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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
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Mussel
Contains more Potassium +88.4%
Contains more Magnesium +229.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +30.2%
Contains less Sodium -83.7%
Contains more Iron +638.5%
Contains more Calcium +17.9%
Contains more Copper +181.1%
Contains more Zinc +376.8%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 35% 9% 45% 88% 18% 16% 159% 8%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 252% 10% 24% 27% 50% 73% 123% 49%
Contains more Potassium +88.4%
Contains more Magnesium +229.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +30.2%
Contains less Sodium -83.7%
Contains more Iron +638.5%
Contains more Calcium +17.9%
Contains more Copper +181.1%
Contains more Zinc +376.8%

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
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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 Vitamin B12 +736.2%
Contains more Folate +117.1%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.95
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 14% 30% 0% 0% 11% 36% 189% 52% 107% 359% 0% 27%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 46% 19% 0% 0% 75% 97% 57% 57% 24% 3000% 0% 57%
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 Vitamin B12 +736.2%
Contains more Folate +117.1%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.95

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 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

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Chinook salmon Mussel
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Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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