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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
:
6
Oyster
Contains more Phosphorus +77.4%
Contains less Sodium -65.7%
Contains more Iron +2573.1%
Contains more Calcium +588.9%
Contains more Potassium +117.9%
Contains more Magnesium +34.9%
Contains more Copper +13318.8%
Contains more Zinc +26303%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 10% 3% 10% 31% 11% 10% 121% 19%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 261% 19% 22% 42% 1432% 2377% 69% 55%
Contains more Phosphorus +77.4%
Contains less Sodium -65.7%
Contains more Iron +2573.1%
Contains more Calcium +588.9%
Contains more Potassium +117.9%
Contains more Magnesium +34.9%
Contains more Copper +13318.8%
Contains more Zinc +26303%

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
:
9
Oyster
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +350.7%
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 Vitamin B12 +876.9%
Contains more Folate +1450%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 5% 13% 0% 5% 5% 5% 5% 7% 200% 1% 2%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 13% 19% 0% 0% 38% 47% 31% 17% 15% 1954% 0% 24%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +350.7%
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 Vitamin B12 +876.9%
Contains more Folate +1450%

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils 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 the food
Protein
91%
Surimi
53%
Oyster
Carbohydrates
7%
Surimi
12%
Oyster
Fats
4%
Surimi
58%
Oyster

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Surimi Oyster
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Surimi Oyster
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Surimi
Surimi is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 41mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Surimi
Surimi contains less Sodium (difference - 274mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Surimi
Surimi is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.006g)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Oyster
Oyster contains less Sugars (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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Surimi Oyster Opinion
Calories 99 199 Oyster
Protein 15.18 8.77 Surimi
Fats 0.9 12.58 Oyster
Vitamin C 0 3.8 Oyster
Carbs 6.85 11.62 Oyster
Cholesterol 30 71 Surimi
Vitamin D
Iron 0.26 6.95 Oyster
Calcium 9 62 Oyster
Potassium 112 244 Oyster
Magnesium 43 58 Oyster
Sugars 0 Oyster
Fiber 0 Surimi
Copper 0.032 4.294 Oyster
Zinc 0.33 87.13 Oyster
Starch
Phosphorus 282 159 Surimi
Sodium 143 417 Surimi
Vitamin A 67 302 Oyster
Vitamin E 0.63 Surimi
Vitamin D
Vitamin B1 0.02 0.15 Oyster
Vitamin B2 0.021 0.202 Oyster
Vitamin B3 0.22 1.65 Oyster
Vitamin B5 0.07 0.27 Oyster
Vitamin B6 0.03 0.064 Oyster
Vitamin B12 1.6 15.63 Oyster
Vitamin K 0.1 Surimi
Folate 2 31 Oyster
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 0.191 3.197 Surimi
Monounsaturated Fat 0.149 4.702 Oyster
Polyunsaturated fat 0.443 3.313 Oyster
Tryptophan 0.092 0.105 Oyster
Threonine 0.734 0.365 Surimi
Isoleucine 0.709 0.396 Surimi
Leucine 1.202 0.638 Surimi
Lysine 1.387 0.582 Surimi
Methionine 0.515 0.199 Surimi
Phenylalanine 0.595 0.352 Surimi
Valine 0.77 0.409 Surimi
Histidine 0.35 0.175 Surimi
Fructose

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 of 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.