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

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A recap on differences between Eel and Cod liver oil

  • Eel is higher in Vitamin B12, Phosphorus, Vitamin B3, Zinc, Selenium, Potassium, and Iron, yet Cod liver oil is higher in Vitamin A RAE.
  • Cod liver oil covers your daily Vitamin A RAE needs 3207% more than Eel.
  • The amount of Cholesterol in Eel is lower.

Food varieties used in this article are Fish, eel, mixed species, cooked, dry heat 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" 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 8% 24% 19% 119% 31% 9% 57% 10% 6% 46%
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.
Eel
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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 +2540.6%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 228% 0% 0% 6% 46% 12% 85% 17% 18% 13% 362% 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 +2540.6%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +∞%
Contains more Water +∞%
Contains more Other +∞%
Contains more Fats +568.9%
24% 15% 59% 2%
Protein: 23.65 g
Fats: 14.95 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 59.31 g
Other: 2.09 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 +568.9%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -86.6%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +406.7%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +1756.8%
22% 69% 9%
Saturated Fat: 3.023 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 9.218 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.214 g
25% 51% 25%
Saturated Fat: 22.608 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 46.711 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 22.541 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -86.6%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +406.7%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +1756.8%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Eel Cod liver oil
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Lower in Glycemic Index Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Eel Cod liver oil Opinion
Protein 23.65g 0g Eel
Fats 14.95g 100g Cod liver oil
Calories 236kcal 902kcal Cod liver oil
Calcium 26mg 0mg Eel
Iron 0.64mg 0mg Eel
Magnesium 26mg 0mg Eel
Phosphorus 277mg 0mg Eel
Potassium 349mg 0mg Eel
Sodium 65mg 0mg Cod liver oil
Zinc 2.08mg 0mg Eel
Copper 0.029mg 0mg Eel
Manganese 0.04mg 0mg Eel
Selenium 8.3µg 0µg Eel
Vitamin A 3787IU 100000IU Cod liver oil
Vitamin A RAE 1137µg 30000µg Cod liver oil
Vitamin D 10000IU Cod liver oil
Vitamin D 250µg Cod liver oil
Vitamin C 1.8mg 0mg Eel
Vitamin B1 0.183mg Eel
Vitamin B2 0.051mg 0mg Eel
Vitamin B3 4.487mg 0mg Eel
Vitamin B5 0.28mg 0mg Eel
Vitamin B6 0.077mg 0mg Eel
Folate 17µg 0µg Eel
Vitamin B12 2.89µg 0µg Eel
Tryptophan 0.265mg Eel
Threonine 1.037mg Eel
Isoleucine 1.09mg Eel
Leucine 1.922mg Eel
Lysine 2.171mg Eel
Methionine 0.7mg Eel
Phenylalanine 0.923mg Eel
Valine 1.218mg Eel
Histidine 0.696mg Eel
Cholesterol 161mg 570mg Eel
Saturated Fat 3.023g 22.608g Eel
Omega-3 - DHA 0.081g 10.968g Cod liver oil
Omega-3 - EPA 0.108g 6.898g Cod liver oil
Omega-3 - DPA 0.095g 0.935g Cod liver oil
Monounsaturated Fat 9.218g 46.711g Cod liver oil
Polyunsaturated fat 1.214g 22.541g Cod liver oil

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Eel 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
60%
Eel
1038%
Cod liver oil
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
33%
Eel
0%
Cod liver oil

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Eel
Eel is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 409mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Eel
Eel is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 19.585g)
Which food is cheaper?
Eel
Eel is cheaper (difference - $5)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Eel
Eel is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Eel
Eel is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cod liver oil
Cod liver oil contains less Sodium (difference - 65mg)
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. Eel - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174194/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.