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Mussel vs Alaska pollock - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Mussel and Alaska pollock

  • Mussel has more Vitamin B12, Manganese, Selenium, Iron, Vitamin B1, Zinc, Folate, and Vitamin B2, however Alaska pollock has more Vitamin B6, and Vitamin C.
  • Mussel's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 848% more.
  • Mussel has 378 times more Manganese than Alaska pollock. Mussel has 6.8mg of Manganese, while Alaska pollock has 0.018mg.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Mollusks, mussel, blue, cooked, moist heat and Fish, pollock, Alaska, cooked, dry heat (may have been previously frozen).

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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
Contains more Iron +1100%
Contains less Sodium -11.9%
Contains more Zinc +368.4%
Contains more Copper +148.3%
Contains more Calcium +118.2%
Contains more Magnesium +118.9%
Contains more Potassium +60.4%
Equal in Phosphorus - 267
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 10% 252% 27% 123% 24% 49% 73% 50%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 22% 22% 58% 115% 38% 55% 16% 20%
Contains more Iron +1100%
Contains less Sodium -11.9%
Contains more Zinc +368.4%
Contains more Copper +148.3%
Contains more Calcium +118.2%
Contains more Magnesium +118.9%
Contains more Potassium +60.4%
Equal in Phosphorus - 267

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
Mussel
7
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Contains more Vitamin A +496.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +455.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +88.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +119.9%
Contains more Folate +2433.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +555.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +31.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +229%
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%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 4% 6% 39% 0% 14% 52% 75% 26% 76% 3% 458% 1%
Contains more Vitamin A +496.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +455.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +88.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +119.9%
Contains more Folate +2433.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +555.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +31.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +229%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Mussel Alaska pollock Opinion
Net carbs 7.39g 0g Mussel
Protein 23.8g 23.48g Mussel
Fats 4.48g 1.18g Mussel
Carbs 7.39g 0g Mussel
Calories 172kcal 111kcal Mussel
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 0g Mussel
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 33mg 72mg Alaska pollock
Iron 6.72mg 0.56mg Mussel
Magnesium 37mg 81mg Alaska pollock
Phosphorus 285mg 267mg Mussel
Potassium 268mg 430mg Alaska pollock
Sodium 369mg 419mg Mussel
Zinc 2.67mg 0.57mg Mussel
Copper 0.149mg 0.06mg Mussel
Vitamin A 304IU 51IU Mussel
Vitamin E mg 0.28mg Alaska pollock
Vitamin D IU 51IU Alaska pollock
Vitamin D µg 1.3µg Alaska pollock
Vitamin C 13.6mg 0mg Mussel
Vitamin B1 0.3mg 0.054mg Mussel
Vitamin B2 0.42mg 0.223mg Mussel
Vitamin B3 3mg 3.949mg Alaska pollock
Vitamin B5 0.95mg 0.432mg Mussel
Vitamin B6 0.1mg 0.329mg Alaska pollock
Folate 76µg 3µg Mussel
Vitamin B12 24µg 3.66µg Mussel
Vitamin K µg 0.1µg Alaska pollock
Tryptophan 0.267mg 0.263mg Mussel
Threonine 1.025mg 1.029mg Alaska pollock
Isoleucine 1.036mg 1.082mg Alaska pollock
Leucine 1.676mg 1.908mg Alaska pollock
Lysine 1.779mg 2.157mg Alaska pollock
Methionine 0.537mg 0.696mg Alaska pollock
Phenylalanine 0.853mg 0.917mg Alaska pollock
Valine 1.04mg 1.21mg Alaska pollock
Histidine 0.457mg 0.691mg Alaska pollock
Cholesterol 56mg 86mg Mussel
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 0.85g 0.159g Alaska pollock
Monounsaturated Fat 1.014g 0.134g Mussel
Polyunsaturated fat 1.212g 0.583g Mussel

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Mussel Alaska pollock
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
286
Mussel
62
Alaska pollock
Mineral Summary Score
76
Mussel
43
Alaska pollock

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
143%
Mussel
141%
Alaska pollock
Carbohydrates
7%
Mussel
0%
Alaska pollock
Fats
21%
Mussel
5%
Alaska pollock

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 - 50mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Mussel
Mussel is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 30mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Alaska pollock
Alaska pollock is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.691g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Alaska pollock
Alaska pollock is lower in glycemic index (difference - 50)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($7)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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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.
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. Mussel - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174217/nutrients
  2. Alaska pollock - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173681/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.