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Mussel vs Shrimp - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Mussel and Shrimp?

  • Mussel is richer in Manganese, Iron, Zinc, Phosphorus, and Polyunsaturated fat, yet Shrimp is richer in Copper.
  • Mussel's daily need coverage for Manganese is 294% higher.
  • Mussel has 15 times more Polyunsaturated fat than Shrimp. Mussel has 1.212g of Polyunsaturated fat, while Shrimp has 0.079g.
  • Shrimp contains less Saturated Fat.

We used Mollusks, mussel, blue, cooked, moist heat and Crustaceans, shrimp, cooked (not previously frozen) types in this comparison.

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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
4
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4
Shrimp
Contains more Iron +1217.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +20.3%
Contains more Zinc +62.8%
Contains more Calcium +112.1%
Contains less Sodium -69.9%
Contains more Copper +154.4%
Equal in Magnesium - 39
Equal in Potassium - 259
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 10% 252% 27% 123% 24% 49% 73% 50%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 22% 20% 28% 102% 23% 15% 45% 127%
Contains more Iron +1217.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +20.3%
Contains more Zinc +62.8%
Contains more Calcium +112.1%
Contains less Sodium -69.9%
Contains more Copper +154.4%
Equal in Magnesium - 39
Equal in Potassium - 259

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
9
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0
Shrimp
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 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Mussel Shrimp Opinion
Net carbs 7.39g 0.2g Mussel
Protein 23.8g 23.98g Shrimp
Fats 4.48g 0.28g Mussel
Carbs 7.39g 0.2g Mussel
Calories 172kcal 99kcal Mussel
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g g
Fiber 0g g Mussel
Calcium 33mg 70mg Shrimp
Iron 6.72mg 0.51mg Mussel
Magnesium 37mg 39mg Shrimp
Phosphorus 285mg 237mg Mussel
Potassium 268mg 259mg Mussel
Sodium 369mg 111mg Shrimp
Zinc 2.67mg 1.64mg Mussel
Copper 0.149mg 0.379mg Shrimp
Vitamin A 304IU IU Mussel
Vitamin E mg mg
Vitamin D IU IU
Vitamin D µg µg
Vitamin C 13.6mg mg Mussel
Vitamin B1 0.3mg mg Mussel
Vitamin B2 0.42mg mg Mussel
Vitamin B3 3mg mg Mussel
Vitamin B5 0.95mg mg Mussel
Vitamin B6 0.1mg mg Mussel
Folate 76µg µg Mussel
Vitamin B12 24µg µg Mussel
Vitamin K µg µg
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 189mg Mussel
Trans Fat g 0.002g Mussel
Saturated Fat 0.85g 0.056g Shrimp
Monounsaturated Fat 1.014g 0.048g Mussel
Polyunsaturated fat 1.212g 0.079g Mussel

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Mussel Shrimp
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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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
0
Shrimp
Mineral Summary Score
76
Mussel
47
Shrimp

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
144%
Shrimp
Carbohydrates
7%
Mussel
0%
Shrimp
Fats
21%
Mussel
1%
Shrimp

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Shrimp
Shrimp contains less Sodium (difference - 258mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Shrimp
Shrimp is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.794g)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Mussel
Mussel is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 133mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Mussel
Mussel is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (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.

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. Shrimp - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/175180/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.