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Mussel vs Shark - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Shark
Shark is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 5mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Shark
Shark contains less Sodium (difference - 290mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Shark
Shark is lower in glycemic index (difference - 50)
Which food is cheaper?
Shark
Shark is cheaper (difference - $7)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Mussel
Mussel contains less Sugars (difference - 0g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Mussel
Mussel is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.075g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Mussel
Mussel is relatively richer in minerals
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 Shark
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Mussel Shark
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
22
Shark
Mineral Summary Score
47
Mussel
20
Shark

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
:
3
Shark
Contains more Iron +700%
Contains more Potassium +67.5%
Contains more Copper +351.5%
Contains more Zinc +520.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +35.7%
Contains more Magnesium +32.4%
Contains less Sodium -78.6%
Equal in Calcium - 34
Contains more Iron +700%
Contains more Potassium +67.5%
Contains more Copper +351.5%
Contains more Zinc +520.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +35.7%
Contains more Magnesium +32.4%
Contains less Sodium -78.6%
Equal in Calcium - 34

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
7
:
4
Shark
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +30.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +614.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +577.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +36.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +1510.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +300%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 2.938
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +30.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +614.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +577.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +36.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +1510.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +300%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 2.938

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
126%
Shark
Carbohydrates
7%
Mussel
0%
Shark
Fats
21%
Mussel
21%
Shark

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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 Shark Opinion
Calories 172 130 Mussel
Protein 23.8 20.98 Mussel
Fats 4.48 4.51 Shark
Vitamin C 13.6 0 Mussel
Carbs 7.39 0 Mussel
Cholesterol 56 51 Shark
Vitamin D 24 Shark
Iron 6.72 0.84 Mussel
Calcium 33 34 Shark
Potassium 268 160 Mussel
Magnesium 37 49 Shark
Sugars 0 Shark
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.149 0.033 Mussel
Zinc 2.67 0.43 Mussel
Starch
Phosphorus 285 210 Mussel
Sodium 369 79 Shark
Vitamin A 304 233 Mussel
Vitamin E 1 Shark
Vitamin D 0.6 Shark
Vitamin B1 0.3 0.042 Mussel
Vitamin B2 0.42 0.062 Mussel
Vitamin B3 3 2.938 Mussel
Vitamin B5 0.95 0.695 Mussel
Vitamin B6 0.1 0.4 Shark
Vitamin B12 24 1.49 Mussel
Vitamin K 0.1 Shark
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 0.85 0.925 Mussel
Monounsaturated Fat 1.014 1.808 Shark
Polyunsaturated fat 1.212 1.195 Mussel
Tryptophan 0.267 0.235 Mussel
Threonine 1.025 0.92 Mussel
Isoleucine 1.036 0.967 Mussel
Leucine 1.676 1.705 Shark
Lysine 1.779 1.926 Shark
Methionine 0.537 0.621 Shark
Phenylalanine 0.853 0.819 Mussel
Valine 1.04 1.081 Shark
Histidine 0.457 0.618 Shark
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