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Halibut vs Mussel - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Halibut and Mussel

  • Halibut has more Vitamin B6, however Mussel is higher in Vitamin B12, Manganese, Selenium, Iron, Vitamin B2, Zinc, Vitamin B1, Folate, and Phosphorus.
  • Mussel covers your daily need of Vitamin B12 958% more than Halibut.
  • Halibut has 4 times more Vitamin B6 than Mussel. While Halibut has 0.42mg of Vitamin B6, Mussel has only 0.1mg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Fish, halibut, Greenland, raw 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
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Mussel
Contains less Sodium -78.3%
Contains more Iron +918.2%
Contains more Calcium +1000%
Contains more Magnesium +42.3%
Contains more Copper +396.7%
Contains more Zinc +567.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +73.8%
Equal in Potassium - 268
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 25% 1% 24% 19% 10% 11% 71% 11%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 252% 10% 24% 27% 50% 73% 123% 49%
Contains less Sodium -78.3%
Contains more Iron +918.2%
Contains more Calcium +1000%
Contains more Magnesium +42.3%
Contains more Copper +396.7%
Contains more Zinc +567.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +73.8%
Equal in Potassium - 268

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 B6 +320%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +546.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +400%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +425%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +280%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +2300%
Contains more Folate +7500%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 3% 15% 822% 15% 19% 29% 15% 97% 126% 1% 1%
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 B6 +320%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +546.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +400%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +425%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +280%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +2300%
Contains more Folate +7500%

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
95
Halibut
286
Mussel
Mineral Summary Score
21
Halibut
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
86%
Halibut
143%
Mussel
Carbohydrates
0%
Halibut
7%
Mussel
Fats
64%
Halibut
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.
Halibut Mussel
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok

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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 Sugar?
Mussel
Mussel is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Mussel
Mussel is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.569g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Mussel
Mussel is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Mussel
Mussel is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Halibut
Halibut is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 10mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Halibut
Halibut contains less Sodium (difference - 289mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Halibut
Halibut is lower in glycemic index (difference - 50)
Which food is cheaper?
Halibut
Halibut is cheaper (difference - $2)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Halibut Mussel Opinion
Calories 186 172 Halibut
Protein 14.37 23.8 Mussel
Fats 13.84 4.48 Halibut
Vitamin C 0 13.6 Mussel
Carbs 0 7.39 Mussel
Cholesterol 46 56 Halibut
Vitamin D 1097 Halibut
Iron 0.66 6.72 Mussel
Calcium 3 33 Mussel
Potassium 268 268
Magnesium 26 37 Mussel
Sugar 0 Mussel
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.03 0.149 Mussel
Zinc 0.4 2.67 Mussel
Starch
Phosphorus 164 285 Mussel
Sodium 80 369 Halibut
Vitamin A 47 304 Mussel
Vitamin E 0.73 Halibut
Vitamin D 27.4 Halibut
Vitamin B1 0.06 0.3 Mussel
Vitamin B2 0.08 0.42 Mussel
Vitamin B3 1.5 3 Mussel
Vitamin B5 0.25 0.95 Mussel
Vitamin B6 0.42 0.1 Halibut
Vitamin B12 1 24 Mussel
Vitamin K 0.1 Halibut
Folate 1 76 Mussel
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 2.419 0.85 Mussel
Monounsaturated Fat 8.378 1.014 Halibut
Polyunsaturated fat 1.367 1.212 Halibut
Tryptophan 0.161 0.267 Mussel
Threonine 0.63 1.025 Mussel
Isoleucine 0.662 1.036 Mussel
Leucine 1.168 1.676 Mussel
Lysine 1.32 1.779 Mussel
Methionine 0.425 0.537 Mussel
Phenylalanine 0.561 0.853 Mussel
Valine 0.74 1.04 Mussel
Histidine 0.423 0.457 Mussel
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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. Halibut - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171965/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.