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Cod liver oil vs Alaska pollock - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Cod liver oil and Alaska pollock?

  • Cod liver oil is richer in Vitamin A RAE, and Vitamin D, while Alaska pollock is higher in Vitamin B12, Selenium, Phosphorus, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B3, and Magnesium.
  • Cod liver oil's daily need coverage for Vitamin A RAE is 3331% higher.
  • Alaska pollock has 196 times less Vitamin D than Cod liver oil. Cod liver oil has 10000IU of Vitamin D, while Alaska pollock has 51IU.
  • Alaska pollock is lower in Saturated Fat.

We used Fish oil, cod liver and Fish, pollock, Alaska, cooked, dry heat (may have been previously frozen) types in this comparison.

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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 less Sodium -100%
Contains more Calcium +∞%
Contains more Iron +∞%
Contains more Magnesium +∞%
Contains more Phosphorus +∞%
Contains more Potassium +∞%
Contains more Zinc +∞%
Contains more Copper +∞%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 22% 22% 58% 115% 38% 55% 16% 20%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Calcium +∞%
Contains more Iron +∞%
Contains more Magnesium +∞%
Contains more Phosphorus +∞%
Contains more Potassium +∞%
Contains more Zinc +∞%
Contains more Copper +∞%

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
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Contains more Vitamin A +195978.4%
Contains more Vitamin D +19130.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
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%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 4% 6% 39% 0% 14% 52% 75% 26% 76% 3% 458% 1%
Contains more Vitamin A +195978.4%
Contains more Vitamin D +19130.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%

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 liver oil Alaska pollock
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in glycemic index Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cod liver oil Alaska pollock Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 0g 23.48g Alaska pollock
Fats 100g 1.18g Cod liver oil
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 902kcal 111kcal Cod liver oil
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 0g Cod liver oil
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 0mg 72mg Alaska pollock
Iron 0mg 0.56mg Alaska pollock
Magnesium 0mg 81mg Alaska pollock
Phosphorus 0mg 267mg Alaska pollock
Potassium 0mg 430mg Alaska pollock
Sodium 0mg 419mg Cod liver oil
Zinc 0mg 0.57mg Alaska pollock
Copper 0mg 0.06mg Alaska pollock
Vitamin A 100000IU 51IU Cod liver oil
Vitamin E mg 0.28mg Alaska pollock
Vitamin D 10000IU 51IU Cod liver oil
Vitamin D 250µg 1.3µg Cod liver oil
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 mg 0.054mg Alaska pollock
Vitamin B2 0mg 0.223mg Alaska pollock
Vitamin B3 0mg 3.949mg Alaska pollock
Vitamin B5 0mg 0.432mg Alaska pollock
Vitamin B6 0mg 0.329mg Alaska pollock
Folate 0µg 3µg Alaska pollock
Vitamin B12 0µg 3.66µg Alaska pollock
Vitamin K µg 0.1µg Alaska pollock
Tryptophan mg 0.263mg Alaska pollock
Threonine mg 1.029mg Alaska pollock
Isoleucine mg 1.082mg Alaska pollock
Leucine mg 1.908mg Alaska pollock
Lysine mg 2.157mg Alaska pollock
Methionine mg 0.696mg Alaska pollock
Phenylalanine mg 0.917mg Alaska pollock
Valine mg 1.21mg Alaska pollock
Histidine mg 0.691mg Alaska pollock
Cholesterol 570mg 86mg Alaska pollock
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 22.608g 0.159g Alaska pollock
Monounsaturated Fat 46.711g 0.134g Cod liver oil
Polyunsaturated fat 22.541g 0.583g Cod liver oil

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Cod liver oil Alaska pollock
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
1125
Cod liver oil
62
Alaska pollock
Mineral Summary Score
0
Cod liver oil
43
Alaska pollock

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
0%
Cod liver oil
141%
Alaska pollock
Carbohydrates
0%
Cod liver oil
0%
Alaska pollock
Fats
462%
Cod liver oil
5%
Alaska pollock

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Cod liver oil
Cod liver oil is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cod liver oil
Cod liver oil contains less Sodium (difference - 419mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Cod liver oil
Cod liver oil is cheaper (difference - $2)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Alaska pollock
Alaska pollock is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 484mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Alaska pollock
Alaska pollock is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 22.449g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Alaska pollock
Alaska pollock is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Alaska pollock
Alaska pollock is relatively richer in vitamins
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. Cod liver oil - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173577/nutrients
  2. Alaska pollock - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173681/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.