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Surimi vs Sardine - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Surimi and Sardine?

  • The amount of Vitamin B12, Selenium, Calcium, Iron, Vitamin B3, Phosphorus, Copper, Vitamin B2, and Vitamin B5 in Sardine is higher than in Surimi.
  • Sardine's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 306% more.
  • Surimi has less Cholesterol.

We used Fish, surimi and Fish, sardine, Atlantic, canned in oil, drained solids with bone 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
Surimi
2
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Contains more Magnesium +10.3%
Contains less Sodium -53.4%
Contains more Calcium +4144.4%
Contains more Iron +1023.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +73.8%
Contains more Potassium +254.5%
Contains more Zinc +297%
Contains more Copper +481.3%
Equal in Magnesium - 39
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 10% 31% 121% 10% 19% 10% 11%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 115% 110% 28% 210% 36% 41% 36% 62%
Contains more Magnesium +10.3%
Contains less Sodium -53.4%
Contains more Calcium +4144.4%
Contains more Iron +1023.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +73.8%
Contains more Potassium +254.5%
Contains more Zinc +297%
Contains more Copper +481.3%
Equal in Magnesium - 39

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
0
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11
Sardine
Contains more Vitamin A +61.2%
Contains more Vitamin E +223.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +300%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +981%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +2284.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +817.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +456.7%
Contains more Folate +400%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +458.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +2500%
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 7% 41% 144% 0% 20% 53% 99% 39% 39% 8% 1118% 7%
Contains more Vitamin A +61.2%
Contains more Vitamin E +223.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +300%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +981%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +2284.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +817.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +456.7%
Contains more Folate +400%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +458.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +2500%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Surimi Sardine Opinion
Net carbs 6.85g 0g Surimi
Protein 15.18g 24.62g Sardine
Fats 0.9g 11.45g Sardine
Carbs 6.85g 0g Surimi
Calories 99kcal 208kcal Sardine
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 9mg 382mg Sardine
Iron 0.26mg 2.92mg Sardine
Magnesium 43mg 39mg Surimi
Phosphorus 282mg 490mg Sardine
Potassium 112mg 397mg Sardine
Sodium 143mg 307mg Surimi
Zinc 0.33mg 1.31mg Sardine
Copper 0.032mg 0.186mg Sardine
Vitamin A 67IU 108IU Sardine
Vitamin E 0.63mg 2.04mg Sardine
Vitamin D IU 193IU Sardine
Vitamin D µg 4.8µg Sardine
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.02mg 0.08mg Sardine
Vitamin B2 0.021mg 0.227mg Sardine
Vitamin B3 0.22mg 5.245mg Sardine
Vitamin B5 0.07mg 0.642mg Sardine
Vitamin B6 0.03mg 0.167mg Sardine
Folate 2µg 10µg Sardine
Vitamin B12 1.6µg 8.94µg Sardine
Vitamin K 0.1µg 2.6µg Sardine
Tryptophan 0.092mg 0.276mg Sardine
Threonine 0.734mg 1.079mg Sardine
Isoleucine 0.709mg 1.134mg Sardine
Leucine 1.202mg 2.001mg Sardine
Lysine 1.387mg 2.26mg Sardine
Methionine 0.515mg 0.729mg Sardine
Phenylalanine 0.595mg 0.961mg Sardine
Valine 0.77mg 1.268mg Sardine
Histidine 0.35mg 0.725mg Sardine
Cholesterol 30mg 142mg Surimi
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 0.191g 1.528g Surimi
Monounsaturated Fat 0.149g 3.869g Sardine
Polyunsaturated fat 0.443g 5.148g Sardine

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Surimi Sardine
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
131
Sardine
Mineral Summary Score
27
Surimi
79
Sardine

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
148%
Sardine
Carbohydrates
7%
Surimi
0%
Sardine
Fats
4%
Surimi
53%
Sardine

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Surimi
Surimi contains less Sodium (difference - 164mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Surimi
Surimi is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 112mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Surimi
Surimi is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.337g)
Which food is cheaper?
Surimi
Surimi is cheaper (difference - $3)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Sardine
Sardine is lower in glycemic index (difference - 50)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Sardine
Sardine is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Sardine
Sardine is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar (0 g)

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. Sardine - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/175139/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.