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

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

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to 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 Sugar ok
Lower in Cholesterol 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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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

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Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

The summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfills 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 food.
Protein
141%
Alaska pollock
153%
Clam
Carbohydrates
0%
Alaska pollock
5%
Clam
Fats
5%
Alaska pollock
9%
Clam

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Clam
Clam is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Clam
Clam is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 19mg)
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 stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

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 to 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.