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Salmon vs Cod liver oil - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Salmon and Cod liver oil

  • Cod liver oil is higher than Salmon in Vitamin A RAE, Vitamin B12, Selenium, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B2, and Phosphorus.
  • Cod liver oil covers your daily Vitamin A RAE needs 3332% more than Salmon.

Food varieties used in this article are Fish, salmon, Atlantic, wild, raw 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 4% 30% 21% 86% 44% 6% 18% 84%
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
Salmon
7
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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 +249900%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 3% 0% 0% 0% 57% 88% 148% 100% 189% 19% 398% 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 B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +249900%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Salmon Cod liver oil Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 19.84g 0g Salmon
Fats 6.34g 100g Cod liver oil
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 142kcal 902kcal Cod liver oil
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 12mg 0mg Salmon
Iron 0.8mg 0mg Salmon
Magnesium 29mg 0mg Salmon
Phosphorus 200mg 0mg Salmon
Potassium 490mg 0mg Salmon
Sodium 44mg 0mg Cod liver oil
Zinc 0.64mg 0mg Salmon
Copper 0.25mg 0mg Salmon
Vitamin A 40IU 100000IU Cod liver oil
Vitamin E mg mg
Vitamin D IU 10000IU Cod liver oil
Vitamin D µg 250µg Cod liver oil
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.226mg mg Salmon
Vitamin B2 0.38mg 0mg Salmon
Vitamin B3 7.86mg 0mg Salmon
Vitamin B5 1.664mg 0mg Salmon
Vitamin B6 0.818mg 0mg Salmon
Folate 25µg 0µg Salmon
Vitamin B12 3.18µg 0µg Salmon
Vitamin K µg µg
Tryptophan 0.222mg mg Salmon
Threonine 0.87mg mg Salmon
Isoleucine 0.914mg mg Salmon
Leucine 1.613mg mg Salmon
Lysine 1.822mg mg Salmon
Methionine 0.587mg mg Salmon
Phenylalanine 0.775mg mg Salmon
Valine 1.022mg mg Salmon
Histidine 0.584mg mg Salmon
Cholesterol 55mg 570mg Salmon
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 0.981g 22.608g Salmon
Monounsaturated Fat 2.103g 46.711g Cod liver oil
Polyunsaturated fat 2.539g 22.541g Cod liver oil

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Salmon Cod liver oil
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet Equal
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
83
Salmon
1125
Cod liver oil
Mineral Summary Score
36
Salmon
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
119%
Salmon
0%
Cod liver oil
Carbohydrates
0%
Salmon
0%
Cod liver oil
Fats
29%
Salmon
462%
Cod liver oil

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Salmon
Salmon is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 515mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Salmon
Salmon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 21.627g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Salmon
Salmon is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Salmon
Salmon is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cod liver oil
Cod liver oil contains less Sodium (difference - 44mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Cod liver oil
Cod liver oil is cheaper (difference - $8)
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

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. Salmon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173686/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.