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Mussel vs Tuna salad - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Mussel and Tuna salad

  • Mussel has more Vitamin B12, Manganese, Selenium, Iron, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B1, Zinc, Folate, and Phosphorus, however Tuna salad is higher in Vitamin B3.
  • Mussel covers your daily need of Vitamin B12 950% more than Tuna salad.
  • Mussel has 170 times more Manganese than Tuna salad. While Mussel has 6.8mg of Manganese, Tuna salad has only 0.04mg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Mollusks, mussel, blue, cooked, moist heat and Fish, tuna salad.

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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 +94.1%
Contains more Iron +572%
Contains more Magnesium +94.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +60.1%
Contains more Potassium +50.6%
Contains more Zinc +376.8%
Equal in Sodium - 402
Equal in Copper - 0.145
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 10% 252% 27% 123% 24% 49% 73% 50%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 38% 14% 77% 16% 53% 16% 49%
Contains more Calcium +94.1%
Contains more Iron +572%
Contains more Magnesium +94.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +60.1%
Contains more Potassium +50.6%
Contains more Zinc +376.8%
Equal in Sodium - 402
Equal in Copper - 0.145

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
8
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Contains more Vitamin A +213.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +518.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +867.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +500%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +265.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +23.5%
Contains more Folate +850%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +1900%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +123.3%
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% 0% 0% 8% 8% 17% 126% 16% 19% 6% 150% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +213.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +518.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +867.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +500%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +265.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +23.5%
Contains more Folate +850%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +1900%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +123.3%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Mussel Tuna salad Opinion
Net carbs 7.39g 9.41g Tuna salad
Protein 23.8g 16.04g Mussel
Fats 4.48g 9.26g Tuna salad
Carbs 7.39g 9.41g Tuna salad
Calories 172kcal 187kcal Tuna salad
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 33mg 17mg Mussel
Iron 6.72mg 1mg Mussel
Magnesium 37mg 19mg Mussel
Phosphorus 285mg 178mg Mussel
Potassium 268mg 178mg Mussel
Sodium 369mg 402mg Mussel
Zinc 2.67mg 0.56mg Mussel
Copper 0.149mg 0.145mg Mussel
Vitamin A 304IU 97IU Mussel
Vitamin E mg mg
Vitamin D IU IU
Vitamin D µg µg
Vitamin C 13.6mg 2.2mg Mussel
Vitamin B1 0.3mg 0.031mg Mussel
Vitamin B2 0.42mg 0.07mg Mussel
Vitamin B3 3mg 6.7mg Tuna salad
Vitamin B5 0.95mg 0.26mg Mussel
Vitamin B6 0.1mg 0.081mg Mussel
Folate 76µg 8µg Mussel
Vitamin B12 24µg 1.2µg Mussel
Vitamin K µg µg
Tryptophan 0.267mg 0.18mg Mussel
Threonine 1.025mg 0.701mg Mussel
Isoleucine 1.036mg 0.739mg Mussel
Leucine 1.676mg 1.293mg Mussel
Lysine 1.779mg 1.457mg Mussel
Methionine 0.537mg 0.47mg Mussel
Phenylalanine 0.853mg 0.626mg Mussel
Valine 1.04mg 0.824mg Mussel
Histidine 0.457mg 0.467mg Tuna salad
Cholesterol 56mg 13mg Tuna salad
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 0.85g 1.544g Mussel
Monounsaturated Fat 1.014g 2.887g Tuna salad
Polyunsaturated fat 1.212g 4.122g Tuna salad

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Mussel Tuna salad
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
29
Tuna salad
Mineral Summary Score
76
Mussel
33
Tuna salad

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
96%
Tuna salad
Carbohydrates
7%
Mussel
9%
Tuna salad
Fats
21%
Mussel
43%
Tuna salad

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Tuna salad
Tuna salad is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 43mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Tuna salad
Tuna salad is lower in glycemic index (difference - 50)
Which food is cheaper?
Tuna salad
Tuna salad is cheaper (difference - $7)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Mussel
Mussel contains less Sodium (difference - 33mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Mussel
Mussel is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.694g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Mussel
Mussel is relatively richer in minerals
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)

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. Tuna salad - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/175160/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.