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Caviar vs Mussel - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Caviar and Mussel?

  • Caviar is higher in Iron, Magnesium, Vitamin B5, Calcium, and Vitamin A, yet Mussel is higher in Manganese, Vitamin B12, and Selenium.
  • Mussel's daily need coverage for Manganese is 293% more.
  • Caviar has 11 times more Cholesterol than Mussel. While Caviar has 588mg of Cholesterol, Mussel has only 56mg.

We used Fish, caviar, black and red, granular and Mollusks, mussel, blue, cooked, moist heat types in this article.

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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
Caviar
4
:
4
Mussel
Contains more Iron +76.8%
Contains more Calcium +733.3%
Contains more Magnesium +710.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +24.9%
Contains more Potassium +48.1%
Contains more Copper +35.5%
Contains more Zinc +181.1%
Contains less Sodium -75.4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 446% 83% 16% 215% 37% 26% 153% 196%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 252% 10% 24% 27% 50% 73% 123% 49%
Contains more Iron +76.8%
Contains more Calcium +733.3%
Contains more Magnesium +710.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +24.9%
Contains more Potassium +48.1%
Contains more Copper +35.5%
Contains more Zinc +181.1%
Contains less Sodium -75.4%

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
Caviar
7
:
5
Mussel
Contains more Vitamin A +197.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +47.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +268.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +220%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +57.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +2400%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +20%
Contains more Folate +52%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 55% 38% 87% 48% 144% 3% 210% 74% 2500% 2% 38%
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 +197.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +47.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +268.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +220%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +57.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +2400%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +20%
Contains more Folate +52%

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
266
Caviar
286
Mussel
Mineral Summary Score
146
Caviar
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
148%
Caviar
143%
Mussel
Carbohydrates
4%
Caviar
7%
Mussel
Fats
83%
Caviar
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.
Caviar Mussel
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Caviar Mussel
Low Calories diet ok
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 - 532mg)
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 - 1131mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Mussel
Mussel is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.21g)
Which food is cheaper?
Mussel
Mussel is cheaper (difference - $93)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Caviar
Caviar is lower in glycemic index (difference - 50)
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 Caviar Mussel Opinion
Calories 264 172 Caviar
Protein 24.6 23.8 Caviar
Fats 17.9 4.48 Caviar
Vitamin C 0 13.6 Mussel
Carbs 4 7.39 Mussel
Cholesterol 588 56 Mussel
Vitamin D 117 Caviar
Iron 11.88 6.72 Caviar
Calcium 275 33 Caviar
Potassium 181 268 Mussel
Magnesium 300 37 Caviar
Sugar 0 Mussel
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.11 0.149 Mussel
Zinc 0.95 2.67 Mussel
Starch
Phosphorus 356 285 Caviar
Sodium 1500 369 Mussel
Vitamin A 905 304 Caviar
Vitamin E 1.89 Caviar
Vitamin D 2.9 Caviar
Vitamin B1 0.19 0.3 Mussel
Vitamin B2 0.62 0.42 Caviar
Vitamin B3 0.12 3 Mussel
Vitamin B5 3.5 0.95 Caviar
Vitamin B6 0.32 0.1 Caviar
Vitamin B12 20 24 Mussel
Vitamin K 0.6 Caviar
Folate 50 76 Mussel
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 4.06 0.85 Mussel
Monounsaturated Fat 4.631 1.014 Caviar
Polyunsaturated fat 7.405 1.212 Caviar
Tryptophan 0.323 0.267 Caviar
Threonine 1.263 1.025 Caviar
Isoleucine 1.035 1.036 Mussel
Leucine 2.133 1.676 Caviar
Lysine 1.834 1.779 Caviar
Methionine 0.646 0.537 Caviar
Phenylalanine 1.071 0.853 Caviar
Valine 1.263 1.04 Caviar
Histidine 0.649 0.457 Caviar
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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. Caviar - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174188/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.