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Surimi vs Shrimp - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Surimi and Shrimp

  • Surimi has more Phosphorus, however Shrimp is richer in Copper, Zinc and Calcium.
  • Shrimp covers your daily Cholesterol needs 53% more than Surimi.
  • Surimi contains less Cholesterol.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Fish, surimi and Crustaceans, shrimp, cooked (not previously frozen).

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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
Shrimp
Contains more Magnesium +10.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +19%
Contains more Iron +96.2%
Contains more Calcium +677.8%
Contains more Potassium +131.3%
Contains more Copper +1084.4%
Contains more Zinc +397%
Contains less Sodium -22.4%
Equal in Magnesium - 39
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 10% 3% 10% 31% 11% 10% 121% 19%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 20% 22% 23% 28% 127% 45% 102% 15%
Contains more Magnesium +10.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +19%
Contains more Iron +96.2%
Contains more Calcium +677.8%
Contains more Potassium +131.3%
Contains more Copper +1084.4%
Contains more Zinc +397%
Contains less Sodium -22.4%
Equal in Magnesium - 39

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
11
:
0
Shrimp
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 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

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
0
Shrimp
Mineral Summary Score
27
Surimi
47
Shrimp

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
144%
Shrimp
Carbohydrates
7%
Surimi
0%
Shrimp
Fats
4%
Surimi
1%
Shrimp

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 Shrimp
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Surimi Shrimp
Low Calories diet Equal
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 - 159mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Surimi
Surimi is cheaper (difference - $3)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Surimi
Surimi is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sugars?
Shrimp
Shrimp contains less Sugars (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Shrimp
Shrimp contains less Sodium (difference - 32mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Shrimp
Shrimp is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.135g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
?
The foods have equal glycemic indexes (50)
Which food is richer in minerals?
?
It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.

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 Shrimp Opinion
Calories 99 99
Protein 15.18 23.98 Shrimp
Fats 0.9 0.28 Surimi
Vitamin C 0 Surimi
Carbs 6.85 0.2 Surimi
Cholesterol 30 189 Surimi
Vitamin D
Iron 0.26 0.51 Shrimp
Calcium 9 70 Shrimp
Potassium 112 259 Shrimp
Magnesium 43 39 Surimi
Sugars 0 Shrimp
Fiber 0 Surimi
Copper 0.032 0.379 Shrimp
Zinc 0.33 1.64 Shrimp
Starch
Phosphorus 282 237 Surimi
Sodium 143 111 Shrimp
Vitamin A 67 Surimi
Vitamin E 0.63 Surimi
Vitamin D
Vitamin B1 0.02 Surimi
Vitamin B2 0.021 Surimi
Vitamin B3 0.22 Surimi
Vitamin B5 0.07 Surimi
Vitamin B6 0.03 Surimi
Vitamin B12 1.6 Surimi
Vitamin K 0.1 Surimi
Folate 2 Surimi
Trans Fat 0.002 Surimi
Saturated Fat 0.191 0.056 Shrimp
Monounsaturated Fat 0.149 0.048 Surimi
Polyunsaturated fat 0.443 0.079 Surimi
Tryptophan 0.092 Surimi
Threonine 0.734 Surimi
Isoleucine 0.709 Surimi
Leucine 1.202 Surimi
Lysine 1.387 Surimi
Methionine 0.515 Surimi
Phenylalanine 0.595 Surimi
Valine 0.77 Surimi
Histidine 0.35 Surimi
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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 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. Shrimp - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/175180/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.