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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 Zinc +5212.8%
Contains more Copper +1033%
Equal in Potassium - 244
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 22% 20% 28% 102% 23% 15% 45% 127%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 19% 261% 42% 69% 22% 55% 2377% 1432%
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 Zinc +5212.8%
Contains more Copper +1033%
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
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9
Oyster
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% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 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 19% 0% 0% 13% 38% 47% 31% 17% 15% 24% 1954% 0%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Shrimp Oyster
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
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

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.

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.