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Mussel vs Skipjack tuna - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Skipjack tuna
Skipjack tuna contains less Sodium (difference - 322mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Skipjack tuna
Skipjack tuna is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.43g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Skipjack tuna
Skipjack tuna is lower in glycemic index (difference - 50)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Mussel
Mussel is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 4mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Mussel
Mussel is cheaper (difference - $1)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Mussel
Mussel is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sugars?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Sugars ( g)
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 Skipjack tuna
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugars Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Mussel Skipjack tuna
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
49
Skipjack tuna
Mineral Summary Score
47
Mussel
31
Skipjack tuna

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
:
Contains more Iron +320%
Contains more Copper +35.5%
Contains more Zinc +154.3%
Contains more Calcium +12.1%
Contains more Potassium +94.8%
Contains more Magnesium +18.9%
Contains less Sodium -87.3%
Equal in Phosphorus - 285
Contains more Iron +320%
Contains more Copper +35.5%
Contains more Zinc +154.3%
Contains more Calcium +12.1%
Contains more Potassium +94.8%
Contains more Magnesium +18.9%
Contains less Sodium -87.3%
Equal in Phosphorus - 285

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
6
:
Contains more Vitamin C +1260%
Contains more Vitamin A +406.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +689.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +244.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +95.9%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +995.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +525.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +881%
Contains more Vitamin C +1260%
Contains more Vitamin A +406.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +689.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +244.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +95.9%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +995.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +525.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +881%

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
169%
Skipjack tuna
Carbohydrates
7%
Mussel
0%
Skipjack tuna
Fats
21%
Mussel
6%
Skipjack tuna

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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 Skipjack tuna Opinion
Calories 172 132 Mussel
Protein 23.8 28.21 Skipjack tuna
Fats 4.48 1.29 Mussel
Vitamin C 13.6 1 Mussel
Carbs 7.39 0 Mussel
Cholesterol 56 60 Mussel
Vitamin D
Iron 6.72 1.6 Mussel
Calcium 33 37 Skipjack tuna
Potassium 268 522 Skipjack tuna
Magnesium 37 44 Skipjack tuna
Sugars
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.149 0.11 Mussel
Zinc 2.67 1.05 Mussel
Starch
Phosphorus 285 285
Sodium 369 47 Skipjack tuna
Vitamin A 304 60 Mussel
Vitamin E
Vitamin D
Vitamin B1 0.3 0.038 Mussel
Vitamin B2 0.42 0.122 Mussel
Vitamin B3 3 18.756 Skipjack tuna
Vitamin B5 0.95 0.485 Mussel
Vitamin B6 0.1 0.981 Skipjack tuna
Vitamin B12 24 2.19 Mussel
Vitamin K
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 0.85 0.42 Skipjack tuna
Monounsaturated Fat 1.014 0.243 Mussel
Polyunsaturated fat 1.212 0.403 Mussel
Tryptophan 0.267 0.316 Skipjack tuna
Threonine 1.025 1.237 Skipjack tuna
Isoleucine 1.036 1.3 Skipjack tuna
Leucine 1.676 2.293 Skipjack tuna
Lysine 1.779 2.59 Skipjack tuna
Methionine 0.537 0.835 Skipjack tuna
Phenylalanine 0.853 1.101 Skipjack tuna
Valine 1.04 1.453 Skipjack tuna
Histidine 0.457 0.83 Skipjack tuna
The main source of information is USDA Food Composition Database (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
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