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Oyster vs Mussel - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Oyster
Oyster is relatively richer in minerals
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?
Mussel
Mussel is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Mussel
Mussel is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.347g)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Mussel
Mussel is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 15mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Mussel
Mussel contains less Sodium (difference - 48mg)
Which food contains less Sugars?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugars ( g)

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

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Oyster 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
78
Oyster
126
Mussel
Mineral Summary Score
336
Oyster
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
Oyster
5
:
3
Mussel
Contains more Calcium +87.9%
Contains more Magnesium +56.8%
Contains more Copper +2781.9%
Contains more Zinc +3163.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +79.2%
Contains less Sodium -11.5%
Equal in Iron - 6.72
Equal in Potassium - 268
Contains more Calcium +87.9%
Contains more Magnesium +56.8%
Contains more Copper +2781.9%
Contains more Zinc +3163.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +79.2%
Contains less Sodium -11.5%
Equal in Iron - 6.72
Equal in Potassium - 268

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
Oyster
1
:
8
Mussel
Contains more Folic acid (B9) +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +257.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +107.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +81.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +251.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +56.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +53.6%
Equal in Vitamin A - 304
Contains more Folic acid (B9) +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +257.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +107.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +81.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +251.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +56.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +53.6%
Equal in Vitamin A - 304

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
53%
Oyster
143%
Mussel
Carbohydrates
12%
Oyster
7%
Mussel
Fats
58%
Oyster
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 Oyster Mussel Opinion
Calories 199 172 Oyster
Protein 8.77 23.8 Mussel
Fats 12.58 4.48 Oyster
Vitamin C 3.8 13.6 Mussel
Carbs 11.62 7.39 Oyster
Cholesterol 71 56 Mussel
Vitamin D
Iron 6.95 6.72 Oyster
Calcium 62 33 Oyster
Potassium 244 268 Mussel
Magnesium 58 37 Oyster
Sugars
Fiber 0 Mussel
Copper 4.294 0.149 Oyster
Zinc 87.13 2.67 Oyster
Starch
Phosphorus 159 285 Mussel
Sodium 417 369 Mussel
Vitamin A 302 304 Mussel
Vitamin E
Vitamin D
Vitamin B1 0.15 0.3 Mussel
Vitamin B2 0.202 0.42 Mussel
Vitamin B3 1.65 3 Mussel
Vitamin B5 0.27 0.95 Mussel
Vitamin B6 0.064 0.1 Mussel
Vitamin B12 15.63 24 Mussel
Vitamin K
Folic acid (B9) 17 0 Oyster
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 3.197 0.85 Mussel
Monounsaturated Fat 4.702 1.014 Oyster
Polyunsaturated fat 3.313 1.212 Oyster
Tryptophan 0.105 0.267 Mussel
Threonine 0.365 1.025 Mussel
Isoleucine 0.396 1.036 Mussel
Leucine 0.638 1.676 Mussel
Lysine 0.582 1.779 Mussel
Methionine 0.199 0.537 Mussel
Phenylalanine 0.352 0.853 Mussel
Valine 0.409 1.04 Mussel
Histidine 0.175 0.457 Mussel
The main source of information is USDA Food Composition Database (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
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