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

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
:
0
Shrimp
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% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

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 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

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Mussel Shrimp
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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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?
?
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?
?
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Mussel Shrimp Opinion
Calories 172 99 Mussel
Protein 23.8 23.98 Shrimp
Fats 4.48 0.28 Mussel
Vitamin C 13.6 Mussel
Carbs 7.39 0.2 Mussel
Cholesterol 56 189 Mussel
Vitamin D
Iron 6.72 0.51 Mussel
Calcium 33 70 Shrimp
Potassium 268 259 Mussel
Magnesium 37 39 Shrimp
Sugar
Fiber 0 Mussel
Copper 0.149 0.379 Shrimp
Zinc 2.67 1.64 Mussel
Starch
Phosphorus 285 237 Mussel
Sodium 369 111 Shrimp
Vitamin A 304 Mussel
Vitamin E
Vitamin D
Vitamin B1 0.3 Mussel
Vitamin B2 0.42 Mussel
Vitamin B3 3 Mussel
Vitamin B5 0.95 Mussel
Vitamin B6 0.1 Mussel
Vitamin B12 24 Mussel
Vitamin K
Folate 76 Mussel
Trans Fat 0.002 Mussel
Saturated Fat 0.85 0.056 Shrimp
Monounsaturated Fat 1.014 0.048 Mussel
Polyunsaturated fat 1.212 0.079 Mussel
Tryptophan 0.267 Mussel
Threonine 1.025 Mussel
Isoleucine 1.036 Mussel
Leucine 1.676 Mussel
Lysine 1.779 Mussel
Methionine 0.537 Mussel
Phenylalanine 0.853 Mussel
Valine 1.04 Mussel
Histidine 0.457 Mussel
Fructose

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.