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Mussels vs. Atlantic Mackerel — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Mussels and Atlantic Mackerel

  • Mussels has more Vitamin B12, Manganese, Selenium, Iron, Folate, Zinc, and Vitamin C, while Atlantic Mackerel has more Vitamin B3, and Vitamin B6.
  • Mussels's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 637% higher.
  • Atlantic Mackerel contains 453 times less Manganese than Mussels. Mussels contains 6.8mg of Manganese, while Atlantic Mackerel contains 0.015mg.
  • The amount of Sodium in Atlantic Mackerel is lower.

The food types used in this comparison are Mollusks, mussel, blue, cooked, moist heat and Fish, mackerel, Atlantic, raw.

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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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Calcium +175%
Contains more Iron +312.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +31.3%
Contains more Zinc +323.8%
Contains more Copper +104.1%
Contains more Manganese +45233.3%
Contains more Selenium +103.2%
Contains more Magnesium +105.4%
Contains more Potassium +17.2%
Contains less Sodium -75.6%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 10% 252% 27% 123% 24% 49% 73% 50% 887% 489%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 4% 62% 55% 93% 28% 12% 18% 25% 2% 241%
Contains more Calcium +175%
Contains more Iron +312.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +31.3%
Contains more Zinc +323.8%
Contains more Copper +104.1%
Contains more Manganese +45233.3%
Contains more Selenium +103.2%
Contains more Magnesium +105.4%
Contains more Potassium +17.2%
Contains less Sodium -75.6%

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
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Contains more Vitamin A +82%
Contains more Vitamin C +3300%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +70.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +34.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +11%
Contains more Folate +7500%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +175.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +202.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +299%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.856
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% 31% 483% 2% 44% 72% 171% 52% 93% 1% 1089% 13%
Contains more Vitamin A +82%
Contains more Vitamin C +3300%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +70.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +34.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +11%
Contains more Folate +7500%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +175.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +202.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +299%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.856

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +28%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Fats +210%
Contains more Other +24.5%
Equal in Water - 63.55
24% 4% 7% 61% 3%
Protein: 23.8 g
Fats: 4.48 g
Carbs: 7.39 g
Water: 61.15 g
Other: 3.18 g
19% 14% 64% 4%
Protein: 18.6 g
Fats: 13.89 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 63.55 g
Other: 3.96 g
Contains more Protein +28%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Fats +210%
Contains more Other +24.5%
Equal in Water - 63.55

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -73.9%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +438.1%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +176.4%
28% 33% 39%
Saturated Fat: 0.85 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 1.014 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.212 g
27% 45% 28%
Saturated Fat: 3.257 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 5.456 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 3.35 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -73.9%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +438.1%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +176.4%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Mussels Atlantic Mackerel
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in price Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Mussels Atlantic Mackerel Opinion
Net carbs 7.39g 0g Mussels
Protein 23.8g 18.6g Mussels
Fats 4.48g 13.89g Atlantic Mackerel
Carbs 7.39g 0g Mussels
Calories 172kcal 205kcal Atlantic Mackerel
Calcium 33mg 12mg Mussels
Iron 6.72mg 1.63mg Mussels
Magnesium 37mg 76mg Atlantic Mackerel
Phosphorus 285mg 217mg Mussels
Potassium 268mg 314mg Atlantic Mackerel
Sodium 369mg 90mg Atlantic Mackerel
Zinc 2.67mg 0.63mg Mussels
Copper 0.149mg 0.073mg Mussels
Manganese 6.8mg 0.015mg Mussels
Selenium 89.6µg 44.1µg Mussels
Vitamin A 304IU 167IU Mussels
Vitamin A RAE 91µg 50µg Mussels
Vitamin E 1.52mg Atlantic Mackerel
Vitamin D 643IU Atlantic Mackerel
Vitamin D 16.1µg Atlantic Mackerel
Vitamin C 13.6mg 0.4mg Mussels
Vitamin B1 0.3mg 0.176mg Mussels
Vitamin B2 0.42mg 0.312mg Mussels
Vitamin B3 3mg 9.08mg Atlantic Mackerel
Vitamin B5 0.95mg 0.856mg Mussels
Vitamin B6 0.1mg 0.399mg Atlantic Mackerel
Folate 76µg 1µg Mussels
Vitamin B12 24µg 8.71µg Mussels
Vitamin K 5µg Atlantic Mackerel
Tryptophan 0.267mg 0.208mg Mussels
Threonine 1.025mg 0.815mg Mussels
Isoleucine 1.036mg 0.857mg Mussels
Leucine 1.676mg 1.512mg Mussels
Lysine 1.779mg 1.708mg Mussels
Methionine 0.537mg 0.551mg Atlantic Mackerel
Phenylalanine 0.853mg 0.726mg Mussels
Valine 1.04mg 0.958mg Mussels
Histidine 0.457mg 0.548mg Atlantic Mackerel
Cholesterol 56mg 70mg Mussels
Saturated Fat 0.85g 3.257g Mussels
Omega-3 - DHA 0.506g 1.401g Atlantic Mackerel
Omega-3 - EPA 0.276g 0.898g Atlantic Mackerel
Omega-3 - DPA 0.044g 0.212g Atlantic Mackerel
Monounsaturated Fat 1.014g 5.456g Atlantic Mackerel
Polyunsaturated fat 1.212g 3.35g Atlantic Mackerel

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Mussels Atlantic Mackerel
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
286%
Mussels
171%
Atlantic Mackerel
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
198%
Mussels
54%
Atlantic Mackerel

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Mussels
Mussels is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Mussels
Mussels is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 14mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Mussels
Mussels is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.407g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Mussels
Mussels is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Atlantic Mackerel
Atlantic Mackerel contains less Sodium (difference - 279mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Atlantic Mackerel
Atlantic Mackerel 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 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

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Mussels - 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/175119/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.