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Surimi vs. Cuttlefish — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Surimi and Cuttlefish

  • Surimi has less Iron, Vitamin B2, Copper, Vitamin B12, Selenium, Phosphorus, Zinc, and Vitamin A RAE.
  • Cuttlefish's daily need coverage for Iron is 72% more.
  • Surimi is lower in Sodium.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Fish, surimi and Mollusks, cuttlefish, mixed species, 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Magnesium +43.3%
Contains less Sodium -61.6%
Contains more Calcium +900%
Contains more Iron +2215.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +37.2%
Contains more Potassium +216.1%
Contains more Zinc +424.2%
Contains more Copper +1734.4%
Contains more Manganese +900%
Contains more Selenium +59.4%
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 27% 226% 22% 166% 32% 49% 48% 196% 15% 245%
Contains more Magnesium +43.3%
Contains less Sodium -61.6%
Contains more Calcium +900%
Contains more Iron +2215.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +37.2%
Contains more Potassium +216.1%
Contains more Zinc +424.2%
Contains more Copper +1734.4%
Contains more Manganese +900%
Contains more Selenium +59.4%

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 B1 +122.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +459.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +4233.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +452.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +614.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +400%
Contains more Folate +700%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +87.5%
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 23% 0% 0% 18% 3% 210% 23% 30% 35% 12% 375% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +122.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +459.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +4233.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +452.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +614.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +400%
Contains more Folate +700%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +87.5%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +28.6%
Contains more Carbs +735.4%
Contains more Other +130.1%
Equal in Protein - 16.24
Equal in Water - 80.56
15% 7% 76%
Protein: 15.18 g
Fats: 0.9 g
Carbs: 6.85 g
Water: 76.34 g
Other: 0.73 g
16% 81% 2%
Protein: 16.24 g
Fats: 0.7 g
Carbs: 0.82 g
Water: 80.56 g
Other: 1.68 g
Contains more Fats +28.6%
Contains more Carbs +735.4%
Contains more Other +130.1%
Equal in Protein - 16.24
Equal in Water - 80.56

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +84%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +230.6%
Contains less Saturated Fat -38.2%
24% 19% 57%
Saturated Fat: 0.191 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.149 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.443 g
35% 24% 40%
Saturated Fat: 0.118 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.081 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.134 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +84%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +230.6%
Contains less Saturated Fat -38.2%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Surimi Cuttlefish Opinion
Net carbs 6.85g 0.82g Surimi
Protein 15.18g 16.24g Cuttlefish
Fats 0.9g 0.7g Surimi
Carbs 6.85g 0.82g Surimi
Calories 99kcal 79kcal Surimi
Calcium 9mg 90mg Cuttlefish
Iron 0.26mg 6.02mg Cuttlefish
Magnesium 43mg 30mg Surimi
Phosphorus 282mg 387mg Cuttlefish
Potassium 112mg 354mg Cuttlefish
Sodium 143mg 372mg Surimi
Zinc 0.33mg 1.73mg Cuttlefish
Copper 0.032mg 0.587mg Cuttlefish
Manganese 0.011mg 0.11mg Cuttlefish
Selenium 28.1µg 44.8µg Cuttlefish
Vitamin A 67IU 375IU Cuttlefish
Vitamin A RAE 20µg 113µg Cuttlefish
Vitamin E 0.63mg Surimi
Vitamin C 0mg 5.3mg Cuttlefish
Vitamin B1 0.02mg 0.009mg Surimi
Vitamin B2 0.021mg 0.91mg Cuttlefish
Vitamin B3 0.22mg 1.216mg Cuttlefish
Vitamin B5 0.07mg 0.5mg Cuttlefish
Vitamin B6 0.03mg 0.15mg Cuttlefish
Folate 2µg 16µg Cuttlefish
Vitamin B12 1.6µg 3µg Cuttlefish
Vitamin K 0.1µg Surimi
Tryptophan 0.092mg 0.182mg Cuttlefish
Threonine 0.734mg 0.699mg Surimi
Isoleucine 0.709mg 0.707mg Surimi
Leucine 1.202mg 1.143mg Surimi
Lysine 1.387mg 1.213mg Surimi
Methionine 0.515mg 0.366mg Surimi
Phenylalanine 0.595mg 0.582mg Surimi
Valine 0.77mg 0.709mg Surimi
Histidine 0.35mg 0.312mg Surimi
Cholesterol 30mg 112mg Surimi
Saturated Fat 0.191g 0.118g Cuttlefish
Omega-3 - DHA 0.241g 0.066g Surimi
Omega-3 - EPA 0.157g 0.039g Surimi
Omega-3 - DPA 0.014g 0.006g Surimi
Monounsaturated Fat 0.149g 0.081g Surimi
Polyunsaturated fat 0.443g 0.134g Surimi

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Surimi Cuttlefish
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
56%
Cuttlefish
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
37%
Surimi
102%
Cuttlefish

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Surimi
Surimi contains less Sodium (difference - 229mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Surimi
Surimi is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 82mg)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Cuttlefish
Cuttlefish is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cuttlefish
Cuttlefish is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.073g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cuttlefish
Cuttlefish is lower in glycemic index (difference - 50)
Which food is cheaper?
Cuttlefish
Cuttlefish is cheaper (difference - $4)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Cuttlefish
Cuttlefish is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Cuttlefish
Cuttlefish 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. Cuttlefish - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174215/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.