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Surimi vs Oyster - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Surimi and Oyster?

  • Surimi is higher in Phosphorus, however Oyster is richer in Zinc, Vitamin B12, Copper, Iron, Selenium, Manganese, and Vitamin B2.
  • Oyster's daily need coverage for Zinc is 789% more.
  • Oyster contains 2 times less Phosphorus than Surimi. Surimi contains 282mg of Phosphorus, while Oyster contains 159mg.
  • Surimi has less Cholesterol.

We used Fish, surimi and Mollusks, oyster, eastern, cooked, breaded and fried 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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6
Oyster
Contains more Phosphorus +77.4%
Contains less Sodium -65.7%
Contains more Calcium +588.9%
Contains more Iron +2573.1%
Contains more Magnesium +34.9%
Contains more Potassium +117.9%
Contains more Zinc +26303%
Contains more Copper +13318.8%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 10% 31% 121% 10% 19% 10% 11%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 19% 261% 42% 69% 22% 55% 2377% 1432%
Contains more Phosphorus +77.4%
Contains less Sodium -65.7%
Contains more Calcium +588.9%
Contains more Iron +2573.1%
Contains more Magnesium +34.9%
Contains more Potassium +117.9%
Contains more Zinc +26303%
Contains more Copper +13318.8%

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
2
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9
Oyster
Contains more Vitamin A +350.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +650%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +861.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +650%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +285.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +113.3%
Contains more Folate +1450%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +876.9%
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 19% 0% 0% 13% 38% 47% 31% 17% 15% 24% 1954% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +350.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +650%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +861.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +650%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +285.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +113.3%
Contains more Folate +1450%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +876.9%

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 Oyster
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sugar 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 Oyster Opinion
Net carbs 6.85g 11.62g Oyster
Protein 15.18g 8.77g Surimi
Fats 0.9g 12.58g Oyster
Carbs 6.85g 11.62g Oyster
Calories 99kcal 199kcal Oyster
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g g Oyster
Fiber 0g g Surimi
Calcium 9mg 62mg Oyster
Iron 0.26mg 6.95mg Oyster
Magnesium 43mg 58mg Oyster
Phosphorus 282mg 159mg Surimi
Potassium 112mg 244mg Oyster
Sodium 143mg 417mg Surimi
Zinc 0.33mg 87.13mg Oyster
Copper 0.032mg 4.294mg Oyster
Vitamin A 67IU 302IU Oyster
Vitamin E 0.63mg mg Surimi
Vitamin D IU IU
Vitamin D µg µg
Vitamin C 0mg 3.8mg Oyster
Vitamin B1 0.02mg 0.15mg Oyster
Vitamin B2 0.021mg 0.202mg Oyster
Vitamin B3 0.22mg 1.65mg Oyster
Vitamin B5 0.07mg 0.27mg Oyster
Vitamin B6 0.03mg 0.064mg Oyster
Folate 2µg 31µg Oyster
Vitamin B12 1.6µg 15.63µg Oyster
Vitamin K 0.1µg µg Surimi
Tryptophan 0.092mg 0.105mg Oyster
Threonine 0.734mg 0.365mg Surimi
Isoleucine 0.709mg 0.396mg Surimi
Leucine 1.202mg 0.638mg Surimi
Lysine 1.387mg 0.582mg Surimi
Methionine 0.515mg 0.199mg Surimi
Phenylalanine 0.595mg 0.352mg Surimi
Valine 0.77mg 0.409mg Surimi
Histidine 0.35mg 0.175mg Surimi
Cholesterol 30mg 71mg Surimi
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 0.191g 3.197g Surimi
Monounsaturated Fat 0.149g 4.702g Oyster
Polyunsaturated fat 0.443g 3.313g Oyster

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Surimi Oyster
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
179
Oyster
Mineral Summary Score
27
Surimi
534
Oyster

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
53%
Oyster
Carbohydrates
7%
Surimi
12%
Oyster
Fats
4%
Surimi
58%
Oyster

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Surimi
Surimi contains less Sodium (difference - 274mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Surimi
Surimi is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 41mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Surimi
Surimi is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.006g)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Oyster
Oyster is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Oyster
Oyster is lower in glycemic index (difference - 50)
Which food is cheaper?
Oyster
Oyster is cheaper (difference - $1)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Oyster
Oyster is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Oyster
Oyster is relatively richer in vitamins

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. Oyster - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171979/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.