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Mussel vs Mackerel - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Mussel and Mackerel

  • Mussel has more Vitamin B12, Iron, Selenium, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, and Folate, however Mackerel is higher in Vitamin B6, and Vitamin C.
  • Mussel covers your daily Vitamin B12 needs 500% more than Mackerel.
  • Mackerel contains 15 times less Vitamin B1 than Mussel. Mussel contains 0.3mg of Vitamin B1, while Mackerel contains 0.02mg.
  • Mussel has less Saturated Fat.

Food varieties used in this article are Mollusks, mussel, blue, cooked, moist heat and Fish, mackerel, salted.

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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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Contains more Iron +380%
Contains more Copper +49%
Contains more Zinc +142.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +12.2%
Contains less Sodium -91.7%
Contains more Calcium +100%
Contains more Potassium +94%
Contains more Magnesium +62.2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 252% 10% 24% 27% 50% 73% 123% 49%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 53% 20% 46% 43% 34% 30% 109% 581%
Contains more Iron +380%
Contains more Copper +49%
Contains more Zinc +142.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +12.2%
Contains less Sodium -91.7%
Contains more Calcium +100%
Contains more Potassium +94%
Contains more Magnesium +62.2%

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
7
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Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +93.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1400%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +121.1%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +100%
Contains more Folate +406.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +310%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 3.3
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% 10% 48% 756% 5% 44% 62% 0% 95% 1500% 20% 12%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +93.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1400%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +121.1%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +100%
Contains more Folate +406.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +310%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 3.3

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
212
Mackerel
Mineral Summary Score
76
Mussel
114
Mackerel

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
111%
Mackerel
Carbohydrates
7%
Mussel
0%
Mackerel
Fats
21%
Mussel
116%
Mackerel

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 Mackerel
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

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Mussel Mackerel
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?
Mussel
Mussel is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 39mg)
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 - 4081mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Mussel
Mussel is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 6.298g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Mackerel
Mackerel is lower in glycemic index (difference - 50)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($7)
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Mussel Mackerel Opinion
Calories 172 305 Mackerel
Protein 23.8 18.5 Mussel
Fats 4.48 25.1 Mackerel
Vitamin C 13.6 0 Mussel
Carbs 7.39 0 Mussel
Cholesterol 56 95 Mussel
Vitamin D 1006 Mackerel
Iron 6.72 1.4 Mussel
Calcium 33 66 Mackerel
Potassium 268 520 Mackerel
Magnesium 37 60 Mackerel
Sugar 0 Mussel
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.149 0.1 Mussel
Zinc 2.67 1.1 Mussel
Starch
Phosphorus 285 254 Mussel
Sodium 369 4450 Mussel
Vitamin A 304 157 Mussel
Vitamin E 2.38 Mackerel
Vitamin D 25.2 Mackerel
Vitamin B1 0.3 0.02 Mussel
Vitamin B2 0.42 0.19 Mussel
Vitamin B3 3 3.3 Mackerel
Vitamin B5 0.95 Mussel
Vitamin B6 0.1 0.41 Mackerel
Vitamin B12 24 12 Mussel
Vitamin K 7.8 Mackerel
Folate 76 15 Mussel
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 0.85 7.148 Mussel
Monounsaturated Fat 1.014 8.32 Mackerel
Polyunsaturated fat 1.212 6.21 Mackerel
Tryptophan 0.267 Mussel
Threonine 1.025 Mussel
Isoleucine 1.036 Mussel
Leucine 1.676 Mussel
Lysine 1.779 Mussel
Methionine 0.537 Mussel
Phenylalanine 0.853 Mussel
Valine 1.04 Mussel
Histidine 0.457 Mussel
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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 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. Mackerel - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168149/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.