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Surimi vs Crab meat - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Surimi and Crab meat?

  • Crab meat has more Vitamin B12, Copper, Zinc, Selenium, Folate, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, and Vitamin B3 than Surimi.
  • Crab meat's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 413% higher.
  • Surimi is lower in Cholesterol.

We used Fish, surimi and Crustaceans, crab, alaska king, cooked, moist heat 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Contains less Sodium -86.7%
Contains more Calcium +555.6%
Contains more Iron +192.3%
Contains more Magnesium +46.5%
Contains more Potassium +133.9%
Contains more Zinc +2209.1%
Contains more Copper +3593.8%
Equal in Phosphorus - 280
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 10% 31% 121% 10% 19% 10% 11%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 18% 29% 45% 120% 24% 140% 208% 394%
Contains less Sodium -86.7%
Contains more Calcium +555.6%
Contains more Iron +192.3%
Contains more Magnesium +46.5%
Contains more Potassium +133.9%
Contains more Zinc +2209.1%
Contains more Copper +3593.8%
Equal in Phosphorus - 280

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
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Contains more Vitamin A +131%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +165%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +161.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +509.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +471.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +500%
Contains more Folate +2450%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +618.8%
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 2% 0% 0% 26% 14% 13% 26% 24% 42% 39% 1438% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +131%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +165%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +161.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +509.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +471.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +500%
Contains more Folate +2450%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +618.8%

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 Crab meat
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Surimi Crab meat Opinion
Net carbs 6.85g 0g Surimi
Protein 15.18g 19.35g Crab meat
Fats 0.9g 1.54g Crab meat
Carbs 6.85g 0g Surimi
Calories 99kcal 97kcal Surimi
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g g Crab meat
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 9mg 59mg Crab meat
Iron 0.26mg 0.76mg Crab meat
Magnesium 43mg 63mg Crab meat
Phosphorus 282mg 280mg Surimi
Potassium 112mg 262mg Crab meat
Sodium 143mg 1072mg Surimi
Zinc 0.33mg 7.62mg Crab meat
Copper 0.032mg 1.182mg Crab meat
Vitamin A 67IU 29IU Surimi
Vitamin E 0.63mg mg Surimi
Vitamin D IU IU
Vitamin D µg µg
Vitamin C 0mg 7.6mg Crab meat
Vitamin B1 0.02mg 0.053mg Crab meat
Vitamin B2 0.021mg 0.055mg Crab meat
Vitamin B3 0.22mg 1.34mg Crab meat
Vitamin B5 0.07mg 0.4mg Crab meat
Vitamin B6 0.03mg 0.18mg Crab meat
Folate 2µg 51µg Crab meat
Vitamin B12 1.6µg 11.5µg Crab meat
Vitamin K 0.1µg µg Surimi
Tryptophan 0.092mg 0.269mg Crab meat
Threonine 0.734mg 0.783mg Crab meat
Isoleucine 0.709mg 0.938mg Crab meat
Leucine 1.202mg 1.536mg Crab meat
Lysine 1.387mg 1.684mg Crab meat
Methionine 0.515mg 0.545mg Crab meat
Phenylalanine 0.595mg 0.817mg Crab meat
Valine 0.77mg 0.91mg Crab meat
Histidine 0.35mg 0.393mg Crab meat
Cholesterol 30mg 53mg Surimi
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 0.191g 0.133g Crab meat
Monounsaturated Fat 0.149g 0.185g Crab meat
Polyunsaturated fat 0.443g 0.536g Crab meat

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Surimi Crab meat
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
135
Crab meat
Mineral Summary Score
27
Surimi
122
Crab meat

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
116%
Crab meat
Carbohydrates
7%
Surimi
0%
Crab meat
Fats
4%
Surimi
7%
Crab meat

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Surimi
Surimi contains less Sodium (difference - 929mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Surimi
Surimi is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 23mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Surimi
Surimi is cheaper (difference - $8)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Crab meat
Crab meat is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Crab meat
Crab meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.058g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Crab meat
Crab meat is lower in glycemic index (difference - 50)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Crab meat
Crab meat is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Crab meat
Crab meat 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. Surimi - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173702/nutrients
  2. Crab meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174202/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.