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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 RAE, Vitamin D, Vitamin B12, Monounsaturated Fat, and Polyunsaturated fat.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin A RAE 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
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 8% 1% 2% 11% 3% 2% 3% 6%
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
Butter
9
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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 +3901.6%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 150% 47% 0% 0% 2% 8% 1% 7% 1% 3% 22% 18%
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 +3901.6%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Butter Cod liver oil
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
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
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

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)

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.