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

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

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Mussel Mackerel
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
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

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 Cholesterol?
Mussel
Mussel is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 39mg)
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.

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.