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Surimi vs Crab stick - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Surimi and Crab stick?

  • Surimi is higher in Vitamin B12, and Selenium, however Crab stick is richer in Vitamin B6.
  • Surimi's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 43% more.
  • Surimi has less Sodium.

We used Fish, surimi and Crustaceans, crab, alaska king, imitation, made from surimi types in this article.

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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 more Potassium +24.4%
Contains less Sodium -73%
Contains more Calcium +44.4%
Contains more Iron +50%
Equal in Magnesium - 43
Equal in Phosphorus - 282
Equal in Zinc - 0.33
Equal in Copper - 0.032
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 10% 31% 121% 10% 19% 10% 11%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 15% 31% 121% 8% 69% 10% 11%
Contains more Potassium +24.4%
Contains less Sodium -73%
Contains more Calcium +44.4%
Contains more Iron +50%
Equal in Magnesium - 43
Equal in Phosphorus - 282
Equal in Zinc - 0.33
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
Surimi
5
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Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +270.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +180.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +50%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +281%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +181.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +333.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +300%
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 0% 4% 0% 0% 8% 19% 12% 0% 30% 0% 72% 1%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +270.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +180.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +50%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +281%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +181.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +333.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +300%

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 stick
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Surimi Crab stick Opinion
Net carbs 6.85g 14.5g Crab stick
Protein 15.18g 7.62g Surimi
Fats 0.9g 0.46g Surimi
Carbs 6.85g 15g Crab stick
Calories 99kcal 95kcal Surimi
Starch g 3.5g Crab stick
Fructose g 0.62g Crab stick
Sugar 0g 6.25g Surimi
Fiber 0g 0.5g Crab stick
Calcium 9mg 13mg Crab stick
Iron 0.26mg 0.39mg Crab stick
Magnesium 43mg 43mg
Phosphorus 282mg 282mg
Potassium 112mg 90mg Surimi
Sodium 143mg 529mg Surimi
Zinc 0.33mg 0.33mg
Copper 0.032mg 0.032mg
Vitamin A 67IU 0IU Surimi
Vitamin E 0.63mg 0.17mg Surimi
Vitamin D IU 0IU Crab stick
Vitamin D µg 0µg Crab stick
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.02mg 0.03mg Crab stick
Vitamin B2 0.021mg 0.08mg Crab stick
Vitamin B3 0.22mg 0.62mg Crab stick
Vitamin B5 0.07mg 0mg Surimi
Vitamin B6 0.03mg 0.13mg Crab stick
Folate 2µg 0µg Surimi
Vitamin B12 1.6µg 0.57µg Surimi
Vitamin K 0.1µg 0.4µg Crab stick
Tryptophan 0.092mg 0.075mg Surimi
Threonine 0.734mg 0.285mg Surimi
Isoleucine 0.709mg 0.23mg Surimi
Leucine 1.202mg 0.607mg Surimi
Lysine 1.387mg 0.707mg Surimi
Methionine 0.515mg 0.261mg Surimi
Phenylalanine 0.595mg 0.26mg Surimi
Valine 0.77mg 0.286mg Surimi
Histidine 0.35mg 0.156mg Surimi
Cholesterol 30mg 20mg Crab stick
Trans Fat g 0.008g Surimi
Saturated Fat 0.191g 0.216g Surimi
Monounsaturated Fat 0.149g 0.275g Crab stick
Polyunsaturated fat 0.443g 0.143g Surimi

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Surimi Crab stick
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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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
12
Crab stick
Mineral Summary Score
27
Surimi
33
Crab stick

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
46%
Crab stick
Carbohydrates
7%
Surimi
15%
Crab stick
Fats
4%
Surimi
2%
Crab stick

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Surimi
Surimi is lower in Sugar (difference - 6.25g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Surimi
Surimi contains less Sodium (difference - 386mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Surimi
Surimi is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.025g)
Which food is cheaper?
Surimi
Surimi is cheaper (difference - $8)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Crab stick
Crab stick is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 10mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (50)
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.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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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. Crab stick - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174203/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.