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Crab vs Clam - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Crab and Clam

  • Crab has more Copper, however Clam is richer in Vitamin B12, Manganese, Selenium, Iron, Vitamin B2, Vitamin C, Vitamin A, and Phosphorus.
  • Clam covers your daily Vitamin B12 needs 3982% more than Crab.
  • Crab contains less Sodium.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Crustaceans, crab, blue, canned 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Crab
4
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4
Clam
Contains more Magnesium +100%
Contains more Copper +18.3%
Contains more Zinc +39.6%
Contains less Sodium -53.2%
Contains more Iron +462%
Contains more Potassium +142.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +44.4%
Equal in Calcium - 92
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 19% 28% 23% 26% 272% 104% 101% 74%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 106% 28% 56% 13% 230% 75% 145% 157%
Contains more Magnesium +100%
Contains more Copper +18.3%
Contains more Zinc +39.6%
Contains less Sodium -53.2%
Contains more Iron +462%
Contains more Potassium +142.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +44.4%
Equal in Calcium - 92

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
Crab
6
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6
Clam
Contains more Vitamin B5 +46.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +41.8%
Contains more Folate +75.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +569.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +28400%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +552.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +358.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +22.1%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +2869.7%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 11% 1% 37% 0% 6% 22% 52% 60% 36% 417% 1% 39%
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%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +46.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +41.8%
Contains more Folate +75.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +569.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +28400%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +552.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +358.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +22.1%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +2869.7%

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
56
Crab
1063
Clam
Mineral Summary Score
80
Crab
101
Clam

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
107%
Crab
153%
Clam
Carbohydrates
0%
Crab
5%
Clam
Fats
3%
Crab
9%
Clam

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.
Crab Clam
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

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Crab Clam
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?
Crab
Crab contains less Sodium (difference - 639mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Crab
Crab is lower in glycemic index (difference - 27)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Clam
Clam is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 30mg)
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 - 0.013g)
Which food is cheaper?
Clam
Clam is cheaper (difference - $12)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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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.
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Crab Clam Opinion
Calories 83 148 Clam
Protein 17.88 25.55 Clam
Fats 0.74 1.95 Clam
Vitamin C 3.3 22.1 Clam
Carbs 0 5.13 Clam
Cholesterol 97 67 Clam
Vitamin D 0 Crab
Iron 0.5 2.81 Clam
Calcium 91 92 Clam
Potassium 259 628 Clam
Magnesium 36 18 Crab
Sugar 0 Clam
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.814 0.688 Crab
Zinc 3.81 2.73 Crab
Starch 0 Crab
Phosphorus 234 338 Clam
Sodium 563 1202 Crab
Vitamin A 2 570 Clam
Vitamin E 1.84 Crab
Vitamin D 0 Crab
Vitamin B1 0.023 0.15 Clam
Vitamin B2 0.093 0.426 Clam
Vitamin B3 2.747 3.354 Clam
Vitamin B5 0.997 0.68 Crab
Vitamin B6 0.156 0.11 Crab
Vitamin B12 3.33 98.89 Clam
Vitamin K 0.3 Crab
Folate 51 29 Crab
Trans Fat 0.014 Clam
Saturated Fat 0.201 0.188 Clam
Monounsaturated Fat 0.129 0.172 Clam
Polyunsaturated fat 0.258 0.552 Clam
Tryptophan 0.226 0.286 Clam
Threonine 0.727 1.099 Clam
Isoleucine 0.776 1.112 Clam
Leucine 1.307 1.798 Clam
Lysine 1.386 1.909 Clam
Methionine 0.452 0.576 Clam
Phenylalanine 0.708 0.915 Clam
Valine 0.806 1.116 Clam
Histidine 0.393 0.49 Clam
Fructose 0 Crab

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. Crab - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171966/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.