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Surimi vs Mussel - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Surimi and Mussel

  • Mussel is richer than Surimi in Vitamin B12, Manganese, Selenium, Iron, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B1, Zinc, Folate, Vitamin B5, and Vitamin B3.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 from Mussel is 933% higher.

Food types used in this article are Fish, surimi and Mollusks, mussel, blue, cooked, moist heat.

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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
Mussel
Contains more Magnesium +16.2%
Contains less Sodium -61.2%
Contains more Iron +2484.6%
Contains more Calcium +266.7%
Contains more Potassium +139.3%
Contains more Copper +365.6%
Contains more Zinc +709.1%
Equal in Phosphorus - 285
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 10% 3% 10% 31% 11% 10% 121% 19%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 252% 10% 24% 27% 50% 73% 123% 49%
Contains more Magnesium +16.2%
Contains less Sodium -61.2%
Contains more Iron +2484.6%
Contains more Calcium +266.7%
Contains more Potassium +139.3%
Contains more Copper +365.6%
Contains more Zinc +709.1%
Equal in Phosphorus - 285

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
Mussel
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +353.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1400%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1900%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1263.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +1257.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +233.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +1400%
Contains more Folate +3700%
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 46% 19% 0% 0% 75% 97% 57% 57% 24% 3000% 0% 57%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +353.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1400%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1900%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1263.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +1257.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +233.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +1400%
Contains more Folate +3700%

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
286
Mussel
Mineral Summary Score
27
Surimi
76
Mussel

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
143%
Mussel
Carbohydrates
7%
Surimi
7%
Mussel
Fats
4%
Surimi
21%
Mussel

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

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Surimi Mussel
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Surimi
Surimi is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 26mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Surimi
Surimi contains less Sodium (difference - 226mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Surimi
Surimi is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.659g)
Which food is cheaper?
Surimi
Surimi is cheaper (difference - $3)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Mussel
Mussel is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Mussel
Mussel is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Mussel
Mussel is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (50)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Surimi Mussel Opinion
Calories 99 172 Mussel
Protein 15.18 23.8 Mussel
Fats 0.9 4.48 Mussel
Vitamin C 0 13.6 Mussel
Carbs 6.85 7.39 Mussel
Cholesterol 30 56 Surimi
Vitamin D
Iron 0.26 6.72 Mussel
Calcium 9 33 Mussel
Potassium 112 268 Mussel
Magnesium 43 37 Surimi
Sugar 0 Mussel
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.032 0.149 Mussel
Zinc 0.33 2.67 Mussel
Starch
Phosphorus 282 285 Mussel
Sodium 143 369 Surimi
Vitamin A 67 304 Mussel
Vitamin E 0.63 Surimi
Vitamin D
Vitamin B1 0.02 0.3 Mussel
Vitamin B2 0.021 0.42 Mussel
Vitamin B3 0.22 3 Mussel
Vitamin B5 0.07 0.95 Mussel
Vitamin B6 0.03 0.1 Mussel
Vitamin B12 1.6 24 Mussel
Vitamin K 0.1 Surimi
Folate 2 76 Mussel
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 0.191 0.85 Surimi
Monounsaturated Fat 0.149 1.014 Mussel
Polyunsaturated fat 0.443 1.212 Mussel
Tryptophan 0.092 0.267 Mussel
Threonine 0.734 1.025 Mussel
Isoleucine 0.709 1.036 Mussel
Leucine 1.202 1.676 Mussel
Lysine 1.387 1.779 Mussel
Methionine 0.515 0.537 Mussel
Phenylalanine 0.595 0.853 Mussel
Valine 0.77 1.04 Mussel
Histidine 0.35 0.457 Mussel
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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. Mussel - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174217/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.