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Salmon vs Surimi - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Salmon and Surimi

  • Salmon is higher in Vitamin B12, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B2, Copper, Vitamin B1, Selenium and Potassium, yet Surimi is higher in Phosphorus.
  • Salmon covers your daily Vitamin B12 needs 66% more than Surimi.
  • Salmon contains 36 times more Vitamin B3 than Surimi. While Salmon contains 7.86mg of Vitamin B3, Surimi contains only 0.22mg.

Food varieties used in this article are Fish, salmon, Atlantic, wild, raw 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
Salmon
6
:
2
Surimi
Contains more Iron +207.7%
Contains more Calcium +33.3%
Contains more Potassium +337.5%
Contains more Copper +681.3%
Contains more Zinc +93.9%
Contains less Sodium -69.2%
Contains more Magnesium +48.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +41%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 30% 4% 44% 21% 84% 18% 86% 6%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 10% 3% 10% 31% 11% 10% 121% 19%
Contains more Iron +207.7%
Contains more Calcium +33.3%
Contains more Potassium +337.5%
Contains more Copper +681.3%
Contains more Zinc +93.9%
Contains less Sodium -69.2%
Contains more Magnesium +48.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +41%

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
Salmon
7
:
3
Surimi
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1030%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1709.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +3472.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +2277.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +2626.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +98.8%
Contains more Folate +1150%
Contains more Vitamin A +67.5%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 3% 0% 0% 57% 88% 148% 100% 189% 398% 0% 19%
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 +1030%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1709.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +3472.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +2277.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +2626.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +98.8%
Contains more Folate +1150%
Contains more Vitamin A +67.5%

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
83
Salmon
20
Surimi
Mineral Summary Score
36
Salmon
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
119%
Salmon
91%
Surimi
Carbohydrates
0%
Salmon
7%
Surimi
Fats
29%
Salmon
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.
Salmon Surimi
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Rich in minerals Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Salmon 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 - 25mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Surimi
Surimi is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.79g)
Which food is cheaper?
Surimi
Surimi is cheaper (difference - $9)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Salmon
Salmon contains less Sugars (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Salmon
Salmon contains less Sodium (difference - 99mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Salmon
Salmon is lower in glycemic index (difference - 50)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Salmon
Salmon is relatively richer in vitamins
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.

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 Salmon Surimi Opinion
Calories 142 99 Salmon
Protein 19.84 15.18 Salmon
Fats 6.34 0.9 Salmon
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 0 6.85 Surimi
Cholesterol 55 30 Surimi
Vitamin D
Iron 0.8 0.26 Salmon
Calcium 12 9 Salmon
Potassium 490 112 Salmon
Magnesium 29 43 Surimi
Sugars 0 Salmon
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.25 0.032 Salmon
Zinc 0.64 0.33 Salmon
Starch
Phosphorus 200 282 Surimi
Sodium 44 143 Salmon
Vitamin A 40 67 Surimi
Vitamin E 0.63 Surimi
Vitamin D
Vitamin B1 0.226 0.02 Salmon
Vitamin B2 0.38 0.021 Salmon
Vitamin B3 7.86 0.22 Salmon
Vitamin B5 1.664 0.07 Salmon
Vitamin B6 0.818 0.03 Salmon
Vitamin B12 3.18 1.6 Salmon
Vitamin K 0.1 Surimi
Folate 25 2 Salmon
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 0.981 0.191 Surimi
Monounsaturated Fat 2.103 0.149 Salmon
Polyunsaturated fat 2.539 0.443 Salmon
Tryptophan 0.222 0.092 Salmon
Threonine 0.87 0.734 Salmon
Isoleucine 0.914 0.709 Salmon
Leucine 1.613 1.202 Salmon
Lysine 1.822 1.387 Salmon
Methionine 0.587 0.515 Salmon
Phenylalanine 0.775 0.595 Salmon
Valine 1.022 0.77 Salmon
Histidine 0.584 0.35 Salmon
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. Salmon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173686/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.