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Chinook salmon vs Mussel - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Chinook salmon and Mussel

  • Chinook salmon has more Vitamin B3, Vitamin B6, and Magnesium, however Mussel is higher in Vitamin B12, Manganese, Selenium, Iron, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, and Zinc.
  • Mussel covers your daily Vitamin B12 needs 880% more than Chinook salmon.
  • Mussel contains 5 times less Vitamin B6 than Chinook salmon. Chinook salmon contains 0.462mg of Vitamin B6, while Mussel contains 0.1mg.

Food varieties used in this article are Fish, salmon, chinook, 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 +229.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +30.2%
Contains more Potassium +88.4%
Contains less Sodium -83.7%
Contains more Calcium +17.9%
Contains more Iron +638.5%
Contains more Zinc +376.8%
Contains more Copper +181.1%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 9% 35% 88% 159% 45% 8% 16% 18%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 10% 252% 27% 123% 24% 49% 73% 50%
Contains more Magnesium +229.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +30.2%
Contains more Potassium +88.4%
Contains less Sodium -83.7%
Contains more Calcium +17.9%
Contains more Iron +638.5%
Contains more Zinc +376.8%
Contains more Copper +181.1%

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 A +63.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +234.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +362%
Contains more Vitamin C +231.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +581.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +172.7%
Contains more Folate +117.1%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +736.2%
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 30% 0% 0% 14% 11% 36% 189% 52% 107% 27% 359% 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 A +63.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +234.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +362%
Contains more Vitamin C +231.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +581.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +172.7%
Contains more Folate +117.1%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +736.2%
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.
Chinook salmon Mussel
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chinook salmon Mussel Opinion
Net carbs 0g 7.39g Mussel
Protein 25.72g 23.8g Chinook salmon
Fats 13.38g 4.48g Chinook salmon
Carbs 0g 7.39g Mussel
Calories 231kcal 172kcal Chinook salmon
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 28mg 33mg Mussel
Iron 0.91mg 6.72mg Mussel
Magnesium 122mg 37mg Chinook salmon
Phosphorus 371mg 285mg Chinook salmon
Potassium 505mg 268mg Chinook salmon
Sodium 60mg 369mg Chinook salmon
Zinc 0.56mg 2.67mg Mussel
Copper 0.053mg 0.149mg Mussel
Vitamin A 496IU 304IU Chinook salmon
Vitamin E mg mg
Vitamin D IU IU
Vitamin D µg µg
Vitamin C 4.1mg 13.6mg Mussel
Vitamin B1 0.044mg 0.3mg Mussel
Vitamin B2 0.154mg 0.42mg Mussel
Vitamin B3 10.045mg 3mg Chinook salmon
Vitamin B5 0.865mg 0.95mg Mussel
Vitamin B6 0.462mg 0.1mg Chinook salmon
Folate 35µg 76µg Mussel
Vitamin B12 2.87µg 24µg Mussel
Vitamin K µg µg
Tryptophan 0.288mg 0.267mg Chinook salmon
Threonine 1.127mg 1.025mg Chinook salmon
Isoleucine 1.185mg 1.036mg Chinook salmon
Leucine 2.09mg 1.676mg Chinook salmon
Lysine 2.362mg 1.779mg Chinook salmon
Methionine 0.761mg 0.537mg Chinook salmon
Phenylalanine 1.004mg 0.853mg Chinook salmon
Valine 1.325mg 1.04mg Chinook salmon
Histidine 0.757mg 0.457mg Chinook salmon
Cholesterol 85mg 56mg Mussel
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 3.214g 0.85g Mussel
Monounsaturated Fat 5.742g 1.014g Chinook salmon
Polyunsaturated fat 2.662g 1.212g Chinook salmon

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Chinook salmon 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
68
Chinook salmon
286
Mussel
Mineral Summary Score
47
Chinook salmon
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
154%
Chinook salmon
143%
Mussel
Carbohydrates
0%
Chinook salmon
7%
Mussel
Fats
62%
Chinook salmon
21%
Mussel

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Mussel
Mussel is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 29mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Mussel
Mussel is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.364g)
Which food is cheaper?
Mussel
Mussel is cheaper (difference - $8)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chinook salmon
Chinook salmon contains less Sodium (difference - 309mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Chinook salmon
Chinook salmon 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 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. Chinook salmon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171999/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.