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Shrimp vs Clam - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Shrimp and Clam

  • Shrimp has more Magnesium, however Clam is richer in Manganese, Copper, Iron, Phosphorus, Potassium, and Zinc.
  • 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
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6
Clam
Contains more Magnesium +116.7%
Contains less Sodium -90.8%
Contains more Calcium +31.4%
Contains more Iron +451%
Contains more Phosphorus +42.6%
Contains more Potassium +142.5%
Contains more Zinc +66.5%
Contains more Copper +81.5%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 22% 20% 28% 102% 23% 15% 45% 127%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 28% 106% 13% 145% 56% 157% 75% 230%
Contains more Magnesium +116.7%
Contains less Sodium -90.8%
Contains more Calcium +31.4%
Contains more Iron +451%
Contains more Phosphorus +42.6%
Contains more Potassium +142.5%
Contains more Zinc +66.5%
Contains more Copper +81.5%

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
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9
Clam
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
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%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Shrimp Clam Opinion
Net carbs 0.2g 5.13g Clam
Protein 23.98g 25.55g Clam
Fats 0.28g 1.95g Clam
Carbs 0.2g 5.13g Clam
Calories 99kcal 148kcal Clam
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g g
Fiber g 0g Clam
Calcium 70mg 92mg Clam
Iron 0.51mg 2.81mg Clam
Magnesium 39mg 18mg Shrimp
Phosphorus 237mg 338mg Clam
Potassium 259mg 628mg Clam
Sodium 111mg 1202mg Shrimp
Zinc 1.64mg 2.73mg Clam
Copper 0.379mg 0.688mg Clam
Vitamin A IU 570IU Clam
Vitamin E mg mg
Vitamin D IU IU
Vitamin D µg µg
Vitamin C mg 22.1mg Clam
Vitamin B1 mg 0.15mg Clam
Vitamin B2 mg 0.426mg Clam
Vitamin B3 mg 3.354mg Clam
Vitamin B5 mg 0.68mg Clam
Vitamin B6 mg 0.11mg Clam
Folate µg 29µg Clam
Vitamin B12 µg 98.89µg Clam
Vitamin K µg µg
Tryptophan mg 0.286mg Clam
Threonine mg 1.099mg Clam
Isoleucine mg 1.112mg Clam
Leucine mg 1.798mg Clam
Lysine mg 1.909mg Clam
Methionine mg 0.576mg Clam
Phenylalanine mg 0.915mg Clam
Valine mg 1.116mg Clam
Histidine mg 0.49mg Clam
Cholesterol 189mg 67mg Clam
Trans Fat 0.002g g Clam
Saturated Fat 0.056g 0.188g Shrimp
Monounsaturated Fat 0.048g 0.172g Clam
Polyunsaturated fat 0.079g 0.552g Clam

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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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

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)

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.