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Mussel vs Surimi - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Mussel and Surimi

  • Mussel is richer than Surimi in Vitamin B12, Manganese, Selenium, Iron, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B1, Zinc, Folate, Vitamin B5 and Vitamin B3.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 from Mussel is 933% higher.
  • Mussel contains 618 times more Manganese than Surimi. Mussel contains 6.8mg of Manganese, while Surimi contains 0.011mg.

Food types used in this article are Mollusks, mussel, blue, cooked, moist heat 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
Mussel
6
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2
Surimi
Contains more Iron +2484.6%
Contains more Calcium +266.7%
Contains more Potassium +139.3%
Contains more Copper +365.6%
Contains more Zinc +709.1%
Contains more Magnesium +16.2%
Contains less Sodium -61.2%
Equal in Phosphorus - 282
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 252% 10% 24% 27% 50% 73% 123% 49%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 10% 3% 10% 31% 11% 10% 121% 19%
Contains more Iron +2484.6%
Contains more Calcium +266.7%
Contains more Potassium +139.3%
Contains more Copper +365.6%
Contains more Zinc +709.1%
Contains more Magnesium +16.2%
Contains less Sodium -61.2%
Equal in Phosphorus - 282

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
Mussel
9
:
2
Surimi
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +353.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1400%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1900%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1263.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +1257.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +233.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +1400%
Contains more Folate +3700%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 46% 19% 0% 0% 75% 97% 57% 57% 24% 3000% 0% 57%
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 +353.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1400%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1900%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1263.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +1257.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +233.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +1400%
Contains more Folate +3700%

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
286
Mussel
20
Surimi
Mineral Summary Score
76
Mussel
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
143%
Mussel
91%
Surimi
Carbohydrates
7%
Mussel
7%
Surimi
Fats
21%
Mussel
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.
Mussel Surimi
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in glycemic index Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Mussel Surimi
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Surimi
Surimi is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 26mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Surimi
Surimi contains less Sodium (difference - 226mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Surimi
Surimi is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.659g)
Which food is cheaper?
Surimi
Surimi is cheaper (difference - $3)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Mussel
Mussel contains less Sugars (difference - 0g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Mussel
Mussel is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Mussel
Mussel is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (50)

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 Mussel Surimi Opinion
Calories 172 99 Mussel
Protein 23.8 15.18 Mussel
Fats 4.48 0.9 Mussel
Vitamin C 13.6 0 Mussel
Carbs 7.39 6.85 Mussel
Cholesterol 56 30 Surimi
Vitamin D
Iron 6.72 0.26 Mussel
Calcium 33 9 Mussel
Potassium 268 112 Mussel
Magnesium 37 43 Surimi
Sugars 0 Mussel
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.149 0.032 Mussel
Zinc 2.67 0.33 Mussel
Starch
Phosphorus 285 282 Mussel
Sodium 369 143 Surimi
Vitamin A 304 67 Mussel
Vitamin E 0.63 Surimi
Vitamin D
Vitamin B1 0.3 0.02 Mussel
Vitamin B2 0.42 0.021 Mussel
Vitamin B3 3 0.22 Mussel
Vitamin B5 0.95 0.07 Mussel
Vitamin B6 0.1 0.03 Mussel
Vitamin B12 24 1.6 Mussel
Vitamin K 0.1 Surimi
Folate 76 2 Mussel
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 0.85 0.191 Surimi
Monounsaturated Fat 1.014 0.149 Mussel
Polyunsaturated fat 1.212 0.443 Mussel
Tryptophan 0.267 0.092 Mussel
Threonine 1.025 0.734 Mussel
Isoleucine 1.036 0.709 Mussel
Leucine 1.676 1.202 Mussel
Lysine 1.779 1.387 Mussel
Methionine 0.537 0.515 Mussel
Phenylalanine 0.853 0.595 Mussel
Valine 1.04 0.77 Mussel
Histidine 0.457 0.35 Mussel
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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. Mussel - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174217/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.