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Surimi vs. Alaska pollock — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Surimi and Alaska pollock?

  • Alaska pollock has more Vitamin B12, Selenium, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B2, Potassium, Magnesium, and Vitamin B5 than Surimi.
  • Alaska pollock's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 86% higher.
  • Surimi is lower in Cholesterol.

We used Fish, surimi and Fish, pollock, Alaska, cooked, dry heat (may have been previously frozen) types in this comparison.

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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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains less Sodium -65.9%
Contains more Calcium +700%
Contains more Iron +115.4%
Contains more Magnesium +88.4%
Contains more Potassium +283.9%
Contains more Zinc +72.7%
Contains more Copper +87.5%
Contains more Manganese +63.6%
Contains more Selenium +56.9%
Equal in Phosphorus - 267
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 3% 10% 31% 121% 10% 19% 10% 11% 2% 154%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 22% 22% 58% 115% 38% 55% 16% 20% 3% 241%
Contains less Sodium -65.9%
Contains more Calcium +700%
Contains more Iron +115.4%
Contains more Magnesium +88.4%
Contains more Potassium +283.9%
Contains more Zinc +72.7%
Contains more Copper +87.5%
Contains more Manganese +63.6%
Contains more Selenium +56.9%
Equal in Phosphorus - 267

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Surimi
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Contains more Vitamin A +31.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +125%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +170%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +961.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1695%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +517.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +996.7%
Contains more Folate +50%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +128.8%
Equal in Vitamin K - 0.1
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 5% 13% 0% 0% 5% 5% 5% 5% 7% 2% 200% 0% 1%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 4% 6% 39% 0% 14% 52% 75% 26% 76% 3% 458% 50% 1%
Contains more Vitamin A +31.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +125%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +170%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +961.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1695%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +517.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +996.7%
Contains more Folate +50%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +128.8%
Equal in Vitamin K - 0.1

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Protein +54.7%
Contains more Fats +31.1%
Contains more Other +131.5%
Equal in Water - 73.65
15% 7% 76%
Protein: 15.18 g
Fats: 0.9 g
Carbs: 6.85 g
Water: 76.34 g
Other: 0.73 g
23% 74% 2%
Protein: 23.48 g
Fats: 1.18 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 73.65 g
Other: 1.69 g
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Protein +54.7%
Contains more Fats +31.1%
Contains more Other +131.5%
Equal in Water - 73.65

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +11.2%
Contains less Saturated Fat -16.8%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +31.6%
24% 19% 57%
Saturated Fat: 0.191 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.149 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.443 g
18% 15% 67%
Saturated Fat: 0.159 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.134 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.583 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +11.2%
Contains less Saturated Fat -16.8%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +31.6%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Surimi Alaska pollock
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Surimi Alaska pollock Opinion
Net carbs 6.85g 0g Surimi
Protein 15.18g 23.48g Alaska pollock
Fats 0.9g 1.18g Alaska pollock
Carbs 6.85g 0g Surimi
Calories 99kcal 111kcal Alaska pollock
Calcium 9mg 72mg Alaska pollock
Iron 0.26mg 0.56mg Alaska pollock
Magnesium 43mg 81mg Alaska pollock
Phosphorus 282mg 267mg Surimi
Potassium 112mg 430mg Alaska pollock
Sodium 143mg 419mg Surimi
Zinc 0.33mg 0.57mg Alaska pollock
Copper 0.032mg 0.06mg Alaska pollock
Manganese 0.011mg 0.018mg Alaska pollock
Selenium 28.1µg 44.1µg Alaska pollock
Vitamin A 67IU 51IU Surimi
Vitamin A RAE 20µg 17µg Surimi
Vitamin E 0.63mg 0.28mg Surimi
Vitamin D 51IU Alaska pollock
Vitamin D 1.3µg Alaska pollock
Vitamin B1 0.02mg 0.054mg Alaska pollock
Vitamin B2 0.021mg 0.223mg Alaska pollock
Vitamin B3 0.22mg 3.949mg Alaska pollock
Vitamin B5 0.07mg 0.432mg Alaska pollock
Vitamin B6 0.03mg 0.329mg Alaska pollock
Folate 2µg 3µg Alaska pollock
Vitamin B12 1.6µg 3.66µg Alaska pollock
Choline 91.6mg Alaska pollock
Vitamin K 0.1µg 0.1µg
Tryptophan 0.092mg 0.263mg Alaska pollock
Threonine 0.734mg 1.029mg Alaska pollock
Isoleucine 0.709mg 1.082mg Alaska pollock
Leucine 1.202mg 1.908mg Alaska pollock
Lysine 1.387mg 2.157mg Alaska pollock
Methionine 0.515mg 0.696mg Alaska pollock
Phenylalanine 0.595mg 0.917mg Alaska pollock
Valine 0.77mg 1.21mg Alaska pollock
Histidine 0.35mg 0.691mg Alaska pollock
Cholesterol 30mg 86mg Surimi
Saturated Fat 0.191g 0.159g Alaska pollock
Omega-3 - DHA 0.241g 0.423g Alaska pollock
Omega-3 - EPA 0.157g 0.086g Surimi
Omega-3 - DPA 0.014g 0.027g Alaska pollock
Monounsaturated Fat 0.149g 0.134g Surimi
Polyunsaturated fat 0.443g 0.583g Alaska pollock

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Surimi Alaska pollock
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
19%
Surimi
61%
Alaska pollock
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
37%
Surimi
59%
Alaska pollock

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Surimi
Surimi contains less Sodium (difference - 276mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Surimi
Surimi is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 56mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Surimi
Surimi is cheaper (difference - $3)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Alaska pollock
Alaska pollock is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.032g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Alaska pollock
Alaska pollock is lower in glycemic index (difference - 50)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Alaska pollock
Alaska pollock is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Alaska pollock
Alaska pollock is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar (0 g)

References

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Surimi - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173702/nutrients
  2. Alaska pollock - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173681/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.