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Smoked salmon vs. Mussels — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Smoked salmon and Mussels

  • Smoked salmon has less Vitamin B12, Manganese, Selenium, Iron, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B1, Zinc, Folate, Phosphorus, and Vitamin C.
  • Mussels's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 864% more.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Fish, salmon, chinook, smoked 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Copper +54.4%
Contains more Calcium +200%
Contains more Iron +690.6%
Contains more Magnesium +105.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +73.8%
Contains more Potassium +53.1%
Contains less Sodium -45.1%
Contains more Zinc +761.3%
Contains more Manganese +39900%
Contains more Selenium +176.5%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 4% 32% 13% 71% 16% 88% 9% 77% 3% 177%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 10% 252% 27% 123% 24% 49% 73% 50% 887% 489%
Contains more Copper +54.4%
Contains more Calcium +200%
Contains more Iron +690.6%
Contains more Magnesium +105.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +73.8%
Contains more Potassium +53.1%
Contains less Sodium -45.1%
Contains more Zinc +761.3%
Contains more Manganese +39900%
Contains more Selenium +176.5%

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
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Contains more Vitamin B3 +57.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +178%
Contains more Vitamin A +249.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1204.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +315.8%
Contains more Folate +3700%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +636.2%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.95
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 6% 28% 514% 0% 6% 24% 89% 53% 65% 2% 408% 49% 1%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 19% 0% 0% 46% 75% 97% 57% 57% 24% 57% 3000% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +57.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +178%
Contains more Vitamin A +249.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1204.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +315.8%
Contains more Folate +3700%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +636.2%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.95

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Water +17.7%
Contains more Other +69.8%
Contains more Protein +30.2%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Equal in Fats - 4.48
18% 4% 72% 5%
Protein: 18.28 g
Fats: 4.32 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 72 g
Other: 5.4 g
24% 4% 7% 61% 3%
Protein: 23.8 g
Fats: 4.48 g
Carbs: 7.39 g
Water: 61.15 g
Other: 3.18 g
Contains more Water +17.7%
Contains more Other +69.8%
Contains more Protein +30.2%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Equal in Fats - 4.48

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +99.5%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +21.8%
Equal in Saturated Fat - 0.85
24% 51% 25%
Saturated Fat: 0.929 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 2.023 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.995 g
28% 33% 39%
Saturated Fat: 0.85 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 1.014 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.212 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +99.5%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +21.8%
Equal in Saturated Fat - 0.85

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Smoked salmon Mussels
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Smoked salmon Mussels Opinion
Net carbs 0g 7.39g Mussels
Protein 18.28g 23.8g Mussels
Fats 4.32g 4.48g Mussels
Carbs 0g 7.39g Mussels
Calories 117kcal 172kcal Mussels
Calcium 11mg 33mg Mussels
Iron 0.85mg 6.72mg Mussels
Magnesium 18mg 37mg Mussels
Phosphorus 164mg 285mg Mussels
Potassium 175mg 268mg Mussels
Sodium 672mg 369mg Mussels
Zinc 0.31mg 2.67mg Mussels
Copper 0.23mg 0.149mg Smoked salmon
Manganese 0.017mg 6.8mg Mussels
Selenium 32.4µg 89.6µg Mussels
Vitamin A 87IU 304IU Mussels
Vitamin A RAE 26µg 91µg Mussels
Vitamin E 1.35mg Smoked salmon
Vitamin D 685IU Smoked salmon
Vitamin D 17.1µg Smoked salmon
Vitamin C 0mg 13.6mg Mussels
Vitamin B1 0.023mg 0.3mg Mussels
Vitamin B2 0.101mg 0.42mg Mussels
Vitamin B3 4.72mg 3mg Smoked salmon
Vitamin B5 0.87mg 0.95mg Mussels
Vitamin B6 0.278mg 0.1mg Smoked salmon
Folate 2µg 76µg Mussels
Vitamin B12 3.26µg 24µg Mussels
Choline 89mg Smoked salmon
Vitamin K 0.1µg Smoked salmon
Tryptophan 0.205mg 0.267mg Mussels
Threonine 0.801mg 1.025mg Mussels
Isoleucine 0.842mg 1.036mg Mussels
Leucine 1.486mg 1.676mg Mussels
Lysine 1.679mg 1.779mg Mussels
Methionine 0.541mg 0.537mg Smoked salmon
Phenylalanine 0.714mg 0.853mg Mussels
Valine 0.942mg 1.04mg Mussels
Histidine 0.538mg 0.457mg Smoked salmon
Cholesterol 23mg 56mg Smoked salmon
Saturated Fat 0.929g 0.85g Mussels
Omega-3 - DHA 0.267g 0.506g Mussels
Omega-3 - EPA 0.183g 0.276g Mussels
Omega-3 - DPA 0.073g 0.044g Smoked salmon
Monounsaturated Fat 2.023g 1.014g Smoked salmon
Polyunsaturated fat 0.995g 1.212g Mussels

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Smoked salmon Mussels
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
95%
Smoked salmon
264%
Mussels
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
49%
Smoked salmon
198%
Mussels

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Smoked salmon
Smoked salmon is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 33mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Smoked salmon
Smoked salmon is lower in glycemic index (difference - 50)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Mussels
Mussels is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Mussels
Mussels contains less Sodium (difference - 303mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Mussels
Mussels is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.079g)
Which food is cheaper?
Mussels
Mussels is cheaper (difference - $7)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Mussels
Mussels is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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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.

References

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Smoked salmon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173687/nutrients
  2. Mussels - 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.