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Sardine vs Surimi - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Sardine and Surimi?

  • The amount of Vitamin B12, Selenium, Calcium, Iron, Vitamin B3, Phosphorus, Copper, Vitamin B2, and Vitamin B5 in Sardine is higher than in Surimi.
  • Sardine's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 306% more.
  • Surimi contains 42 times less Calcium than Sardine. Sardine contains 382mg of Calcium, while Surimi contains 9mg.
  • Surimi has less Cholesterol.

We used Fish, sardine, Atlantic, canned in oil, drained solids with bone 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 Calcium +4144.4%
Contains more Iron +1023.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +73.8%
Contains more Potassium +254.5%
Contains more Zinc +297%
Contains more Copper +481.3%
Contains more Magnesium +10.3%
Contains less Sodium -53.4%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 115% 110% 28% 210% 36% 41% 36% 62%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 10% 31% 121% 10% 19% 10% 11%
Contains more Calcium +4144.4%
Contains more Iron +1023.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +73.8%
Contains more Potassium +254.5%
Contains more Zinc +297%
Contains more Copper +481.3%
Contains more Magnesium +10.3%
Contains less Sodium -53.4%

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
Sardine
11
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Surimi
Contains more Vitamin A +61.2%
Contains more Vitamin E +223.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +300%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +981%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +2284.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +817.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +456.7%
Contains more Folate +400%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +458.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +2500%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 7% 41% 144% 0% 20% 53% 99% 39% 39% 8% 1118% 7%
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 A +61.2%
Contains more Vitamin E +223.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +300%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +981%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +2284.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +817.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +456.7%
Contains more Folate +400%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +458.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +2500%

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.
Sardine Surimi
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol 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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Sardine Surimi Opinion
Net carbs 0g 6.85g Surimi
Protein 24.62g 15.18g Sardine
Fats 11.45g 0.9g Sardine
Carbs 0g 6.85g Surimi
Calories 208kcal 99kcal Sardine
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 382mg 9mg Sardine
Iron 2.92mg 0.26mg Sardine
Magnesium 39mg 43mg Surimi
Phosphorus 490mg 282mg Sardine
Potassium 397mg 112mg Sardine
Sodium 307mg 143mg Surimi
Zinc 1.31mg 0.33mg Sardine
Copper 0.186mg 0.032mg Sardine
Vitamin A 108IU 67IU Sardine
Vitamin E 2.04mg 0.63mg Sardine
Vitamin D 193IU IU Sardine
Vitamin D 4.8µg µg Sardine
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.08mg 0.02mg Sardine
Vitamin B2 0.227mg 0.021mg Sardine
Vitamin B3 5.245mg 0.22mg Sardine
Vitamin B5 0.642mg 0.07mg Sardine
Vitamin B6 0.167mg 0.03mg Sardine
Folate 10µg 2µg Sardine
Vitamin B12 8.94µg 1.6µg Sardine
Vitamin K 2.6µg 0.1µg Sardine
Tryptophan 0.276mg 0.092mg Sardine
Threonine 1.079mg 0.734mg Sardine
Isoleucine 1.134mg 0.709mg Sardine
Leucine 2.001mg 1.202mg Sardine
Lysine 2.26mg 1.387mg Sardine
Methionine 0.729mg 0.515mg Sardine
Phenylalanine 0.961mg 0.595mg Sardine
Valine 1.268mg 0.77mg Sardine
Histidine 0.725mg 0.35mg Sardine
Cholesterol 142mg 30mg Surimi
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 1.528g 0.191g Surimi
Monounsaturated Fat 3.869g 0.149g Sardine
Polyunsaturated fat 5.148g 0.443g Sardine

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Sardine 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
131
Sardine
20
Surimi
Mineral Summary Score
79
Sardine
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
148%
Sardine
91%
Surimi
Carbohydrates
0%
Sardine
7%
Surimi
Fats
53%
Sardine
4%
Surimi

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Surimi
Surimi contains less Sodium (difference - 164mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Surimi
Surimi is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 112mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Surimi
Surimi is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.337g)
Which food is cheaper?
Surimi
Surimi is cheaper (difference - $3)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Sardine
Sardine is lower in glycemic index (difference - 50)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Sardine
Sardine is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Sardine
Sardine 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. Sardine - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/175139/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.