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Mackerel vs Surimi - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Mackerel and Surimi different?

  • Mackerel has more Vitamin B12, Selenium, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B3, Iron, Vitamin B2 and Potassium than Surimi.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 from Mackerel is 433% higher.
  • Mackerel contains 37 times more Saturated Fat than Surimi. While Mackerel contains 7.148g of Saturated Fat, Surimi contains only 0.191g.

Fish, mackerel, salted and Fish, surimi are the varieties used 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 +438.5%
Contains more Calcium +633.3%
Contains more Potassium +364.3%
Contains more Magnesium +39.5%
Contains more Copper +212.5%
Contains more Zinc +233.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +11%
Contains less Sodium -96.8%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 53% 20% 46% 43% 34% 30% 109% 581%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 10% 3% 10% 31% 11% 10% 121% 19%
Contains more Iron +438.5%
Contains more Calcium +633.3%
Contains more Potassium +364.3%
Contains more Magnesium +39.5%
Contains more Copper +212.5%
Contains more Zinc +233.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +11%
Contains less Sodium -96.8%

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 A +134.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +277.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +804.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1400%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1266.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +650%
Contains more Vitamin K +7700%
Contains more Folate +650%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.02
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 10% 48% 756% 5% 44% 62% 0% 95% 1500% 20% 12%
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 A +134.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +277.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +804.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1400%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1266.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +650%
Contains more Vitamin K +7700%
Contains more Folate +650%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.02

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
212
Mackerel
20
Surimi
Mineral Summary Score
114
Mackerel
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
111%
Mackerel
91%
Surimi
Carbohydrates
0%
Mackerel
7%
Surimi
Fats
116%
Mackerel
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.
Mackerel 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 Sugars Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Mackerel 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 - 65mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Surimi
Surimi contains less Sodium (difference - 4307mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Surimi
Surimi is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 6.957g)
Which food is cheaper?
Surimi
Surimi is cheaper (difference - $3)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Mackerel
Mackerel is lower in glycemic index (difference - 50)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Mackerel
Mackerel is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Mackerel
Mackerel is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sugars?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugars (0 g)

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 Mackerel Surimi Opinion
Calories 305 99 Mackerel
Protein 18.5 15.18 Mackerel
Fats 25.1 0.9 Mackerel
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 0 6.85 Surimi
Cholesterol 95 30 Surimi
Vitamin D 1006 Mackerel
Iron 1.4 0.26 Mackerel
Calcium 66 9 Mackerel
Potassium 520 112 Mackerel
Magnesium 60 43 Mackerel
Sugars 0 0
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.1 0.032 Mackerel
Zinc 1.1 0.33 Mackerel
Starch
Phosphorus 254 282 Surimi
Sodium 4450 143 Surimi
Vitamin A 157 67 Mackerel
Vitamin E 2.38 0.63 Mackerel
Vitamin D 25.2 Mackerel
Vitamin B1 0.02 0.02
Vitamin B2 0.19 0.021 Mackerel
Vitamin B3 3.3 0.22 Mackerel
Vitamin B5 0.07 Surimi
Vitamin B6 0.41 0.03 Mackerel
Vitamin B12 12 1.6 Mackerel
Vitamin K 7.8 0.1 Mackerel
Folate 15 2 Mackerel
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 7.148 0.191 Surimi
Monounsaturated Fat 8.32 0.149 Mackerel
Polyunsaturated fat 6.21 0.443 Mackerel
Tryptophan 0.092 Surimi
Threonine 0.734 Surimi
Isoleucine 0.709 Surimi
Leucine 1.202 Surimi
Lysine 1.387 Surimi
Methionine 0.515 Surimi
Phenylalanine 0.595 Surimi
Valine 0.77 Surimi
Histidine 0.35 Surimi
Fructose

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. Mackerel - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168149/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.