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Blue Mussel (raw) review: 65 facts and highlights

Blue Mussel (raw)
Blue Mussel (raw)

Why is Blue Mussel (raw) better than the average?

  • higher water content per 100g
    80.58gvs74.1g
  • more ash per 100g
    1.59gvs1.49g
  • more zinc per 100g
    1.6mgvs0.94mg
  • more vitamin A (IU) per 100g
    160IUvs129.38IU
  • more iron content per 100g
    3.95mgvs1.17mg
  • more magnesium per 100g
    34mgvs33.48mg
  • more gamma-tocopherol per 100g
    2mgvs1.79mg
  • more sodium per 100g
    286mgvs130.7mg

Top nutrition facts and health benefits

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General values

1. higher water content per 100g

80.58g

Foods with high water content help you stay hydrated. Water also helps transporting nutrients and oxygen throughout the body.

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Pink Salmon (canned, unsalted)

703g

2. smaller amount of sugars per 100g

0g

The total amount of sugars, including glucose, fructose, galactose, sucrose, lactose, maltose, and trehalose. A sugar-heavy diet can cause metabolic dysfunctions.

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Yellowfin Tuna (raw)

0g

3. more proteins per 100g

11.9g

Proteins are essential for a healthy, balanced diet. The recommended daily dose is 0.8-1g of protein per 1 kg of body weight.

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Tilapia (raw)

208g

4. more food energy (kJ) per 100g

360kJ

The amount of food energy in kiloJoules (kJ) per 100g. The minimum daily requirement is approximately 7,500 kJ (according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations).

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Red Caviar

1105kJ

5. more iron content per 100g

3.95mg

Iron is found in hemoglobin, which represents approximately 2 thirds of the body’s iron reserve.

Best

Red Caviar

11.88mg

6. more sodium per 100g

286mg

Sodium helps regulate the water level in the cells, especially in the kidneys. The amount of sodium consumed also influences blood pressure.

Best

European Anchovy (canned in oil, drained)

3668mg

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Fats

1. more lipids per 100g

2.24g

Lipids are essential for a healthy, balanced diet. They provide energy and also play a key role in the production of hormones and cell membranes, as well as in the absorption of nutrients and fat-soluble vitamins.

Best

Red Caviar

17.9g

2. more saturated fatty acids per 100g

425g

Saturated fats are the unhealthy fatty acids that produce bad cholesterol and increase the risk of strokes and heart attacks. They come in high amounts from meat and dairy products.

Best

Wild Atlantic Salmon (raw)

981g

3. more monounsaturated fatty acids per 100g

507g

A form of unsaturated fat with one double bond in its structure. Unsaturated fats are usually healthy fatty acids, increasing good cholesterol and decreasing bad cholesterol.

Best

Pink Salmon (canned, drained, skinless, boneless)

971g

4. more polyunsaturated fatty acids per 100g

606g

A form of unsaturated fat with more than one double bond in its structure. Unsaturated fats are usually healthy fatty acids, increasing good cholesterol and decreasing bad cholesterol.

Best

Chum Salmon (raw)

898g

5. less cholesterol per 100g

28mg

Cholesterol is a lipid essential for producing hormones and takes two forms: LDL, or bad cholesterol, and HDL, good cholesterol. LDL (low-density lipoprotein) contributes to plaque, which can clog arteries and increases the risk of strokes and heart attacks. HDL (high-density lipoprotein) removes LDL from the arteries and carries it to the liver to be broken down.

Best

Light Tuna (canned in oil, unsalted, drained)

18mg

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Minerals

1. more ash per 100g

1.59g

The ash content refers to the total amount of minerals contained (potassium, sodium, calcium, magnesium).

Best

European Anchovy (canned in oil, drained)

11.1g

2. more phosphorus per 100g

197mg

Phosphorus is the second most abundant mineral found in the human body, after calcium. It helps cellular reproduction and contributes to the growth and repair of tissues.

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Atlantic Sardine (canned in oil, drained, with bones)

490mg

3. more zinc per 100g

1.6mg

Zinc plays an important part in cell division and in strengthening the immune system.

Best

Eastern Oyster (canned)

90.95mg

4. more calcium content per 100g

26mg

Calcium is a mineral which is very important for bone health. The recommended daily dose for adults is approximately 1000mg per day.

