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Mussel vs Cod - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Mussel and Cod

  • Mussel has more Vitamin B12, Manganese, Selenium, Iron, Vitamin B2, Zinc, Vitamin B1, Folate and Vitamin C, however Cod is richer in Vitamin B5.
  • Cod covers your daily Vitamin B5 needs 3041% more than Mussel.
  • Cod has 453 times less Manganese than Mussel. Mussel has 6.8mg of Manganese, while Cod has 0.015mg.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Mollusks, mussel, blue, cooked, moist heat and Fish, cod, 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Mussel
6
:
2
Cod
Contains more Iron +1668.4%
Contains more Calcium +106.3%
Contains more Magnesium +15.6%
Contains more Copper +432.1%
Contains more Zinc +493.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +40.4%
Contains more Potassium +54.1%
Contains less Sodium -85.4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 252% 10% 24% 27% 50% 73% 123% 49%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 15% 5% 37% 23% 10% 13% 87% 8%
Contains more Iron +1668.4%
Contains more Calcium +106.3%
Contains more Magnesium +15.6%
Contains more Copper +432.1%
Contains more Zinc +493.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +40.4%
Contains more Potassium +54.1%
Contains less Sodium -85.4%

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
:
5
Cod
Contains more Vitamin C +1260%
Contains more Vitamin A +660%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +294.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +546.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +45.4%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +2537.4%
Contains more Folate +985.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +16005.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +145%
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 4% 3% 13% 27% 19% 15% 39% 9180% 57% 114% 1% 6%
Contains more Vitamin C +1260%
Contains more Vitamin A +660%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +294.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +546.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +45.4%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +2537.4%
Contains more Folate +985.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +16005.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +145%

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
790
Cod
Mineral Summary Score
76
Mussel
24
Cod

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
107%
Cod
Carbohydrates
7%
Mussel
0%
Cod
Fats
21%
Mussel
3%
Cod

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 Cod
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Mussel Cod
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 richer in minerals?
Mussel
Mussel is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sugars?
Mussel
Mussel contains less Sugars (difference - 0g)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Cod
Cod is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 13mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cod
Cod contains less Sodium (difference - 315mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cod
Cod is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.719g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cod
Cod is lower in glycemic index (difference - 50)
Which food is cheaper?
Cod
Cod is cheaper (difference - $5.7)
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 Cod Opinion
Calories 172 82 Mussel
Protein 23.8 17.81 Mussel
Fats 4.48 0.67 Mussel
Vitamin C 13.6 1 Mussel
Carbs 7.39 0 Mussel
Cholesterol 56 43 Cod
Vitamin D 36 Cod
Iron 6.72 0.38 Mussel
Calcium 33 16 Mussel
Potassium 268 413 Cod
Magnesium 37 32 Mussel
Sugars 0 Mussel
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.149 0.028 Mussel
Zinc 2.67 0.45 Mussel
Starch
Phosphorus 285 203 Mussel
Sodium 369 54 Cod
Vitamin A 304 40 Mussel
Vitamin E 0.64 Cod
Vitamin D 0.9 Cod
Vitamin B1 0.3 0.076 Mussel
Vitamin B2 0.42 0.065 Mussel
Vitamin B3 3 2.063 Mussel
Vitamin B5 0.95 153 Cod
Vitamin B6 0.1 0.245 Cod
Vitamin B12 24 0.91 Mussel
Vitamin K 0.1 Cod
Folate 76 7 Mussel
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 0.85 0.131 Cod
Monounsaturated Fat 1.014 0.094 Mussel
Polyunsaturated fat 1.212 0.231 Mussel
Tryptophan 0.267 0.199 Mussel
Threonine 1.025 0.781 Mussel
Isoleucine 1.036 0.821 Mussel
Leucine 1.676 1.447 Mussel
Lysine 1.779 1.635 Mussel
Methionine 0.537 0.527 Mussel
Phenylalanine 0.853 0.695 Mussel
Valine 1.04 0.917 Mussel
Histidine 0.457 0.524 Cod
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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. Cod - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171955/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.