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Smoked salmon vs. Clam — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Smoked salmon and Clam?

  • Clam has more Vitamin B12, Selenium, Copper, Manganese, Vitamin B2, Phosphorus, Vitamin C, Iron, and Zinc than Smoked salmon.
  • Clam's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 3985% higher.

We used Fish, salmon, chinook, smoked 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 less Sodium -44.1%
Contains more Calcium +736.4%
Contains more Iron +230.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +106.1%
Contains more Potassium +258.9%
Contains more Zinc +780.6%
Contains more Copper +199.1%
Contains more Manganese +5782.4%
Contains more Selenium +97.5%
Equal in Magnesium - 18
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 4% 32% 13% 71% 16% 88% 9% 77% 3% 177%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 28% 106% 13% 145% 56% 157% 75% 230% 131% 350%
Contains less Sodium -44.1%
Contains more Calcium +736.4%
Contains more Iron +230.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +106.1%
Contains more Potassium +258.9%
Contains more Zinc +780.6%
Contains more Copper +199.1%
Contains more Manganese +5782.4%
Contains more Selenium +97.5%
Equal in Magnesium - 18

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 B3 +40.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +27.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +152.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +555.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +552.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +321.8%
Contains more Folate +1350%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +2933.4%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 6% 28% 514% 0% 6% 24% 89% 53% 65% 2% 408% 49% 1%
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 B3 +40.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +27.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +152.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +555.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +552.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +321.8%
Contains more Folate +1350%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +2933.4%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +121.5%
Contains more Water +13.1%
Contains more Other +44.8%
Contains more Protein +39.8%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
18% 4% 72% 5%
Protein: 18.28 g
Fats: 4.32 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 72 g
Other: 5.4 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 +121.5%
Contains more Water +13.1%
Contains more Other +44.8%
Contains more Protein +39.8%
Contains more Carbs +∞%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +1076.2%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +80.3%
Contains less Saturated Fat -79.8%
24% 51% 25%
Saturated Fat: 0.929 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 2.023 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.995 g
21% 19% 61%
Saturated Fat: 0.188 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.172 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.552 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +1076.2%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +80.3%
Contains less Saturated Fat -79.8%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Smoked salmon Clam Opinion
Net carbs 0g 5.13g Clam
Protein 18.28g 25.55g Clam
Fats 4.32g 1.95g Smoked salmon
Carbs 0g 5.13g Clam
Calories 117kcal 148kcal Clam
Calcium 11mg 92mg Clam
Iron 0.85mg 2.81mg Clam
Magnesium 18mg 18mg
Phosphorus 164mg 338mg Clam
Potassium 175mg 628mg Clam
Sodium 672mg 1202mg Smoked salmon
Zinc 0.31mg 2.73mg Clam
Copper 0.23mg 0.688mg Clam
Manganese 0.017mg 1mg Clam
Selenium 32.4µg 64µg Clam
Vitamin A 87IU 570IU Clam
Vitamin A RAE 26µg 171µg Clam
Vitamin E 1.35mg Smoked salmon
Vitamin D 685IU Smoked salmon
Vitamin D 17.1µg Smoked salmon
Vitamin C 0mg 22.1mg Clam
Vitamin B1 0.023mg 0.15mg Clam
Vitamin B2 0.101mg 0.426mg Clam
Vitamin B3 4.72mg 3.354mg Smoked salmon
Vitamin B5 0.87mg 0.68mg Smoked salmon
Vitamin B6 0.278mg 0.11mg Smoked salmon
Folate 2µg 29µg Clam
Vitamin B12 3.26µg 98.89µg Clam
Choline 89mg Smoked salmon
Vitamin K 0.1µg Smoked salmon
Tryptophan 0.205mg 0.286mg Clam
Threonine 0.801mg 1.099mg Clam
Isoleucine 0.842mg 1.112mg Clam
Leucine 1.486mg 1.798mg Clam
Lysine 1.679mg 1.909mg Clam
Methionine 0.541mg 0.576mg Clam
Phenylalanine 0.714mg 0.915mg Clam
Valine 0.942mg 1.116mg Clam
Histidine 0.538mg 0.49mg Smoked salmon
Cholesterol 23mg 67mg Smoked salmon
Saturated Fat 0.929g 0.188g Clam
Omega-3 - DHA 0.267g 0.146g Smoked salmon
Omega-3 - EPA 0.183g 0.138g Smoked salmon
Omega-3 - DPA 0.073g 0.104g Clam
Monounsaturated Fat 2.023g 0.172g Smoked salmon
Polyunsaturated fat 0.995g 0.552g Smoked salmon

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Smoked salmon 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
95%
Smoked salmon
981%
Clam
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
49%
Smoked salmon
129%
Clam

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Smoked salmon
Smoked salmon contains less Sodium (difference - 530mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Smoked salmon
Smoked salmon is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 44mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Smoked salmon
Smoked salmon is lower in glycemic index (difference - 27)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Clam
Clam is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Clam
Clam is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.741g)
Which food is cheaper?
Clam
Clam is cheaper (difference - $14)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Clam
Clam is relatively richer in minerals
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

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. Smoked salmon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173687/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.