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Shrimp vs Mussel - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Shrimp and Mussel?

  • Shrimp is richer in Copper, yet Mussel is richer in Manganese, Iron, Zinc, Phosphorus, and Monounsaturated Fat.
  • Mussel's daily need coverage for Manganese is 294% higher.
  • Shrimp has 3 times more Cholesterol than Mussel. Shrimp has 189mg of Cholesterol, while Mussel has 56mg.

We used Crustaceans, shrimp, cooked (not previously frozen) and Mollusks, mussel, blue, cooked, moist heat types in this comparison.

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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
Shrimp
4
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4
Mussel
Contains more Calcium +112.1%
Contains more Copper +154.4%
Contains less Sodium -69.9%
Contains more Iron +1217.6%
Contains more Zinc +62.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +20.3%
Equal in Potassium - 268
Equal in Magnesium - 37
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 20% 22% 23% 28% 127% 45% 102% 15%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 252% 10% 24% 27% 50% 73% 123% 49%
Contains more Calcium +112.1%
Contains more Copper +154.4%
Contains less Sodium -69.9%
Contains more Iron +1217.6%
Contains more Zinc +62.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +20.3%
Equal in Potassium - 268
Equal in Magnesium - 37

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
Shrimp
0
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9
Mussel
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
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 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
0
Shrimp
286
Mussel
Mineral Summary Score
47
Shrimp
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
144%
Shrimp
143%
Mussel
Carbohydrates
0%
Shrimp
7%
Mussel
Fats
1%
Shrimp
21%
Mussel

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.
Shrimp Mussel
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Lower in price Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

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Shrimp Mussel
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Shrimp
Shrimp contains less Sodium (difference - 258mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Shrimp
Shrimp is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.794g)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Mussel
Mussel is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 133mg)
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)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (50)
Which food is cheaper?
?
The foods are relatively equal in price ($7)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Shrimp Mussel Opinion
Calories 99 172 Mussel
Protein 23.98 23.8 Shrimp
Fats 0.28 4.48 Mussel
Vitamin C 13.6 Mussel
Carbs 0.2 7.39 Mussel
Cholesterol 189 56 Mussel
Vitamin D
Iron 0.51 6.72 Mussel
Calcium 70 33 Shrimp
Potassium 259 268 Mussel
Magnesium 39 37 Shrimp
Sugar
Fiber 0 Mussel
Copper 0.379 0.149 Shrimp
Zinc 1.64 2.67 Mussel
Starch
Phosphorus 237 285 Mussel
Sodium 111 369 Shrimp
Vitamin A 304 Mussel
Vitamin E
Vitamin D
Vitamin B1 0.3 Mussel
Vitamin B2 0.42 Mussel
Vitamin B3 3 Mussel
Vitamin B5 0.95 Mussel
Vitamin B6 0.1 Mussel
Vitamin B12 24 Mussel
Vitamin K
Folate 76 Mussel
Trans Fat 0.002 Mussel
Saturated Fat 0.056 0.85 Shrimp
Monounsaturated Fat 0.048 1.014 Mussel
Polyunsaturated fat 0.079 1.212 Mussel
Tryptophan 0.267 Mussel
Threonine 1.025 Mussel
Isoleucine 1.036 Mussel
Leucine 1.676 Mussel
Lysine 1.779 Mussel
Methionine 0.537 Mussel
Phenylalanine 0.853 Mussel
Valine 1.04 Mussel
Histidine 0.457 Mussel
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 to the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Shrimp - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/175180/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.