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Haddock vs Mussel - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Haddock and Mussel different?

  • Haddock is higher in Vitamin B6, however Mussel is richer in Vitamin B12, Manganese, Selenium, Iron, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B1, Zinc, Folate, and Vitamin C.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 from Mussel is 911% higher.
  • Haddock contains 3 times more Vitamin B6 than Mussel. While Haddock contains 0.327mg of Vitamin B6, Mussel contains only 0.1mg.

Fish, haddock, cooked, dry heat and Mollusks, mussel, blue, cooked, moist heat are the varieties used 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
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Mussel
Contains more Potassium +31%
Contains less Sodium -29.3%
Contains more Calcium +135.7%
Contains more Iron +3100%
Contains more Magnesium +42.3%
Contains more Zinc +567.5%
Contains more Copper +473.1%
Equal in Phosphorus - 285
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 8% 19% 120% 31% 35% 11% 9%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 10% 252% 27% 123% 24% 49% 73% 50%
Contains more Potassium +31%
Contains less Sodium -29.3%
Contains more Calcium +135.7%
Contains more Iron +3100%
Contains more Magnesium +42.3%
Contains more Zinc +567.5%
Contains more Copper +473.1%
Equal in Phosphorus - 285

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 B3 +37.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +227%
Contains more Vitamin A +390.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1204.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +508.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +92.3%
Contains more Folate +484.6%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +1026.8%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 4% 11% 18% 0% 6% 16% 78% 30% 76% 10% 267% 1%
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 B3 +37.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +227%
Contains more Vitamin A +390.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1204.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +508.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +92.3%
Contains more Folate +484.6%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +1026.8%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Haddock Mussel Opinion
Net carbs 0g 7.39g Mussel
Protein 19.99g 23.8g Mussel
Fats 0.55g 4.48g Mussel
Carbs 0g 7.39g Mussel
Calories 90kcal 172kcal Mussel
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g g Mussel
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 14mg 33mg Mussel
Iron 0.21mg 6.72mg Mussel
Magnesium 26mg 37mg Mussel
Phosphorus 278mg 285mg Mussel
Potassium 351mg 268mg Haddock
Sodium 261mg 369mg Haddock
Zinc 0.4mg 2.67mg Mussel
Copper 0.026mg 0.149mg Mussel
Vitamin A 62IU 304IU Mussel
Vitamin E 0.55mg mg Haddock
Vitamin D 23IU IU Haddock
Vitamin D 0.6µg µg Haddock
Vitamin C 0mg 13.6mg Mussel
Vitamin B1 0.023mg 0.3mg Mussel
Vitamin B2 0.069mg 0.42mg Mussel
Vitamin B3 4.119mg 3mg Haddock
Vitamin B5 0.494mg 0.95mg Mussel
Vitamin B6 0.327mg 0.1mg Haddock
Folate 13µg 76µg Mussel
Vitamin B12 2.13µg 24µg Mussel
Vitamin K 0.1µg µg Haddock
Tryptophan 0.26mg 0.267mg Mussel
Threonine 1.015mg 1.025mg Mussel
Isoleucine 1.067mg 1.036mg Haddock
Leucine 1.882mg 1.676mg Haddock
Lysine 2.126mg 1.779mg Haddock
Methionine 0.686mg 0.537mg Haddock
Phenylalanine 0.904mg 0.853mg Haddock
Valine 1.193mg 1.04mg Haddock
Histidine 0.682mg 0.457mg Haddock
Cholesterol 66mg 56mg Mussel
Trans Fat 0.005g g Mussel
Saturated Fat 0.111g 0.85g Haddock
Monounsaturated Fat 0.074g 1.014g Mussel
Polyunsaturated fat 0.204g 1.212g Mussel

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Haddock 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
43
Haddock
286
Mussel
Mineral Summary Score
29
Haddock
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
120%
Haddock
143%
Mussel
Carbohydrates
0%
Haddock
7%
Mussel
Fats
3%
Haddock
21%
Mussel

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Mussel
Mussel is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Mussel
Mussel is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 10mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Mussel
Mussel is cheaper (difference - $9)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Mussel
Mussel is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Haddock
Haddock contains less Sodium (difference - 108mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Haddock
Haddock is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.739g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Haddock
Haddock is lower in glycemic index (difference - 50)
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.

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. Haddock - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174198/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.