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Mussel vs Atlantic mackerel - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Mussel
Mussel is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 19mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Mussel
Mussel is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.326g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Mussel
Mussel is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Atlantic mackerel
Atlantic mackerel contains less Sodium (difference - 286mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Atlantic mackerel
Atlantic mackerel is lower in glycemic index (difference - 50)
Which food contains less Sugars?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugars ( g)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($7)
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.
Mussel Atlantic mackerel
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Sugars Equal
Lower in price Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Mussel Atlantic mackerel
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
126
Mussel
106
Atlantic mackerel
Mineral Summary Score
47
Mussel
33
Atlantic mackerel

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
Mussel
5
:
Contains more Iron +328%
Contains more Calcium +120%
Contains more Copper +58.5%
Contains more Zinc +184%
Contains more Potassium +49.6%
Contains more Magnesium +162.2%
Contains less Sodium -77.5%
Equal in Phosphorus - 278
Contains more Iron +328%
Contains more Calcium +120%
Contains more Copper +58.5%
Contains more Zinc +184%
Contains more Potassium +49.6%
Contains more Magnesium +162.2%
Contains less Sodium -77.5%
Equal in Phosphorus - 278

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
Mussel
5
:
Contains more Vitamin C +3300%
Contains more Vitamin A +68.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +88.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +26.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +128.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +360%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.412
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.99
Contains more Vitamin C +3300%
Contains more Vitamin A +68.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +88.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +26.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +128.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +360%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.412
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.99

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
143%
Mussel
143%
Atlantic mackerel
Carbohydrates
7%
Mussel
0%
Atlantic mackerel
Fats
21%
Mussel
82%
Atlantic mackerel

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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 Mussel Atlantic mackerel Opinion
Calories 172 262 Atlantic mackerel
Protein 23.8 23.85 Atlantic mackerel
Fats 4.48 17.81 Atlantic mackerel
Vitamin C 13.6 0.4 Mussel
Carbs 7.39 0 Mussel
Cholesterol 56 75 Mussel
Vitamin D
Iron 6.72 1.57 Mussel
Calcium 33 15 Mussel
Potassium 268 401 Atlantic mackerel
Magnesium 37 97 Atlantic mackerel
Sugars
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.149 0.094 Mussel
Zinc 2.67 0.94 Mussel
Starch
Phosphorus 285 278 Mussel
Sodium 369 83 Atlantic mackerel
Vitamin A 304 180 Mussel
Vitamin E
Vitamin D
Vitamin B1 0.3 0.159 Mussel
Vitamin B2 0.42 0.412 Mussel
Vitamin B3 3 6.85 Atlantic mackerel
Vitamin B5 0.95 0.99 Atlantic mackerel
Vitamin B6 0.1 0.46 Atlantic mackerel
Vitamin B12 24 19 Mussel
Vitamin K
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 0.85 4.176 Mussel
Monounsaturated Fat 1.014 7.006 Atlantic mackerel
Polyunsaturated fat 1.212 4.3 Atlantic mackerel
Tryptophan 0.267 0.267
Threonine 1.025 1.045 Atlantic mackerel
Isoleucine 1.036 1.099 Atlantic mackerel
Leucine 1.676 1.938 Atlantic mackerel
Lysine 1.779 2.19 Atlantic mackerel
Methionine 0.537 0.706 Atlantic mackerel
Phenylalanine 0.853 0.931 Atlantic mackerel
Valine 1.04 1.228 Atlantic mackerel
Histidine 0.457 0.702 Atlantic mackerel
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Dietary Guidelines for Americans is used as the primary source for advice in this web resource
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