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Shark vs Surimi - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Shark and Surimi

  • Shark is richer in Vitamin B6, Vitamin B3, Selenium, Vitamin B5, Iron, and Vitamin A, yet Surimi is richer in Phosphorus.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B6 from Shark is 28% higher.
  • Shark contains 13 times more Vitamin B3 than Surimi. Shark contains 2.938mg of Vitamin B3, while Surimi contains 0.22mg.
  • Surimi contains less Saturated Fat.

Food types used in this article are Fish, shark, mixed species, 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
Shark
7
:
1
Surimi
Contains more Iron +223.1%
Contains more Calcium +277.8%
Contains more Potassium +42.9%
Contains more Magnesium +14%
Contains more Zinc +30.3%
Contains less Sodium -44.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +34.3%
Equal in Copper - 0.032
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 32% 11% 15% 35% 11% 12% 90% 11%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 10% 3% 10% 31% 11% 10% 121% 19%
Contains more Iron +223.1%
Contains more Calcium +277.8%
Contains more Potassium +42.9%
Contains more Magnesium +14%
Contains more Zinc +30.3%
Contains less Sodium -44.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +34.3%
Equal in Copper - 0.032

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
Shark
9
:
1
Surimi
Contains more Vitamin A +247.8%
Contains more Vitamin E +58.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +110%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +195.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1235.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +892.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1233.3%
Contains more Folate +50%
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 1.6
Equal in Vitamin K - 0.1
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 14% 20% 18% 11% 15% 56% 42% 93% 187% 1% 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 A +247.8%
Contains more Vitamin E +58.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +110%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +195.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1235.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +892.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1233.3%
Contains more Folate +50%
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 1.6
Equal in Vitamin K - 0.1

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
38
Shark
20
Surimi
Mineral Summary Score
27
Shark
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
126%
Shark
91%
Surimi
Carbohydrates
0%
Shark
7%
Surimi
Fats
21%
Shark
4%
Surimi

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

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Shark 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 - 21mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Surimi
Surimi is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.734g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Shark
Shark contains less Sodium (difference - 64mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Shark
Shark is lower in glycemic index (difference - 50)
Which food is cheaper?
Shark
Shark is cheaper (difference - $4)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Shark
Shark is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Shark
Shark is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar (0 g)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Shark Surimi Opinion
Calories 130 99 Shark
Protein 20.98 15.18 Shark
Fats 4.51 0.9 Shark
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 0 6.85 Surimi
Cholesterol 51 30 Surimi
Vitamin D 24 Shark
Iron 0.84 0.26 Shark
Calcium 34 9 Shark
Potassium 160 112 Shark
Magnesium 49 43 Shark
Sugar 0 0
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.033 0.032 Shark
Zinc 0.43 0.33 Shark
Starch
Phosphorus 210 282 Surimi
Sodium 79 143 Shark
Vitamin A 233 67 Shark
Vitamin E 1 0.63 Shark
Vitamin D 0.6 Shark
Vitamin B1 0.042 0.02 Shark
Vitamin B2 0.062 0.021 Shark
Vitamin B3 2.938 0.22 Shark
Vitamin B5 0.695 0.07 Shark
Vitamin B6 0.4 0.03 Shark
Vitamin B12 1.49 1.6 Surimi
Vitamin K 0.1 0.1
Folate 3 2 Shark
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 0.925 0.191 Surimi
Monounsaturated Fat 1.808 0.149 Shark
Polyunsaturated fat 1.195 0.443 Shark
Tryptophan 0.235 0.092 Shark
Threonine 0.92 0.734 Shark
Isoleucine 0.967 0.709 Shark
Leucine 1.705 1.202 Shark
Lysine 1.926 1.387 Shark
Methionine 0.621 0.515 Shark
Phenylalanine 0.819 0.595 Shark
Valine 1.081 0.77 Shark
Histidine 0.618 0.35 Shark
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 to the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Shark - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173697/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.