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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
Contains more Calcium +736.4%
Contains more Iron +230.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +106.1%
Contains more Potassium +258.9%
Contains more Zinc +780.6%
Contains more Copper +199.1%
Contains less Sodium -44.1%
Equal in Magnesium - 18
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 28% 106% 13% 145% 56% 157% 75% 230%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 32% 13% 71% 16% 88% 9% 77%
Contains more Calcium +736.4%
Contains more Iron +230.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +106.1%
Contains more Potassium +258.9%
Contains more Zinc +780.6%
Contains more Copper +199.1%
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
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Contains more Vitamin A +555.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +552.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +321.8%
Contains more Folate +1350%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +2933.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +40.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +27.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +152.7%
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 6% 28% 514% 0% 6% 24% 89% 53% 65% 2% 408% 1%
Contains more Vitamin A +555.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +552.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +321.8%
Contains more Folate +1350%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +2933.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +40.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +27.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +152.7%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Clam Smoked salmon Opinion
Net carbs 5.13g 0g Clam
Protein 25.55g 18.28g Clam
Fats 1.95g 4.32g Smoked salmon
Carbs 5.13g 0g Clam
Calories 148kcal 117kcal Clam
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 0g Clam
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 92mg 11mg Clam
Iron 2.81mg 0.85mg Clam
Magnesium 18mg 18mg
Phosphorus 338mg 164mg Clam
Potassium 628mg 175mg Clam
Sodium 1202mg 672mg Smoked salmon
Zinc 2.73mg 0.31mg Clam
Copper 0.688mg 0.23mg Clam
Vitamin A 570IU 87IU Clam
Vitamin E mg 1.35mg Smoked salmon
Vitamin D IU 685IU Smoked salmon
Vitamin D µg 17.1µg Smoked salmon
Vitamin C 22.1mg 0mg Clam
Vitamin B1 0.15mg 0.023mg Clam
Vitamin B2 0.426mg 0.101mg Clam
Vitamin B3 3.354mg 4.72mg Smoked salmon
Vitamin B5 0.68mg 0.87mg Smoked salmon
Vitamin B6 0.11mg 0.278mg Smoked salmon
Folate 29µg 2µg Clam
Vitamin B12 98.89µg 3.26µg Clam
Vitamin K µg 0.1µg Smoked salmon
Tryptophan 0.286mg 0.205mg Clam
Threonine 1.099mg 0.801mg Clam
Isoleucine 1.112mg 0.842mg Clam
Leucine 1.798mg 1.486mg Clam
Lysine 1.909mg 1.679mg Clam
Methionine 0.576mg 0.541mg Clam
Phenylalanine 0.915mg 0.714mg Clam
Valine 1.116mg 0.942mg Clam
Histidine 0.49mg 0.538mg Smoked salmon
Cholesterol 67mg 23mg Smoked salmon
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 0.188g 0.929g Clam
Monounsaturated Fat 0.172g 2.023g Smoked salmon
Polyunsaturated fat 0.552g 0.995g Smoked salmon

Which food is preferable for your diet?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Clam Smoked 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
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 food.
Protein
153%
Clam
110%
Smoked salmon
Carbohydrates
5%
Clam
0%
Smoked salmon
Fats
9%
Clam
20%
Smoked salmon

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Smoked salmon
Smoked salmon contains less Sodium (difference - 530mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Smoked salmon
Smoked salmon is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 44mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Smoked salmon
Smoked salmon is lower in glycemic index (difference - 27)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Clam
Clam is lower in Sugar (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 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. 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.