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Crayfish vs. Clam — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Crayfish and Clam

  • Clam is higher than Crayfish in Vitamin B12, Selenium, Vitamin B2, Iron, Vitamin C, Manganese, Vitamin A RAE, and Potassium.
  • Clam covers your daily Vitamin B12 needs 4031% more than Crayfish.
  • Crayfish contains 2 times more Cholesterol than Clam. While Crayfish contains 133mg of Cholesterol, Clam contains only 67mg.

Food varieties used in this article are Crustaceans, crayfish, mixed species, wild, cooked, moist heat and Mollusks, clam, mixed species, cooked, moist heat.

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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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
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Clam
Contains more Magnesium +83.3%
Contains less Sodium -92.2%
Contains more Calcium +53.3%
Contains more Iron +238.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +25.2%
Contains more Potassium +112.2%
Contains more Zinc +55.1%
Contains more Manganese +91.6%
Contains more Selenium +74.4%
Equal in Copper - 0.688
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 18% 32% 24% 116% 27% 13% 48% 229% 69% 201%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 28% 106% 13% 145% 56% 157% 75% 230% 131% 350%
Contains more Magnesium +83.3%
Contains less Sodium -92.2%
Contains more Calcium +53.3%
Contains more Iron +238.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +25.2%
Contains more Potassium +112.2%
Contains more Zinc +55.1%
Contains more Manganese +91.6%
Contains more Selenium +74.4%
Equal in Copper - 0.688

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
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Clam
Contains more Folate +51.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +1040%
Contains more Vitamin C +2355.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +200%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +401.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +47.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +17.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +44.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +4499.5%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 3% 30% 0% 3% 13% 20% 43% 35% 18% 33% 269% 45% 1%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 35% 0% 0% 74% 38% 99% 63% 41% 26% 22% 12362% 0% 0%
Contains more Folate +51.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +1040%
Contains more Vitamin C +2355.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +200%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +401.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +47.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +17.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +44.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +4499.5%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
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Clam
Contains more Water +24.7%
Contains more Protein +52.4%
Contains more Fats +62.5%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Other +40.2%
17% 79% 3%
Protein: 16.77 g
Fats: 1.2 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 79.37 g
Other: 2.66 g
26% 2% 5% 64% 4%
Protein: 25.55 g
Fats: 1.95 g
Carbs: 5.13 g
Water: 63.64 g
Other: 3.73 g
Contains more Water +24.7%
Contains more Protein +52.4%
Contains more Fats +62.5%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Other +40.2%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
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Clam
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +41.9%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +50.4%
Equal in Saturated Fat - 0.188
23% 31% 46%
Saturated Fat: 0.181 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.244 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.367 g
21% 19% 61%
Saturated Fat: 0.188 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.172 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.552 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +41.9%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +50.4%
Equal in Saturated Fat - 0.188

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Crayfish Clam
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in price Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Crayfish Clam Opinion
Net carbs 0g 5.13g Clam
Protein 16.77g 25.55g Clam
Fats 1.2g 1.95g Clam
Carbs 0g 5.13g Clam
Calories 82kcal 148kcal Clam
Calcium 60mg 92mg Clam
Iron 0.83mg 2.81mg Clam
Magnesium 33mg 18mg Crayfish
Phosphorus 270mg 338mg Clam
Potassium 296mg 628mg Clam
Sodium 94mg 1202mg Crayfish
Zinc 1.76mg 2.73mg Clam
Copper 0.685mg 0.688mg Clam
Manganese 0.522mg 1mg Clam
Selenium 36.7µg 64µg Clam
Vitamin A 50IU 570IU Clam
Vitamin A RAE 15µg 171µg Clam
Vitamin E 1.5mg Crayfish
Vitamin C 0.9mg 22.1mg Clam
Vitamin B1 0.05mg 0.15mg Clam
Vitamin B2 0.085mg 0.426mg Clam
Vitamin B3 2.28mg 3.354mg Clam
Vitamin B5 0.58mg 0.68mg Clam
Vitamin B6 0.076mg 0.11mg Clam
Folate 44µg 29µg Crayfish
Vitamin B12 2.15µg 98.89µg Clam
Choline 80.9mg Crayfish
Vitamin K 0.1µg Crayfish
Tryptophan 0.234mg 0.286mg Clam
Threonine 0.676mg 1.099mg Clam
Isoleucine 0.811mg 1.112mg Clam
Leucine 1.329mg 1.798mg Clam
Lysine 1.457mg 1.909mg Clam
Methionine 0.472mg 0.576mg Clam
Phenylalanine 0.706mg 0.915mg Clam
Valine 0.786mg 1.116mg Clam
Histidine 0.341mg 0.49mg Clam
Cholesterol 133mg 67mg Clam
Saturated Fat 0.181g 0.188g Crayfish
Omega-3 - DHA 0.047g 0.146g Clam
Omega-3 - EPA 0.119g 0.138g Clam
Omega-3 - DPA 0g 0.104g Clam
Monounsaturated Fat 0.244g 0.172g Crayfish
Polyunsaturated fat 0.367g 0.552g Clam

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Crayfish Clam
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
39%
Crayfish
981%
Clam
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
77%
Crayfish
129%
Clam

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Crayfish
Crayfish contains less Sodium (difference - 1108mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Crayfish
Crayfish is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.007g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Crayfish
Crayfish 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 Cholesterol?
Clam
Clam is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 66mg)
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

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Crayfish - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174207/nutrients
  2. Clam - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171975/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.