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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
Contains more Calcium +311.1%
Contains more Iron +515.4%
Contains more Potassium +366.1%
Contains less Sodium -67.1%
Contains more Zinc +218.2%
Contains more Copper +243.8%
Equal in Magnesium - 44
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 12% 60% 32% 123% 47% 7% 29% 37%
Contains more Calcium +311.1%
Contains more Iron +515.4%
Contains more Potassium +366.1%
Contains less Sodium -67.1%
Contains more Zinc +218.2%
Contains more Copper +243.8%
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
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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 Folate +400%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +36.9%
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 4% 0% 0% 4% 10% 29% 352% 30% 227% 8% 274% 0%
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 Folate +400%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +36.9%

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 Skipjack tuna
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Surimi Skipjack tuna Opinion
Net carbs 6.85g 0g Surimi
Protein 15.18g 28.21g Skipjack tuna
Fats 0.9g 1.29g Skipjack tuna
Carbs 6.85g 0g Surimi
Calories 99kcal 132kcal Skipjack tuna
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g g Skipjack tuna
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 9mg 37mg Skipjack tuna
Iron 0.26mg 1.6mg Skipjack tuna
Magnesium 43mg 44mg Skipjack tuna
Phosphorus 282mg 285mg Skipjack tuna
Potassium 112mg 522mg Skipjack tuna
Sodium 143mg 47mg Skipjack tuna
Zinc 0.33mg 1.05mg Skipjack tuna
Copper 0.032mg 0.11mg Skipjack tuna
Vitamin A 67IU 60IU Surimi
Vitamin E 0.63mg mg Surimi
Vitamin D IU IU
Vitamin D µg µg
Vitamin C 0mg 1mg Skipjack tuna
Vitamin B1 0.02mg 0.038mg Skipjack tuna
Vitamin B2 0.021mg 0.122mg Skipjack tuna
Vitamin B3 0.22mg 18.756mg Skipjack tuna
Vitamin B5 0.07mg 0.485mg Skipjack tuna
Vitamin B6 0.03mg 0.981mg Skipjack tuna
Folate 2µg 10µg Skipjack tuna
Vitamin B12 1.6µg 2.19µg Skipjack tuna
Vitamin K 0.1µg µg Surimi
Tryptophan 0.092mg 0.316mg Skipjack tuna
Threonine 0.734mg 1.237mg Skipjack tuna
Isoleucine 0.709mg 1.3mg Skipjack tuna
Leucine 1.202mg 2.293mg Skipjack tuna
Lysine 1.387mg 2.59mg Skipjack tuna
Methionine 0.515mg 0.835mg Skipjack tuna
Phenylalanine 0.595mg 1.101mg Skipjack tuna
Valine 0.77mg 1.453mg Skipjack tuna
Histidine 0.35mg 0.83mg Skipjack tuna
Cholesterol 30mg 60mg Surimi
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 0.191g 0.42g Surimi
Monounsaturated Fat 0.149g 0.243g Skipjack tuna
Polyunsaturated fat 0.443g 0.403g Surimi

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Surimi Skipjack tuna
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
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 food.
Protein
91%
Surimi
169%
Skipjack tuna
Carbohydrates
7%
Surimi
0%
Skipjack tuna
Fats
4%
Surimi
6%
Skipjack tuna

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 is lower in Sugar?
Skipjack tuna
Skipjack tuna is lower in Sugar (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

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. 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.