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Clam vs Cod liver oil - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Clam and Cod liver oil different?

  • Clam contains less Vitamin B12, Vitamin A RAE, Selenium, Copper, Phosphorus, Manganese, and Iron than Cod liver oil.
  • Clam covers your daily need of Vitamin B12 4120% more than Cod liver oil.

Mollusks, clam, mixed species, cooked, moist 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" 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 28% 106% 13% 145% 56% 157% 75% 230%
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
Clam
8
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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 +17443.9%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 35% 0% 0% 74% 38% 99% 63% 41% 26% 22% 12362% 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 +17443.9%

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.
Clam Cod liver oil
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index 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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Clam Cod liver oil Opinion
Net carbs 5.13g 0g Clam
Protein 25.55g 0g Clam
Fats 1.95g 100g Cod liver oil
Carbs 5.13g 0g Clam
Calories 148kcal 902kcal Cod liver oil
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 92mg 0mg Clam
Iron 2.81mg 0mg Clam
Magnesium 18mg 0mg Clam
Phosphorus 338mg 0mg Clam
Potassium 628mg 0mg Clam
Sodium 1202mg 0mg Cod liver oil
Zinc 2.73mg 0mg Clam
Copper 0.688mg 0mg Clam
Vitamin A 570IU 100000IU Cod liver oil
Vitamin E mg mg
Vitamin D IU 10000IU Cod liver oil
Vitamin D µg 250µg Cod liver oil
Vitamin C 22.1mg 0mg Clam
Vitamin B1 0.15mg mg Clam
Vitamin B2 0.426mg 0mg Clam
Vitamin B3 3.354mg 0mg Clam
Vitamin B5 0.68mg 0mg Clam
Vitamin B6 0.11mg 0mg Clam
Folate 29µg 0µg Clam
Vitamin B12 98.89µg 0µg Clam
Vitamin K µg µg
Tryptophan 0.286mg mg Clam
Threonine 1.099mg mg Clam
Isoleucine 1.112mg mg Clam
Leucine 1.798mg mg Clam
Lysine 1.909mg mg Clam
Methionine 0.576mg mg Clam
Phenylalanine 0.915mg mg Clam
Valine 1.116mg mg Clam
Histidine 0.49mg mg Clam
Cholesterol 67mg 570mg Clam
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 0.188g 22.608g Clam
Monounsaturated Fat 0.172g 46.711g Cod liver oil
Polyunsaturated fat 0.552g 22.541g Cod liver oil

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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

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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
1063
Clam
1125
Cod liver oil
Mineral Summary Score
101
Clam
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
153%
Clam
0%
Cod liver oil
Carbohydrates
5%
Clam
0%
Cod liver oil
Fats
9%
Clam
462%
Cod liver oil

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Cod liver oil
Cod liver oil contains less Sodium (difference - 1202mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cod liver oil
Cod liver oil is lower in glycemic index (difference - 27)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Clam
Clam is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 503mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Clam
Clam is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 22.42g)
Which food is cheaper?
Clam
Clam is cheaper (difference - $5)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Clam
Clam is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Clam
Clam is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)

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. Clam - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171975/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.