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Surimi vs. Lobster — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Surimi and Lobster?

  • Surimi is higher in Phosphorus, and Vitamin B12, however, Lobster is richer in Copper, Selenium, Zinc, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B3, and Calcium.
  • Lobster's daily need coverage for Copper is 169% more.
  • Lobster contains 2 times less Phosphorus than Surimi. Surimi contains 282mg of Phosphorus, while Lobster contains 185mg.
  • Surimi has less Sodium.

We used Fish, surimi and Crustaceans, lobster, northern, cooked, moist heat 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Surimi
2
:
Contains more Phosphorus +52.4%
Contains less Sodium -70.6%
Contains more Calcium +966.7%
Contains more Iron +11.5%
Contains more Potassium +105.4%
Contains more Zinc +1127.3%
Contains more Copper +4743.8%
Contains more Manganese +490.9%
Contains more Selenium +160.1%
Equal in Magnesium - 43
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 29% 11% 31% 80% 21% 64% 111% 517% 9% 399%
Contains more Phosphorus +52.4%
Contains less Sodium -70.6%
Contains more Calcium +966.7%
Contains more Iron +11.5%
Contains more Potassium +105.4%
Contains more Zinc +1127.3%
Contains more Copper +4743.8%
Contains more Manganese +490.9%
Contains more Selenium +160.1%
Equal in Magnesium - 43

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
4
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Contains more Vitamin A +1575%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +23.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +11.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +58.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +15%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +731.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +2281.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +296.7%
Contains more Folate +450%
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 1% 20% 0% 0% 6% 4% 35% 101% 28% 9% 179% 45% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +1575%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +23.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +11.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +58.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +15%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +731.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +2281.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +296.7%
Contains more Folate +450%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Surimi
2
:
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Protein +25.2%
Contains more Other +178.1%
Equal in Fats - 0.86
Equal in Water - 78.11
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% 2%
Protein: 19 g
Fats: 0.86 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 78.11 g
Other: 2.03 g
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Protein +25.2%
Contains more Other +178.1%
Equal in Fats - 0.86
Equal in Water - 78.11

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Surimi
2
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Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +30.3%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +69.8%
Equal in Saturated Fat - 0.208
24% 19% 57%
Saturated Fat: 0.191 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.149 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.443 g
26% 32% 42%
Saturated Fat: 0.208 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.253 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.34 g
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +30.3%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +69.8%
Equal in Saturated Fat - 0.208

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Surimi Lobster
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol 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 Lobster Opinion
Net carbs 6.85g 0g Surimi
Protein 15.18g 19g Lobster
Fats 0.9g 0.86g Surimi
Carbs 6.85g 0g Surimi
Calories 99kcal 89kcal Surimi
Calcium 9mg 96mg Lobster
Iron 0.26mg 0.29mg Lobster
Magnesium 43mg 43mg
Phosphorus 282mg 185mg Surimi
Potassium 112mg 230mg Lobster
Sodium 143mg 486mg Surimi
Zinc 0.33mg 4.05mg Lobster
Copper 0.032mg 1.55mg Lobster
Manganese 0.011mg 0.065mg Lobster
Selenium 28.1µg 73.1µg Lobster
Vitamin A 67IU 4IU Surimi
Vitamin A RAE 20µg 1µg Surimi
Vitamin E 0.63mg 1mg Lobster
Vitamin D 1IU Lobster
Vitamin B1 0.02mg 0.023mg Lobster
Vitamin B2 0.021mg 0.017mg Surimi
Vitamin B3 0.22mg 1.83mg Lobster
Vitamin B5 0.07mg 1.667mg Lobster
Vitamin B6 0.03mg 0.119mg Lobster
Folate 2µg 11µg Lobster
Vitamin B12 1.6µg 1.43µg Surimi
Choline 80.9mg Lobster
Vitamin K 0.1µg 0µg Surimi
Tryptophan 0.092mg 0.248mg Lobster
Threonine 0.734mg 0.753mg Lobster
Isoleucine 0.709mg 0.832mg Lobster
Leucine 1.202mg 1.376mg Lobster
Lysine 1.387mg 1.426mg Lobster
Methionine 0.515mg 0.475mg Surimi
Phenylalanine 0.595mg 0.782mg Lobster
Valine 0.77mg 0.852mg Lobster
Histidine 0.35mg 0.475mg Lobster
Cholesterol 30mg 146mg Surimi
Trans Fat 0.013g Surimi
Saturated Fat 0.191g 0.208g Surimi
Omega-3 - DHA 0.241g 0.078g Surimi
Omega-3 - EPA 0.157g 0.117g Surimi
Omega-3 - DPA 0.014g 0.006g Surimi
Monounsaturated Fat 0.149g 0.253g Lobster
Polyunsaturated fat 0.443g 0.34g Surimi
Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid 0.006g Lobster
Omega-6 - Linoleic acid 0.033g Lobster
Omega-3 - ALA 0.05g Lobster
Omega-3 - Eicosatrienoic acid 0.006g Lobster
Omega-6 - Dihomo-gamma-linoleic acid 0.006g Lobster

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Surimi Lobster
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
33%
Lobster
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
37%
Surimi
127%
Lobster

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Surimi
Surimi contains less Sodium (difference - 343mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Surimi
Surimi is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 116mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Surimi
Surimi is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.017g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Lobster
Lobster is lower in glycemic index (difference - 50)
Which food is cheaper?
Lobster
Lobster is cheaper (difference - $4)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Lobster
Lobster is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Lobster
Lobster 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. Lobster - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174209/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.