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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
Mussel
4
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Contains more Iron +638.5%
Contains more Calcium +17.9%
Contains more Copper +181.1%
Contains more Zinc +376.8%
Contains more Potassium +88.4%
Contains more Magnesium +229.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +30.2%
Contains less Sodium -83.7%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 252% 10% 24% 27% 50% 73% 123% 49%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 35% 9% 45% 88% 18% 16% 159% 8%
Contains more Iron +638.5%
Contains more Calcium +17.9%
Contains more Copper +181.1%
Contains more Zinc +376.8%
Contains more Potassium +88.4%
Contains more Magnesium +229.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +30.2%
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
6
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Contains more Vitamin C +231.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +581.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +172.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +736.2%
Contains more Folate +117.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +63.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +234.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +362%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.865
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 46% 19% 0% 0% 75% 97% 57% 57% 24% 3000% 0% 57%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 14% 30% 0% 0% 11% 36% 189% 52% 107% 359% 0% 27%
Contains more Vitamin C +231.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +581.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +172.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +736.2%
Contains more Folate +117.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +63.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +234.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +362%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.865

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils 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 the food
Protein
143%
Mussel
154%
Chinook salmon
Carbohydrates
7%
Mussel
0%
Chinook salmon
Fats
21%
Mussel
62%
Chinook salmon

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at 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 Sugars Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Mussel Chinook salmon
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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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 Sugars?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugars ( g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Mussel Chinook salmon Opinion
Calories 172 231 Chinook salmon
Protein 23.8 25.72 Chinook salmon
Fats 4.48 13.38 Chinook salmon
Vitamin C 13.6 4.1 Mussel
Carbs 7.39 0 Mussel
Cholesterol 56 85 Mussel
Vitamin D
Iron 6.72 0.91 Mussel
Calcium 33 28 Mussel
Potassium 268 505 Chinook salmon
Magnesium 37 122 Chinook salmon
Sugars
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.149 0.053 Mussel
Zinc 2.67 0.56 Mussel
Starch
Phosphorus 285 371 Chinook salmon
Sodium 369 60 Chinook salmon
Vitamin A 304 496 Chinook salmon
Vitamin E
Vitamin D
Vitamin B1 0.3 0.044 Mussel
Vitamin B2 0.42 0.154 Mussel
Vitamin B3 3 10.045 Chinook salmon
Vitamin B5 0.95 0.865 Mussel
Vitamin B6 0.1 0.462 Chinook salmon
Vitamin B12 24 2.87 Mussel
Vitamin K
Folate 76 35 Mussel
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 0.85 3.214 Mussel
Monounsaturated Fat 1.014 5.742 Chinook salmon
Polyunsaturated fat 1.212 2.662 Chinook salmon
Tryptophan 0.267 0.288 Chinook salmon
Threonine 1.025 1.127 Chinook salmon
Isoleucine 1.036 1.185 Chinook salmon
Leucine 1.676 2.09 Chinook salmon
Lysine 1.779 2.362 Chinook salmon
Methionine 0.537 0.761 Chinook salmon
Phenylalanine 0.853 1.004 Chinook salmon
Valine 1.04 1.325 Chinook salmon
Histidine 0.457 0.757 Chinook salmon
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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 of 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.