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Mussel vs Salmon - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Mussel and Salmon

  • Mussel has more Vitamin B12, Manganese, Selenium, Iron and Zinc, while Salmon has more Vitamin B6, Vitamin B3, Vitamin C and Vitamin B5.
  • Mussel's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 868% higher.
  • Salmon contains 425 times less Manganese than Mussel. Mussel contains 6.8mg of Manganese, while Salmon contains 0.016mg.
  • The amount of Sodium in Salmon is lower.

The food types used in this comparison are Mollusks, mussel, blue, cooked, moist heat and Fish, salmon, Atlantic, wild, 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
5
:
3
Salmon
Contains more Iron +740%
Contains more Calcium +175%
Contains more Magnesium +27.6%
Contains more Zinc +317.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +42.5%
Contains more Potassium +82.8%
Contains more Copper +67.8%
Contains less Sodium -88.1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 252% 10% 24% 27% 50% 73% 123% 49%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 30% 4% 44% 21% 84% 18% 86% 6%
Contains more Iron +740%
Contains more Calcium +175%
Contains more Magnesium +27.6%
Contains more Zinc +317.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +42.5%
Contains more Potassium +82.8%
Contains more Copper +67.8%
Contains less Sodium -88.1%

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
:
3
Salmon
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +660%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +32.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +10.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +654.7%
Contains more Folate +204%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +162%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +75.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +718%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.38
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 0% 3% 0% 0% 57% 88% 148% 100% 189% 398% 0% 19%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +660%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +32.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +10.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +654.7%
Contains more Folate +204%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +162%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +75.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +718%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.38

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
83
Salmon
Mineral Summary Score
76
Mussel
36
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
119%
Salmon
Carbohydrates
7%
Mussel
0%
Salmon
Fats
21%
Mussel
29%
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 Salmon
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sugars Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Mussel 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?
Salmon
Salmon is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 1mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Salmon
Salmon contains less Sodium (difference - 325mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Salmon
Salmon is lower in glycemic index (difference - 50)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Mussel
Mussel is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.131g)
Which food is cheaper?
Mussel
Mussel is cheaper (difference - $6)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Mussel
Mussel is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sugars?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugars ( g)
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 Salmon Opinion
Calories 172 142 Mussel
Protein 23.8 19.84 Mussel
Fats 4.48 6.34 Salmon
Vitamin C 13.6 0 Mussel
Carbs 7.39 0 Mussel
Cholesterol 56 55 Salmon
Vitamin D
Iron 6.72 0.8 Mussel
Calcium 33 12 Mussel
Potassium 268 490 Salmon
Magnesium 37 29 Mussel
Sugars
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.149 0.25 Salmon
Zinc 2.67 0.64 Mussel
Starch
Phosphorus 285 200 Mussel
Sodium 369 44 Salmon
Vitamin A 304 40 Mussel
Vitamin E
Vitamin D
Vitamin B1 0.3 0.226 Mussel
Vitamin B2 0.42 0.38 Mussel
Vitamin B3 3 7.86 Salmon
Vitamin B5 0.95 1.664 Salmon
Vitamin B6 0.1 0.818 Salmon
Vitamin B12 24 3.18 Mussel
Vitamin K
Folate 76 25 Mussel
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 0.85 0.981 Mussel
Monounsaturated Fat 1.014 2.103 Salmon
Polyunsaturated fat 1.212 2.539 Salmon
Tryptophan 0.267 0.222 Mussel
Threonine 1.025 0.87 Mussel
Isoleucine 1.036 0.914 Mussel
Leucine 1.676 1.613 Mussel
Lysine 1.779 1.822 Salmon
Methionine 0.537 0.587 Salmon
Phenylalanine 0.853 0.775 Mussel
Valine 1.04 1.022 Mussel
Histidine 0.457 0.584 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. Salmon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173686/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.