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Mussel vs Caviar - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Mussel and Caviar?

  • Mussel is higher in Manganese, Vitamin B12, and Selenium, yet Caviar is higher in Iron, Magnesium, Vitamin B5, Calcium, and Vitamin A RAE.
  • Mussel's daily need coverage for Manganese is 293% more.
  • The amount of Sodium in Mussel is lower.

We used Mollusks, mussel, blue, cooked, moist heat and Fish, caviar, black and red, granular types in this article.

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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
:
4
Caviar
Contains more Potassium +48.1%
Contains less Sodium -75.4%
Contains more Zinc +181.1%
Contains more Copper +35.5%
Contains more Calcium +733.3%
Contains more Iron +76.8%
Contains more Magnesium +710.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +24.9%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 10% 252% 27% 123% 24% 49% 73% 50%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 83% 446% 215% 153% 16% 196% 26% 37%
Contains more Potassium +48.1%
Contains less Sodium -75.4%
Contains more Zinc +181.1%
Contains more Copper +35.5%
Contains more Calcium +733.3%
Contains more Iron +76.8%
Contains more Magnesium +710.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +24.9%

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
5
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7
Caviar
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +57.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +2400%
Contains more Folate +52%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +20%
Contains more Vitamin A +197.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +47.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +268.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +220%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 19% 0% 0% 46% 75% 97% 57% 57% 24% 57% 3000% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 55% 38% 87% 0% 48% 144% 3% 210% 74% 38% 2500% 2%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +57.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +2400%
Contains more Folate +52%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +20%
Contains more Vitamin A +197.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +47.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +268.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +220%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Mussel Caviar
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Mussel Caviar Opinion
Net carbs 7.39g 4g Mussel
Protein 23.8g 24.6g Caviar
Fats 4.48g 17.9g Caviar
Carbs 7.39g 4g Mussel
Calories 172kcal 264kcal Caviar
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 0g Mussel
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 33mg 275mg Caviar
Iron 6.72mg 11.88mg Caviar
Magnesium 37mg 300mg Caviar
Phosphorus 285mg 356mg Caviar
Potassium 268mg 181mg Mussel
Sodium 369mg 1500mg Mussel
Zinc 2.67mg 0.95mg Mussel
Copper 0.149mg 0.11mg Mussel
Vitamin A 304IU 905IU Caviar
Vitamin E mg 1.89mg Caviar
Vitamin D IU 117IU Caviar
Vitamin D µg 2.9µg Caviar
Vitamin C 13.6mg 0mg Mussel
Vitamin B1 0.3mg 0.19mg Mussel
Vitamin B2 0.42mg 0.62mg Caviar
Vitamin B3 3mg 0.12mg Mussel
Vitamin B5 0.95mg 3.5mg Caviar
Vitamin B6 0.1mg 0.32mg Caviar
Folate 76µg 50µg Mussel
Vitamin B12 24µg 20µg Mussel
Vitamin K µg 0.6µg Caviar
Tryptophan 0.267mg 0.323mg Caviar
Threonine 1.025mg 1.263mg Caviar
Isoleucine 1.036mg 1.035mg Mussel
Leucine 1.676mg 2.133mg Caviar
Lysine 1.779mg 1.834mg Caviar
Methionine 0.537mg 0.646mg Caviar
Phenylalanine 0.853mg 1.071mg Caviar
Valine 1.04mg 1.263mg Caviar
Histidine 0.457mg 0.649mg Caviar
Cholesterol 56mg 588mg Mussel
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 0.85g 4.06g Mussel
Monounsaturated Fat 1.014g 4.631g Caviar
Polyunsaturated fat 1.212g 7.405g Caviar

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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

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Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

The summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfills human daily needs, the more the summary score is.
Vitamin Summary Score
286
Mussel
266
Caviar
Mineral Summary Score
76
Mussel
146
Caviar

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 food.
Protein
143%
Mussel
148%
Caviar
Carbohydrates
7%
Mussel
4%
Caviar
Fats
21%
Mussel
83%
Caviar

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Mussel
Mussel is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Mussel
Mussel contains less Sodium (difference - 1131mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Mussel
Mussel is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 532mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Mussel
Mussel is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.21g)
Which food is cheaper?
Mussel
Mussel is cheaper (difference - $93)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Caviar
Caviar is lower in glycemic index (difference - 50)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

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 to 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. Caviar - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174188/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.