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Crab vs Surimi - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Crab and Surimi

  • The amount of Copper, Vitamin B12, Zinc, Selenium, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B3, Folate, and Vitamin B6 in Crab is higher than in Surimi.
  • Crab covers your daily Copper needs 87% more than Surimi.
  • Surimi has 26 times less Folate than Crab. Crab has 51µg of Folate, while Surimi has 2µg.
  • Surimi contains less Sodium.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Crustaceans, crab, blue, canned and Fish, surimi.

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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
Crab
5
:
3
Surimi
Contains more Iron +92.3%
Contains more Calcium +911.1%
Contains more Potassium +131.3%
Contains more Copper +2443.8%
Contains more Zinc +1054.5%
Contains more Magnesium +19.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +20.5%
Contains less Sodium -74.6%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 19% 28% 23% 26% 272% 104% 101% 74%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 10% 3% 10% 31% 11% 10% 121% 19%
Contains more Iron +92.3%
Contains more Calcium +911.1%
Contains more Potassium +131.3%
Contains more Copper +2443.8%
Contains more Zinc +1054.5%
Contains more Magnesium +19.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +20.5%
Contains less Sodium -74.6%

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
Crab
11
:
1
Surimi
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +192.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +15%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +342.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1148.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +1324.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +420%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +108.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +200%
Contains more Folate +2450%
Contains more Vitamin A +3250%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 11% 1% 37% 0% 6% 22% 52% 60% 36% 417% 1% 39%
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 C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +192.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +15%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +342.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1148.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +1324.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +420%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +108.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +200%
Contains more Folate +2450%
Contains more Vitamin A +3250%

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
56
Crab
20
Surimi
Mineral Summary Score
80
Crab
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
107%
Crab
91%
Surimi
Carbohydrates
0%
Crab
7%
Surimi
Fats
3%
Crab
4%
Surimi

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

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Crab Surimi
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Surimi
Surimi is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 67mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Surimi
Surimi contains less Sodium (difference - 420mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Surimi
Surimi is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.01g)
Which food is cheaper?
Surimi
Surimi is cheaper (difference - $8)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Crab
Crab is lower in glycemic index (difference - 50)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Crab
Crab is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Crab
Crab is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar (0 g)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Crab Surimi Opinion
Calories 83 99 Surimi
Protein 17.88 15.18 Crab
Fats 0.74 0.9 Surimi
Vitamin C 3.3 0 Crab
Carbs 0 6.85 Surimi
Cholesterol 97 30 Surimi
Vitamin D 0 Crab
Iron 0.5 0.26 Crab
Calcium 91 9 Crab
Potassium 259 112 Crab
Magnesium 36 43 Surimi
Sugar 0 0
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.814 0.032 Crab
Zinc 3.81 0.33 Crab
Starch 0 Crab
Phosphorus 234 282 Surimi
Sodium 563 143 Surimi
Vitamin A 2 67 Surimi
Vitamin E 1.84 0.63 Crab
Vitamin D 0 Crab
Vitamin B1 0.023 0.02 Crab
Vitamin B2 0.093 0.021 Crab
Vitamin B3 2.747 0.22 Crab
Vitamin B5 0.997 0.07 Crab
Vitamin B6 0.156 0.03 Crab
Vitamin B12 3.33 1.6 Crab
Vitamin K 0.3 0.1 Crab
Folate 51 2 Crab
Trans Fat 0.014 Surimi
Saturated Fat 0.201 0.191 Surimi
Monounsaturated Fat 0.129 0.149 Surimi
Polyunsaturated fat 0.258 0.443 Surimi
Tryptophan 0.226 0.092 Crab
Threonine 0.727 0.734 Surimi
Isoleucine 0.776 0.709 Crab
Leucine 1.307 1.202 Crab
Lysine 1.386 1.387 Surimi
Methionine 0.452 0.515 Surimi
Phenylalanine 0.708 0.595 Crab
Valine 0.806 0.77 Crab
Histidine 0.393 0.35 Crab
Fructose 0 Crab

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 - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171966/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.