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Shark vs Clam - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Shark and Clam

  • Shark is richer in Vitamin B6, yet Clam is richer in Vitamin B12, Copper, Selenium, Manganese, Vitamin B2, Iron, Vitamin C, and Zinc.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 from Clam is 4058% higher.
  • Shark contains 4 times more Vitamin B6 than Clam. Shark contains 0.4mg of Vitamin B6, while Clam contains 0.11mg.
  • Shark contains less Sodium.

Food types used in this article are Fish, shark, mixed species, raw 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
Shark
2
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6
Clam
Contains more Magnesium +172.2%
Contains less Sodium -93.4%
Contains more Calcium +170.6%
Contains more Iron +234.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +61%
Contains more Potassium +292.5%
Contains more Zinc +534.9%
Contains more Copper +1984.8%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 11% 32% 35% 90% 15% 11% 12% 11%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 28% 106% 13% 145% 56% 157% 75% 230%
Contains more Magnesium +172.2%
Contains less Sodium -93.4%
Contains more Calcium +170.6%
Contains more Iron +234.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +61%
Contains more Potassium +292.5%
Contains more Zinc +534.9%
Contains more Copper +1984.8%

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
Shark
5
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7
Clam
Contains more Vitamin B6 +263.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +144.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +257.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +587.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +14.2%
Contains more Folate +866.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +6536.9%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.68
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 14% 20% 18% 0% 11% 15% 56% 42% 93% 3% 187% 1%
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%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +263.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +144.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +257.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +587.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +14.2%
Contains more Folate +866.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +6536.9%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.68

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Shark Clam
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
38
Shark
1063
Clam
Mineral Summary Score
27
Shark
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
126%
Shark
153%
Clam
Carbohydrates
0%
Shark
5%
Clam
Fats
21%
Shark
9%
Clam

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Shark
Shark contains less Sodium (difference - 1123mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Shark
Shark is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 16mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Shark
Shark 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 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?
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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

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. Shark - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173697/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.