Marinated Mussels Recipe

Marinated Mussels has a average-calorie, low-carb, average-fat and high-protein content. It is a good source of Iron, Vitamin B12 and Vitamin C.

The food contains 9.1g of carbs. The carbohydrate profile of the the food reveals it is low in complex carbs and low in Simple carbs. Carbs are our primary source of energy but its source should be chosen with utmost care. Complex carbs are a more desirable addition to your diet, where as simple carbs should be consumed in moderation as it is very easily broken down, assimilated and absorbed in the body. Its low sugar content puts it in the bottom 20 percentile. This is a good thing for people watching their sugar intake. With 20.6 gms of protein, it is high in protein content, which is an important macronutrient that helps with tissue repair, provides energy and improves immunity.

Not only that, the average fat content of this product makes it suitable to be eaten when trying to lose weight. It's average MUFA and low PUFA.

It is also rich in Vitamin C, whose benefits include, but are not limited to protection against immune system deficiencies, cardiovascular disease, prenatal health problems, eye disease, and even skin wrinkling.

It gives a good yield of Iron at 7 gms/ serving, and should be included in an Iron rich diet. Iron is essential to help carry oxygen from the lungs to the muscles and other organs, and is especially helpful for pregnant women. It has a high density of Sodium, thus making it unsuitable for a low-sodium diet. Besides other nutrients, it is average in Magnesium, which is an essential micronutrient needed to keep muscle and nerve functioning normal and heart beat rhythmic. It also helps to support a healthy immune system, and keeps bones strong. It is also a very high source of Selenium, which is an important antioxidant especially in combination with vitamin E.

Based on the composite nutritive standing Marinated Mussels has been given a composite ranking of 81, and on a regular basis.

Calorie Breakdown

 Calories from Protein45%
 Calories from Fat35%
 Calories from Carbs20%

Why this is good for you

  • Very high in Protein
  • High in Vitamin C
  • Very high in Iron
  • Very high in Vitamin B12

Why this is bad for you

  • High in Sodium

Diet Suitability

Atkins DietLOW
Low Fat DietLOW
Zone DietLOW

Vitamin Analysis

Vitamin A234.1 IU4.7%Top 30%High
Retinol35.8 mcg
Vitamin C7.9 mg13.1%Top 30%High
Vitamin D0 IU
Thiamin0 mg
Riboflavin0 mg
Niacin1.3 mg6.6%Mid 40%Average
Vitamin B60 mg
Folate33.2 mcg8.3%Top 30%High
Folic Acid0 mcg
Vitamin B128.7 mcg145.6%Top 10%Very High
Pantothenic Acid0.44 mg4.4%Mid 40%Average

Mineral Analysis

Calcium25.8 mg2.6%Mid 40%Average
Iron3.1 mg17%Top 10%Very High
Magnesium28.4 mg7.1%Top 30%High
Phosphorus153.3 mg15.3%Top 30%High
Potassium266.8 mg7.6%Top 30%High
Sodium214.7 mg8.9%Mid 40%Average
Zinc1.3 mg8.7%Top 30%High
Copper0 mg
Manganese2.6 mg131%Top 10%Very High
Selenium33.6 mcg48%Top 10%Very High

Carbohydrate Analysis

Total Carbohydrate4 g1.3%Bottom 30%Low
Dietary Fiber0.17 g0.7%Bottom 30%Low
Sugars0.3 g
Glucose0 mg
Fructose0 mg
Lactose0 mg
Maltose0 mg
Galactose0 mg

Protein Analysis

Protein9 g18%Top 30%High
Tryptophan0 mg
Threonine0.4 mg
Isoleucine0.4 mg
Leucine0.4 mg
Lysine0.9 mg
Methionine0 mg
Cystine0 mg
Phenylalanine0.4 mg
Tyrosine0.4 mg
Valine0.4 mg
Arginine0.9 mg
Histidine0 mg
Alanine0.4 mg
Aspartic Acid0.9 mg
Glutamic Acid1.3 mg
Glycine0.4 mg
Proline0 mg
Serine0.4 mg
Hydroxyproline0 mg

Fat Analysis

Total Fat3.1 g4.8%Bottom 30%Low
Saturated Fat0.52 g2.6%Bottom 30%Low
Monounsaturated Fat1.3 g
Polyunsaturated Fat0.4 g

Other Nutrients Analysis

Alcohol1.3 g
Ash1.3 g
Caffeine0 mg
Theobromine0 mg

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Amount Per Serving

Calories 212 Calories from Fat 65

% Daily Value *

Total Fat 7.2 g 11.1%

Saturated Fat 1.2 g 6%

Trans Fat

Cholesterol 47.7 mg 15.9%

Sodium 491.7 mg 20.5%

Total Carbohydrates 9.1 g 3%

Dietary Fiber 0.4 g1.6%

Sugars 0.7 g

Protein 20.6 g 41.2%

Vitamin A 10.7% Vitamin C 30%

Calcium 5.9% Iron 38.9%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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