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Shrimp vs Clam - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Shrimp and Clam

  • 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.
  • Clam has 3 times less Cholesterol than Shrimp. Shrimp has 189mg of Cholesterol, while Clam has 67mg.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Crustaceans, shrimp, cooked (not previously frozen) 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
Shrimp
2
:
6
Clam
Contains more Magnesium +116.7%
Contains less Sodium -90.8%
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%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 20% 22% 23% 28% 127% 45% 102% 15%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 106% 28% 56% 13% 230% 75% 145% 157%
Contains more Magnesium +116.7%
Contains less Sodium -90.8%
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%

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
Shrimp
0
:
9
Clam
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 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 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
0
Shrimp
1063
Clam
Mineral Summary Score
47
Shrimp
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
144%
Shrimp
153%
Clam
Carbohydrates
0%
Shrimp
5%
Clam
Fats
1%
Shrimp
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.
Shrimp Clam
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

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Shrimp 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?
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)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Shrimp Clam Opinion
Calories 99 148 Clam
Protein 23.98 25.55 Clam
Fats 0.28 1.95 Clam
Vitamin C 22.1 Clam
Carbs 0.2 5.13 Clam
Cholesterol 189 67 Clam
Vitamin D
Iron 0.51 2.81 Clam
Calcium 70 92 Clam
Potassium 259 628 Clam
Magnesium 39 18 Shrimp
Sugar
Fiber 0 Clam
Copper 0.379 0.688 Clam
Zinc 1.64 2.73 Clam
Starch
Phosphorus 237 338 Clam
Sodium 111 1202 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 0.056 0.188 Shrimp
Monounsaturated Fat 0.048 0.172 Clam
Polyunsaturated fat 0.079 0.552 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 to the foods presented on this page can be found below.

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