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Shark vs Mussel - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Shark and Mussel

  • Shark has more Vitamin B6, however Mussel is richer in Vitamin B12, Manganese, Selenium, Iron, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B1, Zinc, Folate, and Vitamin C.
  • Mussel covers your daily Vitamin B12 needs 938% more than Shark.
  • Mussel has 4 times less Vitamin B6 than Shark. Shark has 0.4mg of Vitamin B6, while Mussel has 0.1mg.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Fish, shark, mixed species, raw and Mollusks, mussel, blue, cooked, moist 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
Shark
3
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5
Mussel
Contains more Magnesium +32.4%
Contains less Sodium -78.6%
Contains more Iron +700%
Contains more Phosphorus +35.7%
Contains more Potassium +67.5%
Contains more Zinc +520.9%
Contains more Copper +351.5%
Equal in Calcium - 33
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 11% 32% 35% 90% 15% 11% 12% 11%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 10% 252% 27% 123% 24% 49% 73% 50%
Contains more Magnesium +32.4%
Contains less Sodium -78.6%
Contains more Iron +700%
Contains more Phosphorus +35.7%
Contains more Potassium +67.5%
Contains more Zinc +520.9%
Contains more Copper +351.5%
Equal in Calcium - 33

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
Shark
4
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8
Mussel
Contains more Vitamin B6 +300%
Contains more Vitamin A +30.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +614.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +577.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +36.7%
Contains more Folate +2433.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +1510.7%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 3
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 14% 20% 18% 0% 11% 15% 56% 42% 93% 3% 187% 1%
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%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +300%
Contains more Vitamin A +30.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +614.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +577.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +36.7%
Contains more Folate +2433.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +1510.7%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 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.
Shark Mussel
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Shark Mussel Opinion
Net carbs 0g 7.39g Mussel
Protein 20.98g 23.8g Mussel
Fats 4.51g 4.48g Shark
Carbs 0g 7.39g Mussel
Calories 130kcal 172kcal Mussel
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g g Mussel
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 34mg 33mg Shark
Iron 0.84mg 6.72mg Mussel
Magnesium 49mg 37mg Shark
Phosphorus 210mg 285mg Mussel
Potassium 160mg 268mg Mussel
Sodium 79mg 369mg Shark
Zinc 0.43mg 2.67mg Mussel
Copper 0.033mg 0.149mg Mussel
Vitamin A 233IU 304IU Mussel
Vitamin E 1mg mg Shark
Vitamin D 24IU IU Shark
Vitamin D 0.6µg µg Shark
Vitamin C 0mg 13.6mg Mussel
Vitamin B1 0.042mg 0.3mg Mussel
Vitamin B2 0.062mg 0.42mg Mussel
Vitamin B3 2.938mg 3mg Mussel
Vitamin B5 0.695mg 0.95mg Mussel
Vitamin B6 0.4mg 0.1mg Shark
Folate 3µg 76µg Mussel
Vitamin B12 1.49µg 24µg Mussel
Vitamin K 0.1µg µg Shark
Tryptophan 0.235mg 0.267mg Mussel
Threonine 0.92mg 1.025mg Mussel
Isoleucine 0.967mg 1.036mg Mussel
Leucine 1.705mg 1.676mg Shark
Lysine 1.926mg 1.779mg Shark
Methionine 0.621mg 0.537mg Shark
Phenylalanine 0.819mg 0.853mg Mussel
Valine 1.081mg 1.04mg Shark
Histidine 0.618mg 0.457mg Shark
Cholesterol 51mg 56mg Shark
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 0.925g 0.85g Mussel
Monounsaturated Fat 1.808g 1.014g Shark
Polyunsaturated fat 1.195g 1.212g Mussel

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Shark Mussel
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
38
Shark
286
Mussel
Mineral Summary Score
27
Shark
76
Mussel

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
126%
Shark
143%
Mussel
Carbohydrates
0%
Shark
7%
Mussel
Fats
21%
Shark
21%
Mussel

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Shark
Shark contains less Sodium (difference - 290mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Shark
Shark is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 5mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Shark
Shark is lower in glycemic index (difference - 50)
Which food is cheaper?
Shark
Shark is cheaper (difference - $7)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Mussel
Mussel is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Mussel
Mussel is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.075g)
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

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. Shark - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173697/nutrients
  2. Mussel - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174217/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.