Shrimp vs. Mussels — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison
What are the main differences between Shrimp and Mussels?
- Shrimp has less Vitamin B12, Manganese, Iron, Selenium, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B1, Vitamin C, and Folate than Mussels.
- Mussels's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 931% higher.
- Shrimp has 4 times more Cholesterol than Mussels. Shrimp has 211mg of Cholesterol, while Mussels has 56mg.
We used Crustaceans, shrimp, mixed species, cooked, moist heat (may have been previously frozen) and Mollusks, mussel, blue, cooked, moist heat types in this comparison.
Fat Type Comparison
Comparison summary table
|Lower in Saturated Fat|
|Lower in Sugar|
|Lower in Sodium|
|Lower in Cholesterol|
|Rich in vitamins|
|Lower in Glycemic Index||Equal|
|Lower in price||Equal|
|Rich in minerals||Equal|
All nutrients comparison - raw data values
|Vitamin A RAE||90µg||91µg|
|Omega-3 - DHA||0.141g||0.506g|
|Omega-3 - EPA||0.135g||0.276g|
|Omega-3 - DPA||0.012g||0.044g|
|Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid||0.012g|
Which food is preferable for your diet?
|Low Fats diet|
|Low Carbs diet|
|Low Calories diet|
|Low Glycemic Index diet||Equal|