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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
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%
Contains more Magnesium +577.8%
Contains less Sodium -95%
Equal in Phosphorus - 371
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 28% 106% 13% 145% 56% 157% 75% 230%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 9% 35% 88% 159% 45% 8% 16% 18%
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%
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
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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%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +199.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +27.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +320%
Contains more Folate +20.7%
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%
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%
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%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +199.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +27.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +320%
Contains more Folate +20.7%

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.
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 Sugar Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Clam Chinook salmon
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
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 food.
Protein
153%
Clam
154%
Chinook salmon
Carbohydrates
5%
Clam
0%
Chinook salmon
Fats
9%
Clam
62%
Chinook salmon

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. 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.