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Mussel vs Tuna - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Mussel and Tuna

  • Mussel has more Vitamin B12, Manganese, Selenium, Iron, Folate and Zinc, however Tuna is higher in Vitamin A, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B6 and Vitamin C.
  • Mussel covers your daily need of Vitamin B12 547% more than Tuna.
  • Mussel has 340 times more Manganese than Tuna. While Mussel has 6.8mg of Manganese, Tuna has only 0.02mg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Mollusks, mussel, blue, cooked, moist heat and Fish, tuna, fresh, bluefin, 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
Mussel
4
:
4
Tuna
Contains more Iron +413%
Contains more Calcium +230%
Contains more Copper +35.5%
Contains more Zinc +246.8%
Contains more Potassium +20.5%
Contains more Magnesium +73%
Contains more Phosphorus +14.4%
Contains less Sodium -86.4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 252% 10% 24% 27% 50% 73% 123% 49%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 50% 3% 29% 46% 37% 22% 140% 7%
Contains more Iron +413%
Contains more Calcium +230%
Contains more Copper +35.5%
Contains more Zinc +246.8%
Contains more Potassium +20.5%
Contains more Magnesium +73%
Contains more Phosphorus +14.4%
Contains less Sodium -86.4%

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
5
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4
Tuna
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +37.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +120.6%
Contains more Folate +3700%
Contains more Vitamin A +728.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +251.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +44.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +425%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.278
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% 152% 0% 0% 70% 71% 198% 83% 122% 1361% 0% 2%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +37.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +120.6%
Contains more Folate +3700%
Contains more Vitamin A +728.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +251.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +44.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +425%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.278

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
171
Tuna
Mineral Summary Score
76
Mussel
41
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 the food
Protein
143%
Mussel
179%
Tuna
Carbohydrates
7%
Mussel
0%
Tuna
Fats
21%
Mussel
29%
Tuna

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

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Mussel Tuna
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?
Tuna
Tuna is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 7mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Tuna
Tuna contains less Sodium (difference - 319mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Tuna
Tuna is lower in glycemic index (difference - 50)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Mussel
Mussel is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.762g)
Which food contains less Sugars?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugars ( g)
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 definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.
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 Tuna Opinion
Calories 172 184 Tuna
Protein 23.8 29.91 Tuna
Fats 4.48 6.28 Tuna
Vitamin C 13.6 0 Mussel
Carbs 7.39 0 Mussel
Cholesterol 56 49 Tuna
Vitamin D
Iron 6.72 1.31 Mussel
Calcium 33 10 Mussel
Potassium 268 323 Tuna
Magnesium 37 64 Tuna
Sugars
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.149 0.11 Mussel
Zinc 2.67 0.77 Mussel
Starch
Phosphorus 285 326 Tuna
Sodium 369 50 Tuna
Vitamin A 304 2520 Tuna
Vitamin E
Vitamin D
Vitamin B1 0.3 0.278 Mussel
Vitamin B2 0.42 0.306 Mussel
Vitamin B3 3 10.54 Tuna
Vitamin B5 0.95 1.37 Tuna
Vitamin B6 0.1 0.525 Tuna
Vitamin B12 24 10.88 Mussel
Vitamin K
Folate 76 2 Mussel
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 0.85 1.612 Mussel
Monounsaturated Fat 1.014 2.053 Tuna
Polyunsaturated fat 1.212 1.844 Tuna
Tryptophan 0.267 0.335 Tuna
Threonine 1.025 1.311 Tuna
Isoleucine 1.036 1.378 Tuna
Leucine 1.676 2.431 Tuna
Lysine 1.779 2.747 Tuna
Methionine 0.537 0.885 Tuna
Phenylalanine 0.853 1.168 Tuna
Valine 1.04 1.541 Tuna
Histidine 0.457 0.88 Tuna
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 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. Tuna - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173707/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.