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Gefilte fish vs Surimi - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Gefilte fish and Surimi different?

  • Gefilte fish is higher in Iron and Copper, however Surimi is richer in Selenium, Vitamin B12, Phosphorus and Magnesium.
  • Daily need coverage for Selenium from Surimi is 32% higher.
  • Gefilte fish contains 10 times more Iron than Surimi. While Gefilte fish contains 2.48mg of Iron, Surimi contains only 0.26mg.
  • Surimi has less Sodium.

Fish, gefiltefish, commercial, sweet recipe 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 +853.8%
Contains more Calcium +155.6%
Contains more Copper +509.4%
Contains more Zinc +148.5%
Contains more Potassium +23.1%
Contains more Magnesium +377.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +286.3%
Contains less Sodium -72.7%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 93% 7% 9% 7% 65% 23% 32% 69%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 10% 3% 10% 31% 11% 10% 121% 19%
Contains more Iron +853.8%
Contains more Calcium +155.6%
Contains more Copper +509.4%
Contains more Zinc +148.5%
Contains more Potassium +23.1%
Contains more Magnesium +377.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +286.3%
Contains less Sodium -72.7%

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 C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +32.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +225%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +181%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +354.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +185.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +166.7%
Contains more Folate +50%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +90.5%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 3% 6% 0% 0% 17% 14% 19% 12% 19% 105% 0% 3%
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 A +32.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +225%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +181%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +354.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +185.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +166.7%
Contains more Folate +50%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +90.5%

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
16
Gefilte fish
20
Surimi
Mineral Summary Score
38
Gefilte fish
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
54%
Gefilte fish
91%
Surimi
Carbohydrates
7%
Gefilte fish
7%
Surimi
Fats
8%
Gefilte fish
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.
Gefilte fish Surimi
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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is better in case of low diet
Gefilte fish 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 contains less Sodium?
Surimi
Surimi contains less Sodium (difference - 381mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Surimi
Surimi is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.221g)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Gefilte fish
Gefilte fish contains less Sugars (difference - 0g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Gefilte fish
Gefilte fish is lower in glycemic index (difference - 50)
Which food is cheaper?
Gefilte fish
Gefilte fish is cheaper (difference - $4)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Gefilte fish
Gefilte fish is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (30 mg)
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 Gefilte fish Surimi Opinion
Calories 84 99 Surimi
Protein 9.07 15.18 Surimi
Fats 1.73 0.9 Gefilte fish
Vitamin C 0.8 0 Gefilte fish
Carbs 7.41 6.85 Gefilte fish
Cholesterol 30 30
Vitamin D
Iron 2.48 0.26 Gefilte fish
Calcium 23 9 Gefilte fish
Potassium 91 112 Surimi
Magnesium 9 43 Surimi
Sugars 0 Gefilte fish
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.195 0.032 Gefilte fish
Zinc 0.82 0.33 Gefilte fish
Starch
Phosphorus 73 282 Surimi
Sodium 524 143 Surimi
Vitamin A 89 67 Gefilte fish
Vitamin E 0.63 Surimi
Vitamin D
Vitamin B1 0.065 0.02 Gefilte fish
Vitamin B2 0.059 0.021 Gefilte fish
Vitamin B3 1 0.22 Gefilte fish
Vitamin B5 0.2 0.07 Gefilte fish
Vitamin B6 0.08 0.03 Gefilte fish
Vitamin B12 0.84 1.6 Surimi
Vitamin K 0.1 Surimi
Folate 3 2 Gefilte fish
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 0.412 0.191 Surimi
Monounsaturated Fat 0.824 0.149 Gefilte fish
Polyunsaturated fat 0.285 0.443 Surimi
Tryptophan 0.086 0.092 Surimi
Threonine 0.488 0.734 Surimi
Isoleucine 0.486 0.709 Surimi
Leucine 0.81 1.202 Surimi
Lysine 0.842 1.387 Surimi
Methionine 0.255 0.515 Surimi
Phenylalanine 0.493 0.595 Surimi
Valine 0.548 0.77 Surimi
Histidine 0.261 0.35 Surimi
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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 of the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Gefilte fish - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171961/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.