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Oyster vs Surimi - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Oyster and Surimi?

  • Oyster is higher in Zinc, Vitamin B12, Copper, Iron, Selenium, Manganese and Vitamin B2, however Surimi is richer in Phosphorus.
  • Oyster's daily need coverage for Zinc is 789% more.
  • Surimi contains 134 times less Copper than Oyster. Oyster contains 4.294mg of Copper, while Surimi contains 0.032mg.
  • Surimi has less Saturated Fat.

We used Mollusks, oyster, eastern, cooked, breaded and fried 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
Oyster
6
:
2
Surimi
Contains more Iron +2573.1%
Contains more Calcium +588.9%
Contains more Potassium +117.9%
Contains more Magnesium +34.9%
Contains more Copper +13318.8%
Contains more Zinc +26303%
Contains more Phosphorus +77.4%
Contains less Sodium -65.7%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 261% 19% 22% 42% 1432% 2377% 69% 55%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 10% 3% 10% 31% 11% 10% 121% 19%
Contains more Iron +2573.1%
Contains more Calcium +588.9%
Contains more Potassium +117.9%
Contains more Magnesium +34.9%
Contains more Copper +13318.8%
Contains more Zinc +26303%
Contains more Phosphorus +77.4%
Contains less Sodium -65.7%

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
Oyster
9
:
2
Surimi
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +350.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +650%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +861.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +650%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +285.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +113.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +876.9%
Contains more Folate +1450%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 13% 19% 0% 0% 38% 47% 31% 17% 15% 1954% 0% 24%
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 +350.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +650%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +861.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +650%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +285.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +113.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +876.9%
Contains more Folate +1450%

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
179
Oyster
20
Surimi
Mineral Summary Score
534
Oyster
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
53%
Oyster
91%
Surimi
Carbohydrates
12%
Oyster
7%
Surimi
Fats
58%
Oyster
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.
Oyster Surimi
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Oyster 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 - 41mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Surimi
Surimi contains less Sodium (difference - 274mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Surimi
Surimi is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.006g)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Oyster
Oyster contains less Sugars (difference - 0g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Oyster
Oyster is lower in glycemic index (difference - 50)
Which food is cheaper?
Oyster
Oyster is cheaper (difference - $1)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Oyster
Oyster is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Oyster
Oyster is relatively richer in vitamins

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 Oyster Surimi Opinion
Calories 199 99 Oyster
Protein 8.77 15.18 Surimi
Fats 12.58 0.9 Oyster
Vitamin C 3.8 0 Oyster
Carbs 11.62 6.85 Oyster
Cholesterol 71 30 Surimi
Vitamin D
Iron 6.95 0.26 Oyster
Calcium 62 9 Oyster
Potassium 244 112 Oyster
Magnesium 58 43 Oyster
Sugars 0 Oyster
Fiber 0 Surimi
Copper 4.294 0.032 Oyster
Zinc 87.13 0.33 Oyster
Starch
Phosphorus 159 282 Surimi
Sodium 417 143 Surimi
Vitamin A 302 67 Oyster
Vitamin E 0.63 Surimi
Vitamin D
Vitamin B1 0.15 0.02 Oyster
Vitamin B2 0.202 0.021 Oyster
Vitamin B3 1.65 0.22 Oyster
Vitamin B5 0.27 0.07 Oyster
Vitamin B6 0.064 0.03 Oyster
Vitamin B12 15.63 1.6 Oyster
Vitamin K 0.1 Surimi
Folate 31 2 Oyster
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 3.197 0.191 Surimi
Monounsaturated Fat 4.702 0.149 Oyster
Polyunsaturated fat 3.313 0.443 Oyster
Tryptophan 0.105 0.092 Oyster
Threonine 0.365 0.734 Surimi
Isoleucine 0.396 0.709 Surimi
Leucine 0.638 1.202 Surimi
Lysine 0.582 1.387 Surimi
Methionine 0.199 0.515 Surimi
Phenylalanine 0.352 0.595 Surimi
Valine 0.409 0.77 Surimi
Histidine 0.175 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. Oyster - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171979/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.