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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 Iron +918.2%
Contains more Calcium +1000%
Contains more Magnesium +42.3%
Contains more Copper +396.7%
Contains more Zinc +567.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +73.8%
Contains less Sodium -78.3%
Equal in Potassium - 268
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 252% 10% 24% 27% 50% 73% 123% 49%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 25% 1% 24% 19% 10% 11% 71% 11%
Contains more Iron +918.2%
Contains more Calcium +1000%
Contains more Magnesium +42.3%
Contains more Copper +396.7%
Contains more Zinc +567.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +73.8%
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 C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +546.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +400%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +425%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +280%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +2300%
Contains more Folate +7500%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +320%
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% 3% 15% 822% 15% 19% 29% 15% 97% 126% 1% 1%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +546.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +400%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +425%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +280%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +2300%
Contains more Folate +7500%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +320%

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils 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 the food
Protein
143%
Mussel
86%
Halibut
Carbohydrates
7%
Mussel
0%
Halibut
Fats
21%
Mussel
64%
Halibut

Comparison summary table

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

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Mussel Halibut
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 contains less Sugars?
Mussel
Mussel contains less Sugars (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 is lower in Cholesterol?
Halibut
Halibut is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 10mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Halibut
Halibut contains less Sodium (difference - 289mg)
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)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Mussel Halibut Opinion
Calories 172 186 Halibut
Protein 23.8 14.37 Mussel
Fats 4.48 13.84 Halibut
Vitamin C 13.6 0 Mussel
Carbs 7.39 0 Mussel
Cholesterol 56 46 Halibut
Vitamin D 1097 Halibut
Iron 6.72 0.66 Mussel
Calcium 33 3 Mussel
Potassium 268 268
Magnesium 37 26 Mussel
Sugars 0 Mussel
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.149 0.03 Mussel
Zinc 2.67 0.4 Mussel
Starch
Phosphorus 285 164 Mussel
Sodium 369 80 Halibut
Vitamin A 304 47 Mussel
Vitamin E 0.73 Halibut
Vitamin D 27.4 Halibut
Vitamin B1 0.3 0.06 Mussel
Vitamin B2 0.42 0.08 Mussel
Vitamin B3 3 1.5 Mussel
Vitamin B5 0.95 0.25 Mussel
Vitamin B6 0.1 0.42 Halibut
Vitamin B12 24 1 Mussel
Vitamin K 0.1 Halibut
Folate 76 1 Mussel
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 0.85 2.419 Mussel
Monounsaturated Fat 1.014 8.378 Halibut
Polyunsaturated fat 1.212 1.367 Halibut
Tryptophan 0.267 0.161 Mussel
Threonine 1.025 0.63 Mussel
Isoleucine 1.036 0.662 Mussel
Leucine 1.676 1.168 Mussel
Lysine 1.779 1.32 Mussel
Methionine 0.537 0.425 Mussel
Phenylalanine 0.853 0.561 Mussel
Valine 1.04 0.74 Mussel
Histidine 0.457 0.423 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 of 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.