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Shiitake vs Caviar - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Shiitake and Caviar

  • Shiitake has more Vitamin B3, however Caviar is richer in Iron, Selenium, Magnesium, Vitamin B5, Phosphorus, Vitamin B2, Calcium and Vitamin D.
  • Caviar covers your daily Iron needs 143% more than Shiitake.
  • Caviar has 32 times less Vitamin B3 than Shiitake. Shiitake has 3.877mg of Vitamin B3, while Caviar has 0.12mg.
  • Shiitake contains less Sodium.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Mushrooms, shiitake, raw and Fish, caviar, black and red, granular.

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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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Caviar
Contains more Potassium +68%
Contains more Copper +29.1%
Contains less Sodium -99.4%
Contains more Iron +2797.6%
Contains more Calcium +13650%
Contains more Magnesium +1400%
Contains more Phosphorus +217.9%
Equal in Zinc - 0.95
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 16% 1% 27% 15% 48% 29% 48% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 446% 83% 16% 215% 37% 26% 153% 196%
Contains more Potassium +68%
Contains more Copper +29.1%
Contains less Sodium -99.4%
Contains more Iron +2797.6%
Contains more Calcium +13650%
Contains more Magnesium +1400%
Contains more Phosphorus +217.9%
Equal in Zinc - 0.95

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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Caviar
Contains more Vitamin B3 +3130.8%
Contains more Vitamin D +625%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1166.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +185.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +133.3%
Contains more Folate +284.6%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.32
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% 12% 4% 51% 73% 90% 68% 0% 0% 10%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 55% 38% 87% 48% 144% 3% 210% 74% 2500% 2% 38%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +3130.8%
Contains more Vitamin D +625%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1166.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +185.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +133.3%
Contains more Folate +284.6%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.32

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
25
Shiitake
266
Caviar
Mineral Summary Score
23
Shiitake
146
Caviar

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 the food
Protein
13%
Shiitake
148%
Caviar
Carbohydrates
7%
Shiitake
4%
Caviar
Fats
2%
Shiitake
83%
Caviar

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Shiitake Caviar
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Rich in minerals Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Shiitake Caviar
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 is lower in Cholesterol?
Shiitake
Shiitake is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 588mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Shiitake
Shiitake contains less Sodium (difference - 1491mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Shiitake
Shiitake is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 4.06g)
Which food is cheaper?
Shiitake
Shiitake is cheaper (difference - $98.7)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Caviar
Caviar contains less Sugars (difference - 2.38g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Caviar
Caviar is lower in glycemic index (difference - 32)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Caviar
Caviar is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Shiitake Caviar Opinion
Calories 34 264 Caviar
Protein 2.24 24.6 Caviar
Fats 0.49 17.9 Caviar
Vitamin C 0 Caviar
Carbs 6.79 4 Shiitake
Cholesterol 588 Shiitake
Vitamin D 18 117 Caviar
Iron 0.41 11.88 Caviar
Calcium 2 275 Caviar
Potassium 304 181 Shiitake
Magnesium 20 300 Caviar
Sugars 2.38 0 Caviar
Fiber 2.5 0 Shiitake
Copper 0.142 0.11 Shiitake
Zinc 1.03 0.95 Shiitake
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Phosphorus 112 356 Caviar
Sodium 9 1500 Shiitake
Vitamin A 905 Caviar
Vitamin E 1.89 Caviar
Vitamin D 0.4 2.9 Caviar
Vitamin B1 0.015 0.19 Caviar
Vitamin B2 0.217 0.62 Caviar
Vitamin B3 3.877 0.12 Shiitake
Vitamin B5 1.5 3.5 Caviar
Vitamin B6 0.293 0.32 Caviar
Vitamin B12 20 Caviar
Vitamin K 0.6 Caviar
Folate 13 50 Caviar
Trans Fat 0 Caviar
Saturated Fat 4.06 Shiitake
Monounsaturated Fat 4.631 Caviar
Polyunsaturated fat 7.405 Caviar
Tryptophan 0.011 0.323 Caviar
Threonine 0.134 1.263 Caviar
Isoleucine 0.111 1.035 Caviar
Leucine 0.189 2.133 Caviar
Lysine 0.134 1.834 Caviar
Methionine 0.033 0.646 Caviar
Phenylalanine 0.111 1.071 Caviar
Valine 0.145 1.263 Caviar
Histidine 0.056 0.649 Caviar
Fructose 0 Shiitake

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 of 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. Caviar - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174188/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.