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

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
:
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 C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +1325%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +12.1%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +3009.7%
Contains more Folate +16%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 3% 0% 0% 57% 88% 148% 100% 189% 398% 0% 19%
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%
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 C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +1325%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +12.1%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +3009.7%
Contains more Folate +16%

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
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 the food
Protein
119%
Salmon
153%
Clam
Carbohydrates
0%
Salmon
5%
Clam
Fats
29%
Salmon
9%
Clam

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

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Salmon Clam
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?
Salmon
Salmon is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 12mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Salmon
Salmon contains less Sodium (difference - 1158mg)
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 Sugars?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugars ( g)
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 Salmon Clam Opinion
Calories 142 148 Clam
Protein 19.84 25.55 Clam
Fats 6.34 1.95 Salmon
Vitamin C 0 22.1 Clam
Carbs 0 5.13 Clam
Cholesterol 55 67 Salmon
Vitamin D
Iron 0.8 2.81 Clam
Calcium 12 92 Clam
Potassium 490 628 Clam
Magnesium 29 18 Salmon
Sugars
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.25 0.688 Clam
Zinc 0.64 2.73 Clam
Starch
Phosphorus 200 338 Clam
Sodium 44 1202 Salmon
Vitamin A 40 570 Clam
Vitamin E
Vitamin D
Vitamin B1 0.226 0.15 Salmon
Vitamin B2 0.38 0.426 Clam
Vitamin B3 7.86 3.354 Salmon
Vitamin B5 1.664 0.68 Salmon
Vitamin B6 0.818 0.11 Salmon
Vitamin B12 3.18 98.89 Clam
Vitamin K
Folate 25 29 Clam
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 0.981 0.188 Clam
Monounsaturated Fat 2.103 0.172 Salmon
Polyunsaturated fat 2.539 0.552 Salmon
Tryptophan 0.222 0.286 Clam
Threonine 0.87 1.099 Clam
Isoleucine 0.914 1.112 Clam
Leucine 1.613 1.798 Clam
Lysine 1.822 1.909 Clam
Methionine 0.587 0.576 Salmon
Phenylalanine 0.775 0.915 Clam
Valine 1.022 1.116 Clam
Histidine 0.584 0.49 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. 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.