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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 Calcium +1000%
Contains more Iron +918.2%
Contains more Magnesium +42.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +73.8%
Contains more Zinc +567.5%
Contains more Copper +396.7%
Equal in Potassium - 268
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 1% 25% 19% 71% 24% 11% 11% 10%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 10% 252% 27% 123% 24% 49% 73% 50%
Contains less Sodium -78.3%
Contains more Calcium +1000%
Contains more Iron +918.2%
Contains more Magnesium +42.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +73.8%
Contains more Zinc +567.5%
Contains more Copper +396.7%
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 A +546.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +400%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +425%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +280%
Contains more Folate +7500%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +2300%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 3% 15% 822% 0% 15% 19% 29% 15% 97% 1% 126% 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 B6 +320%
Contains more Vitamin A +546.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +400%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +425%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +280%
Contains more Folate +7500%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +2300%

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 Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Halibut 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
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

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 contains less Sodium?
Halibut
Halibut contains less Sodium (difference - 289mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Halibut
Halibut is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 10mg)
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)

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.