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Surimi vs Cod - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Surimi and Cod

  • Surimi is richer in Vitamin B12, and Phosphorus, yet Cod is richer in Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B3, Selenium, and Potassium.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B5 from Cod is 3059% higher.
  • Surimi contains 2 times more Vitamin B12 than Cod. Surimi contains 1.6µg of Vitamin B12, while Cod contains 0.91µg.

Food types used in this article are Fish, surimi and Fish, cod, Atlantic, raw.

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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
Surimi
3
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5
Cod
Contains more Magnesium +34.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +38.9%
Contains more Copper +14.3%
Contains more Calcium +77.8%
Contains more Iron +46.2%
Contains more Potassium +268.8%
Contains less Sodium -62.2%
Contains more Zinc +36.4%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 10% 31% 121% 10% 19% 10% 11%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 15% 23% 87% 37% 8% 13% 10%
Contains more Magnesium +34.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +38.9%
Contains more Copper +14.3%
Contains more Calcium +77.8%
Contains more Iron +46.2%
Contains more Potassium +268.8%
Contains less Sodium -62.2%
Contains more Zinc +36.4%

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
Surimi
2
:
9
Cod
Contains more Vitamin A +67.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +75.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +280%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +209.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +837.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +218471.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +716.7%
Contains more Folate +250%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.64
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 Vitamin K 5% 13% 0% 0% 5% 5% 5% 5% 7% 2% 200% 1%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 3% 13% 27% 4% 19% 15% 39% 9180% 57% 6% 114% 1%
Contains more Vitamin A +67.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +75.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +280%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +209.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +837.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +218471.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +716.7%
Contains more Folate +250%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.64
Equal in Vitamin K - 0.1

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Surimi Cod Opinion
Net carbs 6.85g 0g Surimi
Protein 15.18g 17.81g Cod
Fats 0.9g 0.67g Surimi
Carbs 6.85g 0g Surimi
Calories 99kcal 82kcal Surimi
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 9mg 16mg Cod
Iron 0.26mg 0.38mg Cod
Magnesium 43mg 32mg Surimi
Phosphorus 282mg 203mg Surimi
Potassium 112mg 413mg Cod
Sodium 143mg 54mg Cod
Zinc 0.33mg 0.45mg Cod
Copper 0.032mg 0.028mg Surimi
Vitamin A 67IU 40IU Surimi
Vitamin E 0.63mg 0.64mg Cod
Vitamin D IU 36IU Cod
Vitamin D µg 0.9µg Cod
Vitamin C 0mg 1mg Cod
Vitamin B1 0.02mg 0.076mg Cod
Vitamin B2 0.021mg 0.065mg Cod
Vitamin B3 0.22mg 2.063mg Cod
Vitamin B5 0.07mg 153mg Cod
Vitamin B6 0.03mg 0.245mg Cod
Folate 2µg 7µg Cod
Vitamin B12 1.6µg 0.91µg Surimi
Vitamin K 0.1µg 0.1µg
Tryptophan 0.092mg 0.199mg Cod
Threonine 0.734mg 0.781mg Cod
Isoleucine 0.709mg 0.821mg Cod
Leucine 1.202mg 1.447mg Cod
Lysine 1.387mg 1.635mg Cod
Methionine 0.515mg 0.527mg Cod
Phenylalanine 0.595mg 0.695mg Cod
Valine 0.77mg 0.917mg Cod
Histidine 0.35mg 0.524mg Cod
Cholesterol 30mg 43mg Surimi
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 0.191g 0.131g Cod
Monounsaturated Fat 0.149g 0.094g Surimi
Polyunsaturated fat 0.443g 0.231g Surimi

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Surimi Cod
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
20
Surimi
790
Cod
Mineral Summary Score
27
Surimi
24
Cod

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
91%
Surimi
107%
Cod
Carbohydrates
7%
Surimi
0%
Cod
Fats
4%
Surimi
3%
Cod

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Surimi
Surimi is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 13mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cod
Cod contains less Sodium (difference - 89mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cod
Cod is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.06g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cod
Cod is lower in glycemic index (difference - 50)
Which food is cheaper?
Cod
Cod is cheaper (difference - $2.7)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Cod
Cod is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar (0 g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

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. Surimi - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173702/nutrients
  2. Cod - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171955/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.