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Clam vs Shark - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Clam and Shark

  • Clam is richer in Vitamin B12, Copper, Selenium, Manganese, Vitamin B2, Iron, and Zinc, yet Shark is richer in Vitamin C, and Vitamin B6.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 from Clam is 4058% higher.
  • Clam contains 67 times more Manganese than Shark. Clam contains 1mg of Manganese, while Shark contains 0.015mg.
  • Shark contains less Sodium.

Food types used in this article are Mollusks, clam, mixed species, cooked, moist heat and Fish, shark, mixed species, raw.

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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
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2
Shark
Contains more Calcium +170.6%
Contains more Iron +234.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +61%
Contains more Potassium +292.5%
Contains more Zinc +534.9%
Contains more Copper +1984.8%
Contains more Magnesium +172.2%
Contains less Sodium -93.4%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 28% 106% 13% 145% 56% 157% 75% 230%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 11% 32% 35% 90% 15% 11% 12% 11%
Contains more Calcium +170.6%
Contains more Iron +234.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +61%
Contains more Potassium +292.5%
Contains more Zinc +534.9%
Contains more Copper +1984.8%
Contains more Magnesium +172.2%
Contains less Sodium -93.4%

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
7
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5
Shark
Contains more Vitamin A +144.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +257.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +587.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +14.2%
Contains more Folate +866.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +6536.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +263.6%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.695
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 35% 0% 0% 74% 38% 99% 63% 41% 26% 22% 12362% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 14% 20% 18% 0% 11% 15% 56% 42% 93% 3% 187% 1%
Contains more Vitamin A +144.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +257.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +587.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +14.2%
Contains more Folate +866.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +6536.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +263.6%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.695

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Clam Shark
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in price Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Clam Shark Opinion
Net carbs 5.13g 0g Clam
Protein 25.55g 20.98g Clam
Fats 1.95g 4.51g Shark
Carbs 5.13g 0g Clam
Calories 148kcal 130kcal Clam
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 0g Clam
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 92mg 34mg Clam
Iron 2.81mg 0.84mg Clam
Magnesium 18mg 49mg Shark
Phosphorus 338mg 210mg Clam
Potassium 628mg 160mg Clam
Sodium 1202mg 79mg Shark
Zinc 2.73mg 0.43mg Clam
Copper 0.688mg 0.033mg Clam
Vitamin A 570IU 233IU Clam
Vitamin E mg 1mg Shark
Vitamin D IU 24IU Shark
Vitamin D µg 0.6µg Shark
Vitamin C 22.1mg 0mg Clam
Vitamin B1 0.15mg 0.042mg Clam
Vitamin B2 0.426mg 0.062mg Clam
Vitamin B3 3.354mg 2.938mg Clam
Vitamin B5 0.68mg 0.695mg Shark
Vitamin B6 0.11mg 0.4mg Shark
Folate 29µg 3µg Clam
Vitamin B12 98.89µg 1.49µg Clam
Vitamin K µg 0.1µg Shark
Tryptophan 0.286mg 0.235mg Clam
Threonine 1.099mg 0.92mg Clam
Isoleucine 1.112mg 0.967mg Clam
Leucine 1.798mg 1.705mg Clam
Lysine 1.909mg 1.926mg Shark
Methionine 0.576mg 0.621mg Shark
Phenylalanine 0.915mg 0.819mg Clam
Valine 1.116mg 1.081mg Clam
Histidine 0.49mg 0.618mg Shark
Cholesterol 67mg 51mg Shark
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 0.188g 0.925g Clam
Monounsaturated Fat 0.172g 1.808g Shark
Polyunsaturated fat 0.552g 1.195g Shark

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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

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Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

The summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfills human daily needs, the more the summary score is.
Vitamin Summary Score
1063
Clam
38
Shark
Mineral Summary Score
101
Clam
27
Shark

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 food.
Protein
153%
Clam
126%
Shark
Carbohydrates
5%
Clam
0%
Shark
Fats
9%
Clam
21%
Shark

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Shark
Shark contains less Sodium (difference - 1123mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Shark
Shark is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 16mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Shark
Shark is lower in glycemic index (difference - 27)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Clam
Clam is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Clam
Clam is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.737g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Clam
Clam is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)
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

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 to 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. Shark - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173697/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.