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Surimi vs Tuna salad - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Surimi and Tuna salad?

  • Surimi is higher in Vitamin B12, Phosphorus, and Magnesium, however Tuna salad is richer in Vitamin B3, Selenium, Copper, and Iron.
  • Tuna salad's daily need coverage for Vitamin B3 is 41% more.
  • Tuna salad contains 2 times less Cholesterol than Surimi. Surimi contains 30mg of Cholesterol, while Tuna salad contains 13mg.

We used Fish, surimi and Fish, tuna salad types 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 Magnesium +126.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +58.4%
Contains less Sodium -64.4%
Contains more Calcium +88.9%
Contains more Iron +284.6%
Contains more Potassium +58.9%
Contains more Zinc +69.7%
Contains more Copper +353.1%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 10% 31% 121% 10% 19% 10% 11%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 38% 14% 77% 16% 53% 16% 49%
Contains more Magnesium +126.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +58.4%
Contains less Sodium -64.4%
Contains more Calcium +88.9%
Contains more Iron +284.6%
Contains more Potassium +58.9%
Contains more Zinc +69.7%
Contains more Copper +353.1%

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
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Contains more Vitamin B12 +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +44.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +55%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +233.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +2945.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +271.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +170%
Contains more Folate +300%
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 6% 0% 0% 8% 8% 17% 126% 16% 19% 6% 150% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +44.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +55%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +233.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +2945.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +271.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +170%
Contains more Folate +300%

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 Tuna salad
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Surimi Tuna salad Opinion
Net carbs 6.85g 9.41g Tuna salad
Protein 15.18g 16.04g Tuna salad
Fats 0.9g 9.26g Tuna salad
Carbs 6.85g 9.41g Tuna salad
Calories 99kcal 187kcal Tuna salad
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g g Tuna salad
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 9mg 17mg Tuna salad
Iron 0.26mg 1mg Tuna salad
Magnesium 43mg 19mg Surimi
Phosphorus 282mg 178mg Surimi
Potassium 112mg 178mg Tuna salad
Sodium 143mg 402mg Surimi
Zinc 0.33mg 0.56mg Tuna salad
Copper 0.032mg 0.145mg Tuna salad
Vitamin A 67IU 97IU Tuna salad
Vitamin E 0.63mg mg Surimi
Vitamin D IU IU
Vitamin D µg µg
Vitamin C 0mg 2.2mg Tuna salad
Vitamin B1 0.02mg 0.031mg Tuna salad
Vitamin B2 0.021mg 0.07mg Tuna salad
Vitamin B3 0.22mg 6.7mg Tuna salad
Vitamin B5 0.07mg 0.26mg Tuna salad
Vitamin B6 0.03mg 0.081mg Tuna salad
Folate 2µg 8µg Tuna salad
Vitamin B12 1.6µg 1.2µg Surimi
Vitamin K 0.1µg µg Surimi
Tryptophan 0.092mg 0.18mg Tuna salad
Threonine 0.734mg 0.701mg Surimi
Isoleucine 0.709mg 0.739mg Tuna salad
Leucine 1.202mg 1.293mg Tuna salad
Lysine 1.387mg 1.457mg Tuna salad
Methionine 0.515mg 0.47mg Surimi
Phenylalanine 0.595mg 0.626mg Tuna salad
Valine 0.77mg 0.824mg Tuna salad
Histidine 0.35mg 0.467mg Tuna salad
Cholesterol 30mg 13mg Tuna salad
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 0.191g 1.544g Surimi
Monounsaturated Fat 0.149g 2.887g Tuna salad
Polyunsaturated fat 0.443g 4.122g Tuna salad

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Surimi Tuna salad
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
29
Tuna salad
Mineral Summary Score
27
Surimi
33
Tuna salad

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
96%
Tuna salad
Carbohydrates
7%
Surimi
9%
Tuna salad
Fats
4%
Surimi
43%
Tuna salad

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Tuna salad
Tuna salad is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Tuna salad
Tuna salad is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 17mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Tuna salad
Tuna salad is lower in glycemic index (difference - 50)
Which food is cheaper?
Tuna salad
Tuna salad is cheaper (difference - $4)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Tuna salad
Tuna salad is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Tuna salad
Tuna salad is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Surimi
Surimi contains less Sodium (difference - 259mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Surimi
Surimi is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.353g)

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. Tuna salad - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/175160/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.