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Mussel vs Halibut - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Mussel and Halibut

  • Mussel has more Vitamin B12, Manganese, Selenium, Iron, Vitamin B2, Zinc, Vitamin B1, Folate, and Phosphorus, however Halibut is higher in Vitamin B6.
  • Mussel covers your daily need of Vitamin B12 958% more than Halibut.
  • Mussel has 567 times more Manganese than Halibut. While Mussel has 6.8mg of Manganese, Halibut has only 0.012mg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Mollusks, mussel, blue, cooked, moist heat and Fish, halibut, Greenland, raw.

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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
6
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Contains more Calcium +1000%
Contains more Iron +918.2%
Contains more Magnesium +42.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +73.8%
Contains more Zinc +567.5%
Contains more Copper +396.7%
Contains less Sodium -78.3%
Equal in Potassium - 268
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 10% 252% 27% 123% 24% 49% 73% 50%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 1% 25% 19% 71% 24% 11% 11% 10%
Contains more Calcium +1000%
Contains more Iron +918.2%
Contains more Magnesium +42.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +73.8%
Contains more Zinc +567.5%
Contains more Copper +396.7%
Contains less Sodium -78.3%
Equal in Potassium - 268

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
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Contains more Vitamin A +546.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +400%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +425%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +280%
Contains more Folate +7500%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +2300%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +320%
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 3% 15% 822% 0% 15% 19% 29% 15% 97% 1% 126% 1%
Contains more Vitamin A +546.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +400%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +425%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +280%
Contains more Folate +7500%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +2300%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +320%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Mussel Halibut Opinion
Net carbs 7.39g 0g Mussel
Protein 23.8g 14.37g Mussel
Fats 4.48g 13.84g Halibut
Carbs 7.39g 0g Mussel
Calories 172kcal 186kcal Halibut
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 0g Mussel
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 33mg 3mg Mussel
Iron 6.72mg 0.66mg Mussel
Magnesium 37mg 26mg Mussel
Phosphorus 285mg 164mg Mussel
Potassium 268mg 268mg
Sodium 369mg 80mg Halibut
Zinc 2.67mg 0.4mg Mussel
Copper 0.149mg 0.03mg Mussel
Vitamin A 304IU 47IU Mussel
Vitamin E mg 0.73mg Halibut
Vitamin D IU 1097IU Halibut
Vitamin D µg 27.4µg Halibut
Vitamin C 13.6mg 0mg Mussel
Vitamin B1 0.3mg 0.06mg Mussel
Vitamin B2 0.42mg 0.08mg Mussel
Vitamin B3 3mg 1.5mg Mussel
Vitamin B5 0.95mg 0.25mg Mussel
Vitamin B6 0.1mg 0.42mg Halibut
Folate 76µg 1µg Mussel
Vitamin B12 24µg 1µg Mussel
Vitamin K µg 0.1µg Halibut
Tryptophan 0.267mg 0.161mg Mussel
Threonine 1.025mg 0.63mg Mussel
Isoleucine 1.036mg 0.662mg Mussel
Leucine 1.676mg 1.168mg Mussel
Lysine 1.779mg 1.32mg Mussel
Methionine 0.537mg 0.425mg Mussel
Phenylalanine 0.853mg 0.561mg Mussel
Valine 1.04mg 0.74mg Mussel
Histidine 0.457mg 0.423mg Mussel
Cholesterol 56mg 46mg Halibut
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 0.85g 2.419g Mussel
Monounsaturated Fat 1.014g 8.378g Halibut
Polyunsaturated fat 1.212g 1.367g Halibut

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Mussel Halibut
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
95
Halibut
Mineral Summary Score
76
Mussel
21
Halibut

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
86%
Halibut
Carbohydrates
7%
Mussel
0%
Halibut
Fats
21%
Mussel
64%
Halibut

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Mussel
Mussel is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Mussel
Mussel is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.569g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Mussel
Mussel is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Mussel
Mussel is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Halibut
Halibut contains less Sodium (difference - 289mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Halibut
Halibut is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 10mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Halibut
Halibut is lower in glycemic index (difference - 50)
Which food is cheaper?
Halibut
Halibut is cheaper (difference - $2)

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. Halibut - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171965/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.