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Surimi vs Skipjack tuna - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Surimi and Skipjack tuna different?

  • Skipjack tuna has more Vitamin B3, Vitamin B6, Selenium, Vitamin B12, Iron, Potassium, Copper, Vitamin B5 and Vitamin B2 than Surimi.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B3 from Skipjack tuna is 116% higher.
  • Surimi has less Cholesterol.

Fish, surimi and Fish, tuna, skipjack, fresh, cooked, dry heat are the varieties used 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
0
:
Contains more Iron +515.4%
Contains more Calcium +311.1%
Contains more Potassium +366.1%
Contains more Copper +243.8%
Contains more Zinc +218.2%
Contains less Sodium -67.1%
Equal in Magnesium - 44
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 60% 12% 47% 32% 37% 29% 123% 7%
Contains more Iron +515.4%
Contains more Calcium +311.1%
Contains more Potassium +366.1%
Contains more Copper +243.8%
Contains more Zinc +218.2%
Contains less Sodium -67.1%
Equal in Magnesium - 44
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
3
:
Contains more Vitamin A +11.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +90%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +481%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +8425.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +592.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +3170%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +36.9%
Contains more Folate +400%
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 4% 4% 0% 0% 10% 29% 352% 30% 227% 274% 0% 8%
Contains more Vitamin A +11.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +90%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +481%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +8425.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +592.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +3170%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +36.9%
Contains more Folate +400%

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
78
Skipjack tuna
Mineral Summary Score
27
Surimi
43
Skipjack tuna

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
169%
Skipjack tuna
Carbohydrates
7%
Surimi
0%
Skipjack tuna
Fats
4%
Surimi
6%
Skipjack tuna

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 Skipjack tuna
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index 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 Skipjack tuna
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 - 30mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Surimi
Surimi is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.229g)
Which food is cheaper?
Surimi
Surimi is cheaper (difference - $4)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Skipjack tuna
Skipjack tuna contains less Sugars (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Skipjack tuna
Skipjack tuna contains less Sodium (difference - 96mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Skipjack tuna
Skipjack tuna is lower in glycemic index (difference - 50)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Skipjack tuna
Skipjack tuna is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Skipjack tuna
Skipjack tuna 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 Skipjack tuna Opinion
Calories 99 132 Skipjack tuna
Protein 15.18 28.21 Skipjack tuna
Fats 0.9 1.29 Skipjack tuna
Vitamin C 0 1 Skipjack tuna
Carbs 6.85 0 Surimi
Cholesterol 30 60 Surimi
Vitamin D
Iron 0.26 1.6 Skipjack tuna
Calcium 9 37 Skipjack tuna
Potassium 112 522 Skipjack tuna
Magnesium 43 44 Skipjack tuna
Sugars 0 Skipjack tuna
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.032 0.11 Skipjack tuna
Zinc 0.33 1.05 Skipjack tuna
Starch
Phosphorus 282 285 Skipjack tuna
Sodium 143 47 Skipjack tuna
Vitamin A 67 60 Surimi
Vitamin E 0.63 Surimi
Vitamin D
Vitamin B1 0.02 0.038 Skipjack tuna
Vitamin B2 0.021 0.122 Skipjack tuna
Vitamin B3 0.22 18.756 Skipjack tuna
Vitamin B5 0.07 0.485 Skipjack tuna
Vitamin B6 0.03 0.981 Skipjack tuna
Vitamin B12 1.6 2.19 Skipjack tuna
Vitamin K 0.1 Surimi
Folate 2 10 Skipjack tuna
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 0.191 0.42 Surimi
Monounsaturated Fat 0.149 0.243 Skipjack tuna
Polyunsaturated fat 0.443 0.403 Surimi
Tryptophan 0.092 0.316 Skipjack tuna
Threonine 0.734 1.237 Skipjack tuna
Isoleucine 0.709 1.3 Skipjack tuna
Leucine 1.202 2.293 Skipjack tuna
Lysine 1.387 2.59 Skipjack tuna
Methionine 0.515 0.835 Skipjack tuna
Phenylalanine 0.595 1.101 Skipjack tuna
Valine 0.77 1.453 Skipjack tuna
Histidine 0.35 0.83 Skipjack tuna
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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. Skipjack tuna - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172005/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.