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Clam vs Crab - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Crab
Crab is lower in glycemic index (difference - 27)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Crab
Crab contains less Sodium (difference - 639mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Clam
Clam is cheaper (difference - $12)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Clam
Clam is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.013g)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Clam
Clam is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 30mg)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Clam
Clam contains less Sugars (difference - 0g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
?
It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.

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

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Clam Crab
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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
440
Clam
27
Crab
Mineral Summary Score
69
Clam
53
Crab

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
Clam
4
:
4
Crab
Contains more Iron +462%
Contains more Potassium +142.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +44.4%
Contains more Magnesium +100%
Contains more Copper +18.3%
Contains more Zinc +39.6%
Contains less Sodium -53.2%
Equal in Calcium - 91
Contains more Iron +462%
Contains more Potassium +142.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +44.4%
Contains more Magnesium +100%
Contains more Copper +18.3%
Contains more Zinc +39.6%
Contains less Sodium -53.2%
Equal in Calcium - 91

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
Clam
6
:
5
Crab
Contains more Vitamin C +569.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +28400%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +552.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +358.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +22.1%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +2869.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +46.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +41.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +569.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +28400%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +552.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +358.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +22.1%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +2869.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +46.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +41.8%

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
153%
Clam
107%
Crab
Carbohydrates
5%
Clam
0%
Crab
Fats
9%
Clam
3%
Crab

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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 Clam Crab Opinion
Calories 148 83 Clam
Protein 25.55 17.88 Clam
Fats 1.95 0.74 Clam
Vitamin C 22.1 3.3 Clam
Carbs 5.13 0 Clam
Cholesterol 67 97 Clam
Vitamin D 0 Crab
Iron 2.81 0.5 Clam
Calcium 92 91 Clam
Potassium 628 259 Clam
Magnesium 18 36 Crab
Sugars 0 Crab
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.688 0.814 Crab
Zinc 2.73 3.81 Crab
Starch 0 Crab
Phosphorus 338 234 Clam
Sodium 1202 563 Crab
Vitamin A 570 2 Clam
Vitamin E 1.84 Crab
Vitamin D 0 Crab
Vitamin B1 0.15 0.023 Clam
Vitamin B2 0.426 0.093 Clam
Vitamin B3 3.354 2.747 Clam
Vitamin B5 0.68 0.997 Crab
Vitamin B6 0.11 0.156 Crab
Vitamin B12 98.89 3.33 Clam
Vitamin K 0.3 Crab
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0.014 Clam
Saturated Fat 0.188 0.201 Clam
Monounsaturated Fat 0.172 0.129 Clam
Polyunsaturated fat 0.552 0.258 Clam
Tryptophan 0.286 0.226 Clam
Threonine 1.099 0.727 Clam
Isoleucine 1.112 0.776 Clam
Leucine 1.798 1.307 Clam
Lysine 1.909 1.386 Clam
Methionine 0.576 0.452 Clam
Phenylalanine 0.915 0.708 Clam
Valine 1.116 0.806 Clam
Histidine 0.49 0.393 Clam
The main source of information is USDA Food Composition Database (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
Dietary Guidelines for Americans is used as the primary source for advice in this web resource
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