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Cockles vs. Mussels — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Cockles and Mussels

  • Cockles have more Iron, however, Mussels is higher in Vitamin B1, and Vitamin B2.
  • Cockles covers your daily need of Iron 119% more than Mussels.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Cockles, raw (Alaska Native) 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Iron +141.1%
Equal in Calcium - 33
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 9% 608% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 9.9% 252% 26% 122% 24% 48% 73% 50% 887% 489%
Contains more Iron +141.1%
Equal in Calcium - 33

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
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Contains more Vitamin B1 +2900%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +110%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 3
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 0% 0% 0% 0% 2.5% 46% 60% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 18% 0% 0% 45% 75% 97% 56% 57% 23% 57% 3000% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +2900%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +110%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 3

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Water +28.9%
Contains more Protein +76.3%
Contains more Fats +540%
Contains more Carbs +57.2%
Contains more Other +38.3%
14% 5% 79% 2%
Protein: 13.5 g
Fats: 0.7 g
Carbs: 4.7 g
Water: 78.8 g
Other: 2.3 g
24% 4% 7% 61% 3%
Protein: 23.8 g
Fats: 4.48 g
Carbs: 7.39 g
Water: 61.15 g
Other: 3.18 g
Contains more Water +28.9%
Contains more Protein +76.3%
Contains more Fats +540%
Contains more Carbs +57.2%
Contains more Other +38.3%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Cockles Mussels
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugar Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cockles Mussels Opinion
Net carbs 4.7g 7.39g Mussels
Protein 13.5g 23.8g Mussels
Fats 0.7g 4.48g Mussels
Carbs 4.7g 7.39g Mussels
Calories 79kcal 172kcal Mussels
Calcium 30mg 33mg Mussels
Iron 16.2mg 6.72mg Cockles
Magnesium 37mg Mussels
Phosphorus 285mg Mussels
Potassium 268mg Mussels
Sodium 369mg Cockles
Zinc 2.67mg Mussels
Copper 0.149mg Mussels
Manganese 6.8mg Mussels
Selenium 89.6µg Mussels
Vitamin A 304IU Mussels
Vitamin A RAE 91µg Mussels
Vitamin C 13.6mg Mussels
Vitamin B1 0.01mg 0.3mg Mussels
Vitamin B2 0.2mg 0.42mg Mussels
Vitamin B3 3.2mg 3mg Cockles
Vitamin B5 0.95mg Mussels
Vitamin B6 0.1mg Mussels
Folate 76µg Mussels
Vitamin B12 24µg Mussels
Tryptophan 0.267mg Mussels
Threonine 1.025mg Mussels
Isoleucine 1.036mg Mussels
Leucine 1.676mg Mussels
Lysine 1.779mg Mussels
Methionine 0.537mg Mussels
Phenylalanine 0.853mg Mussels
Valine 1.04mg Mussels
Histidine 0.457mg Mussels
Cholesterol 56mg Cockles
Saturated Fat 0.85g Cockles
Omega-3 - DHA 0.506g Mussels
Omega-3 - EPA 0.276g Mussels
Omega-3 - DPA 0.044g Mussels
Monounsaturated Fat 1.014g Mussels
Polyunsaturated fat 1.212g Mussels

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Cockles Mussels
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
8%
Cockles
264%
Mussels
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
62%
Cockles
198%
Mussels

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Mussels
Mussels is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Mussels
Mussels is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cockles
Cockles contains less Sodium (difference - 369mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Cockles
Cockles is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 56mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cockles
Cockles is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.85g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cockles
Cockles is lower in glycemic index (difference - 50)
Which food is cheaper?
Cockles
Cockles is cheaper (difference - $7)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)

References

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Cockles - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169803/nutrients
  2. Mussels - 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.