Mussels: Calories and Nutrition Analyse

Mussels: calories, protein, carbs and fat exact data

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How many calories in mussels?

100g of mussels have about 86 calories (kcal).
Calories per: ounce | single piece | cup | half cup

To give you an idea, medium size mussels (10 g) has about 9 calories.

To visualize how much it actualy is, take in mind that calories amount from medium size mussels is similar to calories amount from ie.:

  • less than half of sugar cube

For burning such amount of calories you need to bike at least 1 minute, swim for about 1 minute or run for 1 minute.

Mussels: calories and nutrition per 100g (and per ounce)

Calories86kcal/100g(24 kcal/oz)
Carbs3.7g/100g(1 g/oz)
Protein11.9g/100g(3.4 g/oz)
Fat2.2g/100g(0.6 g/oz)

How many calories in 1, 2, 3 or 5 mussels?

As I wrote before medium size mussels (10 g) have 9 calories. It is easy to count that two mussels have about 18 calories and three mussels have about 27 calories. In table below you can also see calories amount for four and five mussels.

  • Medium size mussels (10 g)9 kcal
  • Cup of mussels (150g)129 kcal
  • Half cup of mussels (75g)65 kcal
  • Ounce (oz) of mussels24 kcal
  • Half of medium size mussels4.5 kcal
  • Small size mussels (8g)7.2 kcal
  • Big size mussels (13g)11.7 kcal
  • Two medium size mussels18 kcal
  • Three medium size mussels27 kcal
  • Four medium size mussels36 kcal
  • Five medium size mussels45 kcal

Protein in mussels

Mussels have 11.9 g protein per 100g.
When you multiplay this value with weight of medium size mussels (10 g) you can see that you will get about 1.2 g of protein.

Carbs in mussels

Mussels have 3.69 g carbohydrates per 100g.
In the same way as for protein we can calculate that medium size mussels (10 g) has about 0.4 g of carbs.

Fat in mussels

Mussels have 2.24 g fat per 100g.
So it is easy to count that medium size mussels (10 g) has about 0.2 g of fat.

Mussels - caloies, wieght

medium size mussels (10 g) has:

9kcalFor burning these calories you have to:
Bike1 min.Bike
Horse ride2 min.Horse ride
Play tennis1 min.Tennis
Run1 min.Run
Swim1 min.Swim
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mussels - vitamins per 100g

  • Vitaminium B1 (Thiamine)0.16 mg
  • Vitaminium B2 (riboflavin)0.21 mg
  • Vitaminium B3 (Niacin)1.6 mg
  • Vitaminium B60.05 mg
  • Vitaminium B9 (Folic acid)0.042 mcg
  • Vitaminium C8 mg
  • Vitaminium E0.55 mg

Energy content of mussels

  • 18% CARBS
  • 58% PROTEIN
  • 24% FAT

mussels - minerals per 100g

  • Potassium320 mg
  • Magnessium34 mg
  • Calcium26 mg
  • Sodium286 mg
  • Iron3.95 mg

Do mussels cause weight gain? Whether it is good to eat mussels on diet?

Extremely hight number of calories in mussels puts this product at the top of hight calorific seafood. If you are on diet and you are looking for low-calorific seafood, mussels seems to be a bad choice. It is easy to find something better among other seafood.

It is hard to find product with higher calories count in seafood. Similar energy amount have only such products as calamari, clams or jumbo shrimp.

You should consider that not only calories are important when you are on a diet. If mussels contain nutrition you need than maybe you should add it to your daily menu anyway?

Interesting charts - compare mussels with other seafood

When you look at charts below you will see how mussels look like in comparsion to other products from its category. When you click on selected product you will se detailed comparsion.

