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Shrimp vs Oyster - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Shrimp and Oyster different?

  • Shrimp is higher in Phosphorus, however Oyster is richer in Zinc, Copper, Iron, Manganese, and Monounsaturated Fat.
  • Daily need coverage for Zinc from Oyster is 777% higher.
  • Shrimp contains 3 times more Cholesterol than Oyster. While Shrimp contains 189mg of Cholesterol, Oyster contains only 71mg.

Crustaceans, shrimp, cooked (not previously frozen) and Mollusks, oyster, eastern, cooked, breaded and fried 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
Shrimp
4
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4
Oyster
Contains more Calcium +12.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +49.1%
Contains less Sodium -73.4%
Contains more Iron +1262.7%
Contains more Magnesium +48.7%
Contains more Copper +1033%
Contains more Zinc +5212.8%
Equal in Potassium - 244
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 20% 22% 23% 28% 127% 45% 102% 15%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 261% 19% 22% 42% 1432% 2377% 69% 55%
Contains more Calcium +12.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +49.1%
Contains less Sodium -73.4%
Contains more Iron +1262.7%
Contains more Magnesium +48.7%
Contains more Copper +1033%
Contains more Zinc +5212.8%
Equal in Potassium - 244

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
Shrimp
0
:
9
Oyster
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% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 13% 19% 0% 0% 38% 47% 31% 17% 15% 1954% 0% 24%

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
0
Shrimp
179
Oyster
Mineral Summary Score
47
Shrimp
534
Oyster

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
144%
Shrimp
53%
Oyster
Carbohydrates
0%
Shrimp
12%
Oyster
Fats
1%
Shrimp
58%
Oyster

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.
Shrimp Oyster
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

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Shrimp Oyster
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 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?
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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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Shrimp Oyster Opinion
Calories 99 199 Oyster
Protein 23.98 8.77 Shrimp
Fats 0.28 12.58 Oyster
Vitamin C 3.8 Oyster
Carbs 0.2 11.62 Oyster
Cholesterol 189 71 Oyster
Vitamin D
Iron 0.51 6.95 Oyster
Calcium 70 62 Shrimp
Potassium 259 244 Shrimp
Magnesium 39 58 Oyster
Sugar
Fiber
Copper 0.379 4.294 Oyster
Zinc 1.64 87.13 Oyster
Starch
Phosphorus 237 159 Shrimp
Sodium 111 417 Shrimp
Vitamin A 302 Oyster
Vitamin E
Vitamin D
Vitamin B1 0.15 Oyster
Vitamin B2 0.202 Oyster
Vitamin B3 1.65 Oyster
Vitamin B5 0.27 Oyster
Vitamin B6 0.064 Oyster
Vitamin B12 15.63 Oyster
Vitamin K
Folate 31 Oyster
Trans Fat 0.002 Oyster
Saturated Fat 0.056 3.197 Shrimp
Monounsaturated Fat 0.048 4.702 Oyster
Polyunsaturated fat 0.079 3.313 Oyster
Tryptophan 0.105 Oyster
Threonine 0.365 Oyster
Isoleucine 0.396 Oyster
Leucine 0.638 Oyster
Lysine 0.582 Oyster
Methionine 0.199 Oyster
Phenylalanine 0.352 Oyster
Valine 0.409 Oyster
Histidine 0.175 Oyster
Fructose

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. Shrimp - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/175180/nutrients
  2. Oyster - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171979/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.