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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 RAE.
  • 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
Contains more Magnesium +144.4%
Contains less Sodium -96.1%
Contains more Calcium +148.6%
Contains more Iron +75.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +18.6%
Contains more Potassium +20.3%
Contains more Zinc +160%
Contains more Copper +525.5%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 12% 60% 32% 123% 47% 7% 29% 37%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 28% 106% 13% 145% 56% 157% 75% 230%
Contains more Magnesium +144.4%
Contains less Sodium -96.1%
Contains more Calcium +148.6%
Contains more Iron +75.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +18.6%
Contains more Potassium +20.3%
Contains more Zinc +160%
Contains more Copper +525.5%

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

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.
Skipjack tuna 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
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Skipjack tuna 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
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 food.
Protein
169%
Skipjack tuna
153%
Clam
Carbohydrates
0%
Skipjack tuna
5%
Clam
Fats
6%
Skipjack tuna
9%
Clam

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Skipjack tuna
Skipjack tuna contains less Sodium (difference - 1155mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Skipjack tuna
Skipjack tuna is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 7mg)
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 Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)

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. 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.