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Crab stick vs Surimi - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Crab stick and Surimi?

  • Crab stick is higher in Vitamin B6, however Surimi is richer in Vitamin B12 and Selenium.
  • Surimi's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 43% more.
  • Surimi contains 4 times less Vitamin B6 than Crab stick. Crab stick contains 0.13mg of Vitamin B6, while Surimi contains 0.03mg.
  • Surimi has less Sodium.

We used Crustaceans, crab, alaska king, imitation, made from surimi and Fish, surimi types in this article.

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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
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Surimi
Contains more Iron +50%
Contains more Calcium +44.4%
Contains more Potassium +24.4%
Contains less Sodium -73%
Equal in Magnesium - 43
Equal in Copper - 0.032
Equal in Zinc - 0.33
Equal in Phosphorus - 282
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 15% 4% 8% 31% 11% 10% 121% 69%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 10% 3% 10% 31% 11% 10% 121% 19%
Contains more Iron +50%
Contains more Calcium +44.4%
Contains more Potassium +24.4%
Contains less Sodium -73%
Equal in Magnesium - 43
Equal in Copper - 0.032
Equal in Zinc - 0.33
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 +50%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +281%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +181.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +333.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +300%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +270.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +180.7%
Contains more Folate +∞%
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% 4% 0% 8% 19% 12% 0% 30% 72% 1% 0%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 5% 13% 0% 5% 5% 5% 5% 7% 200% 1% 2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +50%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +281%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +181.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +333.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +300%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +270.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +180.7%
Contains more Folate +∞%

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
12
Crab stick
20
Surimi
Mineral Summary Score
33
Crab stick
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 the food
Protein
46%
Crab stick
91%
Surimi
Carbohydrates
15%
Crab stick
7%
Surimi
Fats
2%
Crab stick
4%
Surimi

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Crab stick Surimi
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Crab stick Surimi
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sugars?
Surimi
Surimi contains less Sugars (difference - 6.25g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Surimi
Surimi contains less Sodium (difference - 386mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Surimi
Surimi is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.025g)
Which food is cheaper?
Surimi
Surimi is cheaper (difference - $8)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Crab stick
Crab stick is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 10mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (50)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Crab stick Surimi Opinion
Calories 95 99 Surimi
Protein 7.62 15.18 Surimi
Fats 0.46 0.9 Surimi
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 15 6.85 Crab stick
Cholesterol 20 30 Crab stick
Vitamin D 0 Crab stick
Iron 0.39 0.26 Crab stick
Calcium 13 9 Crab stick
Potassium 90 112 Surimi
Magnesium 43 43
Sugars 6.25 0 Surimi
Fiber 0.5 0 Crab stick
Copper 0.032 0.032
Zinc 0.33 0.33
Starch 3.5 Crab stick
Phosphorus 282 282
Sodium 529 143 Surimi
Vitamin A 0 67 Surimi
Vitamin E 0.17 0.63 Surimi
Vitamin D 0 Crab stick
Vitamin B1 0.03 0.02 Crab stick
Vitamin B2 0.08 0.021 Crab stick
Vitamin B3 0.62 0.22 Crab stick
Vitamin B5 0 0.07 Surimi
Vitamin B6 0.13 0.03 Crab stick
Vitamin B12 0.57 1.6 Surimi
Vitamin K 0.4 0.1 Crab stick
Folate 0 2 Surimi
Trans Fat 0.008 Surimi
Saturated Fat 0.216 0.191 Surimi
Monounsaturated Fat 0.275 0.149 Crab stick
Polyunsaturated fat 0.143 0.443 Surimi
Tryptophan 0.075 0.092 Surimi
Threonine 0.285 0.734 Surimi
Isoleucine 0.23 0.709 Surimi
Leucine 0.607 1.202 Surimi
Lysine 0.707 1.387 Surimi
Methionine 0.261 0.515 Surimi
Phenylalanine 0.26 0.595 Surimi
Valine 0.286 0.77 Surimi
Histidine 0.156 0.35 Surimi
Fructose 0.62 Crab stick

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 of the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Crab stick - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174203/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.