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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 Iron +1023.1%
Contains more Calcium +4144.4%
Contains more Potassium +254.5%
Contains more Copper +481.3%
Contains more Zinc +297%
Contains more Phosphorus +73.8%
Contains more Magnesium +10.3%
Contains less Sodium -53.4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 110% 115% 36% 28% 62% 36% 210% 41%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 10% 3% 10% 31% 11% 10% 121% 19%
Contains more Iron +1023.1%
Contains more Calcium +4144.4%
Contains more Potassium +254.5%
Contains more Copper +481.3%
Contains more Zinc +297%
Contains more Phosphorus +73.8%
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 Vitamin B12 +458.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +2500%
Contains more Folate +400%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 7% 41% 144% 20% 53% 99% 39% 39% 1118% 7% 8%
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 +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 Vitamin B12 +458.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +2500%
Contains more Folate +400%

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 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 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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Sardine 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 - 112mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Surimi
Surimi contains less Sodium (difference - 164mg)
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)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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