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Shrimp vs Clam - 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.
Shrimp Clam
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
Shrimp 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
0
Shrimp
440
Clam
Mineral Summary Score
32
Shrimp
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
Shrimp
2
:
6
Clam
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%
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%

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
Shrimp
0
:
9
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 the food
Protein
144%
Shrimp
153%
Clam
Carbohydrates
0%
Shrimp
5%
Clam
Fats
1%
Shrimp
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 Shrimp Clam Opinion
Calories 99 148 Clam
Protein 23.98 25.55 Clam
Fats 0.28 1.95 Clam
Vitamin C 22.1 Clam
Carbs 0.2 5.13 Clam
Cholesterol 189 67 Clam
Vitamin D
Iron 0.51 2.81 Clam
Calcium 70 92 Clam
Potassium 259 628 Clam
Magnesium 39 18 Shrimp
Sugars
Fiber 0 Clam
Copper 0.379 0.688 Clam
Zinc 1.64 2.73 Clam
Starch
Phosphorus 237 338 Clam
Sodium 111 1202 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 0.056 0.188 Shrimp
Monounsaturated Fat 0.048 0.172 Clam
Polyunsaturated fat 0.079 0.552 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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