Foodstruct Advanced Nutrition Search | Diet Analysis | Glycemic index chart | Insulin index chart | Blog

Skipjack tuna vs Mussel - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

Compare

A recap on differences between Skipjack tuna and Mussel

  • Skipjack tuna has more Vitamin B3, and Vitamin B6, however Mussel is higher in Vitamin B12, Manganese, Selenium, Iron, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B1, Folate, and Zinc.
  • Mussel covers your daily Vitamin B12 needs 909% more than Skipjack tuna.
  • Mussel contains 10 times less Vitamin B6 than Skipjack tuna. Skipjack tuna contains 0.981mg of Vitamin B6, while Mussel contains 0.1mg.

Food varieties used in this article are Fish, tuna, skipjack, fresh, cooked, dry heat and Mollusks, mussel, blue, cooked, moist heat.

Infographic

Skipjack tuna vs Mussel infographic
Infographic link

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 +12.1%
Contains more Magnesium +18.9%
Contains more Potassium +94.8%
Contains less Sodium -87.3%
Contains more Iron +320%
Contains more Zinc +154.3%
Contains more Copper +35.5%
Equal in Phosphorus - 285
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 12% 60% 32% 123% 47% 7% 29% 37%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 10% 252% 27% 123% 24% 49% 73% 50%
Contains more Calcium +12.1%
Contains more Magnesium +18.9%
Contains more Potassium +94.8%
Contains less Sodium -87.3%
Contains more Iron +320%
Contains more Zinc +154.3%
Contains more Copper +35.5%
Equal in Phosphorus - 285

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
:
7
Mussel
Contains more Vitamin B3 +525.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +881%
Contains more Vitamin A +406.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +1260%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +689.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +244.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +95.9%
Contains more Folate +660%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +995.9%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 4% 0% 0% 4% 10% 29% 352% 30% 227% 8% 274% 0%
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 B3 +525.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +881%
Contains more Vitamin A +406.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +1260%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +689.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +244.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +95.9%
Contains more Folate +660%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +995.9%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Skipjack tuna Mussel Opinion
Net carbs 0g 7.39g Mussel
Protein 28.21g 23.8g Skipjack tuna
Fats 1.29g 4.48g Mussel
Carbs 0g 7.39g Mussel
Calories 132kcal 172kcal Mussel
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 37mg 33mg Skipjack tuna
Iron 1.6mg 6.72mg Mussel
Magnesium 44mg 37mg Skipjack tuna
Phosphorus 285mg 285mg
Potassium 522mg 268mg Skipjack tuna
Sodium 47mg 369mg Skipjack tuna
Zinc 1.05mg 2.67mg Mussel
Copper 0.11mg 0.149mg Mussel
Vitamin A 60IU 304IU Mussel
Vitamin E mg mg
Vitamin D IU IU
Vitamin D µg µg
Vitamin C 1mg 13.6mg Mussel
Vitamin B1 0.038mg 0.3mg Mussel
Vitamin B2 0.122mg 0.42mg Mussel
Vitamin B3 18.756mg 3mg Skipjack tuna
Vitamin B5 0.485mg 0.95mg Mussel
Vitamin B6 0.981mg 0.1mg Skipjack tuna
Folate 10µg 76µg Mussel
Vitamin B12 2.19µg 24µg Mussel
Vitamin K µg µg
Tryptophan 0.316mg 0.267mg Skipjack tuna
Threonine 1.237mg 1.025mg Skipjack tuna
Isoleucine 1.3mg 1.036mg Skipjack tuna
Leucine 2.293mg 1.676mg Skipjack tuna
Lysine 2.59mg 1.779mg Skipjack tuna
Methionine 0.835mg 0.537mg Skipjack tuna
Phenylalanine 1.101mg 0.853mg Skipjack tuna
Valine 1.453mg 1.04mg Skipjack tuna
Histidine 0.83mg 0.457mg Skipjack tuna
Cholesterol 60mg 56mg Mussel
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 0.42g 0.85g Skipjack tuna
Monounsaturated Fat 0.243g 1.014g Mussel
Polyunsaturated fat 0.403g 1.212g Mussel

Which food is preferable for your diet?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Skipjack tuna Mussel
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

People also compare

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
78
Skipjack tuna
286
Mussel
Mineral Summary Score
43
Skipjack tuna
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
169%
Skipjack tuna
143%
Mussel
Carbohydrates
0%
Skipjack tuna
7%
Mussel
Fats
6%
Skipjack tuna
21%
Mussel

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Skipjack tuna
Skipjack tuna contains less Sodium (difference - 322mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Skipjack tuna
Skipjack tuna is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.43g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Skipjack tuna
Skipjack tuna is lower in glycemic index (difference - 50)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Mussel
Mussel is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 4mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Mussel
Mussel is cheaper (difference - $1)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Mussel
Mussel is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sugar?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
?
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.

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. Skipjack tuna - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172005/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.