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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
Contains more Calcium +200%
Contains more Iron +690.6%
Contains more Magnesium +105.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +73.8%
Contains more Potassium +53.1%
Contains less Sodium -45.1%
Contains more Zinc +761.3%
Contains more Copper +54.4%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 10% 252% 27% 123% 24% 49% 73% 50%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 32% 13% 71% 16% 88% 9% 77%
Contains more Calcium +200%
Contains more Iron +690.6%
Contains more Magnesium +105.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +73.8%
Contains more Potassium +53.1%
Contains less Sodium -45.1%
Contains more Zinc +761.3%
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 A +249.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1204.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +315.8%
Contains more Folate +3700%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +636.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +57.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +178%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.87
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 6% 28% 514% 0% 6% 24% 89% 53% 65% 2% 408% 1%
Contains more Vitamin A +249.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1204.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +315.8%
Contains more Folate +3700%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +636.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +57.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +178%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.87

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Mussel Smoked salmon
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
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 food.
Protein
143%
Mussel
110%
Smoked salmon
Carbohydrates
7%
Mussel
0%
Smoked salmon
Fats
21%
Mussel
20%
Smoked salmon

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 is lower in Sugar?
Mussel
Mussel is lower in Sugar (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 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. 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.