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Crab meat vs. Surimi — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Crab meat and Surimi?

  • Crab meat has more Vitamin B12, Copper, Zinc, Selenium, Folate, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, and Vitamin B3 than Surimi.
  • Crab meat's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 413% higher.
  • Surimi is lower in Sodium.

We used Crustaceans, crab, alaska king, cooked, moist heat 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Calcium +555.6%
Contains more Iron +192.3%
Contains more Magnesium +46.5%
Contains more Potassium +133.9%
Contains more Zinc +2209.1%
Contains more Copper +3593.8%
Contains more Manganese +263.6%
Contains more Selenium +42.3%
Contains less Sodium -86.7%
Equal in Phosphorus - 282
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 18% 29% 45% 120% 24% 140% 208% 394% 6% 219%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 3% 10% 31% 121% 10% 19% 10% 11% 2% 154%
Contains more Calcium +555.6%
Contains more Iron +192.3%
Contains more Magnesium +46.5%
Contains more Potassium +133.9%
Contains more Zinc +2209.1%
Contains more Copper +3593.8%
Contains more Manganese +263.6%
Contains more Selenium +42.3%
Contains less Sodium -86.7%
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" charts 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 C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +165%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +161.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +509.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +471.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +500%
Contains more Folate +2450%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +618.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +131%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 2% 0% 0% 26% 14% 13% 26% 24% 42% 39% 1438% 0%
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 C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +165%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +161.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +509.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +471.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +500%
Contains more Folate +2450%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +618.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +131%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +27.5%
Contains more Fats +71.1%
Contains more Other +113.7%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Equal in Water - 76.34
19% 78%
Protein: 19.35 g
Fats: 1.54 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 77.55 g
Other: 1.56 g
15% 7% 76%
Protein: 15.18 g
Fats: 0.9 g
Carbs: 6.85 g
Water: 76.34 g
Other: 0.73 g
Contains more Protein +27.5%
Contains more Fats +71.1%
Contains more Other +113.7%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Equal in Water - 76.34

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -30.4%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +24.2%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +21%
16% 22% 63%
Saturated Fat: 0.133 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.185 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.536 g
24% 19% 57%
Saturated Fat: 0.191 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.149 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.443 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -30.4%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +24.2%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +21%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Crab meat Surimi Opinion
Net carbs 0g 6.85g Surimi
Protein 19.35g 15.18g Crab meat
Fats 1.54g 0.9g Crab meat
Carbs 0g 6.85g Surimi
Calories 97kcal 99kcal Surimi
Calcium 59mg 9mg Crab meat
Iron 0.76mg 0.26mg Crab meat
Magnesium 63mg 43mg Crab meat
Phosphorus 280mg 282mg Surimi
Potassium 262mg 112mg Crab meat
Sodium 1072mg 143mg Surimi
Zinc 7.62mg 0.33mg Crab meat
Copper 1.182mg 0.032mg Crab meat
Manganese 0.04mg 0.011mg Crab meat
Selenium 40µg 28.1µg Crab meat
Vitamin A 29IU 67IU Surimi
Vitamin A RAE 9µg 20µg Surimi
Vitamin E 0.63mg Surimi
Vitamin C 7.6mg 0mg Crab meat
Vitamin B1 0.053mg 0.02mg Crab meat
Vitamin B2 0.055mg 0.021mg Crab meat
Vitamin B3 1.34mg 0.22mg Crab meat
Vitamin B5 0.4mg 0.07mg Crab meat
Vitamin B6 0.18mg 0.03mg Crab meat
Folate 51µg 2µg Crab meat
Vitamin B12 11.5µg 1.6µg Crab meat
Vitamin K 0.1µg Surimi
Tryptophan 0.269mg 0.092mg Crab meat
Threonine 0.783mg 0.734mg Crab meat
Isoleucine 0.938mg 0.709mg Crab meat
Leucine 1.536mg 1.202mg Crab meat
Lysine 1.684mg 1.387mg Crab meat
Methionine 0.545mg 0.515mg Crab meat
Phenylalanine 0.817mg 0.595mg Crab meat
Valine 0.91mg 0.77mg Crab meat
Histidine 0.393mg 0.35mg Crab meat
Cholesterol 53mg 30mg Surimi
Saturated Fat 0.133g 0.191g Crab meat
Omega-3 - DHA 0.118g 0.241g Surimi
Omega-3 - EPA 0.295g 0.157g Crab meat
Omega-3 - DPA 0.031g 0.014g Crab meat
Monounsaturated Fat 0.185g 0.149g Crab meat
Polyunsaturated fat 0.536g 0.443g Crab meat

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Crab meat Surimi
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
135%
Crab meat
20%
Surimi
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
120%
Crab meat
37%
Surimi

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Surimi
Surimi contains less Sodium (difference - 929mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Surimi
Surimi is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 23mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Surimi
Surimi is cheaper (difference - $8)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Crab meat
Crab meat is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Crab meat
Crab meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.058g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Crab meat
Crab meat is lower in glycemic index (difference - 50)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Crab meat
Crab meat is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Crab meat
Crab meat 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. Crab meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174202/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.