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Clam vs Shrimp - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Clam and Shrimp

  • Clam has more Manganese, Copper, Iron, Phosphorus, Potassium, and Zinc, however Shrimp is richer in Magnesium.
  • Clam covers your daily Sodium needs 47% more than Shrimp.
  • Shrimp has 30 times less Manganese than Clam. Clam has 1mg of Manganese, while Shrimp has 0.033mg.
  • Shrimp contains less Sodium.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Mollusks, clam, mixed species, cooked, moist heat and Crustaceans, shrimp, cooked (not previously frozen).

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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
Shrimp
Contains more Calcium +31.4%
Contains more Iron +451%
Contains more Phosphorus +42.6%
Contains more Potassium +142.5%
Contains more Zinc +66.5%
Contains more Copper +81.5%
Contains more Magnesium +116.7%
Contains less Sodium -90.8%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 28% 106% 13% 145% 56% 157% 75% 230%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 22% 20% 28% 102% 23% 15% 45% 127%
Contains more Calcium +31.4%
Contains more Iron +451%
Contains more Phosphorus +42.6%
Contains more Potassium +142.5%
Contains more Zinc +66.5%
Contains more Copper +81.5%
Contains more Magnesium +116.7%
Contains less Sodium -90.8%

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
9
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0
Shrimp
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 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

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 Shrimp
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Clam Shrimp Opinion
Net carbs 5.13g 0.2g Clam
Protein 25.55g 23.98g Clam
Fats 1.95g 0.28g Clam
Carbs 5.13g 0.2g Clam
Calories 148kcal 99kcal Clam
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g g
Fiber 0g g Clam
Calcium 92mg 70mg Clam
Iron 2.81mg 0.51mg Clam
Magnesium 18mg 39mg Shrimp
Phosphorus 338mg 237mg Clam
Potassium 628mg 259mg Clam
Sodium 1202mg 111mg Shrimp
Zinc 2.73mg 1.64mg Clam
Copper 0.688mg 0.379mg Clam
Vitamin A 570IU IU Clam
Vitamin E mg mg
Vitamin D IU IU
Vitamin D µg µg
Vitamin C 22.1mg mg Clam
Vitamin B1 0.15mg mg Clam
Vitamin B2 0.426mg mg Clam
Vitamin B3 3.354mg mg Clam
Vitamin B5 0.68mg mg Clam
Vitamin B6 0.11mg mg Clam
Folate 29µg µg Clam
Vitamin B12 98.89µg µg Clam
Vitamin K µg µg
Tryptophan 0.286mg mg Clam
Threonine 1.099mg mg Clam
Isoleucine 1.112mg mg Clam
Leucine 1.798mg mg Clam
Lysine 1.909mg mg Clam
Methionine 0.576mg mg Clam
Phenylalanine 0.915mg mg Clam
Valine 1.116mg mg Clam
Histidine 0.49mg mg Clam
Cholesterol 67mg 189mg Clam
Trans Fat g 0.002g Clam
Saturated Fat 0.188g 0.056g Shrimp
Monounsaturated Fat 0.172g 0.048g Clam
Polyunsaturated fat 0.552g 0.079g Clam

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Clam Shrimp
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
0
Shrimp
Mineral Summary Score
101
Clam
47
Shrimp

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
144%
Shrimp
Carbohydrates
5%
Clam
0%
Shrimp
Fats
9%
Clam
1%
Shrimp

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 lower in Cholesterol?
Clam
Clam is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 122mg)
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 - $7)
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 contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)

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. Shrimp - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/175180/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.