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

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
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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 Folate +52%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +20%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 55% 38% 87% 0% 48% 144% 3% 210% 74% 38% 2500% 2%
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 +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 Folate +52%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +20%

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 Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Caviar Mussel Opinion
Net carbs 4g 7.39g Mussel
Protein 24.6g 23.8g Caviar
Fats 17.9g 4.48g Caviar
Carbs 4g 7.39g Mussel
Calories 264kcal 172kcal Caviar
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g g Mussel
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 275mg 33mg Caviar
Iron 11.88mg 6.72mg Caviar
Magnesium 300mg 37mg Caviar
Phosphorus 356mg 285mg Caviar
Potassium 181mg 268mg Mussel
Sodium 1500mg 369mg Mussel
Zinc 0.95mg 2.67mg Mussel
Copper 0.11mg 0.149mg Mussel
Vitamin A 905IU 304IU Caviar
Vitamin E 1.89mg mg Caviar
Vitamin D 117IU IU Caviar
Vitamin D 2.9µg µg Caviar
Vitamin C 0mg 13.6mg Mussel
Vitamin B1 0.19mg 0.3mg Mussel
Vitamin B2 0.62mg 0.42mg Caviar
Vitamin B3 0.12mg 3mg Mussel
Vitamin B5 3.5mg 0.95mg Caviar
Vitamin B6 0.32mg 0.1mg Caviar
Folate 50µg 76µg Mussel
Vitamin B12 20µg 24µg Mussel
Vitamin K 0.6µg µg Caviar
Tryptophan 0.323mg 0.267mg Caviar
Threonine 1.263mg 1.025mg Caviar
Isoleucine 1.035mg 1.036mg Mussel
Leucine 2.133mg 1.676mg Caviar
Lysine 1.834mg 1.779mg Caviar
Methionine 0.646mg 0.537mg Caviar
Phenylalanine 1.071mg 0.853mg Caviar
Valine 1.263mg 1.04mg Caviar
Histidine 0.649mg 0.457mg Caviar
Cholesterol 588mg 56mg Mussel
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 4.06g 0.85g Mussel
Monounsaturated Fat 4.631g 1.014g Caviar
Polyunsaturated fat 7.405g 1.212g Caviar

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Caviar 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
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

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 Cholesterol?
Mussel
Mussel is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 532mg)
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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Which food is richer in vitamins?
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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.