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Carp vs. Cod liver oil — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Carp and Cod liver oil different?

  • Carp has more Phosphorus, Vitamin B12, Selenium, Iron, Vitamin B5, Zinc, and Vitamin B6, however, Cod liver oil is richer in Vitamin A RAE.
  • Cod liver oil covers your daily need of Vitamin A RAE 3332% more than Carp.
  • Carp contains less Cholesterol.

Fish, carp, cooked, dry heat and Fish oil, cod liver types were used in this article.

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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" charts 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 more Manganese +∞%
Contains more Selenium +∞%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 16% 60% 28% 228% 38% 9% 52% 25% 7% 89%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 0% 0% 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 more Manganese +∞%
Contains more Selenium +∞%
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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Carp
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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 +312400%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 2% 0% 0% 6% 35% 17% 40% 53% 51% 13% 184% 0% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 6000% 0% 7500% 0% 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 +312400%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +∞%
Contains more Water +∞%
Contains more Other +∞%
Contains more Fats +1294.7%
23% 7% 70%
Protein: 22.86 g
Fats: 7.17 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 69.63 g
Other: 0.34 g
100%
Protein: 0 g
Fats: 100 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 0 g
Other: 0 g
Contains more Protein +∞%
Contains more Water +∞%
Contains more Other +∞%
Contains more Fats +1294.7%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -93.9%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +1464.9%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +1128.4%
22% 48% 30%
Saturated Fat: 1.388 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 2.985 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.835 g
25% 51% 25%
Saturated Fat: 22.608 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 46.711 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 22.541 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -93.9%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +1464.9%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +1128.4%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Carp Cod liver oil
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price 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 Carp Cod liver oil Opinion
Protein 22.86g 0g Carp
Fats 7.17g 100g Cod liver oil
Calories 162kcal 902kcal Cod liver oil
Calcium 52mg 0mg Carp
Iron 1.59mg 0mg Carp
Magnesium 38mg 0mg Carp
Phosphorus 531mg 0mg Carp
Potassium 427mg 0mg Carp
Sodium 63mg 0mg Cod liver oil
Zinc 1.9mg 0mg Carp
Copper 0.073mg 0mg Carp
Manganese 0.05mg 0mg Carp
Selenium 16.2µg 0µg Carp
Vitamin A 32IU 100000IU Cod liver oil
Vitamin A RAE 10µg 30000µg Cod liver oil
Vitamin D 10000IU Cod liver oil
Vitamin D 250µg Cod liver oil
Vitamin C 1.6mg 0mg Carp
Vitamin B1 0.14mg Carp
Vitamin B2 0.07mg 0mg Carp
Vitamin B3 2.1mg 0mg Carp
Vitamin B5 0.87mg 0mg Carp
Vitamin B6 0.219mg 0mg Carp
Folate 17µg 0µg Carp
Vitamin B12 1.47µg 0µg Carp
Tryptophan 0.256mg Carp
Threonine 1.002mg Carp
Isoleucine 1.054mg Carp
Leucine 1.858mg Carp
Lysine 2.1mg Carp
Methionine 0.677mg Carp
Phenylalanine 0.893mg Carp
Valine 1.178mg Carp
Histidine 0.673mg Carp
Cholesterol 84mg 570mg Carp
Saturated Fat 1.388g 22.608g Carp
Omega-3 - DHA 0.146g 10.968g Cod liver oil
Omega-3 - EPA 0.305g 6.898g Cod liver oil
Omega-3 - DPA 0.105g 0.935g Cod liver oil
Monounsaturated Fat 2.985g 46.711g Cod liver oil
Polyunsaturated fat 1.835g 22.541g Cod liver oil

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Carp Cod liver oil
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet Equal
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet Equal

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
31%
Carp
1038%
Cod liver oil
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
55%
Carp
0%
Cod liver oil

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Cod liver oil
Cod liver oil contains less Sodium (difference - 63mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Carp
Carp is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 486mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Carp
Carp is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 21.22g)
Which food is cheaper?
Carp
Carp is cheaper (difference - $5)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Carp
Carp is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Carp
Carp 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

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Carp - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174185/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.