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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
Contains more Calcium +94.1%
Contains more Iron +572%
Contains more Magnesium +94.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +60.1%
Contains more Potassium +50.6%
Contains more Zinc +376.8%
Equal in Sodium - 369
Equal in Copper - 0.149
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 38% 14% 77% 16% 53% 16% 49%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 10% 252% 27% 123% 24% 49% 73% 50%
Contains more Calcium +94.1%
Contains more Iron +572%
Contains more Magnesium +94.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +60.1%
Contains more Potassium +50.6%
Contains more Zinc +376.8%
Equal in Sodium - 369
Equal in Copper - 0.149

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

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.
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 Sugar Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Tuna salad Mussel
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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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
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 food.
Protein
96%
Tuna salad
143%
Mussel
Carbohydrates
9%
Tuna salad
7%
Mussel
Fats
43%
Tuna salad
21%
Mussel

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 Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)

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. 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.