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Mussel vs Chinook salmon - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Mussel and Chinook salmon

  • Mussel has more Vitamin B12, Manganese, Selenium, Iron, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, and Zinc, however Chinook salmon is higher in Vitamin B3, Vitamin B6, and Magnesium.
  • Mussel covers your daily Vitamin B12 needs 880% more than Chinook salmon.
  • Chinook salmon contains 358 times less Manganese than Mussel. Mussel contains 6.8mg of Manganese, while Chinook salmon contains 0.019mg.

Food varieties used in this article are Mollusks, mussel, blue, cooked, moist heat and Fish, salmon, chinook, 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 +17.9%
Contains more Iron +638.5%
Contains more Zinc +376.8%
Contains more Copper +181.1%
Contains more Magnesium +229.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +30.2%
Contains more Potassium +88.4%
Contains less Sodium -83.7%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 10% 252% 27% 123% 24% 49% 73% 50%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 9% 35% 88% 159% 45% 8% 16% 18%
Contains more Calcium +17.9%
Contains more Iron +638.5%
Contains more Zinc +376.8%
Contains more Copper +181.1%
Contains more Magnesium +229.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +30.2%
Contains more Potassium +88.4%
Contains less Sodium -83.7%

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 C +231.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +581.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +172.7%
Contains more Folate +117.1%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +736.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +63.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +234.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +362%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.865
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 30% 0% 0% 14% 11% 36% 189% 52% 107% 27% 359% 0%
Contains more Vitamin C +231.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +581.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +172.7%
Contains more Folate +117.1%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +736.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +63.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +234.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +362%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.865

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 Chinook salmon
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Mussel Chinook salmon Opinion
Net carbs 7.39g 0g Mussel
Protein 23.8g 25.72g Chinook salmon
Fats 4.48g 13.38g Chinook salmon
Carbs 7.39g 0g Mussel
Calories 172kcal 231kcal Chinook salmon
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 33mg 28mg Mussel
Iron 6.72mg 0.91mg Mussel
Magnesium 37mg 122mg Chinook salmon
Phosphorus 285mg 371mg Chinook salmon
Potassium 268mg 505mg Chinook salmon
Sodium 369mg 60mg Chinook salmon
Zinc 2.67mg 0.56mg Mussel
Copper 0.149mg 0.053mg Mussel
Vitamin A 304IU 496IU Chinook salmon
Vitamin E mg mg
Vitamin D IU IU
Vitamin D µg µg
Vitamin C 13.6mg 4.1mg Mussel
Vitamin B1 0.3mg 0.044mg Mussel
Vitamin B2 0.42mg 0.154mg Mussel
Vitamin B3 3mg 10.045mg Chinook salmon
Vitamin B5 0.95mg 0.865mg Mussel
Vitamin B6 0.1mg 0.462mg Chinook salmon
Folate 76µg 35µg Mussel
Vitamin B12 24µg 2.87µg Mussel
Vitamin K µg µg
Tryptophan 0.267mg 0.288mg Chinook salmon
Threonine 1.025mg 1.127mg Chinook salmon
Isoleucine 1.036mg 1.185mg Chinook salmon
Leucine 1.676mg 2.09mg Chinook salmon
Lysine 1.779mg 2.362mg Chinook salmon
Methionine 0.537mg 0.761mg Chinook salmon
Phenylalanine 0.853mg 1.004mg Chinook salmon
Valine 1.04mg 1.325mg Chinook salmon
Histidine 0.457mg 0.757mg Chinook salmon
Cholesterol 56mg 85mg Mussel
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 0.85g 3.214g Mussel
Monounsaturated Fat 1.014g 5.742g Chinook salmon
Polyunsaturated fat 1.212g 2.662g Chinook salmon

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Mussel Chinook salmon
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
68
Chinook salmon
Mineral Summary Score
76
Mussel
47
Chinook salmon

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
154%
Chinook salmon
Carbohydrates
7%
Mussel
0%
Chinook salmon
Fats
21%
Mussel
62%
Chinook salmon

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Mussel
Mussel is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 29mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Mussel
Mussel is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.364g)
Which food is cheaper?
Mussel
Mussel is cheaper (difference - $8)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chinook salmon
Chinook salmon contains less Sodium (difference - 309mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Chinook salmon
Chinook salmon 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 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. Chinook salmon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171999/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.