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Atlantic mackerel vs Mussel - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Atlantic mackerel and Mussel

  • Atlantic mackerel has more Vitamin B6, and Vitamin B3, however Mussel has more Manganese, Vitamin B12, Selenium, Iron, Folate, Zinc, and Vitamin C.
  • Mussel's daily need coverage for Manganese is 295% more.
  • Atlantic mackerel has 5 times more Saturated Fat than Mussel. Atlantic mackerel has 4.176g of Saturated Fat, while Mussel has 0.85g.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Fish, mackerel, Atlantic, cooked, dry heat 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 Magnesium +162.2%
Contains more Potassium +49.6%
Contains less Sodium -77.5%
Contains more Calcium +120%
Contains more Iron +328%
Contains more Zinc +184%
Contains more Copper +58.5%
Equal in Phosphorus - 285
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 59% 70% 120% 36% 11% 26% 32%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 10% 252% 27% 123% 24% 49% 73% 50%
Contains more Magnesium +162.2%
Contains more Potassium +49.6%
Contains less Sodium -77.5%
Contains more Calcium +120%
Contains more Iron +328%
Contains more Zinc +184%
Contains more Copper +58.5%
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 +128.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +360%
Contains more Vitamin A +68.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +3300%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +88.7%
Contains more Folate +3700%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +26.3%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.42
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.95
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 11% 0% 0% 2% 40% 96% 129% 60% 107% 2% 2375% 0%
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 +128.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +360%
Contains more Vitamin A +68.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +3300%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +88.7%
Contains more Folate +3700%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +26.3%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.42
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.95

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.
Atlantic mackerel Mussel
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Lower in price Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Atlantic mackerel Mussel Opinion
Net carbs 0g 7.39g Mussel
Protein 23.85g 23.8g Atlantic mackerel
Fats 17.81g 4.48g Atlantic mackerel
Carbs 0g 7.39g Mussel
Calories 262kcal 172kcal Atlantic mackerel
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 15mg 33mg Mussel
Iron 1.57mg 6.72mg Mussel
Magnesium 97mg 37mg Atlantic mackerel
Phosphorus 278mg 285mg Mussel
Potassium 401mg 268mg Atlantic mackerel
Sodium 83mg 369mg Atlantic mackerel
Zinc 0.94mg 2.67mg Mussel
Copper 0.094mg 0.149mg Mussel
Vitamin A 180IU 304IU Mussel
Vitamin E mg mg
Vitamin D IU IU
Vitamin D µg µg
Vitamin C 0.4mg 13.6mg Mussel
Vitamin B1 0.159mg 0.3mg Mussel
Vitamin B2 0.412mg 0.42mg Mussel
Vitamin B3 6.85mg 3mg Atlantic mackerel
Vitamin B5 0.99mg 0.95mg Atlantic mackerel
Vitamin B6 0.46mg 0.1mg Atlantic mackerel
Folate 2µg 76µg Mussel
Vitamin B12 19µg 24µg Mussel
Vitamin K µg µg
Tryptophan 0.267mg 0.267mg
Threonine 1.045mg 1.025mg Atlantic mackerel
Isoleucine 1.099mg 1.036mg Atlantic mackerel
Leucine 1.938mg 1.676mg Atlantic mackerel
Lysine 2.19mg 1.779mg Atlantic mackerel
Methionine 0.706mg 0.537mg Atlantic mackerel
Phenylalanine 0.931mg 0.853mg Atlantic mackerel
Valine 1.228mg 1.04mg Atlantic mackerel
Histidine 0.702mg 0.457mg Atlantic mackerel
Cholesterol 75mg 56mg Mussel
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 4.176g 0.85g Mussel
Monounsaturated Fat 7.006g 1.014g Atlantic mackerel
Polyunsaturated fat 4.3g 1.212g Atlantic mackerel

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Atlantic mackerel 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
235
Atlantic mackerel
286
Mussel
Mineral Summary Score
44
Atlantic mackerel
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
143%
Atlantic mackerel
143%
Mussel
Carbohydrates
0%
Atlantic mackerel
7%
Mussel
Fats
82%
Atlantic mackerel
21%
Mussel

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Mussel
Mussel is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 19mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Mussel
Mussel is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.326g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Mussel
Mussel is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Atlantic mackerel
Atlantic mackerel contains less Sodium (difference - 286mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Atlantic mackerel
Atlantic mackerel is lower in glycemic index (difference - 50)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($7)
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. Atlantic mackerel - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/175120/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.