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Shiitake vs Egg - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Shiitake and Egg?

  • Shiitake is higher in Vitamin B3, Vitamin B6, and Manganese, however Egg is richer in Copper, Selenium, Vitamin B2, Vitamin D, Fiber, Iron, and Phosphorus.
  • Egg's daily need coverage for Copper is 206% more.
  • Egg contains 61 times less Vitamin B3 than Shiitake. Shiitake contains 3.877mg of Vitamin B3, while Egg contains 0.064mg.

We used Mushrooms, shiitake, raw and Egg, whole, cooked, hard-boiled types 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
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5
Egg
Contains more Magnesium +100%
Contains more Potassium +141.3%
Contains less Sodium -92.7%
Contains more Calcium +2400%
Contains more Iron +190.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +53.6%
Contains more Copper +1308.5%
Equal in Zinc - 1.05
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 1% 16% 15% 48% 27% 2% 29% 48%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 15% 45% 8% 74% 12% 17% 29% 667%
Contains more Magnesium +100%
Contains more Potassium +141.3%
Contains less Sodium -92.7%
Contains more Calcium +2400%
Contains more Iron +190.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +53.6%
Contains more Copper +1308.5%
Equal in Zinc - 1.05

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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9
Egg
Contains more Vitamin B3 +5957.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +142.1%
Contains more Vitamin D +450%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +340%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +136.4%
Contains more Folate +238.5%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 1.398
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 32% 21% 67% 0% 17% 119% 2% 84% 28% 33% 139% 1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +5957.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +142.1%
Contains more Vitamin D +450%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +340%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +136.4%
Contains more Folate +238.5%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 1.398

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Shiitake Egg Opinion
Net carbs 4.29g 1.12g Shiitake
Protein 2.24g 12.58g Egg
Fats 0.49g 10.61g Egg
Carbs 6.79g 1.12g Shiitake
Calories 34kcal 155kcal Egg
Starch g g
Fructose 0g g Shiitake
Sugar 2.38g 1.12g Egg
Fiber 2.5g 0g Shiitake
Calcium 2mg 50mg Egg
Iron 0.41mg 1.19mg Egg
Magnesium 20mg 10mg Shiitake
Phosphorus 112mg 172mg Egg
Potassium 304mg 126mg Shiitake
Sodium 9mg 124mg Shiitake
Zinc 1.03mg 1.05mg Egg
Copper 0.142mg 2mg Egg
Vitamin A IU 520IU Egg
Vitamin E mg 1.03mg Egg
Vitamin D 18IU 87IU Egg
Vitamin D 0.4µg 2.2µg Egg
Vitamin C mg 0mg Egg
Vitamin B1 0.015mg 0.066mg Egg
Vitamin B2 0.217mg 0.513mg Egg
Vitamin B3 3.877mg 0.064mg Shiitake
Vitamin B5 1.5mg 1.398mg Shiitake
Vitamin B6 0.293mg 0.121mg Shiitake
Folate 13µg 44µg Egg
Vitamin B12 µg 1.11µg Egg
Vitamin K µg 0.3µg Egg
Tryptophan 0.011mg 0.153mg Egg
Threonine 0.134mg 0.604mg Egg
Isoleucine 0.111mg 0.686mg Egg
Leucine 0.189mg 1.075mg Egg
Lysine 0.134mg 0.904mg Egg
Methionine 0.033mg 0.392mg Egg
Phenylalanine 0.111mg 0.668mg Egg
Valine 0.145mg 0.767mg Egg
Histidine 0.056mg 0.298mg Egg
Cholesterol mg 373mg Shiitake
Trans Fat 0g g Egg
Saturated Fat g 3.267g Shiitake
Monounsaturated Fat g 4.077g Egg
Polyunsaturated fat g 1.414g Egg

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Shiitake Egg
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
25
Shiitake
45
Egg
Mineral Summary Score
23
Shiitake
108
Egg

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
75%
Egg
Carbohydrates
7%
Shiitake
1%
Egg
Fats
2%
Shiitake
49%
Egg

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Shiitake
Shiitake contains less Sodium (difference - 115mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Shiitake
Shiitake is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 373mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Shiitake
Shiitake is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.267g)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Egg
Egg is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.26g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Egg
Egg is lower in glycemic index (difference - 32)
Which food is cheaper?
Egg
Egg is cheaper (difference - $0.3)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Egg
Egg is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Egg
Egg is relatively richer in vitamins

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. Egg - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173424/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.