Shrimp (0.51) more...Lobster (0.75) more...Scallops (0.84) more...Surimi (0.9) more...Clams (0.96) more...Octopus (1.04) more...Jumbo shrimp (1.19) more...Squid (1.38) more...Oyster (1.71) more...Mussels (2.24) more...Lobster tail (2.35) more...Calamari (2.75) more...Caviar (17.9) more...
Fat In Mussels Based On Seafood Category
Surimi (0.26) more...Lobster (0.26) more...Jumbo shrimp (0.43) more...Shrimp (0.52) more...Scallops (0.58) more...Squid (0.68) more...Calamari (1.22) more...Lobster tail (1.27) more...Clams (1.62) more...Mussels (3.95) more...Oyster (4.61) more...Octopus (5.3) more...Caviar (11.88) more...
Iron In Mussels Based On Seafood Category
Oyster (18) more...Clams (19) more...Octopus (30) more...Squid (33) more...Mussels (34) more...Shrimp (35) more...Scallops (37) more...Lobster (38) more...Surimi (43) more...Calamari (66) more...Caviar (300) more...
Magnesium In Mussels Based On Seafood Category
Surimi (112) more...Oyster (156) more...Caviar (181) more...Lobster (200) more...Squid (246) more...Shrimp (264) more...Scallops (314) more...Mussels (320) more...Octopus (350) more...Calamari (441) more...Clams (46) more...
Potassium In Mussels Based On Seafood Category
Oyster (5.71) more...Mussels (11.9) more...Clams (14.67) more...Octopus (14.91) more...Surimi (15.18) more...Squid (15.58) more...Lobster (16.52) more...Shrimp (20.1) more...Jumbo shrimp (20.24) more...Scallops (20.54) more...Caviar (24.6) more...Lobster tail (25.88) more...Calamari (31.02) more...
Protein In Mussels Based On Seafood Category
Squid (44) more...Clams (56) more...Oyster (85) more...Shrimp (119) more...Surimi (143) more...Lobster tail (227) more...Octopus (230) more...Mussels (286) more...Lobster (423) more...Calamari (428) more...Jumbo shrimp (557) more...Scallops (667) more...Caviar (1500) more...
Sodium In Mussels Based On Seafood Category
Scallops (0.012) more...Clams (0.015) more...Oyster (0.018) more...Surimi (0.02) more...Lobster (0.02) more...Squid (0.02) more...Octopus (0.03) more...Calamari (0.038) more...Mussels (0.16) more...Caviar (0.19) more...
Vitamin B1 In Mussels Based On Seafood Category
Lobster (0.014) more...Surimi (0.021) more...Scallops (0.024) more...Octopus (0.04) more...Clams (0.04) more...Oyster (0.09) more...Mussels (0.21) more...Squid (0.412) more...Caviar (0.62) more...Calamari (0.779) more...
Vitamin B2 In Mussels Based On Seafood Category
Caviar (0.12) more...Surimi (0.22) more...Clams (0.35) more...Oyster (0.925) more...Scallops (1.076) more...Lobster (1.591) more...Mussels (1.6) more...Octopus (2.1) more...Squid (2.175) more...Calamari (3.898) more...
Vitamin B3 (Niacin) In Mussels Based On Seafood Category
Clams (0.01) more...Surimi (0.03) more...Oyster (0.031) more...Mussels (0.05) more...Squid (0.056) more...Calamari (0.1) more...Lobster (0.104) more...Scallops (0.112) more...Caviar (0.32) more...Octopus (0.36) more...
Vitamin B6 In Mussels Based On Seafood Category
Surimi (0.002) more...Squid (0.005) more...Clams (0.005) more...Oyster (0.007) more...Calamari (0.007) more...Lobster (0.01) more...Octopus (0.016) more...Scallops (0.02) more...Mussels (0.042) more...Caviar (0.05) more...
Vitamin B9 (Folic Acid) In Mussels Based On Seafood Category
Mussels (0.55) more...Surimi (0.63) more...Clams (0.68) more...Oyster (0.85) more...Lobster (0.87) more...Octopus (1.2) more...Squid (1.2) more...Caviar (1.89) more...Calamari (2.39) more...
Vitamin E In Mussels Based On Seafood Category
Caviar (47.5) more...Calamari (56.41) more...Scallops (70.25) more...Surimi (76.34) more...Shrimp (78.45) more...Squid (78.55) more...Clams (78.98) more...Octopus (80.25) more...Mussels (80.58) more...Lobster (80.95) more...Oyster (89.04) more...
Water In Mussels Based On Seafood Category
Mussels (28) more...Clams (30) more...Surimi (30) more...Oyster (40) more...Scallops (41) more...Octopus (48) more...Lobster tail (91) more...Lobster (127) more...Shrimp (161) more...Jumbo shrimp (196) more...Squid (233) more...Calamari (464) more...Caviar (588) more...
Cholesterol In Mussels Based On Seafood Category
Octopus (2.2) more...Oyster (2.72) more...Squid (3.08) more...Clams (3.57) more...Mussels (3.69) more...Caviar (4) more...Scallops (5.41) more...Calamari (6.13) more...Surimi (6.85) more...
Carbohydrates In Mussels Based On Seafood Category
Oyster (51) more...Lobster (77) more...Octopus (82) more...Shrimp (85) more...Clams (86) more...Mussels (86) more...Jumbo shrimp (92) more...Squid (92) more...Surimi (99) more...Scallops (111) more...Lobster tail (142) more...Calamari (183) more...Caviar (264) more...
Calories In Mussels Based On Seafood Category
Surimi (9) more...Scallops (10) more...Mussels (26) more...Squid (32) more...Clams (39) more...Octopus (53) more...Oyster (59) more...Lobster tail (59) more...Shrimp (64) more...Calamari (64) more...Jumbo shrimp (83) more...Lobster (84) more...Caviar (275) more...
Calcium In Mussels Based On Seafood Category
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All information about nutrition on this website was created with help of information from the official United States Department of Agriculture database.

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