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Cod vs Oyster - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Cod and Oyster

  • Cod has more Vitamin B5, and Vitamin B6, however Oyster is higher in Zinc, Vitamin B12, Copper, Iron, Selenium, and Manganese.
  • Cod covers your daily need of Vitamin B5 3055% more than Oyster.
  • Cod has 4 times more Vitamin B6 than Oyster. While Cod has 0.245mg of Vitamin B6, Oyster has only 0.064mg.
  • Cod has less Sodium.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Fish, cod, Atlantic, raw and Mollusks, oyster, eastern, cooked, breaded and fried.

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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
Cod
3
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5
Oyster
Contains more Phosphorus +27.7%
Contains more Potassium +69.3%
Contains less Sodium -87.1%
Contains more Calcium +287.5%
Contains more Iron +1728.9%
Contains more Magnesium +81.3%
Contains more Zinc +19262.2%
Contains more Copper +15235.7%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 15% 23% 87% 37% 8% 13% 10%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 19% 261% 42% 69% 22% 55% 2377% 1432%
Contains more Phosphorus +27.7%
Contains more Potassium +69.3%
Contains less Sodium -87.1%
Contains more Calcium +287.5%
Contains more Iron +1728.9%
Contains more Magnesium +81.3%
Contains more Zinc +19262.2%
Contains more Copper +15235.7%

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
Cod
6
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6
Oyster
Contains more Vitamin B3 +25%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +56566.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +282.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +655%
Contains more Vitamin C +280%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +97.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +210.8%
Contains more Folate +342.9%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +1617.6%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 3% 13% 27% 4% 19% 15% 39% 9180% 57% 6% 114% 1%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 19% 0% 0% 13% 38% 47% 31% 17% 15% 24% 1954% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +25%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +56566.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +282.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +655%
Contains more Vitamin C +280%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +97.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +210.8%
Contains more Folate +342.9%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +1617.6%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cod Oyster Opinion
Net carbs 0g 11.62g Oyster
Protein 17.81g 8.77g Cod
Fats 0.67g 12.58g Oyster
Carbs 0g 11.62g Oyster
Calories 82kcal 199kcal Oyster
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g g Oyster
Fiber 0g g Cod
Calcium 16mg 62mg Oyster
Iron 0.38mg 6.95mg Oyster
Magnesium 32mg 58mg Oyster
Phosphorus 203mg 159mg Cod
Potassium 413mg 244mg Cod
Sodium 54mg 417mg Cod
Zinc 0.45mg 87.13mg Oyster
Copper 0.028mg 4.294mg Oyster
Vitamin A 40IU 302IU Oyster
Vitamin E 0.64mg mg Cod
Vitamin D 36IU IU Cod
Vitamin D 0.9µg µg Cod
Vitamin C 1mg 3.8mg Oyster
Vitamin B1 0.076mg 0.15mg Oyster
Vitamin B2 0.065mg 0.202mg Oyster
Vitamin B3 2.063mg 1.65mg Cod
Vitamin B5 153mg 0.27mg Cod
Vitamin B6 0.245mg 0.064mg Cod
Folate 7µg 31µg Oyster
Vitamin B12 0.91µg 15.63µg Oyster
Vitamin K 0.1µg µg Cod
Tryptophan 0.199mg 0.105mg Cod
Threonine 0.781mg 0.365mg Cod
Isoleucine 0.821mg 0.396mg Cod
Leucine 1.447mg 0.638mg Cod
Lysine 1.635mg 0.582mg Cod
Methionine 0.527mg 0.199mg Cod
Phenylalanine 0.695mg 0.352mg Cod
Valine 0.917mg 0.409mg Cod
Histidine 0.524mg 0.175mg Cod
Cholesterol 43mg 71mg Cod
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 0.131g 3.197g Cod
Monounsaturated Fat 0.094g 4.702g Oyster
Polyunsaturated fat 0.231g 3.313g Oyster

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Cod Oyster
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
790
Cod
179
Oyster
Mineral Summary Score
24
Cod
534
Oyster

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
107%
Cod
53%
Oyster
Carbohydrates
0%
Cod
12%
Oyster
Fats
3%
Cod
58%
Oyster

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Oyster
Oyster is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Oyster
Oyster is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cod
Cod contains less Sodium (difference - 363mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Cod
Cod is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 28mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cod
Cod is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.066g)
Which food is cheaper?
Cod
Cod is cheaper (difference - $1.7)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

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. Cod - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171955/nutrients
  2. Oyster - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171979/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.