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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
:
2
Shark
Contains more Iron +234.5%
Contains more Calcium +170.6%
Contains more Potassium +292.5%
Contains more Copper +1984.8%
Contains more Zinc +534.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +61%
Contains more Magnesium +172.2%
Contains less Sodium -93.4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 106% 28% 56% 13% 230% 75% 145% 157%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 32% 11% 15% 35% 11% 12% 90% 11%
Contains more Iron +234.5%
Contains more Calcium +170.6%
Contains more Potassium +292.5%
Contains more Copper +1984.8%
Contains more Zinc +534.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +61%
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
:
5
Shark
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +144.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +257.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +587.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +14.2%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +6536.9%
Contains more Folate +866.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +263.6%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.695
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% 14% 20% 18% 11% 15% 56% 42% 93% 187% 1% 3%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +144.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +257.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +587.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +14.2%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +6536.9%
Contains more Folate +866.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +263.6%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.695

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

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

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Clam Shark
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?
Shark
Shark is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 16mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Shark
Shark contains less Sodium (difference - 1123mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Shark
Shark is lower in glycemic index (difference - 27)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Clam
Clam contains less Sugars (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?
?
The foods are relatively equal in price ($)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
?
It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

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