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Salmon vs Clam - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Salmon and Clam

  • Salmon is higher in Vitamin B6, and Vitamin B3, yet Clam is higher in Vitamin B12, Selenium, Copper, Manganese, Iron, Vitamin C, and Phosphorus.
  • Clam covers your daily Vitamin B12 needs 3988% more than Salmon.
  • Salmon contains 7 times more Vitamin B6 than Clam. While Salmon contains 0.818mg of Vitamin B6, Clam contains only 0.11mg.
  • The amount of Sodium in Salmon is lower.

Food varieties used in this article are Fish, salmon, Atlantic, wild, raw and Mollusks, clam, mixed species, cooked, moist heat.

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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
Salmon
2
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6
Clam
Contains more Magnesium +61.1%
Contains less Sodium -96.3%
Contains more Calcium +666.7%
Contains more Iron +251.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +69%
Contains more Potassium +28.2%
Contains more Zinc +326.6%
Contains more Copper +175.2%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 30% 21% 86% 44% 6% 18% 84%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 28% 106% 13% 145% 56% 157% 75% 230%
Contains more Magnesium +61.1%
Contains less Sodium -96.3%
Contains more Calcium +666.7%
Contains more Iron +251.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +69%
Contains more Potassium +28.2%
Contains more Zinc +326.6%
Contains more Copper +175.2%

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
Salmon
4
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5
Clam
Contains more Vitamin B1 +50.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +134.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +144.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +643.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +1325%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +12.1%
Contains more Folate +16%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +3009.7%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 3% 0% 0% 0% 57% 88% 148% 100% 189% 19% 398% 0%
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%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +50.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +134.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +144.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +643.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +1325%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +12.1%
Contains more Folate +16%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +3009.7%

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.
Salmon Clam
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Salmon Clam Opinion
Net carbs 0g 5.13g Clam
Protein 19.84g 25.55g Clam
Fats 6.34g 1.95g Salmon
Carbs 0g 5.13g Clam
Calories 142kcal 148kcal Clam
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 12mg 92mg Clam
Iron 0.8mg 2.81mg Clam
Magnesium 29mg 18mg Salmon
Phosphorus 200mg 338mg Clam
Potassium 490mg 628mg Clam
Sodium 44mg 1202mg Salmon
Zinc 0.64mg 2.73mg Clam
Copper 0.25mg 0.688mg Clam
Vitamin A 40IU 570IU Clam
Vitamin E mg mg
Vitamin D IU IU
Vitamin D µg µg
Vitamin C 0mg 22.1mg Clam
Vitamin B1 0.226mg 0.15mg Salmon
Vitamin B2 0.38mg 0.426mg Clam
Vitamin B3 7.86mg 3.354mg Salmon
Vitamin B5 1.664mg 0.68mg Salmon
Vitamin B6 0.818mg 0.11mg Salmon
Folate 25µg 29µg Clam
Vitamin B12 3.18µg 98.89µg Clam
Vitamin K µg µg
Tryptophan 0.222mg 0.286mg Clam
Threonine 0.87mg 1.099mg Clam
Isoleucine 0.914mg 1.112mg Clam
Leucine 1.613mg 1.798mg Clam
Lysine 1.822mg 1.909mg Clam
Methionine 0.587mg 0.576mg Salmon
Phenylalanine 0.775mg 0.915mg Clam
Valine 1.022mg 1.116mg Clam
Histidine 0.584mg 0.49mg Salmon
Cholesterol 55mg 67mg Salmon
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 0.981g 0.188g Clam
Monounsaturated Fat 2.103g 0.172g Salmon
Polyunsaturated fat 2.539g 0.552g Salmon

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Salmon Clam
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
83
Salmon
1063
Clam
Mineral Summary Score
36
Salmon
101
Clam

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
119%
Salmon
153%
Clam
Carbohydrates
0%
Salmon
5%
Clam
Fats
29%
Salmon
9%
Clam

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Salmon
Salmon contains less Sodium (difference - 1158mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Salmon
Salmon is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 12mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Salmon
Salmon is lower in glycemic index (difference - 27)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Clam
Clam is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.793g)
Which food is cheaper?
Clam
Clam is cheaper (difference - $13)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Clam
Clam is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)
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. Salmon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173686/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.