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Fish sticks vs. Clam — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Fish sticks and Clam?

  • Clam has more Vitamin B12, Selenium, Copper, Manganese, Iron, Vitamin C, Vitamin B2, Zinc, and Phosphorus than Fish sticks.
  • Clam's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 4080% higher.
  • Fish sticks are lower in Sodium.

We used Fish, fish sticks, frozen, prepared and Mollusks, clam, mixed species, cooked, moist heat 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Magnesium +38.9%
Contains less Sodium -66.6%
Contains more Calcium +475%
Contains more Iron +234.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +77%
Contains more Potassium +239.5%
Contains more Zinc +550%
Contains more Copper +1066.1%
Contains more Manganese +449.5%
Contains more Selenium +307.6%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 5% 32% 18% 82% 17% 53% 12% 20% 24% 86%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 28% 106% 13% 145% 56% 157% 75% 230% 131% 350%
Contains more Magnesium +38.9%
Contains less Sodium -66.6%
Contains more Calcium +475%
Contains more Iron +234.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +77%
Contains more Potassium +239.5%
Contains more Zinc +550%
Contains more Copper +1066.1%
Contains more Manganese +449.5%
Contains more Selenium +307.6%

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 A +3066.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +23%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +267.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +118.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +150%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +41%
Contains more Folate +20.8%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +10201%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 2% 138% 0% 0% 31% 27% 29% 17% 18% 18% 120% 24% 12%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 35% 0% 0% 74% 38% 99% 63% 41% 26% 22% 12362% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +3066.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +23%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +267.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +118.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +150%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +41%
Contains more Folate +20.8%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +10201%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +732.3%
Contains more Carbs +322.2%
Contains more Protein +132.1%
Contains more Water +28.6%
Contains more Other +133.1%
11% 16% 22% 50%
Protein: 11.01 g
Fats: 16.23 g
Carbs: 21.66 g
Water: 49.5 g
Other: 1.6 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 Fats +732.3%
Contains more Carbs +322.2%
Contains more Protein +132.1%
Contains more Water +28.6%
Contains more Other +133.1%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +1756.4%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +1317.4%
Contains less Saturated Fat -95%
25% 22% 53%
Saturated Fat: 3.733 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 3.193 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 7.824 g
21% 19% 61%
Saturated Fat: 0.188 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.172 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.552 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +1756.4%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +1317.4%
Contains less Saturated Fat -95%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Fish sticks Clam Opinion
Net carbs 20.16g 5.13g Fish sticks
Protein 11.01g 25.55g Clam
Fats 16.23g 1.95g Fish sticks
Carbs 21.66g 5.13g Fish sticks
Calories 277kcal 148kcal Fish sticks
Starch 20.46g Fish sticks
Fructose 0.1g Fish sticks
Sugar 1.65g Clam
Fiber 1.5g 0g Fish sticks
Calcium 16mg 92mg Clam
Iron 0.84mg 2.81mg Clam
Magnesium 25mg 18mg Fish sticks
Phosphorus 191mg 338mg Clam
Potassium 185mg 628mg Clam
Sodium 402mg 1202mg Fish sticks
Zinc 0.42mg 2.73mg Clam
Copper 0.059mg 0.688mg Clam
Manganese 0.182mg 1mg Clam
Selenium 15.7µg 64µg Clam
Vitamin A 18IU 570IU Clam
Vitamin A RAE 4µg 171µg Clam
Vitamin E 6.88mg Fish sticks
Vitamin D 1IU Fish sticks
Vitamin C 0mg 22.1mg Clam
Vitamin B1 0.122mg 0.15mg Clam
Vitamin B2 0.116mg 0.426mg Clam
Vitamin B3 1.536mg 3.354mg Clam
Vitamin B5 0.272mg 0.68mg Clam
Vitamin B6 0.078mg 0.11mg Clam
Folate 24µg 29µg Clam
Vitamin B12 0.96µg 98.89µg Clam
Choline 42.8mg Fish sticks
Vitamin K 4.7µg Fish sticks
Tryptophan 0.122mg 0.286mg Clam
Threonine 0.372mg 1.099mg Clam
Isoleucine 0.429mg 1.112mg Clam
Leucine 0.852mg 1.798mg Clam
Lysine 0.795mg 1.909mg Clam
Methionine 0.296mg 0.576mg Clam
Phenylalanine 0.47mg 0.915mg Clam
Valine 0.5mg 1.116mg Clam
Histidine 0.23mg 0.49mg Clam
Cholesterol 28mg 67mg Fish sticks
Trans Fat 0.124g Clam
Saturated Fat 3.733g 0.188g Clam
Omega-3 - DHA 0.088g 0.146g Clam
Omega-3 - EPA 0.05g 0.138g Clam
Omega-3 - DPA 0.004g 0.104g Clam
Monounsaturated Fat 3.193g 0.172g Fish sticks
Polyunsaturated fat 7.824g 0.552g Fish sticks
Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid 0.003g Fish sticks
Omega-6 - Linoleic acid 7.289g Fish sticks
Omega-6 - Gamma-linoleic acid 0.011g Fish sticks
Omega-3 - ALA 0.236g Fish sticks
Omega-3 - Eicosatrienoic acid 0.001g Fish sticks

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Fish sticks 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
33%
Fish sticks
981%
Clam
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
35%
Fish sticks
129%
Clam

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Fish sticks
Fish sticks contains less Sodium (difference - 800mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Fish sticks
Fish sticks is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 39mg)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Clam
Clam is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.65g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Clam
Clam is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.545g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Clam
Clam 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 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. Fish sticks - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174195/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.