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Mussel vs Smoked salmon - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Mussel and Smoked salmon

  • Mussel has more Vitamin B12, Manganese, Selenium, Iron, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B1, Zinc, Folate and Phosphorus, however Smoked salmon has more Vitamin C.
  • Mussel's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 864% more.
  • Mussel has 400 times more Manganese than Smoked salmon. Mussel has 6.8mg of Manganese, while Smoked salmon has 0.017mg.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Mollusks, mussel, blue, cooked, moist heat and Fish, salmon, chinook, smoked.

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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
7
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Contains more Iron +690.6%
Contains more Calcium +200%
Contains more Potassium +53.1%
Contains more Magnesium +105.6%
Contains more Zinc +761.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +73.8%
Contains less Sodium -45.1%
Contains more Copper +54.4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 252% 10% 24% 27% 50% 73% 123% 49%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 32% 4% 16% 13% 77% 9% 71% 88%
Contains more Iron +690.6%
Contains more Calcium +200%
Contains more Potassium +53.1%
Contains more Magnesium +105.6%
Contains more Zinc +761.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +73.8%
Contains less Sodium -45.1%
Contains more Copper +54.4%

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 C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +249.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1204.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +315.8%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +636.2%
Contains more Folate +3700%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +57.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +178%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.87
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% 6% 28% 514% 6% 24% 89% 53% 65% 408% 1% 2%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +249.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1204.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +315.8%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +636.2%
Contains more Folate +3700%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +57.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +178%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.87

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
99
Smoked salmon
Mineral Summary Score
76
Mussel
38
Smoked salmon

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
110%
Smoked salmon
Carbohydrates
7%
Mussel
0%
Smoked salmon
Fats
21%
Mussel
20%
Smoked salmon

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 Smoked salmon
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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Mussel Smoked salmon
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 is lower in Cholesterol?
Smoked salmon
Smoked salmon is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 33mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Smoked salmon
Smoked salmon is lower in glycemic index (difference - 50)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Mussel
Mussel contains less Sugars (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Mussel
Mussel contains less Sodium (difference - 303mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Mussel
Mussel is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.079g)
Which food is cheaper?
Mussel
Mussel is cheaper (difference - $7)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Mussel
Mussel is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

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 Smoked salmon Opinion
Calories 172 117 Mussel
Protein 23.8 18.28 Mussel
Fats 4.48 4.32 Mussel
Vitamin C 13.6 0 Mussel
Carbs 7.39 0 Mussel
Cholesterol 56 23 Smoked salmon
Vitamin D 685 Smoked salmon
Iron 6.72 0.85 Mussel
Calcium 33 11 Mussel
Potassium 268 175 Mussel
Magnesium 37 18 Mussel
Sugars 0 Mussel
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.149 0.23 Smoked salmon
Zinc 2.67 0.31 Mussel
Starch
Phosphorus 285 164 Mussel
Sodium 369 672 Mussel
Vitamin A 304 87 Mussel
Vitamin E 1.35 Smoked salmon
Vitamin D 17.1 Smoked salmon
Vitamin B1 0.3 0.023 Mussel
Vitamin B2 0.42 0.101 Mussel
Vitamin B3 3 4.72 Smoked salmon
Vitamin B5 0.95 0.87 Mussel
Vitamin B6 0.1 0.278 Smoked salmon
Vitamin B12 24 3.26 Mussel
Vitamin K 0.1 Smoked salmon
Folate 76 2 Mussel
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 0.85 0.929 Mussel
Monounsaturated Fat 1.014 2.023 Smoked salmon
Polyunsaturated fat 1.212 0.995 Mussel
Tryptophan 0.267 0.205 Mussel
Threonine 1.025 0.801 Mussel
Isoleucine 1.036 0.842 Mussel
Leucine 1.676 1.486 Mussel
Lysine 1.779 1.679 Mussel
Methionine 0.537 0.541 Smoked salmon
Phenylalanine 0.853 0.714 Mussel
Valine 1.04 0.942 Mussel
Histidine 0.457 0.538 Smoked salmon
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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. Smoked salmon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173687/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.