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Clam vs Halibut - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Clam and Halibut?

  • Clam is higher in Vitamin B12, Copper, Selenium, Manganese, Iron, Vitamin B2 and Phosphorus, however Halibut is richer in Vitamin C and Vitamin B6.
  • Clam's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 4079% more.
  • Halibut contains 83 times less Manganese than Clam. Clam contains 1mg of Manganese, while Halibut contains 0.012mg.
  • Halibut has less Sodium.

We used Mollusks, clam, mixed species, cooked, moist heat and Fish, halibut, Greenland, raw types 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
6
:
Contains more Iron +325.8%
Contains more Calcium +2966.7%
Contains more Potassium +134.3%
Contains more Copper +2193.3%
Contains more Zinc +582.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +106.1%
Contains more Magnesium +44.4%
Contains less Sodium -93.3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 106% 28% 56% 13% 230% 75% 145% 157%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 25% 1% 24% 19% 10% 11% 71% 11%
Contains more Iron +325.8%
Contains more Calcium +2966.7%
Contains more Potassium +134.3%
Contains more Copper +2193.3%
Contains more Zinc +582.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +106.1%
Contains more Magnesium +44.4%
Contains less Sodium -93.3%

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
8
:
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +1112.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +150%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +432.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +123.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +172%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +9789%
Contains more Folate +2800%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +281.8%
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 0% 3% 15% 822% 15% 19% 29% 15% 97% 126% 1% 1%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +1112.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +150%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +432.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +123.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +172%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +9789%
Contains more Folate +2800%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +281.8%

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
95
Halibut
Mineral Summary Score
101
Clam
21
Halibut

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
86%
Halibut
Carbohydrates
5%
Clam
0%
Halibut
Fats
9%
Clam
64%
Halibut

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 Halibut
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Clam Halibut
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?
Halibut
Halibut is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 21mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Halibut
Halibut contains less Sodium (difference - 1122mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Halibut
Halibut is lower in glycemic index (difference - 27)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Clam
Clam contains less Sugars (difference - 0g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Clam
Clam is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.231g)
Which food is cheaper?
Clam
Clam is cheaper (difference - $5)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Clam
Clam is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Clam
Clam is relatively richer in vitamins

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 Halibut Opinion
Calories 148 186 Halibut
Protein 25.55 14.37 Clam
Fats 1.95 13.84 Halibut
Vitamin C 22.1 0 Clam
Carbs 5.13 0 Clam
Cholesterol 67 46 Halibut
Vitamin D 1097 Halibut
Iron 2.81 0.66 Clam
Calcium 92 3 Clam
Potassium 628 268 Clam
Magnesium 18 26 Halibut
Sugars 0 Clam
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.688 0.03 Clam
Zinc 2.73 0.4 Clam
Starch
Phosphorus 338 164 Clam
Sodium 1202 80 Halibut
Vitamin A 570 47 Clam
Vitamin E 0.73 Halibut
Vitamin D 27.4 Halibut
Vitamin B1 0.15 0.06 Clam
Vitamin B2 0.426 0.08 Clam
Vitamin B3 3.354 1.5 Clam
Vitamin B5 0.68 0.25 Clam
Vitamin B6 0.11 0.42 Halibut
Vitamin B12 98.89 1 Clam
Vitamin K 0.1 Halibut
Folate 29 1 Clam
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 0.188 2.419 Clam
Monounsaturated Fat 0.172 8.378 Halibut
Polyunsaturated fat 0.552 1.367 Halibut
Tryptophan 0.286 0.161 Clam
Threonine 1.099 0.63 Clam
Isoleucine 1.112 0.662 Clam
Leucine 1.798 1.168 Clam
Lysine 1.909 1.32 Clam
Methionine 0.576 0.425 Clam
Phenylalanine 0.915 0.561 Clam
Valine 1.116 0.74 Clam
Histidine 0.49 0.423 Clam
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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. Halibut - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171965/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.