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Cod liver oil vs Mackerel - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Mackerel
Mackerel is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Mackerel
Mackerel is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Mackerel
Mackerel is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 475mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Mackerel
Mackerel is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 15.46g)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Cod liver oil
Cod liver oil contains less Sugars (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cod liver oil
Cod liver oil contains less Sodium (difference - 4450mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Cod liver oil
Cod liver oil is cheaper (difference - $2)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)

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.
Cod liver oil Mackerel
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in glycemic index Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Cod liver oil Mackerel
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet Equal
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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
1125
Cod liver oil
131
Mackerel
Mineral Summary Score
0
Cod liver oil
100
Mackerel

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 less Sodium -100%
Contains more Iron +∞%
Contains more Calcium +∞%
Contains more Potassium +∞%
Contains more Magnesium +∞%
Contains more Copper +∞%
Contains more Zinc +∞%
Contains more Phosphorus +∞%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Iron +∞%
Contains more Calcium +∞%
Contains more Potassium +∞%
Contains more Magnesium +∞%
Contains more Copper +∞%
Contains more Zinc +∞%
Contains more Phosphorus +∞%

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
:
Contains more Vitamin D +894%
Contains more Vitamin A +63594.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin D +894%
Contains more Vitamin A +63594.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%

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
0%
Cod liver oil
111%
Mackerel
Carbohydrates
0%
Cod liver oil
0%
Mackerel
Fats
462%
Cod liver oil
116%
Mackerel

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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 Cod liver oil Mackerel Opinion
Calories 902 305 Cod liver oil
Protein 0 18.5 Mackerel
Fats 100 25.1 Cod liver oil
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 0 0
Cholesterol 570 95 Mackerel
Vitamin D 10000 1006 Cod liver oil
Iron 0 1.4 Mackerel
Calcium 0 66 Mackerel
Potassium 0 520 Mackerel
Magnesium 0 60 Mackerel
Sugars 0 Mackerel
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0 0.1 Mackerel
Zinc 0 1.1 Mackerel
Starch
Phosphorus 0 254 Mackerel
Sodium 0 4450 Cod liver oil
Vitamin A 100000 157 Cod liver oil
Vitamin E 2.38 Mackerel
Vitamin D 250 25.2 Cod liver oil
Vitamin B1 0.02 Mackerel
Vitamin B2 0 0.19 Mackerel
Vitamin B3 0 3.3 Mackerel
Vitamin B5 0 Cod liver oil
Vitamin B6 0 0.41 Mackerel
Vitamin B12 0 12 Mackerel
Vitamin K 7.8 Mackerel
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 22.608 7.148 Mackerel
Monounsaturated Fat 46.711 8.32 Cod liver oil
Polyunsaturated fat 22.541 6.21 Cod liver oil
Tryptophan
Threonine
Isoleucine
Leucine
Lysine
Methionine
Phenylalanine
Valine
Histidine
The main source of information is USDA Food Composition Database (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
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