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Crab vs Clam - 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.
Crab Clam
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
Crab Clam
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
27
Crab
440
Clam
Mineral Summary Score
53
Crab
69
Clam

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
Crab
4
:
4
Clam
Contains more Magnesium +100%
Contains more Copper +18.3%
Contains more Zinc +39.6%
Contains less Sodium -53.2%
Contains more Iron +462%
Contains more Potassium +142.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +44.4%
Equal in Calcium - 92
Contains more Magnesium +100%
Contains more Copper +18.3%
Contains more Zinc +39.6%
Contains less Sodium -53.2%
Contains more Iron +462%
Contains more Potassium +142.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +44.4%
Equal in Calcium - 92

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
Crab
5
:
6
Clam
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%
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%

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

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