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Skipjack tuna vs Mussel - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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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.

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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
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Mussel
Contains more Calcium +12.1%
Contains more Potassium +94.8%
Contains more Magnesium +18.9%
Contains less Sodium -87.3%
Contains more Iron +320%
Contains more Copper +35.5%
Contains more Zinc +154.3%
Equal in Phosphorus - 285
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 60% 12% 47% 32% 37% 29% 123% 7%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 252% 10% 24% 27% 50% 73% 123% 49%
Contains more Calcium +12.1%
Contains more Potassium +94.8%
Contains more Magnesium +18.9%
Contains less Sodium -87.3%
Contains more Iron +320%
Contains more Copper +35.5%
Contains more Zinc +154.3%
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
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Mussel
Contains more Vitamin B3 +525.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +881%
Contains more Vitamin C +1260%
Contains more Vitamin A +406.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +689.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +244.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +95.9%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +995.9%
Contains more Folate +660%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 4% 4% 0% 0% 10% 29% 352% 30% 227% 274% 0% 8%
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 B3 +525.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +881%
Contains more Vitamin C +1260%
Contains more Vitamin A +406.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +689.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +244.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +95.9%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +995.9%
Contains more Folate +660%

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
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 the food
Protein
169%
Skipjack tuna
143%
Mussel
Carbohydrates
0%
Skipjack tuna
7%
Mussel
Fats
6%
Skipjack tuna
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.
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 Sugars Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Skipjack tuna 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 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 Sugars?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugars ( g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.

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