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Tuna vs Surimi - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Tuna and Surimi?

  • The amount of Vitamin B12, Vitamin A RAE, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B6, Selenium, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B1, Iron, and Copper in Tuna is higher than in Surimi.
  • Tuna's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 387% more.
  • Surimi contains 48 times less Vitamin B3 than Tuna. Tuna contains 10.54mg of Vitamin B3, while Surimi contains 0.22mg.

We used Fish, tuna, fresh, bluefin, cooked, dry heat 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
Tuna
8
:
0
Surimi
Contains more Calcium +11.1%
Contains more Iron +403.8%
Contains more Magnesium +48.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +15.6%
Contains more Potassium +188.4%
Contains less Sodium -65%
Contains more Zinc +133.3%
Contains more Copper +243.8%
Equal in Calcium - 9
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 50% 46% 140% 29% 7% 22% 37%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 10% 31% 121% 10% 19% 10% 11%
Contains more Calcium +11.1%
Contains more Iron +403.8%
Contains more Magnesium +48.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +15.6%
Contains more Potassium +188.4%
Contains less Sodium -65%
Contains more Zinc +133.3%
Contains more Copper +243.8%
Equal in Calcium - 9

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
Tuna
7
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2
Surimi
Contains more Vitamin A +3661.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1290%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1357.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +4690.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +1857.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1650%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +580%
Equal in Folate - 2
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 152% 0% 0% 0% 70% 71% 198% 83% 122% 2% 1361% 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 +3661.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1290%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1357.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +4690.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +1857.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1650%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +580%
Equal in Folate - 2

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Tuna Surimi Opinion
Net carbs 0g 6.85g Surimi
Protein 29.91g 15.18g Tuna
Fats 6.28g 0.9g Tuna
Carbs 0g 6.85g Surimi
Calories 184kcal 99kcal Tuna
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 0g Tuna
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 10mg 9mg Tuna
Iron 1.31mg 0.26mg Tuna
Magnesium 64mg 43mg Tuna
Phosphorus 326mg 282mg Tuna
Potassium 323mg 112mg Tuna
Sodium 50mg 143mg Tuna
Zinc 0.77mg 0.33mg Tuna
Copper 0.11mg 0.032mg Tuna
Vitamin A 2520IU 67IU Tuna
Vitamin E mg 0.63mg Surimi
Vitamin D IU IU
Vitamin D µg µg
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.278mg 0.02mg Tuna
Vitamin B2 0.306mg 0.021mg Tuna
Vitamin B3 10.54mg 0.22mg Tuna
Vitamin B5 1.37mg 0.07mg Tuna
Vitamin B6 0.525mg 0.03mg Tuna
Folate 2µg 2µg
Vitamin B12 10.88µg 1.6µg Tuna
Vitamin K µg 0.1µg Surimi
Tryptophan 0.335mg 0.092mg Tuna
Threonine 1.311mg 0.734mg Tuna
Isoleucine 1.378mg 0.709mg Tuna
Leucine 2.431mg 1.202mg Tuna
Lysine 2.747mg 1.387mg Tuna
Methionine 0.885mg 0.515mg Tuna
Phenylalanine 1.168mg 0.595mg Tuna
Valine 1.541mg 0.77mg Tuna
Histidine 0.88mg 0.35mg Tuna
Cholesterol 49mg 30mg Surimi
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 1.612g 0.191g Surimi
Monounsaturated Fat 2.053g 0.149g Tuna
Polyunsaturated fat 1.844g 0.443g Tuna

Which food is preferable for your diet?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Tuna 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
171
Tuna
20
Surimi
Mineral Summary Score
41
Tuna
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
179%
Tuna
91%
Surimi
Carbohydrates
0%
Tuna
7%
Surimi
Fats
29%
Tuna
4%
Surimi

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Tuna
Tuna is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Tuna
Tuna contains less Sodium (difference - 93mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Tuna
Tuna is lower in glycemic index (difference - 50)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Tuna
Tuna is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Tuna
Tuna is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Surimi
Surimi is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 19mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Surimi
Surimi is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.421g)
Which food is cheaper?
Surimi
Surimi is cheaper (difference - $3)

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 - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173707/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.