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Tuna vs Mussel - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Tuna
Tuna contains less Sodium (difference - 319mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Tuna
Tuna is lower in glycemic index (difference - 50)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Tuna
Tuna is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 7mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Mussel
Mussel is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.762g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
?
It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.
Which food is richer in minerals?
?
It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($7)
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.
Tuna Mussel
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in vitamins Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Lower in price Equal
Lower in Sugars Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Tuna Mussel
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
90
Tuna
126
Mussel
Mineral Summary Score
30
Tuna
47
Mussel

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
Tuna
4
:
4
Mussel
Contains more Potassium +20.5%
Contains more Magnesium +73%
Contains more Phosphorus +14.4%
Contains less Sodium -86.4%
Contains more Iron +413%
Contains more Calcium +230%
Contains more Copper +35.5%
Contains more Zinc +246.8%
Contains more Potassium +20.5%
Contains more Magnesium +73%
Contains more Phosphorus +14.4%
Contains less Sodium -86.4%
Contains more Iron +413%
Contains more Calcium +230%
Contains more Copper +35.5%
Contains more Zinc +246.8%

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
Tuna
4
:
4
Mussel
Contains more Vitamin A +728.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +251.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +44.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +425%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +37.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +120.6%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.3
Contains more Vitamin A +728.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +251.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +44.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +425%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +37.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +120.6%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.3

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
179%
Tuna
143%
Mussel
Carbohydrates
0%
Tuna
7%
Mussel
Fats
29%
Tuna
21%
Mussel

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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 Tuna Mussel Opinion
Calories 184 172 Tuna
Protein 29.91 23.8 Tuna
Fats 6.28 4.48 Tuna
Vitamin C 0 13.6 Mussel
Carbs 0 7.39 Mussel
Cholesterol 49 56 Tuna
Vitamin D
Iron 1.31 6.72 Mussel
Calcium 10 33 Mussel
Potassium 323 268 Tuna
Magnesium 64 37 Tuna
Sugars
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.11 0.149 Mussel
Zinc 0.77 2.67 Mussel
Starch
Phosphorus 326 285 Tuna
Sodium 50 369 Tuna
Vitamin A 2520 304 Tuna
Vitamin E
Vitamin D
Vitamin B1 0.278 0.3 Mussel
Vitamin B2 0.306 0.42 Mussel
Vitamin B3 10.54 3 Tuna
Vitamin B5 1.37 0.95 Tuna
Vitamin B6 0.525 0.1 Tuna
Vitamin B12 10.88 24 Mussel
Vitamin K
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 1.612 0.85 Mussel
Monounsaturated Fat 2.053 1.014 Tuna
Polyunsaturated fat 1.844 1.212 Tuna
Tryptophan 0.335 0.267 Tuna
Threonine 1.311 1.025 Tuna
Isoleucine 1.378 1.036 Tuna
Leucine 2.431 1.676 Tuna
Lysine 2.747 1.779 Tuna
Methionine 0.885 0.537 Tuna
Phenylalanine 1.168 0.853 Tuna
Valine 1.541 1.04 Tuna
Histidine 0.88 0.457 Tuna
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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