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Alaska pollock vs Clam - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Alaska pollock and Clam?

  • Alaska pollock is richer in Vitamin B6, while Clam is higher in Vitamin B12, Copper, Manganese, Selenium, Iron, Vitamin C, Zinc and Vitamin A.
  • Clam's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 3968% higher.
  • Clam has 3 times less Vitamin B6 than Alaska pollock. Alaska pollock has 0.329mg of Vitamin B6, while Clam has 0.11mg.
  • Alaska pollock is lower in Sodium.

We used Fish, pollock, Alaska, cooked, dry heat (may have been previously frozen) and Mollusks, clam, mixed species, cooked, moist heat types in this comparison.

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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
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Clam
Contains more Magnesium +350%
Contains less Sodium -65.1%
Contains more Iron +401.8%
Contains more Calcium +27.8%
Contains more Potassium +46%
Contains more Copper +1046.7%
Contains more Zinc +378.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +26.6%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 22% 22% 38% 58% 20% 16% 115% 55%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 106% 28% 56% 13% 230% 75% 145% 157%
Contains more Magnesium +350%
Contains less Sodium -65.1%
Contains more Iron +401.8%
Contains more Calcium +27.8%
Contains more Potassium +46%
Contains more Copper +1046.7%
Contains more Zinc +378.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +26.6%

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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Clam
Contains more Vitamin B3 +17.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +199.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +1017.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +177.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +91%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +57.4%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +2601.9%
Contains more Folate +866.7%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 4% 6% 39% 14% 52% 75% 26% 76% 458% 1% 3%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 74% 35% 0% 0% 38% 99% 63% 41% 26% 12362% 0% 22%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +17.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +199.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +1017.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +177.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +91%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +57.4%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +2601.9%
Contains more Folate +866.7%

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
62
Alaska pollock
1063
Clam
Mineral Summary Score
43
Alaska pollock
101
Clam

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
141%
Alaska pollock
153%
Clam
Carbohydrates
0%
Alaska pollock
5%
Clam
Fats
5%
Alaska pollock
9%
Clam

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

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Clam
Clam is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 19mg)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Clam
Clam contains less Sugars (difference - 0g)
Which food is cheaper?
Clam
Clam is cheaper (difference - $7)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Clam
Clam is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Alaska pollock
Alaska pollock contains less Sodium (difference - 783mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Alaska pollock
Alaska pollock is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.029g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Alaska pollock
Alaska pollock is lower in glycemic index (difference - 27)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

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 Alaska pollock Clam Opinion
Calories 111 148 Clam
Protein 23.48 25.55 Clam
Fats 1.18 1.95 Clam
Vitamin C 0 22.1 Clam
Carbs 0 5.13 Clam
Cholesterol 86 67 Clam
Vitamin D 51 Alaska pollock
Iron 0.56 2.81 Clam
Calcium 72 92 Clam
Potassium 430 628 Clam
Magnesium 81 18 Alaska pollock
Sugars 0 Clam
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.06 0.688 Clam
Zinc 0.57 2.73 Clam
Starch
Phosphorus 267 338 Clam
Sodium 419 1202 Alaska pollock
Vitamin A 51 570 Clam
Vitamin E 0.28 Alaska pollock
Vitamin D 1.3 Alaska pollock
Vitamin B1 0.054 0.15 Clam
Vitamin B2 0.223 0.426 Clam
Vitamin B3 3.949 3.354 Alaska pollock
Vitamin B5 0.432 0.68 Clam
Vitamin B6 0.329 0.11 Alaska pollock
Vitamin B12 3.66 98.89 Clam
Vitamin K 0.1 Alaska pollock
Folate 3 29 Clam
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 0.159 0.188 Alaska pollock
Monounsaturated Fat 0.134 0.172 Clam
Polyunsaturated fat 0.583 0.552 Alaska pollock
Tryptophan 0.263 0.286 Clam
Threonine 1.029 1.099 Clam
Isoleucine 1.082 1.112 Clam
Leucine 1.908 1.798 Alaska pollock
Lysine 2.157 1.909 Alaska pollock
Methionine 0.696 0.576 Alaska pollock
Phenylalanine 0.917 0.915 Alaska pollock
Valine 1.21 1.116 Alaska pollock
Histidine 0.691 0.49 Alaska pollock
Fructose

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 of the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Alaska pollock - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173681/nutrients
  2. Clam - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171975/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.