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Tuna salad vs Mussel - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Tuna salad and Mussel

  • Tuna salad has more Vitamin B3, however Mussel is higher in Vitamin B12, Manganese, Selenium, Iron, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B1, Zinc, Folate and Phosphorus.
  • Mussel covers your daily need of Vitamin B12 950% more than Tuna salad.
  • Tuna salad has 2 times more Vitamin B3 than Mussel. While Tuna salad has 6.7mg of Vitamin B3, Mussel has only 3mg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Fish, tuna salad 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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8
Mussel
Contains more Iron +572%
Contains more Calcium +94.1%
Contains more Potassium +50.6%
Contains more Magnesium +94.7%
Contains more Zinc +376.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +60.1%
Equal in Copper - 0.149
Equal in Sodium - 369
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 38% 6% 16% 14% 49% 16% 77% 53%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 252% 10% 24% 27% 50% 73% 123% 49%
Contains more Iron +572%
Contains more Calcium +94.1%
Contains more Potassium +50.6%
Contains more Magnesium +94.7%
Contains more Zinc +376.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +60.1%
Equal in Copper - 0.149
Equal in Sodium - 369

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 +123.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +518.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +213.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +867.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +500%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +265.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +23.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +1900%
Contains more Folate +850%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 8% 6% 0% 0% 8% 17% 126% 16% 19% 150% 0% 6%
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 +123.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +518.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +213.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +867.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +500%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +265.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +23.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +1900%
Contains more Folate +850%

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
29
Tuna salad
286
Mussel
Mineral Summary Score
33
Tuna salad
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
96%
Tuna salad
143%
Mussel
Carbohydrates
9%
Tuna salad
7%
Mussel
Fats
43%
Tuna salad
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.
Tuna salad Mussel
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugars Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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is better in case of low diet
Tuna salad 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 is lower in Cholesterol?
Tuna salad
Tuna salad is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 43mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Tuna salad
Tuna salad is lower in glycemic index (difference - 50)
Which food is cheaper?
Tuna salad
Tuna salad is cheaper (difference - $7)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Mussel
Mussel contains less Sodium (difference - 33mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Mussel
Mussel is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.694g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Mussel
Mussel is relatively richer in minerals
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)

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 Tuna salad Mussel Opinion
Calories 187 172 Tuna salad
Protein 16.04 23.8 Mussel
Fats 9.26 4.48 Tuna salad
Vitamin C 2.2 13.6 Mussel
Carbs 9.41 7.39 Tuna salad
Cholesterol 13 56 Tuna salad
Vitamin D
Iron 1 6.72 Mussel
Calcium 17 33 Mussel
Potassium 178 268 Mussel
Magnesium 19 37 Mussel
Sugars
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.145 0.149 Mussel
Zinc 0.56 2.67 Mussel
Starch
Phosphorus 178 285 Mussel
Sodium 402 369 Mussel
Vitamin A 97 304 Mussel
Vitamin E
Vitamin D
Vitamin B1 0.031 0.3 Mussel
Vitamin B2 0.07 0.42 Mussel
Vitamin B3 6.7 3 Tuna salad
Vitamin B5 0.26 0.95 Mussel
Vitamin B6 0.081 0.1 Mussel
Vitamin B12 1.2 24 Mussel
Vitamin K
Folate 8 76 Mussel
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 1.544 0.85 Mussel
Monounsaturated Fat 2.887 1.014 Tuna salad
Polyunsaturated fat 4.122 1.212 Tuna salad
Tryptophan 0.18 0.267 Mussel
Threonine 0.701 1.025 Mussel
Isoleucine 0.739 1.036 Mussel
Leucine 1.293 1.676 Mussel
Lysine 1.457 1.779 Mussel
Methionine 0.47 0.537 Mussel
Phenylalanine 0.626 0.853 Mussel
Valine 0.824 1.04 Mussel
Histidine 0.467 0.457 Tuna salad
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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. Tuna salad - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/175160/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.