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Surimi vs Shark - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Surimi and Shark

  • Surimi is richer in Phosphorus, yet Shark is richer in Vitamin B6, Vitamin B3, Selenium, Vitamin B5, Iron, and Vitamin A RAE.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B6 from Shark is 28% higher.
  • Surimi contains less Cholesterol.

Food types used in this article are Fish, surimi and Fish, shark, mixed species, raw.

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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
1
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7
Shark
Contains more Phosphorus +34.3%
Contains more Calcium +277.8%
Contains more Iron +223.1%
Contains more Magnesium +14%
Contains more Potassium +42.9%
Contains less Sodium -44.8%
Contains more Zinc +30.3%
Equal in Copper - 0.033
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 10% 31% 121% 10% 19% 10% 11%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 11% 32% 35% 90% 15% 11% 12% 11%
Contains more Phosphorus +34.3%
Contains more Calcium +277.8%
Contains more Iron +223.1%
Contains more Magnesium +14%
Contains more Potassium +42.9%
Contains less Sodium -44.8%
Contains more Zinc +30.3%
Equal in Copper - 0.033

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
1
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9
Shark
Contains more Vitamin A +247.8%
Contains more Vitamin E +58.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +110%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +195.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1235.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +892.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1233.3%
Contains more Folate +50%
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 1.49
Equal in Vitamin K - 0.1
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 14% 20% 18% 0% 11% 15% 56% 42% 93% 3% 187% 1%
Contains more Vitamin A +247.8%
Contains more Vitamin E +58.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +110%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +195.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1235.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +892.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1233.3%
Contains more Folate +50%
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 1.49
Equal in Vitamin K - 0.1

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 Shark
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sodium 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 Shark Opinion
Net carbs 6.85g 0g Surimi
Protein 15.18g 20.98g Shark
Fats 0.9g 4.51g Shark
Carbs 6.85g 0g Surimi
Calories 99kcal 130kcal Shark
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 9mg 34mg Shark
Iron 0.26mg 0.84mg Shark
Magnesium 43mg 49mg Shark
Phosphorus 282mg 210mg Surimi
Potassium 112mg 160mg Shark
Sodium 143mg 79mg Shark
Zinc 0.33mg 0.43mg Shark
Copper 0.032mg 0.033mg Shark
Vitamin A 67IU 233IU Shark
Vitamin E 0.63mg 1mg Shark
Vitamin D IU 24IU Shark
Vitamin D µg 0.6µg Shark
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.02mg 0.042mg Shark
Vitamin B2 0.021mg 0.062mg Shark
Vitamin B3 0.22mg 2.938mg Shark
Vitamin B5 0.07mg 0.695mg Shark
Vitamin B6 0.03mg 0.4mg Shark
Folate 2µg 3µg Shark
Vitamin B12 1.6µg 1.49µg Surimi
Vitamin K 0.1µg 0.1µg
Tryptophan 0.092mg 0.235mg Shark
Threonine 0.734mg 0.92mg Shark
Isoleucine 0.709mg 0.967mg Shark
Leucine 1.202mg 1.705mg Shark
Lysine 1.387mg 1.926mg Shark
Methionine 0.515mg 0.621mg Shark
Phenylalanine 0.595mg 0.819mg Shark
Valine 0.77mg 1.081mg Shark
Histidine 0.35mg 0.618mg Shark
Cholesterol 30mg 51mg Surimi
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 0.191g 0.925g Surimi
Monounsaturated Fat 0.149g 1.808g Shark
Polyunsaturated fat 0.443g 1.195g Shark

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Surimi Shark
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
38
Shark
Mineral Summary Score
27
Surimi
27
Shark

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
126%
Shark
Carbohydrates
7%
Surimi
0%
Shark
Fats
4%
Surimi
21%
Shark

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Surimi
Surimi is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 21mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Surimi
Surimi is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.734g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Shark
Shark contains less Sodium (difference - 64mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Shark
Shark is lower in glycemic index (difference - 50)
Which food is cheaper?
Shark
Shark is cheaper (difference - $4)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Shark
Shark is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Shark
Shark is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar (0 g)

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. Shark - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173697/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.