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Fish sticks vs. Mussels — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Fish sticks and Mussels

  • Fish sticks have less Vitamin B12, Manganese, Selenium, Iron, Vitamin B2, Zinc, Vitamin C, Vitamin B1, and Vitamin B5.
  • Mussels's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 960% more.
  • Fish sticks have 4 times more Saturated Fat than Mussels. Fish sticks have 3.733g of Saturated Fat, while Mussels has 0.85g.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Fish, fish sticks, frozen, prepared 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 Calcium +106.3%
Contains more Iron +700%
Contains more Magnesium +48%
Contains more Phosphorus +49.2%
Contains more Potassium +44.9%
Contains more Zinc +535.7%
Contains more Copper +152.5%
Contains more Manganese +3636.3%
Contains more Selenium +470.7%
Equal in Sodium - 369
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 5% 32% 18% 82% 17% 53% 12% 20% 24% 86%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 10% 252% 27% 123% 24% 49% 73% 50% 887% 489%
Contains more Calcium +106.3%
Contains more Iron +700%
Contains more Magnesium +48%
Contains more Phosphorus +49.2%
Contains more Potassium +44.9%
Contains more Zinc +535.7%
Contains more Copper +152.5%
Contains more Manganese +3636.3%
Contains more Selenium +470.7%
Equal in Sodium - 369

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 A +1588.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +145.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +262.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +95.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +249.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +28.2%
Contains more Folate +216.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +2400%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 2% 138% 0% 0% 31% 27% 29% 17% 18% 18% 120% 24% 12%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 19% 0% 0% 46% 75% 97% 57% 57% 24% 57% 3000% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +1588.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +145.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +262.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +95.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +249.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +28.2%
Contains more Folate +216.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +2400%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +262.3%
Contains more Carbs +193.1%
Contains more Protein +116.2%
Contains more Water +23.5%
Contains more Other +98.8%
11% 16% 22% 50%
Protein: 11.01 g
Fats: 16.23 g
Carbs: 21.66 g
Water: 49.5 g
Other: 1.6 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 Fats +262.3%
Contains more Carbs +193.1%
Contains more Protein +116.2%
Contains more Water +23.5%
Contains more Other +98.8%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +214.9%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +545.5%
Contains less Saturated Fat -77.2%
25% 22% 53%
Saturated Fat: 3.733 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 3.193 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 7.824 g
28% 33% 39%
Saturated Fat: 0.85 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 1.014 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.212 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +214.9%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +545.5%
Contains less Saturated Fat -77.2%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Fish sticks Mussels Opinion
Net carbs 20.16g 7.39g Fish sticks
Protein 11.01g 23.8g Mussels
Fats 16.23g 4.48g Fish sticks
Carbs 21.66g 7.39g Fish sticks
Calories 277kcal 172kcal Fish sticks
Starch 20.46g Fish sticks
Fructose 0.1g Fish sticks
Sugar 1.65g Mussels
Fiber 1.5g 0g Fish sticks
Calcium 16mg 33mg Mussels
Iron 0.84mg 6.72mg Mussels
Magnesium 25mg 37mg Mussels
Phosphorus 191mg 285mg Mussels
Potassium 185mg 268mg Mussels
Sodium 402mg 369mg Mussels
Zinc 0.42mg 2.67mg Mussels
Copper 0.059mg 0.149mg Mussels
Manganese 0.182mg 6.8mg Mussels
Selenium 15.7µg 89.6µg Mussels
Vitamin A 18IU 304IU Mussels
Vitamin A RAE 4µg 91µg Mussels
Vitamin E 6.88mg Fish sticks
Vitamin D 1IU Fish sticks
Vitamin C 0mg 13.6mg Mussels
Vitamin B1 0.122mg 0.3mg Mussels
Vitamin B2 0.116mg 0.42mg Mussels
Vitamin B3 1.536mg 3mg Mussels
Vitamin B5 0.272mg 0.95mg Mussels
Vitamin B6 0.078mg 0.1mg Mussels
Folate 24µg 76µg Mussels
Vitamin B12 0.96µg 24µg Mussels
Choline 42.8mg Fish sticks
Vitamin K 4.7µg Fish sticks
Tryptophan 0.122mg 0.267mg Mussels
Threonine 0.372mg 1.025mg Mussels
Isoleucine 0.429mg 1.036mg Mussels
Leucine 0.852mg 1.676mg Mussels
Lysine 0.795mg 1.779mg Mussels
Methionine 0.296mg 0.537mg Mussels
Phenylalanine 0.47mg 0.853mg Mussels
Valine 0.5mg 1.04mg Mussels
Histidine 0.23mg 0.457mg Mussels
Cholesterol 28mg 56mg Fish sticks
Trans Fat 0.124g Mussels
Saturated Fat 3.733g 0.85g Mussels
Omega-3 - DHA 0.088g 0.506g Mussels
Omega-3 - EPA 0.05g 0.276g Mussels
Omega-3 - DPA 0.004g 0.044g Mussels
Monounsaturated Fat 3.193g 1.014g Fish sticks
Polyunsaturated fat 7.824g 1.212g Fish sticks
Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid 0.003g Fish sticks
Omega-6 - Linoleic acid 7.289g Fish sticks
Omega-6 - Gamma-linoleic acid 0.011g Fish sticks
Omega-3 - ALA 0.236g Fish sticks
Omega-3 - Eicosatrienoic acid 0.001g Fish sticks

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Fish sticks 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
33%
Fish sticks
264%
Mussels
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
35%
Fish sticks
198%
Mussels

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Mussels
Mussels is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.65g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Mussels
Mussels contains less Sodium (difference - 33mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Mussels
Mussels is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.883g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Mussels
Mussels is lower in glycemic index (difference - 4)
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 is lower in Cholesterol?
Fish sticks
Fish sticks is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 28mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Fish sticks
Fish sticks is cheaper (difference - $7)

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. Fish sticks - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174195/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.