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Chinook salmon vs Clam - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Chinook salmon and Clam different?

  • Chinook salmon is higher in Vitamin B3, Vitamin B6, and Magnesium, however Clam is richer in Vitamin B12, Copper, Manganese, Selenium, Iron, and Vitamin B2.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 from Clam is 4001% higher.
  • Chinook salmon contains 7 times more Magnesium than Clam. While Chinook salmon contains 122mg of Magnesium, Clam contains only 18mg.
  • Chinook salmon has less Sodium.

Fish, salmon, chinook, cooked, dry heat and Mollusks, clam, mixed species, cooked, moist heat are the varieties used in this article.

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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 +577.8%
Contains less Sodium -95%
Contains more Calcium +228.6%
Contains more Iron +208.8%
Contains more Potassium +24.4%
Contains more Zinc +387.5%
Contains more Copper +1198.1%
Equal in Phosphorus - 338
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 9% 35% 88% 159% 45% 8% 16% 18%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 28% 106% 13% 145% 56% 157% 75% 230%
Contains more Magnesium +577.8%
Contains less Sodium -95%
Contains more Calcium +228.6%
Contains more Iron +208.8%
Contains more Potassium +24.4%
Contains more Zinc +387.5%
Contains more Copper +1198.1%
Equal in Phosphorus - 338

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 +199.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +27.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +320%
Contains more Folate +20.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +14.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +439%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +240.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +176.6%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +3345.6%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 30% 0% 0% 14% 11% 36% 189% 52% 107% 27% 359% 0%
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 +199.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +27.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +320%
Contains more Folate +20.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +14.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +439%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +240.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +176.6%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +3345.6%

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.
Chinook salmon Clam
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chinook salmon Clam Opinion
Net carbs 0g 5.13g Clam
Protein 25.72g 25.55g Chinook salmon
Fats 13.38g 1.95g Chinook salmon
Carbs 0g 5.13g Clam
Calories 231kcal 148kcal Chinook salmon
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 28mg 92mg Clam
Iron 0.91mg 2.81mg Clam
Magnesium 122mg 18mg Chinook salmon
Phosphorus 371mg 338mg Chinook salmon
Potassium 505mg 628mg Clam
Sodium 60mg 1202mg Chinook salmon
Zinc 0.56mg 2.73mg Clam
Copper 0.053mg 0.688mg Clam
Vitamin A 496IU 570IU Clam
Vitamin E mg mg
Vitamin D IU IU
Vitamin D µg µg
Vitamin C 4.1mg 22.1mg Clam
Vitamin B1 0.044mg 0.15mg Clam
Vitamin B2 0.154mg 0.426mg Clam
Vitamin B3 10.045mg 3.354mg Chinook salmon
Vitamin B5 0.865mg 0.68mg Chinook salmon
Vitamin B6 0.462mg 0.11mg Chinook salmon
Folate 35µg 29µg Chinook salmon
Vitamin B12 2.87µg 98.89µg Clam
Vitamin K µg µg
Tryptophan 0.288mg 0.286mg Chinook salmon
Threonine 1.127mg 1.099mg Chinook salmon
Isoleucine 1.185mg 1.112mg Chinook salmon
Leucine 2.09mg 1.798mg Chinook salmon
Lysine 2.362mg 1.909mg Chinook salmon
Methionine 0.761mg 0.576mg Chinook salmon
Phenylalanine 1.004mg 0.915mg Chinook salmon
Valine 1.325mg 1.116mg Chinook salmon
Histidine 0.757mg 0.49mg Chinook salmon
Cholesterol 85mg 67mg Clam
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 3.214g 0.188g Clam
Monounsaturated Fat 5.742g 0.172g Chinook salmon
Polyunsaturated fat 2.662g 0.552g Chinook salmon

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Chinook salmon 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
68
Chinook salmon
1063
Clam
Mineral Summary Score
47
Chinook salmon
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
154%
Chinook salmon
153%
Clam
Carbohydrates
0%
Chinook salmon
5%
Clam
Fats
62%
Chinook salmon
9%
Clam

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Clam
Clam is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 18mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Clam
Clam is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.026g)
Which food is cheaper?
Clam
Clam is cheaper (difference - $15)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Clam
Clam is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chinook salmon
Chinook salmon contains less Sodium (difference - 1142mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Chinook salmon
Chinook salmon is lower in glycemic index (difference - 27)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)
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. Chinook salmon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171999/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.