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Mackerel vs Mussel - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Mussel
Mussel is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 39mg)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Mussel
Mussel contains less Sugars (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Mussel
Mussel contains less Sodium (difference - 4081mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Mussel
Mussel is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 6.298g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Mackerel
Mackerel is lower in glycemic index (difference - 50)
Which food is cheaper?
?
The foods are relatively equal in price ($7)
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.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

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.
Mackerel Mussel
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Mackerel Mussel
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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
131
Mackerel
126
Mussel
Mineral Summary Score
100
Mackerel
47
Mussel

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
Mussel
Contains more Calcium +100%
Contains more Potassium +94%
Contains more Magnesium +62.2%
Contains more Iron +380%
Contains more Copper +49%
Contains more Zinc +142.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +12.2%
Contains less Sodium -91.7%
Contains more Calcium +100%
Contains more Potassium +94%
Contains more Magnesium +62.2%
Contains more Iron +380%
Contains more Copper +49%
Contains more Zinc +142.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +12.2%
Contains less Sodium -91.7%

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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6
Mussel
Contains more Vitamin B6 +310%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +93.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1400%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +121.1%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +100%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 3
Contains more Vitamin B6 +310%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +93.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1400%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +121.1%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +100%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 3

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
111%
Mackerel
143%
Mussel
Carbohydrates
0%
Mackerel
7%
Mussel
Fats
116%
Mackerel
21%
Mussel

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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 Mackerel Mussel Opinion
Calories 305 172 Mackerel
Protein 18.5 23.8 Mussel
Fats 25.1 4.48 Mackerel
Vitamin C 0 13.6 Mussel
Carbs 0 7.39 Mussel
Cholesterol 95 56 Mussel
Vitamin D 1006 Mackerel
Iron 1.4 6.72 Mussel
Calcium 66 33 Mackerel
Potassium 520 268 Mackerel
Magnesium 60 37 Mackerel
Sugars 0 Mackerel
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.1 0.149 Mussel
Zinc 1.1 2.67 Mussel
Starch
Phosphorus 254 285 Mussel
Sodium 4450 369 Mussel
Vitamin A 157 304 Mussel
Vitamin E 2.38 Mackerel
Vitamin D 25.2 Mackerel
Vitamin B1 0.02 0.3 Mussel
Vitamin B2 0.19 0.42 Mussel
Vitamin B3 3.3 3 Mackerel
Vitamin B5 0.95 Mussel
Vitamin B6 0.41 0.1 Mackerel
Vitamin B12 12 24 Mussel
Vitamin K 7.8 Mackerel
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 7.148 0.85 Mussel
Monounsaturated Fat 8.32 1.014 Mackerel
Polyunsaturated fat 6.21 1.212 Mackerel
Tryptophan 0.267 Mussel
Threonine 1.025 Mussel
Isoleucine 1.036 Mussel
Leucine 1.676 Mussel
Lysine 1.779 Mussel
Methionine 0.537 Mussel
Phenylalanine 0.853 Mussel
Valine 1.04 Mussel
Histidine 0.457 Mussel
The main source of information is USDA Food Composition Database (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
Dietary Guidelines for Americans is used as the primary source for advice in this web resource
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