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Clam vs Shrimp - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Clam and Shrimp

  • The amount of Manganese, Copper, Iron, Phosphorus, Potassium and Zinc in Clam is higher than in Shrimp.
  • 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
:
2
Shrimp
Contains more Iron +451%
Contains more Calcium +31.4%
Contains more Potassium +142.5%
Contains more Copper +81.5%
Contains more Zinc +66.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +42.6%
Contains more Magnesium +116.7%
Contains less Sodium -90.8%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 106% 28% 56% 13% 230% 75% 145% 157%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 20% 22% 23% 28% 127% 45% 102% 15%
Contains more Iron +451%
Contains more Calcium +31.4%
Contains more Potassium +142.5%
Contains more Copper +81.5%
Contains more Zinc +66.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +42.6%
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
:
0
Shrimp
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% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

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
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 the food
Protein
153%
Clam
144%
Shrimp
Carbohydrates
5%
Clam
0%
Shrimp
Fats
9%
Clam
1%
Shrimp

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 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 Sugars Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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Clam Shrimp
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 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 Sugars?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugars ( g)

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

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. 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.