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Shrimp vs. Clam — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Shrimp and Clam

  • The amount of Vitamin B12, Copper, Manganese, Iron, Vitamin B2, Selenium, Vitamin C, and Potassium in Clam is higher than in Shrimp.
  • Clam covers your daily Vitamin B12 needs 4051% more than Shrimp.
  • Clam has 3 times less Cholesterol than Shrimp. Shrimp has 211mg of Cholesterol, while Clam has 67mg.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Crustaceans, shrimp, mixed species, cooked, moist heat (may have been 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Shrimp
2
:
8
Clam
Contains more Magnesium +105.6%
Contains less Sodium -21.2%
Contains more Iron +778.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +10.5%
Contains more Potassium +269.4%
Contains more Zinc +67.5%
Contains more Copper +166.7%
Contains more Manganese +1940.8%
Contains more Selenium +29.3%
Equal in Calcium - 92
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 28% 12% 27% 132% 15% 124% 45% 86% 7% 270%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 28% 106% 13% 145% 56% 157% 75% 230% 131% 350%
Contains more Magnesium +105.6%
Contains less Sodium -21.2%
Contains more Iron +778.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +10.5%
Contains more Potassium +269.4%
Contains more Zinc +67.5%
Contains more Copper +166.7%
Contains more Manganese +1940.8%
Contains more Selenium +29.3%
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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Shrimp
4
:
8
Clam
Contains more Vitamin B6 +120%
Contains more Vitamin A +89.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +368.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1675%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +25.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +31%
Contains more Folate +20.8%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +5857.2%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 19% 44% 3% 0% 8% 6% 51% 32% 56% 18% 208% 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 +120%
Contains more Vitamin A +89.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +368.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1675%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +25.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +31%
Contains more Folate +20.8%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +5857.2%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Shrimp
1
:
4
Clam
Contains more Water +12.4%
Contains more Protein +12.2%
Contains more Fats +14.7%
Contains more Carbs +237.5%
Contains more Other +52.9%
23% 2% 72% 2%
Protein: 22.78 g
Fats: 1.7 g
Carbs: 1.52 g
Water: 71.56 g
Other: 2.44 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 +12.4%
Contains more Protein +12.2%
Contains more Fats +14.7%
Contains more Carbs +237.5%
Contains more Other +52.9%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Shrimp
2
:
1
Clam
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +109.9%
Contains less Saturated Fat -63.9%
Equal in Polyunsaturated fat - 0.552
35% 25% 40%
Saturated Fat: 0.521 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.361 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.59 g
21% 19% 61%
Saturated Fat: 0.188 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.172 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.552 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +109.9%
Contains less Saturated Fat -63.9%
Equal in Polyunsaturated fat - 0.552

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Shrimp Clam Opinion
Net carbs 1.52g 5.13g Clam
Protein 22.78g 25.55g Clam
Fats 1.7g 1.95g Clam
Carbs 1.52g 5.13g Clam
Calories 119kcal 148kcal Clam
Calcium 91mg 92mg Clam
Iron 0.32mg 2.81mg Clam
Magnesium 37mg 18mg Shrimp
Phosphorus 306mg 338mg Clam
Potassium 170mg 628mg Clam
Sodium 947mg 1202mg Shrimp
Zinc 1.63mg 2.73mg Clam
Copper 0.258mg 0.688mg Clam
Manganese 0.049mg 1mg Clam
Selenium 49.5µg 64µg Clam
Vitamin A 301IU 570IU Clam
Vitamin A RAE 90µg 171µg Clam
Vitamin E 2.2mg Shrimp
Vitamin D 4IU Shrimp
Vitamin D 0.1µg Shrimp
Vitamin C 0mg 22.1mg Clam
Vitamin B1 0.032mg 0.15mg Clam
Vitamin B2 0.024mg 0.426mg Clam
Vitamin B3 2.678mg 3.354mg Clam
Vitamin B5 0.519mg 0.68mg Clam
Vitamin B6 0.242mg 0.11mg Shrimp
Folate 24µg 29µg Clam
Vitamin B12 1.66µg 98.89µg Clam
Vitamin K 0.4µg Shrimp
Tryptophan 0.26mg 0.286mg Clam
Threonine 0.904mg 1.099mg Clam
Isoleucine 1.05mg 1.112mg Clam
Leucine 1.95mg 1.798mg Shrimp
Lysine 2.172mg 1.909mg Shrimp
Methionine 0.665mg 0.576mg Shrimp
Phenylalanine 0.992mg 0.915mg Shrimp
Valine 1.067mg 1.116mg Clam
Histidine 0.501mg 0.49mg Shrimp
Cholesterol 211mg 67mg Clam
Trans Fat 0.035g Clam
Saturated Fat 0.521g 0.188g Clam
Omega-3 - DHA 0.141g 0.146g Clam
Omega-3 - EPA 0.135g 0.138g Clam
Omega-3 - DPA 0.012g 0.104g Clam
Monounsaturated Fat 0.361g 0.172g Shrimp
Polyunsaturated fat 0.59g 0.552g Shrimp
Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid 0.012g Shrimp

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Shrimp 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
37%
Shrimp
1063%
Clam
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
74%
Shrimp
129%
Clam

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Shrimp
Shrimp contains less Sodium (difference - 255mg)
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 - 144mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Clam
Clam is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.333g)
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

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/171971/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.