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Cod liver oil vs Butter - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Cod liver oil and Butter

  • Cod liver oil is richer in Vitamin A RAE, Monounsaturated Fat, and Polyunsaturated fat, yet Butter is richer in Vitamin D, and Vitamin B12.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin A RAE from Cod liver oil is 3257% higher.
  • Cod liver oil contains 7 times more Polyunsaturated fat than Butter. Cod liver oil contains 22.541g of Polyunsaturated fat, while Butter contains 3.01g.
  • Butter contains less Cholesterol.

Food types used in this article are Fish oil, cod liver and Butter, without salt.

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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 8% 1% 2% 11% 3% 2% 3% 6%
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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Butter
Contains more Vitamin A +3901.6%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
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 150% 47% 0% 0% 2% 8% 1% 7% 1% 3% 22% 18%
Contains more Vitamin A +3901.6%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
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 Butter
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in glycemic index Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cod liver oil Butter Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0.06g Butter
Protein 0g 0.85g Butter
Fats 100g 81.11g Cod liver oil
Carbs 0g 0.06g Butter
Calories 902kcal 717kcal Cod liver oil
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 0.06g Cod liver oil
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 0mg 24mg Butter
Iron 0mg 0.02mg Butter
Magnesium 0mg 2mg Butter
Phosphorus 0mg 24mg Butter
Potassium 0mg 24mg Butter
Sodium 0mg 11mg Cod liver oil
Zinc 0mg 0.09mg Butter
Copper 0mg 0.016mg Butter
Vitamin A 100000IU 2499IU Cod liver oil
Vitamin E mg 2.32mg Butter
Vitamin D 10000IU 0IU Cod liver oil
Vitamin D 250µg 0µg Cod liver oil
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 mg 0.005mg Butter
Vitamin B2 0mg 0.034mg Butter
Vitamin B3 0mg 0.042mg Butter
Vitamin B5 0mg 0.11mg Butter
Vitamin B6 0mg 0.003mg Butter
Folate 0µg 3µg Butter
Vitamin B12 0µg 0.17µg Butter
Vitamin K µg 7µg Butter
Tryptophan mg 0.012mg Butter
Threonine mg 0.038mg Butter
Isoleucine mg 0.051mg Butter
Leucine mg 0.083mg Butter
Lysine mg 0.067mg Butter
Methionine mg 0.021mg Butter
Phenylalanine mg 0.041mg Butter
Valine mg 0.057mg Butter
Histidine mg 0.023mg Butter
Cholesterol 570mg 215mg Butter
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 22.608g 50.489g Cod liver oil
Monounsaturated Fat 46.711g 23.43g Cod liver oil
Polyunsaturated fat 22.541g 3.01g 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 Butter
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
1125
Cod liver oil
21
Butter
Mineral Summary Score
0
Cod liver oil
4
Butter

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
5%
Butter
Carbohydrates
0%
Cod liver oil
0%
Butter
Fats
462%
Cod liver oil
374%
Butter

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Cod liver oil
Cod liver oil is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.06g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cod liver oil
Cod liver oil contains less Sodium (difference - 11mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cod liver oil
Cod liver oil is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 27.881g)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Butter
Butter is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 355mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Butter
Butter is cheaper (difference - $3.4)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Butter
Butter is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Butter
Butter 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. Butter - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173430/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.