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Cockles vs. Clam — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Cockles and Clam?

  • Cockles are higher in Iron, however, Clam is richer in Vitamin B2, Vitamin B1, and Calcium.
  • Cockles' daily need coverage for Iron is 167% more.

We used Cockles, raw (Alaska Native) and Mollusks, clam, mixed species, cooked, moist heat 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
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Clam
Contains more Iron +476.5%
Contains more Calcium +206.7%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 9% 608% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 28% 105% 13% 145% 55% 157% 74% 229% 130% 349%
Contains more Iron +476.5%
Contains more Calcium +206.7%

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
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Clam
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1400%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +113%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 3.354
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 0% 0% 0% 0% 2.5% 46% 60% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 34% 0% 0% 74% 38% 98% 63% 41% 25% 22% 12361% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1400%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +113%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 3.354

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
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Clam
Contains more Water +23.8%
Contains more Protein +89.3%
Contains more Fats +178.6%
Contains more Other +62.2%
Equal in Carbs - 5.13
14% 5% 79% 2%
Protein: 13.5 g
Fats: 0.7 g
Carbs: 4.7 g
Water: 78.8 g
Other: 2.3 g
26% 2% 5% 64% 4%
Protein: 25.55 g
Fats: 1.95 g
Carbs: 5.13 g
Water: 63.64 g
Other: 3.73 g
Contains more Water +23.8%
Contains more Protein +89.3%
Contains more Fats +178.6%
Contains more Other +62.2%
Equal in Carbs - 5.13

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Cockles Clam
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Lower in price Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cockles Clam Opinion
Net carbs 4.7g 5.13g Clam
Protein 13.5g 25.55g Clam
Fats 0.7g 1.95g Clam
Carbs 4.7g 5.13g Clam
Calories 79kcal 148kcal Clam
Calcium 30mg 92mg Clam
Iron 16.2mg 2.81mg Cockles
Magnesium 18mg Clam
Phosphorus 338mg Clam
Potassium 628mg Clam
Sodium 1202mg Cockles
Zinc 2.73mg Clam
Copper 0.688mg Clam
Manganese 1mg Clam
Selenium 64µg Clam
Vitamin A 570IU Clam
Vitamin A RAE 171µg Clam
Vitamin C 22.1mg Clam
Vitamin B1 0.01mg 0.15mg Clam
Vitamin B2 0.2mg 0.426mg Clam
Vitamin B3 3.2mg 3.354mg Clam
Vitamin B5 0.68mg Clam
Vitamin B6 0.11mg Clam
Folate 29µg Clam
Vitamin B12 98.89µg Clam
Tryptophan 0.286mg Clam
Threonine 1.099mg Clam
Isoleucine 1.112mg Clam
Leucine 1.798mg Clam
Lysine 1.909mg Clam
Methionine 0.576mg Clam
Phenylalanine 0.915mg Clam
Valine 1.116mg Clam
Histidine 0.49mg Clam
Cholesterol 67mg Cockles
Saturated Fat 0.188g Cockles
Omega-3 - DHA 0.146g Clam
Omega-3 - EPA 0.138g Clam
Omega-3 - DPA 0.104g Clam
Monounsaturated Fat 0.172g Clam
Polyunsaturated fat 0.552g Clam

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Cockles Clam
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
8%
Cockles
981%
Clam
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
62%
Cockles
129%
Clam

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Cockles
Cockles contains less Sodium (difference - 1202mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Cockles
Cockles is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 67mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cockles
Cockles is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.188g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cockles
Cockles is lower in glycemic index (difference - 27)
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
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)

References

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Cockles - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169803/nutrients
  2. Clam - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171975/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.