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Surimi vs. Crayfish — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Surimi and Crayfish

  • Crayfish is higher than Surimi in Copper, Vitamin B12, Manganese, Selenium, Zinc, Vitamin B3, Folate, Vitamin B5, and Iron.
  • Crayfish covers your daily Copper needs 73% more than Surimi.
  • The amount of Cholesterol in Surimi is lower.

Food varieties used in this article are Fish, surimi and Crustaceans, crayfish, mixed species, wild, cooked, moist heat.

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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 more Magnesium +30.3%
Contains more Calcium +566.7%
Contains more Iron +219.2%
Contains more Potassium +164.3%
Contains less Sodium -34.3%
Contains more Zinc +433.3%
Contains more Copper +2040.6%
Contains more Manganese +4645.5%
Contains more Selenium +30.6%
Equal in Phosphorus - 270
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 2.7% 9.8% 31% 121% 9.9% 19% 9% 11% 1.4% 153%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 18% 31% 24% 116% 26% 12% 48% 228% 68% 200%
Contains more Magnesium +30.3%
Contains more Calcium +566.7%
Contains more Iron +219.2%
Contains more Potassium +164.3%
Contains less Sodium -34.3%
Contains more Zinc +433.3%
Contains more Copper +2040.6%
Contains more Manganese +4645.5%
Contains more Selenium +30.6%
Equal in Phosphorus - 270

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 +34%
Contains more Vitamin E +138.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +150%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +304.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +936.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +728.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +153.3%
Contains more Folate +2100%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +34.4%
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 4% 13% 0% 0% 5% 4.8% 4.1% 4.2% 6.9% 1.5% 200% 0% 0.25%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 3% 30% 0% 3% 13% 20% 43% 35% 18% 33% 269% 44% 0.25%
Contains more Vitamin A +34%
Contains more Vitamin E +138.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +150%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +304.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +936.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +728.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +153.3%
Contains more Folate +2100%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +34.4%
Equal in Vitamin K - 0.1

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Protein +10.5%
Contains more Fats +33.3%
Contains more Other +264.4%
Equal in Water - 79.37
15% 7% 76%
Protein: 15.18 g
Fats: 0.9 g
Carbs: 6.85 g
Water: 76.34 g
Other: 0.73 g
17% 79% 3%
Protein: 16.77 g
Fats: 1.2 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 79.37 g
Other: 2.66 g
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Protein +10.5%
Contains more Fats +33.3%
Contains more Other +264.4%
Equal in Water - 79.37

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +20.7%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +63.8%
Equal in Saturated Fat - 0.181
24% 19% 57%
Saturated Fat: 0.191 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.149 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.443 g
23% 31% 46%
Saturated Fat: 0.181 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.244 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.367 g
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +20.7%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +63.8%
Equal in Saturated Fat - 0.181

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Surimi Crayfish Opinion
Net carbs 6.85g 0g Surimi
Protein 15.18g 16.77g Crayfish
Fats 0.9g 1.2g Crayfish
Carbs 6.85g 0g Surimi
Calories 99kcal 82kcal Surimi
Calcium 9mg 60mg Crayfish
Iron 0.26mg 0.83mg Crayfish
Magnesium 43mg 33mg Surimi
Phosphorus 282mg 270mg Surimi
Potassium 112mg 296mg Crayfish
Sodium 143mg 94mg Crayfish
Zinc 0.33mg 1.76mg Crayfish
Copper 0.032mg 0.685mg Crayfish
Manganese 0.011mg 0.522mg Crayfish
Selenium 28.1µg 36.7µg Crayfish
Vitamin A 67IU 50IU Surimi
Vitamin A RAE 20µg 15µg Surimi
Vitamin E 0.63mg 1.5mg Crayfish
Vitamin C 0mg 0.9mg Crayfish
Vitamin B1 0.02mg 0.05mg Crayfish
Vitamin B2 0.021mg 0.085mg Crayfish
Vitamin B3 0.22mg 2.28mg Crayfish
Vitamin B5 0.07mg 0.58mg Crayfish
Vitamin B6 0.03mg 0.076mg Crayfish
Folate 2µg 44µg Crayfish
Vitamin B12 1.6µg 2.15µg Crayfish
Choline 80.9mg Crayfish
Vitamin K 0.1µg 0.1µg
Tryptophan 0.092mg 0.234mg Crayfish
Threonine 0.734mg 0.676mg Surimi
Isoleucine 0.709mg 0.811mg Crayfish
Leucine 1.202mg 1.329mg Crayfish
Lysine 1.387mg 1.457mg Crayfish
Methionine 0.515mg 0.472mg Surimi
Phenylalanine 0.595mg 0.706mg Crayfish
Valine 0.77mg 0.786mg Crayfish
Histidine 0.35mg 0.341mg Surimi
Cholesterol 30mg 133mg Surimi
Saturated Fat 0.191g 0.181g Crayfish
Omega-3 - DHA 0.241g 0.047g Surimi
Omega-3 - EPA 0.157g 0.119g Surimi
Omega-3 - DPA 0.014g 0g Surimi
Monounsaturated Fat 0.149g 0.244g Crayfish
Polyunsaturated fat 0.443g 0.367g Surimi

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Surimi Crayfish
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
39%
Crayfish
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
37%
Surimi
77%
Crayfish

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Surimi
Surimi is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 103mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Crayfish
Crayfish contains less Sodium (difference - 49mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Crayfish
Crayfish is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.01g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Crayfish
Crayfish is lower in glycemic index (difference - 50)
Which food is cheaper?
Crayfish
Crayfish is cheaper (difference - $4)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Crayfish
Crayfish is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Crayfish
Crayfish 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. Crayfish - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174207/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.