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Alaska pollock vs Surimi - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Alaska pollock and Surimi?

  • Alaska pollock has more Vitamin B12, Selenium, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B2, Potassium, Magnesium, and Vitamin B5 than Surimi.
  • Alaska pollock's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 86% higher.
  • Surimi has 18 times less Vitamin B3 than Alaska pollock. Alaska pollock has 3.949mg of Vitamin B3, while Surimi has 0.22mg.
  • Surimi is lower in Sodium.

We used Fish, pollock, Alaska, cooked, dry heat (may have been previously frozen) and Fish, surimi types in this comparison.

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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
Contains more Calcium +700%
Contains more Iron +115.4%
Contains more Magnesium +88.4%
Contains more Potassium +283.9%
Contains more Zinc +72.7%
Contains more Copper +87.5%
Contains less Sodium -65.9%
Equal in Phosphorus - 282
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 22% 22% 58% 115% 38% 55% 16% 20%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 10% 31% 121% 10% 19% 10% 11%
Contains more Calcium +700%
Contains more Iron +115.4%
Contains more Magnesium +88.4%
Contains more Potassium +283.9%
Contains more Zinc +72.7%
Contains more Copper +87.5%
Contains less Sodium -65.9%
Equal in Phosphorus - 282

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
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Surimi
Contains more Vitamin B1 +170%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +961.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1695%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +517.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +996.7%
Contains more Folate +50%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +128.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +31.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +125%
Equal in Vitamin K - 0.1
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 4% 6% 39% 0% 14% 52% 75% 26% 76% 3% 458% 1%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 5% 13% 0% 0% 5% 5% 5% 5% 7% 2% 200% 1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +170%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +961.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1695%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +517.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +996.7%
Contains more Folate +50%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +128.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +31.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +125%
Equal in Vitamin K - 0.1

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.
Alaska pollock Surimi
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Alaska pollock Surimi Opinion
Net carbs 0g 6.85g Surimi
Protein 23.48g 15.18g Alaska pollock
Fats 1.18g 0.9g Alaska pollock
Carbs 0g 6.85g Surimi
Calories 111kcal 99kcal Alaska pollock
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 72mg 9mg Alaska pollock
Iron 0.56mg 0.26mg Alaska pollock
Magnesium 81mg 43mg Alaska pollock
Phosphorus 267mg 282mg Surimi
Potassium 430mg 112mg Alaska pollock
Sodium 419mg 143mg Surimi
Zinc 0.57mg 0.33mg Alaska pollock
Copper 0.06mg 0.032mg Alaska pollock
Vitamin A 51IU 67IU Surimi
Vitamin E 0.28mg 0.63mg Surimi
Vitamin D 51IU IU Alaska pollock
Vitamin D 1.3µg µg Alaska pollock
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.054mg 0.02mg Alaska pollock
Vitamin B2 0.223mg 0.021mg Alaska pollock
Vitamin B3 3.949mg 0.22mg Alaska pollock
Vitamin B5 0.432mg 0.07mg Alaska pollock
Vitamin B6 0.329mg 0.03mg Alaska pollock
Folate 3µg 2µg Alaska pollock
Vitamin B12 3.66µg 1.6µg Alaska pollock
Vitamin K 0.1µg 0.1µg
Tryptophan 0.263mg 0.092mg Alaska pollock
Threonine 1.029mg 0.734mg Alaska pollock
Isoleucine 1.082mg 0.709mg Alaska pollock
Leucine 1.908mg 1.202mg Alaska pollock
Lysine 2.157mg 1.387mg Alaska pollock
Methionine 0.696mg 0.515mg Alaska pollock
Phenylalanine 0.917mg 0.595mg Alaska pollock
Valine 1.21mg 0.77mg Alaska pollock
Histidine 0.691mg 0.35mg Alaska pollock
Cholesterol 86mg 30mg Surimi
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 0.159g 0.191g Alaska pollock
Monounsaturated Fat 0.134g 0.149g Surimi
Polyunsaturated fat 0.583g 0.443g Alaska pollock

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Alaska pollock Surimi
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
62
Alaska pollock
20
Surimi
Mineral Summary Score
43
Alaska pollock
27
Surimi

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
141%
Alaska pollock
91%
Surimi
Carbohydrates
0%
Alaska pollock
7%
Surimi
Fats
5%
Alaska pollock
4%
Surimi

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Surimi
Surimi contains less Sodium (difference - 276mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Surimi
Surimi is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 56mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Surimi
Surimi is cheaper (difference - $3)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Alaska pollock
Alaska pollock is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.032g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Alaska pollock
Alaska pollock is lower in glycemic index (difference - 50)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Alaska pollock
Alaska pollock is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Alaska pollock
Alaska pollock is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar (0 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. Alaska pollock - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173681/nutrients
  2. Surimi - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173702/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.