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Mussel vs Atlantic mackerel - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Mussel and Atlantic mackerel

  • Mussel has more Manganese, Vitamin B12, Selenium, Iron, Folate, Zinc, and Vitamin C, however Atlantic mackerel has more Vitamin B6, and Vitamin B3.
  • Mussel's daily need coverage for Manganese is 295% more.
  • Mussel has 38 times more Folate than Atlantic mackerel. Mussel has 76µg of Folate, while Atlantic mackerel has 2µg.
  • Mussel is lower in Saturated Fat.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Mollusks, mussel, blue, cooked, moist heat and Fish, mackerel, Atlantic, cooked, dry 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
Contains more Calcium +120%
Contains more Iron +328%
Contains more Zinc +184%
Contains more Copper +58.5%
Contains more Magnesium +162.2%
Contains more Potassium +49.6%
Contains less Sodium -77.5%
Equal in Phosphorus - 278
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 10% 252% 27% 123% 24% 49% 73% 50%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 59% 70% 120% 36% 11% 26% 32%
Contains more Calcium +120%
Contains more Iron +328%
Contains more Zinc +184%
Contains more Copper +58.5%
Contains more Magnesium +162.2%
Contains more Potassium +49.6%
Contains less Sodium -77.5%
Equal in Phosphorus - 278

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
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Contains more Vitamin A +68.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +3300%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +88.7%
Contains more Folate +3700%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +26.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +128.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +360%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.412
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.99
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 11% 0% 0% 2% 40% 96% 129% 60% 107% 2% 2375% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +68.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +3300%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +88.7%
Contains more Folate +3700%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +26.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +128.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +360%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.412
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.99

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 Atlantic mackerel
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Lower in price Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Mussel Atlantic mackerel Opinion
Net carbs 7.39g 0g Mussel
Protein 23.8g 23.85g Atlantic mackerel
Fats 4.48g 17.81g Atlantic mackerel
Carbs 7.39g 0g Mussel
Calories 172kcal 262kcal Atlantic mackerel
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 33mg 15mg Mussel
Iron 6.72mg 1.57mg Mussel
Magnesium 37mg 97mg Atlantic mackerel
Phosphorus 285mg 278mg Mussel
Potassium 268mg 401mg Atlantic mackerel
Sodium 369mg 83mg Atlantic mackerel
Zinc 2.67mg 0.94mg Mussel
Copper 0.149mg 0.094mg Mussel
Vitamin A 304IU 180IU Mussel
Vitamin E mg mg
Vitamin D IU IU
Vitamin D µg µg
Vitamin C 13.6mg 0.4mg Mussel
Vitamin B1 0.3mg 0.159mg Mussel
Vitamin B2 0.42mg 0.412mg Mussel
Vitamin B3 3mg 6.85mg Atlantic mackerel
Vitamin B5 0.95mg 0.99mg Atlantic mackerel
Vitamin B6 0.1mg 0.46mg Atlantic mackerel
Folate 76µg 2µg Mussel
Vitamin B12 24µg 19µg Mussel
Vitamin K µg µg
Tryptophan 0.267mg 0.267mg
Threonine 1.025mg 1.045mg Atlantic mackerel
Isoleucine 1.036mg 1.099mg Atlantic mackerel
Leucine 1.676mg 1.938mg Atlantic mackerel
Lysine 1.779mg 2.19mg Atlantic mackerel
Methionine 0.537mg 0.706mg Atlantic mackerel
Phenylalanine 0.853mg 0.931mg Atlantic mackerel
Valine 1.04mg 1.228mg Atlantic mackerel
Histidine 0.457mg 0.702mg Atlantic mackerel
Cholesterol 56mg 75mg Mussel
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 0.85g 4.176g Mussel
Monounsaturated Fat 1.014g 7.006g Atlantic mackerel
Polyunsaturated fat 1.212g 4.3g Atlantic mackerel

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Mussel Atlantic mackerel
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
235
Atlantic mackerel
Mineral Summary Score
76
Mussel
44
Atlantic mackerel

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
143%
Atlantic mackerel
Carbohydrates
7%
Mussel
0%
Atlantic mackerel
Fats
21%
Mussel
82%
Atlantic mackerel

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Mussel
Mussel is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 19mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Mussel
Mussel is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.326g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Mussel
Mussel is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Atlantic mackerel
Atlantic mackerel contains less Sodium (difference - 286mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Atlantic mackerel
Atlantic mackerel is lower in glycemic index (difference - 50)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($7)
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. Atlantic mackerel - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/175120/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.