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Alaska pollock vs Cod liver oil - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Alaska pollock and Cod liver oil?

  • Cod liver oil has more Vitamin A RAE, Vitamin D, Vitamin B12, Selenium, Phosphorus, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B3, and Magnesium than Alaska pollock.
  • Cod liver oil's daily need coverage for Vitamin A RAE is 3331% higher.

We used Fish, pollock, Alaska, cooked, dry heat (may have been previously frozen) and Fish oil, cod liver types in this comparison.

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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 +∞%
Contains more Iron +∞%
Contains more Magnesium +∞%
Contains more Phosphorus +∞%
Contains more Potassium +∞%
Contains more Zinc +∞%
Contains more Copper +∞%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 22% 22% 58% 115% 38% 55% 16% 20%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Calcium +∞%
Contains more Iron +∞%
Contains more Magnesium +∞%
Contains more Phosphorus +∞%
Contains more Potassium +∞%
Contains more Zinc +∞%
Contains more Copper +∞%
Contains less Sodium -100%

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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Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +195978.4%
Contains more Vitamin D +19130.8%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 4% 6% 39% 0% 14% 52% 75% 26% 76% 3% 458% 1%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 6000% 0% 7500% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +195978.4%
Contains more Vitamin D +19130.8%

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.
Alaska pollock Cod liver oil
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in glycemic index Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Alaska pollock Cod liver oil Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 23.48g 0g Alaska pollock
Fats 1.18g 100g Cod liver oil
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 111kcal 902kcal Cod liver oil
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g g Cod liver oil
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 72mg 0mg Alaska pollock
Iron 0.56mg 0mg Alaska pollock
Magnesium 81mg 0mg Alaska pollock
Phosphorus 267mg 0mg Alaska pollock
Potassium 430mg 0mg Alaska pollock
Sodium 419mg 0mg Cod liver oil
Zinc 0.57mg 0mg Alaska pollock
Copper 0.06mg 0mg Alaska pollock
Vitamin A 51IU 100000IU Cod liver oil
Vitamin E 0.28mg mg Alaska pollock
Vitamin D 51IU 10000IU Cod liver oil
Vitamin D 1.3µg 250µg Cod liver oil
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.054mg mg Alaska pollock
Vitamin B2 0.223mg 0mg Alaska pollock
Vitamin B3 3.949mg 0mg Alaska pollock
Vitamin B5 0.432mg 0mg Alaska pollock
Vitamin B6 0.329mg 0mg Alaska pollock
Folate 3µg 0µg Alaska pollock
Vitamin B12 3.66µg 0µg Alaska pollock
Vitamin K 0.1µg µg Alaska pollock
Tryptophan 0.263mg mg Alaska pollock
Threonine 1.029mg mg Alaska pollock
Isoleucine 1.082mg mg Alaska pollock
Leucine 1.908mg mg Alaska pollock
Lysine 2.157mg mg Alaska pollock
Methionine 0.696mg mg Alaska pollock
Phenylalanine 0.917mg mg Alaska pollock
Valine 1.21mg mg Alaska pollock
Histidine 0.691mg mg Alaska pollock
Cholesterol 86mg 570mg Alaska pollock
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 0.159g 22.608g Alaska pollock
Monounsaturated Fat 0.134g 46.711g Cod liver oil
Polyunsaturated fat 0.583g 22.541g Cod liver oil

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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

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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
62
Alaska pollock
1125
Cod liver oil
Mineral Summary Score
43
Alaska pollock
0
Cod liver oil

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
141%
Alaska pollock
0%
Cod liver oil
Carbohydrates
0%
Alaska pollock
0%
Cod liver oil
Fats
5%
Alaska pollock
462%
Cod liver oil

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Cod liver oil
Cod liver oil is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cod liver oil
Cod liver oil contains less Sodium (difference - 419mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Cod liver oil
Cod liver oil is cheaper (difference - $2)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Alaska pollock
Alaska pollock is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 484mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Alaska pollock
Alaska pollock is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 22.449g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Alaska pollock
Alaska pollock is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Alaska pollock
Alaska pollock is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)

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. Alaska pollock - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173681/nutrients
  2. Cod liver oil - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173577/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.