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Salmon vs Clam - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Salmon
Salmon contains less Sodium (difference - 1158mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Salmon
Salmon is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 12mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Salmon
Salmon is lower in glycemic index (difference - 27)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Clam
Clam is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.793g)
Which food is cheaper?
Clam
Clam is cheaper (difference - $13)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Clam
Clam is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sugars?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Sugars ( g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
?
It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

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.
Salmon Clam
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sugars Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Salmon Clam
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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
47
Salmon
440
Clam
Mineral Summary Score
25
Salmon
69
Clam

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
Salmon
2
:
6
Clam
Contains more Magnesium +61.1%
Contains less Sodium -96.3%
Contains more Calcium +666.7%
Contains more Iron +251.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +69%
Contains more Potassium +28.2%
Contains more Zinc +326.6%
Contains more Copper +175.2%
Contains more Magnesium +61.1%
Contains less Sodium -96.3%
Contains more Calcium +666.7%
Contains more Iron +251.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +69%
Contains more Potassium +28.2%
Contains more Zinc +326.6%
Contains more Copper +175.2%

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
Salmon
4
:
4
Clam
Contains more Vitamin B1 +50.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +134.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +144.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +643.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +1325%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +12.1%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +3009.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +50.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +134.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +144.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +643.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +1325%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +12.1%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +3009.7%

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
119%
Salmon
153%
Clam
Carbohydrates
0%
Salmon
5%
Clam
Fats
29%
Salmon
9%
Clam

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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 Salmon Clam Opinion
Protein 19.84 25.55 Clam
Fats 6.34 1.95 Salmon
Carbs 0 5.13 Clam
Calories 142 148 Clam
Starch
Sugars
Fiber 0 0
Calcium 12 92 Clam
Iron 0.8 2.81 Clam
Magnesium 29 18 Salmon
Phosphorus 200 338 Clam
Potassium 490 628 Clam
Sodium 44 1202 Salmon
Zinc 0.64 2.73 Clam
Copper 0.25 0.688 Clam
Vitamin A 40 570 Clam
Vitamin E
Vitamin D
Vitamin D
Vitamin C 0 22.1 Clam
Vitamin B1 0.226 0.15 Salmon
Vitamin B2 0.38 0.426 Clam
Vitamin B3 7.86 3.354 Salmon
Vitamin B5 1.664 0.68 Salmon
Vitamin B6 0.818 0.11 Salmon
Vitamin B12 3.18 98.89 Clam
Vitamin K
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Tryptophan 0.222 0.286 Clam
Threonine 0.87 1.099 Clam
Isoleucine 0.914 1.112 Clam
Leucine 1.613 1.798 Clam
Lysine 1.822 1.909 Clam
Methionine 0.587 0.576 Salmon
Phenylalanine 0.775 0.915 Clam
Valine 1.022 1.116 Clam
Histidine 0.584 0.49 Salmon
Cholesterol 55 67 Salmon
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 0.981 0.188 Clam
Monounsaturated Fat 2.103 0.172 Salmon
Polyunsaturated fat 2.539 0.552 Salmon
The main source of information is USDA Food Composition Database (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
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