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Mussel vs Skipjack tuna - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Mussel and Skipjack tuna

  • Mussel has more Vitamin B12, Manganese, Selenium, Iron, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B1, Folate, and Zinc, however Skipjack tuna is higher in Vitamin B3, and Vitamin B6.
  • Mussel covers your daily Vitamin B12 needs 909% more than Skipjack tuna.
  • Skipjack tuna contains 358 times less Manganese than Mussel. Mussel contains 6.8mg of Manganese, while Skipjack tuna contains 0.019mg.

Food varieties used in this article are Mollusks, mussel, blue, cooked, moist heat and Fish, tuna, skipjack, fresh, cooked, dry heat.

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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
Contains more Iron +320%
Contains more Zinc +154.3%
Contains more Copper +35.5%
Contains more Calcium +12.1%
Contains more Magnesium +18.9%
Contains more Potassium +94.8%
Contains less Sodium -87.3%
Equal in Phosphorus - 285
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 10% 252% 27% 123% 24% 49% 73% 50%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 12% 60% 32% 123% 47% 7% 29% 37%
Contains more Iron +320%
Contains more Zinc +154.3%
Contains more Copper +35.5%
Contains more Calcium +12.1%
Contains more Magnesium +18.9%
Contains more Potassium +94.8%
Contains less Sodium -87.3%
Equal in Phosphorus - 285

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
7
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Contains more Vitamin A +406.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +1260%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +689.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +244.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +95.9%
Contains more Folate +660%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +995.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +525.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +881%
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 4% 0% 0% 4% 10% 29% 352% 30% 227% 8% 274% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +406.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +1260%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +689.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +244.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +95.9%
Contains more Folate +660%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +995.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +525.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +881%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Mussel Skipjack tuna Opinion
Net carbs 7.39g 0g Mussel
Protein 23.8g 28.21g Skipjack tuna
Fats 4.48g 1.29g Mussel
Carbs 7.39g 0g Mussel
Calories 172kcal 132kcal Mussel
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 33mg 37mg Skipjack tuna
Iron 6.72mg 1.6mg Mussel
Magnesium 37mg 44mg Skipjack tuna
Phosphorus 285mg 285mg
Potassium 268mg 522mg Skipjack tuna
Sodium 369mg 47mg Skipjack tuna
Zinc 2.67mg 1.05mg Mussel
Copper 0.149mg 0.11mg Mussel
Vitamin A 304IU 60IU Mussel
Vitamin E mg mg
Vitamin D IU IU
Vitamin D µg µg
Vitamin C 13.6mg 1mg Mussel
Vitamin B1 0.3mg 0.038mg Mussel
Vitamin B2 0.42mg 0.122mg Mussel
Vitamin B3 3mg 18.756mg Skipjack tuna
Vitamin B5 0.95mg 0.485mg Mussel
Vitamin B6 0.1mg 0.981mg Skipjack tuna
Folate 76µg 10µg Mussel
Vitamin B12 24µg 2.19µg Mussel
Vitamin K µg µg
Tryptophan 0.267mg 0.316mg Skipjack tuna
Threonine 1.025mg 1.237mg Skipjack tuna
Isoleucine 1.036mg 1.3mg Skipjack tuna
Leucine 1.676mg 2.293mg Skipjack tuna
Lysine 1.779mg 2.59mg Skipjack tuna
Methionine 0.537mg 0.835mg Skipjack tuna
Phenylalanine 0.853mg 1.101mg Skipjack tuna
Valine 1.04mg 1.453mg Skipjack tuna
Histidine 0.457mg 0.83mg Skipjack tuna
Cholesterol 56mg 60mg Mussel
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 0.85g 0.42g Skipjack tuna
Monounsaturated Fat 1.014g 0.243g Mussel
Polyunsaturated fat 1.212g 0.403g Mussel

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Mussel Skipjack tuna
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
78
Skipjack tuna
Mineral Summary Score
76
Mussel
43
Skipjack tuna

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
169%
Skipjack tuna
Carbohydrates
7%
Mussel
0%
Skipjack tuna
Fats
21%
Mussel
6%
Skipjack tuna

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Skipjack tuna
Skipjack tuna contains less Sodium (difference - 322mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Skipjack tuna
Skipjack tuna is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.43g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Skipjack tuna
Skipjack tuna is lower in glycemic index (difference - 50)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Mussel
Mussel is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 4mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Mussel
Mussel is cheaper (difference - $1)
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 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. Skipjack tuna - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172005/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.