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Mussel vs Bass - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Mussel and Bass

  • Mussel has more Vitamin B12, Manganese, Selenium, Iron, Vitamin B2, Zinc, Folate and Vitamin B1, however Bass is higher in Vitamin B6.
  • Mussel covers your daily need of Vitamin B12 816% more than Bass.
  • Mussel has 358 times more Manganese than Bass. While Mussel has 6.8mg of Manganese, Bass has only 0.019mg.
  • Mussel has less Cholesterol.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Mollusks, mussel, blue, cooked, moist heat and Fish, bass, striped, 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
5
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3
Bass
Contains more Iron +522.2%
Contains more Calcium +73.7%
Contains more Copper +272.5%
Contains more Zinc +423.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +12.2%
Contains more Potassium +22.4%
Contains more Magnesium +37.8%
Contains less Sodium -76.2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 252% 10% 24% 27% 50% 73% 123% 49%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 41% 6% 29% 37% 14% 14% 109% 12%
Contains more Iron +522.2%
Contains more Calcium +73.7%
Contains more Copper +272.5%
Contains more Zinc +423.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +12.2%
Contains more Potassium +22.4%
Contains more Magnesium +37.8%
Contains less Sodium -76.2%

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
8
:
1
Bass
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +192.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +160.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1035.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +17.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +444.2%
Contains more Folate +660%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +246%
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 0% 7% 0% 0% 29% 9% 48% 52% 80% 552% 0% 8%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +192.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +160.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1035.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +17.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +444.2%
Contains more Folate +660%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +246%
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
65
Bass
Mineral Summary Score
76
Mussel
32
Bass

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
136%
Bass
Carbohydrates
7%
Mussel
0%
Bass
Fats
21%
Mussel
14%
Bass

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

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Mussel Bass
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 is lower in Cholesterol?
Mussel
Mussel is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 47mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Mussel
Mussel is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Bass
Bass contains less Sodium (difference - 281mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Bass
Bass is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.2g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Bass
Bass is lower in glycemic index (difference - 50)
Which food is cheaper?
Bass
Bass is cheaper (difference - $7)
Which food contains less Sugars?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugars ( g)

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 Bass Opinion
Calories 172 124 Mussel
Protein 23.8 22.73 Mussel
Fats 4.48 2.99 Mussel
Vitamin C 13.6 0 Mussel
Carbs 7.39 0 Mussel
Cholesterol 56 103 Mussel
Vitamin D
Iron 6.72 1.08 Mussel
Calcium 33 19 Mussel
Potassium 268 328 Bass
Magnesium 37 51 Bass
Sugars
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.149 0.04 Mussel
Zinc 2.67 0.51 Mussel
Starch
Phosphorus 285 254 Mussel
Sodium 369 88 Bass
Vitamin A 304 104 Mussel
Vitamin E
Vitamin D
Vitamin B1 0.3 0.115 Mussel
Vitamin B2 0.42 0.037 Mussel
Vitamin B3 3 2.558 Mussel
Vitamin B5 0.95 0.865 Mussel
Vitamin B6 0.1 0.346 Bass
Vitamin B12 24 4.41 Mussel
Vitamin K
Folate 76 10 Mussel
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 0.85 0.65 Bass
Monounsaturated Fat 1.014 0.846 Mussel
Polyunsaturated fat 1.212 1.005 Mussel
Tryptophan 0.267 0.255 Mussel
Threonine 1.025 0.997 Mussel
Isoleucine 1.036 1.047 Bass
Leucine 1.676 1.848 Bass
Lysine 1.779 2.088 Bass
Methionine 0.537 0.673 Bass
Phenylalanine 0.853 0.887 Bass
Valine 1.04 1.171 Bass
Histidine 0.457 0.669 Bass
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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. Bass - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174228/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.