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Alaska pollock vs Mussel - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Alaska pollock and Mussel

  • Alaska pollock has more Vitamin B6, however Mussel has more Vitamin B12, Manganese, Selenium, Iron, Vitamin B1, Zinc, Folate, Vitamin B2, and Vitamin C.
  • Mussel's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 848% more.
  • Alaska pollock has 3 times more Vitamin B6 than Mussel. Alaska pollock has 0.329mg of Vitamin B6, while Mussel has 0.1mg.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Fish, pollock, Alaska, cooked, dry heat (may have been previously frozen) and Mollusks, mussel, blue, cooked, moist heat.

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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
Contains more Calcium +118.2%
Contains more Magnesium +118.9%
Contains more Potassium +60.4%
Contains more Iron +1100%
Contains less Sodium -11.9%
Contains more Zinc +368.4%
Contains more Copper +148.3%
Equal in Phosphorus - 285
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 22% 22% 58% 115% 38% 55% 16% 20%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 10% 252% 27% 123% 24% 49% 73% 50%
Contains more Calcium +118.2%
Contains more Magnesium +118.9%
Contains more Potassium +60.4%
Contains more Iron +1100%
Contains less Sodium -11.9%
Contains more Zinc +368.4%
Contains more Copper +148.3%
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
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Mussel
Contains more Vitamin B3 +31.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +229%
Contains more Vitamin A +496.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +455.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +88.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +119.9%
Contains more Folate +2433.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +555.7%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 4% 6% 39% 0% 14% 52% 75% 26% 76% 3% 458% 1%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 19% 0% 0% 46% 75% 97% 57% 57% 24% 57% 3000% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +31.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +229%
Contains more Vitamin A +496.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +455.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +88.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +119.9%
Contains more Folate +2433.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +555.7%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Alaska pollock Mussel
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Alaska pollock Mussel Opinion
Net carbs 0g 7.39g Mussel
Protein 23.48g 23.8g Mussel
Fats 1.18g 4.48g Mussel
Carbs 0g 7.39g Mussel
Calories 111kcal 172kcal Mussel
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g g Mussel
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 72mg 33mg Alaska pollock
Iron 0.56mg 6.72mg Mussel
Magnesium 81mg 37mg Alaska pollock
Phosphorus 267mg 285mg Mussel
Potassium 430mg 268mg Alaska pollock
Sodium 419mg 369mg Mussel
Zinc 0.57mg 2.67mg Mussel
Copper 0.06mg 0.149mg Mussel
Vitamin A 51IU 304IU Mussel
Vitamin E 0.28mg mg Alaska pollock
Vitamin D 51IU IU Alaska pollock
Vitamin D 1.3µg µg Alaska pollock
Vitamin C 0mg 13.6mg Mussel
Vitamin B1 0.054mg 0.3mg Mussel
Vitamin B2 0.223mg 0.42mg Mussel
Vitamin B3 3.949mg 3mg Alaska pollock
Vitamin B5 0.432mg 0.95mg Mussel
Vitamin B6 0.329mg 0.1mg Alaska pollock
Folate 3µg 76µg Mussel
Vitamin B12 3.66µg 24µg Mussel
Vitamin K 0.1µg µg Alaska pollock
Tryptophan 0.263mg 0.267mg Mussel
Threonine 1.029mg 1.025mg Alaska pollock
Isoleucine 1.082mg 1.036mg Alaska pollock
Leucine 1.908mg 1.676mg Alaska pollock
Lysine 2.157mg 1.779mg Alaska pollock
Methionine 0.696mg 0.537mg Alaska pollock
Phenylalanine 0.917mg 0.853mg Alaska pollock
Valine 1.21mg 1.04mg Alaska pollock
Histidine 0.691mg 0.457mg Alaska pollock
Cholesterol 86mg 56mg Mussel
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 0.159g 0.85g Alaska pollock
Monounsaturated Fat 0.134g 1.014g Mussel
Polyunsaturated fat 0.583g 1.212g Mussel

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Alaska pollock Mussel
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

The summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfills human daily needs, the more the summary score is.
Vitamin Summary Score
62
Alaska pollock
286
Mussel
Mineral Summary Score
43
Alaska pollock
76
Mussel

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 food.
Protein
141%
Alaska pollock
143%
Mussel
Carbohydrates
0%
Alaska pollock
7%
Mussel
Fats
5%
Alaska pollock
21%
Mussel

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Mussel
Mussel is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Mussel
Mussel contains less Sodium (difference - 50mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Mussel
Mussel is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 30mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Alaska pollock
Alaska pollock is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.691g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Alaska pollock
Alaska pollock is lower in glycemic index (difference - 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 stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented separately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links to the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Alaska pollock - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173681/nutrients
  2. Mussel - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174217/nutrients

All the Daily Values are presented for males aged 31-50, for 2000 calorie diets.

Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.