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Skipjack tuna vs Clam - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Skipjack tuna and Clam different?

  • Skipjack tuna is higher in Vitamin B3 and Vitamin B6, however Clam is richer in Vitamin B12, Copper, Manganese, Selenium, Vitamin C, Vitamin B2 and Vitamin A.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 from Clam is 4029% higher.
  • Skipjack tuna contains 9 times more Vitamin B6 than Clam. While Skipjack tuna contains 0.981mg of Vitamin B6, Clam contains only 0.11mg.
  • Skipjack tuna has less Sodium.

Fish, tuna, skipjack, fresh, cooked, dry heat and Mollusks, clam, mixed species, cooked, moist heat are the varieties used 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
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Clam
Contains more Magnesium +144.4%
Contains less Sodium -96.1%
Contains more Iron +75.6%
Contains more Calcium +148.6%
Contains more Potassium +20.3%
Contains more Copper +525.5%
Contains more Zinc +160%
Contains more Phosphorus +18.6%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 60% 12% 47% 32% 37% 29% 123% 7%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 106% 28% 56% 13% 230% 75% 145% 157%
Contains more Magnesium +144.4%
Contains less Sodium -96.1%
Contains more Iron +75.6%
Contains more Calcium +148.6%
Contains more Potassium +20.3%
Contains more Copper +525.5%
Contains more Zinc +160%
Contains more Phosphorus +18.6%

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
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Clam
Contains more Vitamin B3 +459.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +791.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +2110%
Contains more Vitamin A +850%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +294.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +249.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +40.2%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +4415.5%
Contains more Folate +190%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 4% 4% 0% 0% 10% 29% 352% 30% 227% 274% 0% 8%
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 B3 +459.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +791.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +2110%
Contains more Vitamin A +850%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +294.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +249.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +40.2%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +4415.5%
Contains more Folate +190%

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
78
Skipjack tuna
1063
Clam
Mineral Summary Score
43
Skipjack tuna
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
169%
Skipjack tuna
153%
Clam
Carbohydrates
0%
Skipjack tuna
5%
Clam
Fats
6%
Skipjack tuna
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.
Skipjack tuna 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
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugars Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Skipjack tuna 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?
Skipjack tuna
Skipjack tuna is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 7mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Skipjack tuna
Skipjack tuna contains less Sodium (difference - 1155mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Skipjack tuna
Skipjack tuna is lower in glycemic index (difference - 27)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Clam
Clam is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.232g)
Which food is cheaper?
Clam
Clam is cheaper (difference - $8)
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 Sugars?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugars ( g)

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 Skipjack tuna Clam Opinion
Calories 132 148 Clam
Protein 28.21 25.55 Skipjack tuna
Fats 1.29 1.95 Clam
Vitamin C 1 22.1 Clam
Carbs 0 5.13 Clam
Cholesterol 60 67 Skipjack tuna
Vitamin D
Iron 1.6 2.81 Clam
Calcium 37 92 Clam
Potassium 522 628 Clam
Magnesium 44 18 Skipjack tuna
Sugars
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.11 0.688 Clam
Zinc 1.05 2.73 Clam
Starch
Phosphorus 285 338 Clam
Sodium 47 1202 Skipjack tuna
Vitamin A 60 570 Clam
Vitamin E
Vitamin D
Vitamin B1 0.038 0.15 Clam
Vitamin B2 0.122 0.426 Clam
Vitamin B3 18.756 3.354 Skipjack tuna
Vitamin B5 0.485 0.68 Clam
Vitamin B6 0.981 0.11 Skipjack tuna
Vitamin B12 2.19 98.89 Clam
Vitamin K
Folate 10 29 Clam
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 0.42 0.188 Clam
Monounsaturated Fat 0.243 0.172 Skipjack tuna
Polyunsaturated fat 0.403 0.552 Clam
Tryptophan 0.316 0.286 Skipjack tuna
Threonine 1.237 1.099 Skipjack tuna
Isoleucine 1.3 1.112 Skipjack tuna
Leucine 2.293 1.798 Skipjack tuna
Lysine 2.59 1.909 Skipjack tuna
Methionine 0.835 0.576 Skipjack tuna
Phenylalanine 1.101 0.915 Skipjack tuna
Valine 1.453 1.116 Skipjack tuna
Histidine 0.83 0.49 Skipjack tuna
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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. Skipjack tuna - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172005/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.