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Mussel vs Shrimp - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Shrimp
Shrimp contains less Sodium (difference - 258mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Shrimp
Shrimp is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.794g)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Mussel
Mussel is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 133mg)
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)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
?
The foods have equal glycemic indexes (50)
Which food is cheaper?
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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.

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 Shrimp
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugars Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Lower in price Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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

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
0
Shrimp
Mineral Summary Score
47
Mussel
32
Shrimp

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
4
:
4
Shrimp
Contains more Iron +1217.6%
Contains more Zinc +62.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +20.3%
Contains more Calcium +112.1%
Contains more Copper +154.4%
Contains less Sodium -69.9%
Equal in Potassium - 259
Equal in Magnesium - 39
Contains more Iron +1217.6%
Contains more Zinc +62.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +20.3%
Contains more Calcium +112.1%
Contains more Copper +154.4%
Contains less Sodium -69.9%
Equal in Potassium - 259
Equal in Magnesium - 39

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
9
:
0
Shrimp

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
144%
Shrimp
Carbohydrates
7%
Mussel
0%
Shrimp
Fats
21%
Mussel
1%
Shrimp

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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 Shrimp Opinion
Calories 172 99 Mussel
Protein 23.8 23.98 Shrimp
Fats 4.48 0.28 Mussel
Vitamin C 13.6 Mussel
Carbs 7.39 0.2 Mussel
Cholesterol 56 189 Mussel
Vitamin D
Iron 6.72 0.51 Mussel
Calcium 33 70 Shrimp
Potassium 268 259 Mussel
Magnesium 37 39 Shrimp
Sugars
Fiber 0 Mussel
Copper 0.149 0.379 Shrimp
Zinc 2.67 1.64 Mussel
Starch
Phosphorus 285 237 Mussel
Sodium 369 111 Shrimp
Vitamin A 304 Mussel
Vitamin E
Vitamin D
Vitamin B1 0.3 Mussel
Vitamin B2 0.42 Mussel
Vitamin B3 3 Mussel
Vitamin B5 0.95 Mussel
Vitamin B6 0.1 Mussel
Vitamin B12 24 Mussel
Vitamin K
Folic acid (B9) 0 Mussel
Trans Fat 0.002 Mussel
Saturated Fat 0.85 0.056 Shrimp
Monounsaturated Fat 1.014 0.048 Mussel
Polyunsaturated fat 1.212 0.079 Mussel
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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