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Clam vs Shrimp - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Shrimp
Shrimp contains less Sodium (difference - 1091mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Shrimp
Shrimp is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.132g)
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 is cheaper?
Clam
Clam is cheaper (difference - $7)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Clam
Clam is lower in glycemic index (difference - 23)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Clam
Clam is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 122mg)
Which food contains less Sugars?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugars ( g)

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 Shrimp
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sugars Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Clam Shrimp
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
0
Shrimp
Mineral Summary Score
69
Clam
32
Shrimp

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
6
:
2
Shrimp
Contains more Iron +451%
Contains more Calcium +31.4%
Contains more Potassium +142.5%
Contains more Copper +81.5%
Contains more Zinc +66.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +42.6%
Contains more Magnesium +116.7%
Contains less Sodium -90.8%
Contains more Iron +451%
Contains more Calcium +31.4%
Contains more Potassium +142.5%
Contains more Copper +81.5%
Contains more Zinc +66.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +42.6%
Contains more Magnesium +116.7%
Contains less Sodium -90.8%

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
9
:
0
Shrimp

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
144%
Shrimp
Carbohydrates
5%
Clam
0%
Shrimp
Fats
9%
Clam
1%
Shrimp

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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 Shrimp Opinion
Calories 148 99 Clam
Protein 25.55 23.98 Clam
Fats 1.95 0.28 Clam
Vitamin C 22.1 Clam
Carbs 5.13 0.2 Clam
Cholesterol 67 189 Clam
Vitamin D
Iron 2.81 0.51 Clam
Calcium 92 70 Clam
Potassium 628 259 Clam
Magnesium 18 39 Shrimp
Sugars
Fiber 0 Clam
Copper 0.688 0.379 Clam
Zinc 2.73 1.64 Clam
Starch
Phosphorus 338 237 Clam
Sodium 1202 111 Shrimp
Vitamin A 570 Clam
Vitamin E
Vitamin D
Vitamin B1 0.15 Clam
Vitamin B2 0.426 Clam
Vitamin B3 3.354 Clam
Vitamin B5 0.68 Clam
Vitamin B6 0.11 Clam
Vitamin B12 98.89 Clam
Vitamin K
Folic acid (B9) 0 Clam
Trans Fat 0.002 Clam
Saturated Fat 0.188 0.056 Shrimp
Monounsaturated Fat 0.172 0.048 Clam
Polyunsaturated fat 0.552 0.079 Clam
Tryptophan 0.286 Clam
Threonine 1.099 Clam
Isoleucine 1.112 Clam
Leucine 1.798 Clam
Lysine 1.909 Clam
Methionine 0.576 Clam
Phenylalanine 0.915 Clam
Valine 1.116 Clam
Histidine 0.49 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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