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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
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2
Surimi
Contains more Calcium +588.9%
Contains more Iron +2573.1%
Contains more Magnesium +34.9%
Contains more Potassium +117.9%
Contains more Zinc +26303%
Contains more Copper +13318.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +77.4%
Contains less Sodium -65.7%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 19% 261% 42% 69% 22% 55% 2377% 1432%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 10% 31% 121% 10% 19% 10% 11%
Contains more Calcium +588.9%
Contains more Iron +2573.1%
Contains more Magnesium +34.9%
Contains more Potassium +117.9%
Contains more Zinc +26303%
Contains more Copper +13318.8%
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
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2
Surimi
Contains more Vitamin A +350.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
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 Folate +1450%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +876.9%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 19% 0% 0% 13% 38% 47% 31% 17% 15% 24% 1954% 0%
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 +350.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
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 Folate +1450%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +876.9%

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.
Oyster Surimi
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Oyster Surimi Opinion
Net carbs 11.62g 6.85g Oyster
Protein 8.77g 15.18g Surimi
Fats 12.58g 0.9g Oyster
Carbs 11.62g 6.85g Oyster
Calories 199kcal 99kcal Oyster
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 0g Oyster
Fiber g 0g Surimi
Calcium 62mg 9mg Oyster
Iron 6.95mg 0.26mg Oyster
Magnesium 58mg 43mg Oyster
Phosphorus 159mg 282mg Surimi
Potassium 244mg 112mg Oyster
Sodium 417mg 143mg Surimi
Zinc 87.13mg 0.33mg Oyster
Copper 4.294mg 0.032mg Oyster
Vitamin A 302IU 67IU Oyster
Vitamin E mg 0.63mg Surimi
Vitamin D IU IU
Vitamin D µg µg
Vitamin C 3.8mg 0mg Oyster
Vitamin B1 0.15mg 0.02mg Oyster
Vitamin B2 0.202mg 0.021mg Oyster
Vitamin B3 1.65mg 0.22mg Oyster
Vitamin B5 0.27mg 0.07mg Oyster
Vitamin B6 0.064mg 0.03mg Oyster
Folate 31µg 2µg Oyster
Vitamin B12 15.63µg 1.6µg Oyster
Vitamin K µg 0.1µg Surimi
Tryptophan 0.105mg 0.092mg Oyster
Threonine 0.365mg 0.734mg Surimi
Isoleucine 0.396mg 0.709mg Surimi
Leucine 0.638mg 1.202mg Surimi
Lysine 0.582mg 1.387mg Surimi
Methionine 0.199mg 0.515mg Surimi
Phenylalanine 0.352mg 0.595mg Surimi
Valine 0.409mg 0.77mg Surimi
Histidine 0.175mg 0.35mg Surimi
Cholesterol 71mg 30mg Surimi
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 3.197g 0.191g Surimi
Monounsaturated Fat 4.702g 0.149g Oyster
Polyunsaturated fat 3.313g 0.443g Oyster

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Oyster 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
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 food.
Protein
53%
Oyster
91%
Surimi
Carbohydrates
12%
Oyster
7%
Surimi
Fats
58%
Oyster
4%
Surimi

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Surimi
Surimi contains less Sodium (difference - 274mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Surimi
Surimi is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 41mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Surimi
Surimi is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.006g)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Oyster
Oyster is lower in Sugar (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

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. 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.