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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" charts 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%
Contains more Manganese +263.6%
Contains more Selenium +42.3%
Equal in Phosphorus - 280
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 18% 29% 45% 120% 24% 140% 208% 394% 6% 219%
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%
Contains more Manganese +263.6%
Contains more Selenium +42.3%
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" 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 +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 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 2% 0% 0% 26% 14% 13% 26% 24% 42% 39% 1438% 0% 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%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Protein +27.5%
Contains more Fats +71.1%
Contains more Other +113.7%
Equal in Water - 77.55
15% 7% 76%
Protein: 15.18 g
Fats: 0.9 g
Carbs: 6.85 g
Water: 76.34 g
Other: 0.73 g
19% 78%
Protein: 19.35 g
Fats: 1.54 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 77.55 g
Other: 1.56 g
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Protein +27.5%
Contains more Fats +71.1%
Contains more Other +113.7%
Equal in Water - 77.55

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -30.4%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +24.2%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +21%
24% 19% 57%
Saturated Fat: 0.191 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.149 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.443 g
16% 22% 63%
Saturated Fat: 0.133 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.185 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.536 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -30.4%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +24.2%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +21%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the 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
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
Manganese 0.011mg 0.04mg Crab meat
Selenium 28.1µg 40µg Crab meat
Vitamin A 67IU 29IU Surimi
Vitamin A RAE 20µg 9µg Surimi
Vitamin E 0.63mg Surimi
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 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
Saturated Fat 0.191g 0.133g Crab meat
Omega-3 - DHA 0.241g 0.118g Surimi
Omega-3 - EPA 0.157g 0.295g Crab meat
Omega-3 - DPA 0.014g 0.031g 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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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
125%
Crab meat
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
37%
Surimi
120%
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

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. 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.