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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
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6
Mussel
Contains more Magnesium +16.2%
Contains less Sodium -61.2%
Contains more Calcium +266.7%
Contains more Iron +2484.6%
Contains more Potassium +139.3%
Contains more Zinc +709.1%
Contains more Copper +365.6%
Equal in Phosphorus - 285
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 10% 31% 121% 10% 19% 10% 11%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 10% 252% 27% 123% 24% 49% 73% 50%
Contains more Magnesium +16.2%
Contains less Sodium -61.2%
Contains more Calcium +266.7%
Contains more Iron +2484.6%
Contains more Potassium +139.3%
Contains more Zinc +709.1%
Contains more Copper +365.6%
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 A +353.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
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 Folate +3700%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +1400%
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% 46% 75% 97% 57% 57% 24% 57% 3000% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +353.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
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 Folate +3700%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +1400%

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 Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol 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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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

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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
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

Which food contains less Sodium?
Surimi
Surimi contains less Sodium (difference - 226mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Surimi
Surimi is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 26mg)
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)

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.