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Mussel vs Oyster - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

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 minerals?
Oyster
Oyster is relatively richer in minerals
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 is lower in Saturated Fat?
Mussel
Mussel is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.347g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Mussel
Mussel is relatively richer in vitamins
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.
Mussel Oyster
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugars Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Mussel Oyster
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
78
Oyster
Mineral Summary Score
47
Mussel
336
Oyster

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
3
:
5
Oyster
Contains more Phosphorus +79.2%
Contains less Sodium -11.5%
Contains more Calcium +87.9%
Contains more Magnesium +56.8%
Contains more Copper +2781.9%
Contains more Zinc +3163.3%
Equal in Iron - 6.95
Equal in Potassium - 244
Contains more Phosphorus +79.2%
Contains less Sodium -11.5%
Contains more Calcium +87.9%
Contains more Magnesium +56.8%
Contains more Copper +2781.9%
Contains more Zinc +3163.3%
Equal in Iron - 6.95
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
Mussel
8
:
1
Oyster
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%
Contains more Folic acid (B9) +∞%
Equal in Vitamin A - 302
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%
Contains more Folic acid (B9) +∞%
Equal in Vitamin A - 302

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
53%
Oyster
Carbohydrates
7%
Mussel
12%
Oyster
Fats
21%
Mussel
58%
Oyster

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