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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?

  • Clam is higher in Vitamin B12, Selenium, Copper, Manganese, Iron, Vitamin B2 and Zinc, however Crab stick is richer in Vitamin C and Vitamin A.
  • Clam's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 4097% more.
  • Crab stick contains 91 times less Manganese than Clam. Clam contains 1mg of Manganese, while Crab stick contains 0.011mg.
  • 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Clam
6
:
Contains more Iron +620.5%
Contains more Calcium +607.7%
Contains more Potassium +597.8%
Contains more Copper +2050%
Contains more Zinc +727.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +19.9%
Contains more Magnesium +138.9%
Contains less Sodium -56%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 106% 28% 56% 13% 230% 75% 145% 157%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 15% 4% 8% 31% 11% 10% 121% 69%
Contains more Iron +620.5%
Contains more Calcium +607.7%
Contains more Potassium +597.8%
Contains more Copper +2050%
Contains more Zinc +727.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +19.9%
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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Clam
8
:
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +400%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +432.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +441%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +17249.1%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +18.2%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 74% 35% 0% 0% 38% 99% 63% 41% 26% 12362% 0% 22%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 0% 4% 0% 8% 19% 12% 0% 30% 72% 1% 0%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +400%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +432.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +441%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +17249.1%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +18.2%

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
1063
Clam
12
Crab stick
Mineral Summary Score
101
Clam
33
Crab stick

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
46%
Crab stick
Carbohydrates
5%
Clam
15%
Crab stick
Fats
9%
Clam
2%
Crab stick

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

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Crab stick
Crab stick is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 47mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Crab stick
Crab stick contains less Sodium (difference - 673mg)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Clam
Clam contains less Sugars (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?
Clam
Clam is relatively richer in vitamins

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 stick Opinion
Calories 148 95 Clam
Protein 25.55 7.62 Clam
Fats 1.95 0.46 Clam
Vitamin C 22.1 0 Clam
Carbs 5.13 15 Crab stick
Cholesterol 67 20 Crab stick
Vitamin D 0 Crab stick
Iron 2.81 0.39 Clam
Calcium 92 13 Clam
Potassium 628 90 Clam
Magnesium 18 43 Crab stick
Sugars 6.25 Clam
Fiber 0 0.5 Crab stick
Copper 0.688 0.032 Clam
Zinc 2.73 0.33 Clam
Starch 3.5 Crab stick
Phosphorus 338 282 Clam
Sodium 1202 529 Crab stick
Vitamin A 570 0 Clam
Vitamin E 0.17 Crab stick
Vitamin D 0 Crab stick
Vitamin B1 0.15 0.03 Clam
Vitamin B2 0.426 0.08 Clam
Vitamin B3 3.354 0.62 Clam
Vitamin B5 0.68 0 Clam
Vitamin B6 0.11 0.13 Crab stick
Vitamin B12 98.89 0.57 Clam
Vitamin K 0.4 Crab stick
Folate 29 0 Clam
Trans Fat 0.008 Clam
Saturated Fat 0.188 0.216 Clam
Monounsaturated Fat 0.172 0.275 Crab stick
Polyunsaturated fat 0.552 0.143 Clam
Tryptophan 0.286 0.075 Clam
Threonine 1.099 0.285 Clam
Isoleucine 1.112 0.23 Clam
Leucine 1.798 0.607 Clam
Lysine 1.909 0.707 Clam
Methionine 0.576 0.261 Clam
Phenylalanine 0.915 0.26 Clam
Valine 1.116 0.286 Clam
Histidine 0.49 0.156 Clam
Fructose 0.62 Crab stick

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented separately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links of the foods 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.