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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
:
5
Mussel
Contains more Magnesium +32.4%
Contains less Sodium -78.6%
Contains more Iron +700%
Contains more Potassium +67.5%
Contains more Copper +351.5%
Contains more Zinc +520.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +35.7%
Equal in Calcium - 33
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 32% 11% 15% 35% 11% 12% 90% 11%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 252% 10% 24% 27% 50% 73% 123% 49%
Contains more Magnesium +32.4%
Contains less Sodium -78.6%
Contains more Iron +700%
Contains more Potassium +67.5%
Contains more Copper +351.5%
Contains more Zinc +520.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +35.7%
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
:
8
Mussel
Contains more Vitamin B6 +300%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +30.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +614.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +577.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +36.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +1510.7%
Contains more Folate +2433.3%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 3
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 14% 20% 18% 11% 15% 56% 42% 93% 187% 1% 3%
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%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +300%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +30.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +614.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +577.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +36.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +1510.7%
Contains more Folate +2433.3%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 3

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
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 the food
Protein
126%
Shark
143%
Mussel
Carbohydrates
0%
Shark
7%
Mussel
Fats
21%
Shark
21%
Mussel

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.
Shark Mussel
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Shark Mussel
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?
Shark
Shark is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 5mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Shark
Shark contains less Sodium (difference - 290mg)
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 contains less Sugars?
Mussel
Mussel contains less Sugars (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

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