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Shiitake vs Edible mushroom - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Shiitake and Edible mushroom different?

  • Shiitake is richer in Vitamin B6, Manganese, and Fiber, while Edible mushroom is higher in Copper, Vitamin B2, Selenium, and Vitamin B1.
  • Edible mushroom covers your daily need of Copper 20% more than Shiitake.
  • Shiitake contains 5 times more Manganese than Edible mushroom. Shiitake contains 0.23mg of Manganese, while Edible mushroom contains 0.047mg.

Mushrooms, shiitake, raw and Mushrooms, white, raw types were 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
Contains more Magnesium +122.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +30.2%
Contains more Zinc +98.1%
Contains more Calcium +50%
Contains more Iron +22%
Contains less Sodium -44.4%
Contains more Copper +123.9%
Equal in Potassium - 318
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 1% 16% 15% 48% 27% 2% 29% 48%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 1% 19% 7% 37% 29% 1% 15% 106%
Contains more Magnesium +122.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +30.2%
Contains more Zinc +98.1%
Contains more Calcium +50%
Contains more Iron +22%
Contains less Sodium -44.4%
Contains more Copper +123.9%
Equal in Potassium - 318

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
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Contains more Vitamin D +100%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +181.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +440%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +85.3%
Contains more Folate +30.8%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 3.607
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 1.497
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% 12% 0% 4% 51% 73% 90% 68% 10% 0% 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% 1% 6% 7% 21% 93% 68% 90% 24% 13% 5% 0%
Contains more Vitamin D +100%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +181.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +440%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +85.3%
Contains more Folate +30.8%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 3.607
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 1.497

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.
Shiitake Edible mushroom
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium 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 Shiitake Edible mushroom Opinion
Net carbs 4.29g 2.26g Shiitake
Protein 2.24g 3.09g Edible mushroom
Fats 0.49g 0.34g Shiitake
Carbs 6.79g 3.26g Shiitake
Calories 34kcal 22kcal Shiitake
Starch g 0g Edible mushroom
Fructose 0g 0.17g Edible mushroom
Sugar 2.38g 1.98g Edible mushroom
Fiber 2.5g 1g Shiitake
Calcium 2mg 3mg Edible mushroom
Iron 0.41mg 0.5mg Edible mushroom
Magnesium 20mg 9mg Shiitake
Phosphorus 112mg 86mg Shiitake
Potassium 304mg 318mg Edible mushroom
Sodium 9mg 5mg Edible mushroom
Zinc 1.03mg 0.52mg Shiitake
Copper 0.142mg 0.318mg Edible mushroom
Vitamin A IU 0IU Edible mushroom
Vitamin E mg 0.01mg Edible mushroom
Vitamin D 18IU 7IU Shiitake
Vitamin D 0.4µg 0.2µg Shiitake
Vitamin C mg 2.1mg Edible mushroom
Vitamin B1 0.015mg 0.081mg Edible mushroom
Vitamin B2 0.217mg 0.402mg Edible mushroom
Vitamin B3 3.877mg 3.607mg Shiitake
Vitamin B5 1.5mg 1.497mg Shiitake
Vitamin B6 0.293mg 0.104mg Shiitake
Folate 13µg 17µg Edible mushroom
Vitamin B12 µg 0.04µg Edible mushroom
Vitamin K µg 0µg Edible mushroom
Tryptophan 0.011mg 0.035mg Edible mushroom
Threonine 0.134mg 0.107mg Shiitake
Isoleucine 0.111mg 0.076mg Shiitake
Leucine 0.189mg 0.12mg Shiitake
Lysine 0.134mg 0.107mg Shiitake
Methionine 0.033mg 0.031mg Shiitake
Phenylalanine 0.111mg 0.085mg Shiitake
Valine 0.145mg 0.232mg Edible mushroom
Histidine 0.056mg 0.057mg Edible mushroom
Cholesterol mg 0mg Shiitake
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat g 0.05g Shiitake
Monounsaturated Fat g 0g Edible mushroom
Polyunsaturated fat g 0.16g Edible mushroom

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Shiitake Edible mushroom
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
25
Shiitake
27
Edible mushroom
Mineral Summary Score
23
Shiitake
26
Edible mushroom

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
13%
Shiitake
19%
Edible mushroom
Carbohydrates
7%
Shiitake
3%
Edible mushroom
Fats
2%
Shiitake
2%
Edible mushroom

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Shiitake
Shiitake is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 0mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Shiitake
Shiitake is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.05g)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Edible mushroom
Edible mushroom is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.4g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Edible mushroom
Edible mushroom contains less Sodium (difference - 4mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Edible mushroom
Edible mushroom is cheaper (difference - $0.3)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Edible mushroom
Edible mushroom is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (32)
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. Shiitake - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169242/nutrients
  2. Edible mushroom - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169251/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.