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Mussel vs Shark - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Mussel and Shark

  • Mussel has more Vitamin B12, Manganese, Selenium, Iron, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B1, Zinc, and Folate, however Shark is richer in Vitamin B6, and Vitamin C.
  • Mussel covers your daily Vitamin B12 needs 938% more than Shark.
  • Shark has 453 times less Manganese than Mussel. Mussel has 6.8mg of Manganese, while Shark has 0.015mg.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Mollusks, mussel, blue, cooked, moist heat and Fish, shark, mixed species, 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
5
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3
Shark
Contains more Iron +700%
Contains more Phosphorus +35.7%
Contains more Potassium +67.5%
Contains more Zinc +520.9%
Contains more Copper +351.5%
Contains more Magnesium +32.4%
Contains less Sodium -78.6%
Equal in Calcium - 34
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 10% 252% 27% 123% 24% 49% 73% 50%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 11% 32% 35% 90% 15% 11% 12% 11%
Contains more Iron +700%
Contains more Phosphorus +35.7%
Contains more Potassium +67.5%
Contains more Zinc +520.9%
Contains more Copper +351.5%
Contains more Magnesium +32.4%
Contains less Sodium -78.6%
Equal in Calcium - 34

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
:
4
Shark
Contains more Vitamin A +30.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +614.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +577.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +36.7%
Contains more Folate +2433.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +1510.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +300%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 2.938
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 14% 20% 18% 0% 11% 15% 56% 42% 93% 3% 187% 1%
Contains more Vitamin A +30.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +614.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +577.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +36.7%
Contains more Folate +2433.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +1510.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +300%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 2.938

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Mussel Shark Opinion
Net carbs 7.39g 0g Mussel
Protein 23.8g 20.98g Mussel
Fats 4.48g 4.51g Shark
Carbs 7.39g 0g Mussel
Calories 172kcal 130kcal Mussel
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 0g Mussel
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 33mg 34mg Shark
Iron 6.72mg 0.84mg Mussel
Magnesium 37mg 49mg Shark
Phosphorus 285mg 210mg Mussel
Potassium 268mg 160mg Mussel
Sodium 369mg 79mg Shark
Zinc 2.67mg 0.43mg Mussel
Copper 0.149mg 0.033mg Mussel
Vitamin A 304IU 233IU Mussel
Vitamin E mg 1mg Shark
Vitamin D IU 24IU Shark
Vitamin D µg 0.6µg Shark
Vitamin C 13.6mg 0mg Mussel
Vitamin B1 0.3mg 0.042mg Mussel
Vitamin B2 0.42mg 0.062mg Mussel
Vitamin B3 3mg 2.938mg Mussel
Vitamin B5 0.95mg 0.695mg Mussel
Vitamin B6 0.1mg 0.4mg Shark
Folate 76µg 3µg Mussel
Vitamin B12 24µg 1.49µg Mussel
Vitamin K µg 0.1µg Shark
Tryptophan 0.267mg 0.235mg Mussel
Threonine 1.025mg 0.92mg Mussel
Isoleucine 1.036mg 0.967mg Mussel
Leucine 1.676mg 1.705mg Shark
Lysine 1.779mg 1.926mg Shark
Methionine 0.537mg 0.621mg Shark
Phenylalanine 0.853mg 0.819mg Mussel
Valine 1.04mg 1.081mg Shark
Histidine 0.457mg 0.618mg Shark
Cholesterol 56mg 51mg Shark
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 0.85g 0.925g Mussel
Monounsaturated Fat 1.014g 1.808g Shark
Polyunsaturated fat 1.212g 1.195g Mussel

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Mussel Shark
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
38
Shark
Mineral Summary Score
76
Mussel
27
Shark

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
126%
Shark
Carbohydrates
7%
Mussel
0%
Shark
Fats
21%
Mussel
21%
Shark

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Shark
Shark contains less Sodium (difference - 290mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Shark
Shark is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 5mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Shark
Shark is lower in glycemic index (difference - 50)
Which food is cheaper?
Shark
Shark is cheaper (difference - $7)
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 - 0.075g)
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

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. Shark - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173697/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.