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Butter vs Cod liver oil - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Butter and Cod liver oil

  • Cod liver oil is richer than Butter in Vitamin A, Vitamin D, Vitamin B12, Monounsaturated Fat, and Polyunsaturated fat.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin A from Cod liver oil is 3257% higher.
  • Butter contains 2 times more Saturated Fat than Cod liver oil. Butter contains 50.489g of Saturated Fat, while Cod liver oil contains 22.608g.

Food types used in this article are Butter, without salt and Fish oil, cod liver.

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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
Butter
7
:
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%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 1% 8% 3% 2% 6% 3% 11% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
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%

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
Butter
9
:
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +3901.6%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 150% 47% 0% 2% 8% 1% 7% 1% 22% 18% 3%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 6000% 0% 7500% 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 Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +3901.6%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%

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
21
Butter
1125
Cod liver oil
Mineral Summary Score
4
Butter
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
5%
Butter
0%
Cod liver oil
Carbohydrates
0%
Butter
0%
Cod liver oil
Fats
374%
Butter
462%
Cod liver oil

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

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Butter Cod liver oil
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Cod liver oil
Cod liver oil is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.06g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cod liver oil
Cod liver oil contains less Sodium (difference - 11mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cod liver oil
Cod liver oil is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 27.881g)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Butter
Butter is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 355mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Butter
Butter is cheaper (difference - $3.4)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Butter
Butter is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Butter
Butter is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Butter Cod liver oil Opinion
Calories 717 902 Cod liver oil
Protein 0.85 0 Butter
Fats 81.11 100 Cod liver oil
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 0.06 0 Butter
Cholesterol 215 570 Butter
Vitamin D 0 10000 Cod liver oil
Iron 0.02 0 Butter
Calcium 24 0 Butter
Potassium 24 0 Butter
Magnesium 2 0 Butter
Sugar 0.06 Cod liver oil
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.016 0 Butter
Zinc 0.09 0 Butter
Starch
Phosphorus 24 0 Butter
Sodium 11 0 Cod liver oil
Vitamin A 2499 100000 Cod liver oil
Vitamin E 2.32 Butter
Vitamin D 0 250 Cod liver oil
Vitamin B1 0.005 Butter
Vitamin B2 0.034 0 Butter
Vitamin B3 0.042 0 Butter
Vitamin B5 0.11 0 Butter
Vitamin B6 0.003 0 Butter
Vitamin B12 0.17 0 Butter
Vitamin K 7 Butter
Folate 3 0 Butter
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 50.489 22.608 Cod liver oil
Monounsaturated Fat 23.43 46.711 Cod liver oil
Polyunsaturated fat 3.01 22.541 Cod liver oil
Tryptophan 0.012 Butter
Threonine 0.038 Butter
Isoleucine 0.051 Butter
Leucine 0.083 Butter
Lysine 0.067 Butter
Methionine 0.021 Butter
Phenylalanine 0.041 Butter
Valine 0.057 Butter
Histidine 0.023 Butter
Fructose

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. Butter - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173430/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.