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Atlantic mackerel vs Cod liver oil - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Atlantic mackerel and Cod liver oil?

  • Cod liver oil has more Vitamin A RAE, Vitamin B12, Selenium, Vitamin B3, Phosphorus, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B2, and Magnesium than Atlantic mackerel.
  • Cod liver oil's daily need coverage for Vitamin A RAE is 3327% higher.

We used Fish, mackerel, Atlantic, cooked, dry heat 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 5% 59% 70% 120% 36% 11% 26% 32%
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 C +∞%
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 +55455.6%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 11% 0% 0% 2% 40% 96% 129% 60% 107% 2% 2375% 0%
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 C +∞%
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 +55455.6%

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.
Atlantic mackerel Cod liver oil
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 Sugar Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Atlantic mackerel Cod liver oil Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 23.85g 0g Atlantic mackerel
Fats 17.81g 100g Cod liver oil
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 262kcal 902kcal Cod liver oil
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 15mg 0mg Atlantic mackerel
Iron 1.57mg 0mg Atlantic mackerel
Magnesium 97mg 0mg Atlantic mackerel
Phosphorus 278mg 0mg Atlantic mackerel
Potassium 401mg 0mg Atlantic mackerel
Sodium 83mg 0mg Cod liver oil
Zinc 0.94mg 0mg Atlantic mackerel
Copper 0.094mg 0mg Atlantic mackerel
Vitamin A 180IU 100000IU Cod liver oil
Vitamin E mg mg
Vitamin D IU 10000IU Cod liver oil
Vitamin D µg 250µg Cod liver oil
Vitamin C 0.4mg 0mg Atlantic mackerel
Vitamin B1 0.159mg mg Atlantic mackerel
Vitamin B2 0.412mg 0mg Atlantic mackerel
Vitamin B3 6.85mg 0mg Atlantic mackerel
Vitamin B5 0.99mg 0mg Atlantic mackerel
Vitamin B6 0.46mg 0mg Atlantic mackerel
Folate 2µg 0µg Atlantic mackerel
Vitamin B12 19µg 0µg Atlantic mackerel
Vitamin K µg µg
Tryptophan 0.267mg mg Atlantic mackerel
Threonine 1.045mg mg Atlantic mackerel
Isoleucine 1.099mg mg Atlantic mackerel
Leucine 1.938mg mg Atlantic mackerel
Lysine 2.19mg mg Atlantic mackerel
Methionine 0.706mg mg Atlantic mackerel
Phenylalanine 0.931mg mg Atlantic mackerel
Valine 1.228mg mg Atlantic mackerel
Histidine 0.702mg mg Atlantic mackerel
Cholesterol 75mg 570mg Atlantic mackerel
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 4.176g 22.608g Atlantic mackerel
Monounsaturated Fat 7.006g 46.711g Cod liver oil
Polyunsaturated fat 4.3g 22.541g Cod liver oil

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Atlantic mackerel 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
235
Atlantic mackerel
1125
Cod liver oil
Mineral Summary Score
44
Atlantic mackerel
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
143%
Atlantic mackerel
0%
Cod liver oil
Carbohydrates
0%
Atlantic mackerel
0%
Cod liver oil
Fats
82%
Atlantic mackerel
462%
Cod liver oil

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Cod liver oil
Cod liver oil contains less Sodium (difference - 83mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Cod liver oil
Cod liver oil is cheaper (difference - $2)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Atlantic mackerel
Atlantic mackerel is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 495mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Atlantic mackerel
Atlantic mackerel is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 18.432g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Atlantic mackerel
Atlantic mackerel is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Atlantic mackerel
Atlantic mackerel is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)
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. Atlantic mackerel - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/175120/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.