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Clam vs. Crab stick — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Clam and Crab stick?

  • The amount of Vitamin B12, Selenium, Copper, Manganese, Iron, Vitamin B2, Vitamin C, Zinc, and Vitamin A RAE in Clam is higher than in Crab stick.
  • Clam's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 4097% more.
  • Crab stick has less Sodium.

We used Mollusks, clam, mixed species, cooked, moist heat and Crustaceans, crab, alaska king, imitation, made from surimi types in this article.

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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 more Calcium +607.7%
Contains more Iron +620.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +19.9%
Contains more Potassium +597.8%
Contains more Zinc +727.3%
Contains more Copper +2050%
Contains more Manganese +8990.9%
Contains more Selenium +187%
Contains more Magnesium +138.9%
Contains less Sodium -56%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 28% 106% 13% 145% 56% 157% 75% 230% 131% 350%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 4% 15% 31% 121% 8% 69% 10% 11% 2% 122%
Contains more Calcium +607.7%
Contains more Iron +620.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +19.9%
Contains more Potassium +597.8%
Contains more Zinc +727.3%
Contains more Copper +2050%
Contains more Manganese +8990.9%
Contains more Selenium +187%
Contains more Magnesium +138.9%
Contains less Sodium -56%

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.
Clam
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Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +400%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +432.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +441%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +17249.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +18.2%
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%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 0% 4% 0% 0% 8% 19% 12% 0% 30% 0% 72% 8% 1%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +400%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +432.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +441%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +17249.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +18.2%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +235.3%
Contains more Fats +323.9%
Contains more Other +65%
Contains more Carbs +192.4%
Contains more Water +17.3%
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
8% 15% 75% 2%
Protein: 7.62 g
Fats: 0.46 g
Carbs: 15 g
Water: 74.66 g
Other: 2.26 g
Contains more Protein +235.3%
Contains more Fats +323.9%
Contains more Other +65%
Contains more Carbs +192.4%
Contains more Water +17.3%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -13%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +286%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +59.9%
21% 19% 61%
Saturated Fat: 0.188 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.172 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.552 g
34% 43% 23%
Saturated Fat: 0.216 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.275 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.143 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -13%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +286%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +59.9%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Clam Crab stick Opinion
Net carbs 5.13g 14.5g Crab stick
Protein 25.55g 7.62g Clam
Fats 1.95g 0.46g Clam
Carbs 5.13g 15g Crab stick
Calories 148kcal 95kcal Clam
Starch 3.5g Crab stick
Fructose 0.62g Crab stick
Sugar 6.25g Clam
Fiber 0g 0.5g Crab stick
Calcium 92mg 13mg Clam
Iron 2.81mg 0.39mg Clam
Magnesium 18mg 43mg Crab stick
Phosphorus 338mg 282mg Clam
Potassium 628mg 90mg Clam
Sodium 1202mg 529mg Crab stick
Zinc 2.73mg 0.33mg Clam
Copper 0.688mg 0.032mg Clam
Manganese 1mg 0.011mg Clam
Selenium 64µg 22.3µg Clam
Vitamin A 570IU 0IU Clam
Vitamin A RAE 171µg 0µg Clam
Vitamin E 0.17mg Crab stick
Vitamin C 22.1mg 0mg Clam
Vitamin B1 0.15mg 0.03mg Clam
Vitamin B2 0.426mg 0.08mg Clam
Vitamin B3 3.354mg 0.62mg Clam
Vitamin B5 0.68mg 0mg Clam
Vitamin B6 0.11mg 0.13mg Crab stick
Folate 29µg 0µg Clam
Vitamin B12 98.89µg 0.57µg Clam
Choline 13mg Crab stick
Vitamin K 0.4µg Crab stick
Tryptophan 0.286mg 0.075mg Clam
Threonine 1.099mg 0.285mg Clam
Isoleucine 1.112mg 0.23mg Clam
Leucine 1.798mg 0.607mg Clam
Lysine 1.909mg 0.707mg Clam
Methionine 0.576mg 0.261mg Clam
Phenylalanine 0.915mg 0.26mg Clam
Valine 1.116mg 0.286mg Clam
Histidine 0.49mg 0.156mg Clam
Cholesterol 67mg 20mg Crab stick
Trans Fat 0.008g Clam
Saturated Fat 0.188g 0.216g Clam
Omega-3 - DHA 0.146g 0.028g Clam
Omega-3 - EPA 0.138g 0g Clam
Omega-3 - DPA 0.104g 0.001g Clam
Monounsaturated Fat 0.172g 0.275g Crab stick
Polyunsaturated fat 0.552g 0.143g Clam
Omega-6 - Linoleic acid 0.089g Crab stick
Omega-3 - ALA 0.008g Crab stick

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Clam Crab stick
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
981%
Clam
12%
Crab stick
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
129%
Clam
39%
Crab stick

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Crab stick
Crab stick contains less Sodium (difference - 673mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Crab stick
Crab stick is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 47mg)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Clam
Clam is lower in Sugar (difference - 6.25g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Clam
Clam is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.028g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Clam
Clam is lower in glycemic index (difference - 23)
Which food is cheaper?
Clam
Clam is cheaper (difference - $12)
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. Clam - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171975/nutrients
  2. Crab stick - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174203/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.