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Tuna salad vs Surimi - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Tuna salad and Surimi?

  • Tuna salad is higher in Vitamin B3, Selenium, Copper, and Iron, however Surimi is richer in Vitamin B12, Phosphorus, and Magnesium.
  • Tuna salad's daily need coverage for Vitamin B3 is 41% more.
  • Surimi contains 8 times less Saturated Fat than Tuna salad. Tuna salad contains 1.544g of Saturated Fat, while Surimi contains 0.191g.

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

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
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Surimi
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%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +33.3%
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%
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%
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%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +33.3%

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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Tuna salad Surimi
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
29
Tuna salad
20
Surimi
Mineral Summary Score
33
Tuna salad
27
Surimi

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
96%
Tuna salad
91%
Surimi
Carbohydrates
9%
Tuna salad
7%
Surimi
Fats
43%
Tuna salad
4%
Surimi

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. Tuna salad - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/175160/nutrients
  2. Surimi - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173702/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.