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Clam vs Smoked salmon - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Clam and Smoked salmon?

  • Clam is richer in Vitamin B12, Selenium, Copper, Manganese, Vitamin B2, Phosphorus, Iron and Zinc, while Smoked salmon is higher in Vitamin C.
  • Clam's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 3985% higher.
  • Smoked salmon has 59 times less Manganese than Clam. Clam has 1mg of Manganese, while Smoked salmon has 0.017mg.
  • Smoked salmon is lower in Sodium.

We used Mollusks, clam, mixed species, cooked, moist heat and Fish, salmon, chinook, smoked 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
Clam
6
:
Contains more Iron +230.6%
Contains more Calcium +736.4%
Contains more Potassium +258.9%
Contains more Copper +199.1%
Contains more Zinc +780.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +106.1%
Contains less Sodium -44.1%
Equal in Magnesium - 18
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 106% 28% 56% 13% 230% 75% 145% 157%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 32% 4% 16% 13% 77% 9% 71% 88%
Contains more Iron +230.6%
Contains more Calcium +736.4%
Contains more Potassium +258.9%
Contains more Copper +199.1%
Contains more Zinc +780.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +106.1%
Contains less Sodium -44.1%
Equal in Magnesium - 18

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
6
:
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +555.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +552.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +321.8%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +2933.4%
Contains more Folate +1350%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +40.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +27.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +152.7%
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 0% 6% 28% 514% 6% 24% 89% 53% 65% 408% 1% 2%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +555.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +552.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +321.8%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +2933.4%
Contains more Folate +1350%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +40.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +27.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +152.7%

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
99
Smoked salmon
Mineral Summary Score
101
Clam
38
Smoked 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
110%
Smoked salmon
Carbohydrates
5%
Clam
0%
Smoked salmon
Fats
9%
Clam
20%
Smoked 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 Smoked salmon
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 Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Clam Smoked 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?
Smoked salmon
Smoked salmon is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 44mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Smoked salmon
Smoked salmon contains less Sodium (difference - 530mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Smoked salmon
Smoked salmon 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 - 0.741g)
Which food is cheaper?
Clam
Clam is cheaper (difference - $14)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Clam
Clam is relatively richer in minerals
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 Smoked salmon Opinion
Calories 148 117 Clam
Protein 25.55 18.28 Clam
Fats 1.95 4.32 Smoked salmon
Vitamin C 22.1 0 Clam
Carbs 5.13 0 Clam
Cholesterol 67 23 Smoked salmon
Vitamin D 685 Smoked salmon
Iron 2.81 0.85 Clam
Calcium 92 11 Clam
Potassium 628 175 Clam
Magnesium 18 18
Sugars 0 Clam
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.688 0.23 Clam
Zinc 2.73 0.31 Clam
Starch
Phosphorus 338 164 Clam
Sodium 1202 672 Smoked salmon
Vitamin A 570 87 Clam
Vitamin E 1.35 Smoked salmon
Vitamin D 17.1 Smoked salmon
Vitamin B1 0.15 0.023 Clam
Vitamin B2 0.426 0.101 Clam
Vitamin B3 3.354 4.72 Smoked salmon
Vitamin B5 0.68 0.87 Smoked salmon
Vitamin B6 0.11 0.278 Smoked salmon
Vitamin B12 98.89 3.26 Clam
Vitamin K 0.1 Smoked salmon
Folate 29 2 Clam
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 0.188 0.929 Clam
Monounsaturated Fat 0.172 2.023 Smoked salmon
Polyunsaturated fat 0.552 0.995 Smoked salmon
Tryptophan 0.286 0.205 Clam
Threonine 1.099 0.801 Clam
Isoleucine 1.112 0.842 Clam
Leucine 1.798 1.486 Clam
Lysine 1.909 1.679 Clam
Methionine 0.576 0.541 Clam
Phenylalanine 0.915 0.714 Clam
Valine 1.116 0.942 Clam
Histidine 0.49 0.538 Smoked 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. Smoked salmon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173687/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.