amount of Cholesterol in Smoked salmon is lower.

Food varieties used in this article are Mollusks, oyster, eastern, cooked, breaded and fried and Fish, salmon, chinook, smoked.

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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 Calcium +463.6%
Contains more Iron +717.6%
Contains more Magnesium +222.2%
Contains more Potassium +39.4%
Contains less Sodium -37.9%
Contains more Zinc +28006.5%
Contains more Copper +1767%
Equal in Phosphorus - 164
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 19% 261% 42% 69% 22% 55% 2377% 1432%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 32% 13% 71% 16% 88% 9% 77%
Contains more Calcium +463.6%
Contains more Iron +717.6%
Contains more Magnesium +222.2%
Contains more Potassium +39.4%
Contains less Sodium -37.9%
Contains more Zinc +28006.5%
Contains more Copper +1767%
Equal in Phosphorus - 164

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 +247.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +552.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +100%
Contains more Folate +1450%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +379.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +186.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +222.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +334.4%
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 6% 28% 514% 0% 6% 24% 89% 53% 65% 2% 408% 1%
Contains more Vitamin A +247.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +552.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +100%
Contains more Folate +1450%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +379.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +186.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +222.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +334.4%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Oyster Smoked salmon Opinion
Net carbs 11.62g 0g Oyster
Protein 8.77g 18.28g Smoked salmon
Fats 12.58g 4.32g Oyster
Carbs 11.62g 0g Oyster
Calories 199kcal 117kcal Oyster
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 0g Oyster
Fiber g 0g Smoked salmon
Calcium 62mg 11mg Oyster
Iron 6.95mg 0.85mg Oyster
Magnesium 58mg 18mg Oyster
Phosphorus 159mg 164mg Smoked salmon
Potassium 244mg 175mg Oyster
Sodium 417mg 672mg Oyster
Zinc 87.13mg 0.31mg Oyster
Copper 4.294mg 0.23mg Oyster
Vitamin A 302IU 87IU Oyster
Vitamin E mg 1.35mg Smoked salmon
Vitamin D IU 685IU Smoked salmon
Vitamin D µg 17.1µg Smoked salmon
Vitamin C 3.8mg 0mg Oyster
Vitamin B1 0.15mg 0.023mg Oyster
Vitamin B2 0.202mg 0.101mg Oyster
Vitamin B3 1.65mg 4.72mg Smoked salmon
Vitamin B5 0.27mg 0.87mg Smoked salmon
Vitamin B6 0.064mg 0.278mg Smoked salmon
Folate 31µg 2µg Oyster
Vitamin B12 15.63µg 3.26µg Oyster
Vitamin K µg 0.1µg Smoked salmon
Tryptophan 0.105mg 0.205mg Smoked salmon
Threonine 0.365mg 0.801mg Smoked salmon
Isoleucine 0.396mg 0.842mg Smoked salmon
Leucine 0.638mg 1.486mg Smoked salmon
Lysine 0.582mg 1.679mg Smoked salmon
Methionine 0.199mg 0.541mg Smoked salmon
Phenylalanine 0.352mg 0.714mg Smoked salmon
Valine 0.409mg 0.942mg Smoked salmon
Histidine 0.175mg 0.538mg Smoked salmon
Cholesterol 71mg 23mg Smoked salmon
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 3.197g 0.929g Smoked salmon
Monounsaturated Fat 4.702g 2.023g Oyster
Polyunsaturated fat 3.313g 0.995g Oyster

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Oyster Smoked salmon
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
99
Smoked salmon
Mineral Summary Score
534
Oyster
38
Smoked salmon

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
110%
Smoked salmon
Carbohydrates
12%
Oyster
0%
Smoked salmon
Fats
58%
Oyster
20%
Smoked salmon

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Smoked salmon
Smoked salmon is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 48mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Smoked salmon
Smoked salmon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.268g)
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 - 255mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Oyster
Oyster is cheaper (difference - $11)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Oyster
Oyster is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)
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. Smoked salmon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173687/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.