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Clam vs Chinook salmon - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Clam and Chinook salmon different?

  • Clam is higher in Vitamin B12, Copper, Manganese, Selenium, Iron and Vitamin B2, however Chinook salmon is richer in Vitamin B3, Vitamin B6 and Magnesium.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 from Clam is 4001% higher.
  • Clam contains 53 times more Manganese than Chinook salmon. While Clam contains 1mg of Manganese, Chinook salmon contains only 0.019mg.
  • Chinook salmon has less Sodium.

Mollusks, clam, mixed species, cooked, moist heat and Fish, salmon, chinook, cooked, dry 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
Clam
5
:
Contains more Iron +208.8%
Contains more Calcium +228.6%
Contains more Potassium +24.4%
Contains more Copper +1198.1%
Contains more Zinc +387.5%
Contains more Magnesium +577.8%
Contains less Sodium -95%
Equal in Phosphorus - 371
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 106% 28% 56% 13% 230% 75% 145% 157%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 35% 9% 45% 88% 18% 16% 159% 8%
Contains more Iron +208.8%
Contains more Calcium +228.6%
Contains more Potassium +24.4%
Contains more Copper +1198.1%
Contains more Zinc +387.5%
Contains more Magnesium +577.8%
Contains less Sodium -95%
Equal in Phosphorus - 371

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
Clam
5
:
Contains more Vitamin C +439%
Contains more Vitamin A +14.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +240.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +176.6%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +3345.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +199.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +27.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +320%
Contains more Folate +20.7%
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%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 14% 30% 0% 0% 11% 36% 189% 52% 107% 359% 0% 27%
Contains more Vitamin C +439%
Contains more Vitamin A +14.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +240.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +176.6%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +3345.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +199.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +27.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +320%
Contains more Folate +20.7%

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
1063
Clam
68
Chinook salmon
Mineral Summary Score
101
Clam
47
Chinook salmon

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
153%
Clam
154%
Chinook salmon
Carbohydrates
5%
Clam
0%
Chinook salmon
Fats
9%
Clam
62%
Chinook salmon

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.
Clam Chinook salmon
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 Sugars Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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is better in case of low diet
Clam Chinook salmon
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 - 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 Sugars?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugars ( g)
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 Clam Chinook salmon Opinion
Calories 148 231 Chinook salmon
Protein 25.55 25.72 Chinook salmon
Fats 1.95 13.38 Chinook salmon
Vitamin C 22.1 4.1 Clam
Carbs 5.13 0 Clam
Cholesterol 67 85 Clam
Vitamin D
Iron 2.81 0.91 Clam
Calcium 92 28 Clam
Potassium 628 505 Clam
Magnesium 18 122 Chinook salmon
Sugars
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.688 0.053 Clam
Zinc 2.73 0.56 Clam
Starch
Phosphorus 338 371 Chinook salmon
Sodium 1202 60 Chinook salmon
Vitamin A 570 496 Clam
Vitamin E
Vitamin D
Vitamin B1 0.15 0.044 Clam
Vitamin B2 0.426 0.154 Clam
Vitamin B3 3.354 10.045 Chinook salmon
Vitamin B5 0.68 0.865 Chinook salmon
Vitamin B6 0.11 0.462 Chinook salmon
Vitamin B12 98.89 2.87 Clam
Vitamin K
Folate 29 35 Chinook salmon
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 0.188 3.214 Clam
Monounsaturated Fat 0.172 5.742 Chinook salmon
Polyunsaturated fat 0.552 2.662 Chinook salmon
Tryptophan 0.286 0.288 Chinook salmon
Threonine 1.099 1.127 Chinook salmon
Isoleucine 1.112 1.185 Chinook salmon
Leucine 1.798 2.09 Chinook salmon
Lysine 1.909 2.362 Chinook salmon
Methionine 0.576 0.761 Chinook salmon
Phenylalanine 0.915 1.004 Chinook salmon
Valine 1.116 1.325 Chinook salmon
Histidine 0.49 0.757 Chinook salmon
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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. Clam - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171975/nutrients
  2. Chinook salmon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171999/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.