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Mussels vs. Bass — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Mussels and Bass

  • Mussels has more Vitamin B12, Manganese, Selenium, Iron, Vitamin B2, Zinc, Folate, and Vitamin B1, however, Bass is higher in Vitamin B6.
  • Mussels covers your daily need of Vitamin B12 816% more than Bass.
  • Mussels has 358 times more Manganese than Bass. While Mussels has 6.8mg of Manganese, Bass has only 0.019mg.
  • Mussels 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
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Bass
Contains more Calcium +73.7%
Contains more Iron +522.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +12.2%
Contains more Zinc +423.5%
Contains more Copper +272.5%
Contains more Manganese +35689.5%
Contains more Selenium +91.5%
Contains more Magnesium +37.8%
Contains more Potassium +22.4%
Contains less Sodium -76.2%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 10% 252% 27% 123% 24% 49% 73% 50% 887% 489%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 6% 41% 37% 109% 29% 12% 14% 14% 3% 256%
Contains more Calcium +73.7%
Contains more Iron +522.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +12.2%
Contains more Zinc +423.5%
Contains more Copper +272.5%
Contains more Manganese +35689.5%
Contains more Selenium +91.5%
Contains more Magnesium +37.8%
Contains more Potassium +22.4%
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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
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Bass
Contains more Vitamin A +192.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +160.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1035.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +17.3%
Contains more Folate +660%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +444.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +246%
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 Choline Vitamin K 19% 0% 0% 46% 75% 97% 57% 57% 24% 57% 3000% 0% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 7% 0% 0% 0% 29% 9% 48% 52% 80% 8% 552% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +192.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +160.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1035.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +17.3%
Contains more Folate +660%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +444.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +246%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.865

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
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Bass
Contains more Fats +49.8%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Other +245.7%
Contains more Water +20%
Equal in Protein - 22.73
24% 4% 7% 61% 3%
Protein: 23.8 g
Fats: 4.48 g
Carbs: 7.39 g
Water: 61.15 g
Other: 3.18 g
23% 3% 73%
Protein: 22.73 g
Fats: 2.99 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 73.36 g
Other: 0.92 g
Contains more Fats +49.8%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Other +245.7%
Contains more Water +20%
Equal in Protein - 22.73

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
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Bass
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +19.9%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +20.6%
Contains less Saturated Fat -23.5%
28% 33% 39%
Saturated Fat: 0.85 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 1.014 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.212 g
26% 34% 40%
Saturated Fat: 0.65 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.846 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.005 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +19.9%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +20.6%
Contains less Saturated Fat -23.5%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Mussels 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 Sugar Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Mussels Bass Opinion
Net carbs 7.39g 0g Mussels
Protein 23.8g 22.73g Mussels
Fats 4.48g 2.99g Mussels
Carbs 7.39g 0g Mussels
Calories 172kcal 124kcal Mussels
Calcium 33mg 19mg Mussels
Iron 6.72mg 1.08mg Mussels
Magnesium 37mg 51mg Bass
Phosphorus 285mg 254mg Mussels
Potassium 268mg 328mg Bass
Sodium 369mg 88mg Bass
Zinc 2.67mg 0.51mg Mussels
Copper 0.149mg 0.04mg Mussels
Manganese 6.8mg 0.019mg Mussels
Selenium 89.6µg 46.8µg Mussels
Vitamin A 304IU 104IU Mussels
Vitamin A RAE 91µg 31µg Mussels
Vitamin C 13.6mg 0mg Mussels
Vitamin B1 0.3mg 0.115mg Mussels
Vitamin B2 0.42mg 0.037mg Mussels
Vitamin B3 3mg 2.558mg Mussels
Vitamin B5 0.95mg 0.865mg Mussels
Vitamin B6 0.1mg 0.346mg Bass
Folate 76µg 10µg Mussels
Vitamin B12 24µg 4.41µg Mussels
Tryptophan 0.267mg 0.255mg Mussels
Threonine 1.025mg 0.997mg Mussels
Isoleucine 1.036mg 1.047mg Bass
Leucine 1.676mg 1.848mg Bass
Lysine 1.779mg 2.088mg Bass
Methionine 0.537mg 0.673mg Bass
Phenylalanine 0.853mg 0.887mg Bass
Valine 1.04mg 1.171mg Bass
Histidine 0.457mg 0.669mg Bass
Cholesterol 56mg 103mg Mussels
Saturated Fat 0.85g 0.65g Bass
Omega-3 - DHA 0.506g 0.75g Bass
Omega-3 - EPA 0.276g 0.217g Mussels
Omega-3 - DPA 0.044g Mussels
Monounsaturated Fat 1.014g 0.846g Mussels
Polyunsaturated fat 1.212g 1.005g Mussels

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Mussels Bass
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
264%
Mussels
60%
Bass
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
198%
Mussels
52%
Bass

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Mussels
Mussels is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Mussels
Mussels is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 47mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Mussels
Mussels 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 Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)

References

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Mussels - 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.