Best

Atlantic Sardine (canned in oil, drained, with bones)

382mg

5. more magnesium per 100g

34mg

Magnesium is an important mineral for bone development and helps the proper functioning of various metabolic processes, like activating the enzymes that help in energy production.

Best

Red Caviar

300mg

6. more potassium per 100g

320mg

Potassium is a mineral that helps muscles contract, regulates the fluid balance in the body, helps maintain a normal blood pressure and kidney health.

Best

European Anchovy (canned in oil, drained)

544mg

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Vitamins

1. more vitamin A (IU) per 100g

160IU

Vitamin A is a fat soluble vitamin that comes in various forms. It is primarily important in maintaining healthy vision and the development of bones, soft tissues and skin. IU (International Units) is the unit of measurement that almost all food labels use.

Best

Bluefin Tuna (raw)

2183IU

2. more vitamin K per 100g

0.1µg

Vitamin K refers to a group of fat-soluble vitamins (K1 and K2) needed for the synthesis of proteins that ensure blood coagulation and help bone metabolism.

Best

Light Tuna (canned in oil, salted, drained)

44µg

3. more thiamin per 100g

160mg

Thiamin (vitamin B1) assists the body's cells change carbohydrates into energy. It is commonly found in grain-based foods like bread and cereals.

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Florida Pompano (raw)

560mg

4. more riboflavin per 100g

210mg

Ribolflavin (vitamin B2) is one of the most important vitamins from the B complex series. It is necessary for breaking down carbohydrates and for processing amino acids and fats.

Best

Red Caviar

620mg

5. more niacin per 100g

1.6mg

Niacin or vitamin B3 aids the body by lowering cholesterol and triglycerides (fat). Like other vitamins from the B complex series, it also helps convert carbohydrates into glucose.

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Wild Eastern Oyster (raw)

925mg

6. more pantothenic acid per 100g

500mg

Pantothenic acid (vitamin B5) contributes to lowering cholesterol and triglycerides (fat) in the body. Like all B vitamins, it is involved in the conversion of carbohydrates into glucose. It also contributes to maintaining the health of the nervous system.

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Wild Rainbow Trout (raw)

928mg

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Antioxidants

1. more gamma-tocopherol per 100g

2mg

Gamma-tocopherol is one of the chemical compounds of the vitamin E group, found in soybeans and corn oil. It acts as an antioxidant and helps to protect the body's cells from the damaging effects of free radicals, to strengthen the immune system and prevent blood clotting

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Rainbow Trout (raw)

4mg

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Amino acids

1. more valine per 100g

520g

Valine is an essential amino acid promoting normal growth, tissue repair, blood sugar regulation, muscle coordination, emotions and mental vigor. It helps maintaining proper nitrogen balance in the body and can serve as an energy source for muscle tissues.

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Pumpkin Seed Sunfish (raw)

999g

2. more tryptophan per 100g

133g

Tryptophan is an essential amino acid that the body needs for growth, for creating the sleep hormone melatonin, the neurotransmitter serotonin and for the synthesis of vitamin B3.

Best

Light Tuna (canned in oil, unsalted, drained)

326g

3. more isoleucine per 100g

518g

Isoleucine is an essential amino acid, important for the the synthesis of hemoglobin, the regulation and stabilization of blood sugars and energy levels, and tissue repair.

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Wild Coho Salmon (raw)

996g

4. more leucine per 100g

838g

Leucine is an essential amino acid for adipose, muscle and liver tissues. It stimulates protein synthesis, protecting muscles from stress and is important for regulating blood sugar and stimulating insulin release, which is important for building muscles.

Best

Blue Mussel (raw)

838g

5. more lysine per 100g

889g

Lysine is an essential amino acid that helps the body absorb calcium and has a crucial role in collagen formation.

Best

Blue Mussel (raw)

889g

6. more methionine per 100g

268g

Methionine is an essential amino acid that plays an important role in synthesizing other proteins, forming cartilage tissues, dissolving fat and reducing fat in the liver. It has an anti-inflammatory and pain relieving effect and strengthens hair and nail structure.

Best

Light Tuna (canned in oil, unsalted, drained)

862g

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Miscellaneous

1. more alpha carotene per 100g

0µg

Alpha carotene is similar to beta carotene but is more effective in its role as an antioxidant. It helps maintaining healthy bones, skin and vision, as well as a strong immune system.

Best

Yellowfin Tuna (raw)

0µg

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