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

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The main differences between Cod liver oil and Catfish

  • Cod liver oil is richer in Vitamin A RAE, and Vitamin D, yet Catfish is richer in Vitamin B12, Phosphorus, Selenium, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B3, and Vitamin B6.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin A RAE from Cod liver oil is 3333% higher.
  • Cod liver oil contains 1000 times more Vitamin D than Catfish. Cod liver oil contains 10000IU of Vitamin D, while Catfish contains 10IU.
  • Catfish contains less Saturated Fat.

Food types used in this article are Fish oil, cod liver and Fish, catfish, channel, farmed, cooked, dry heat.

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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 less Sodium -100%
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 +∞%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 3% 11% 17% 106% 33% 16% 16% 14% 3% 54%
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 +∞%
Contains more Manganese +∞%
Contains more Selenium +∞%

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.
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Catfish
Contains more Vitamin A +4999900%
Contains more Vitamin D +83233.3%
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 Choline Vitamin K 6000% 0% 7500% 0% 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 Choline Vitamin K 1% 20% 9% 0% 6% 24% 48% 49% 41% 9% 348% 43% 7%
Contains more Vitamin A +4999900%
Contains more Vitamin D +83233.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +1290.8%
Contains more Protein +∞%
Contains more Water +∞%
100%
Protein: 0 g
Fats: 100 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 0 g
Other: 0 g
18% 7% 75%
Protein: 18.44 g
Fats: 7.19 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 74.65 g
Other: 0 g
Contains more Fats +1290.8%
Contains more Protein +∞%
Contains more Water +∞%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +1399.6%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +1564.8%
Contains less Saturated Fat -93%
25% 51% 25%
Saturated Fat: 22.608 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 46.711 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 22.541 g
26% 51% 22%
Saturated Fat: 1.586 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 3.115 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.354 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +1399.6%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +1564.8%
Contains less Saturated Fat -93%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Cod liver oil Catfish
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat 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 Catfish Opinion
Protein 0g 18.44g Catfish
Fats 100g 7.19g Cod liver oil
Calories 902kcal 144kcal Cod liver oil
Calcium 0mg 9mg Catfish
Iron 0mg 0.28mg Catfish
Magnesium 0mg 23mg Catfish
Phosphorus 0mg 247mg Catfish
Potassium 0mg 366mg Catfish
Sodium 0mg 119mg Cod liver oil
Zinc 0mg 0.58mg Catfish
Copper 0mg 0.039mg Catfish
Manganese 0mg 0.018mg Catfish
Selenium 0µg 9.9µg Catfish
Vitamin A 100000IU 2IU Cod liver oil
Vitamin A RAE 30000µg 1µg Cod liver oil
Vitamin E 0.97mg Catfish
Vitamin D 10000IU 10IU Cod liver oil
Vitamin D 250µg 0.3µg Cod liver oil
Vitamin B1 0.024mg Catfish
Vitamin B2 0mg 0.1mg Catfish
Vitamin B3 0mg 2.548mg Catfish
Vitamin B5 0mg 0.811mg Catfish
Vitamin B6 0mg 0.177mg Catfish
Folate 0µg 12µg Catfish
Vitamin B12 0µg 2.78µg Catfish
Choline 78.7mg Catfish
Vitamin K 2.5µg Catfish
Tryptophan 0.22mg Catfish
Threonine 0.833mg Catfish
Isoleucine 0.82mg Catfish
Leucine 1.396mg Catfish
Lysine 1.677mg Catfish
Methionine 0.539mg Catfish
Phenylalanine 0.735mg Catfish
Valine 0.894mg Catfish
Histidine 0.404mg Catfish
Cholesterol 570mg 66mg Catfish
Trans Fat 0.063g Cod liver oil
Saturated Fat 22.608g 1.586g Catfish
Omega-3 - DHA 10.968g 0.069g Cod liver oil
Omega-3 - EPA 6.898g 0.02g Cod liver oil
Omega-3 - DPA 0.935g 0.018g Cod liver oil
Monounsaturated Fat 46.711g 3.115g Cod liver oil
Polyunsaturated fat 22.541g 1.354g Cod liver oil
Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid 0.049g Catfish

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Cod liver oil Catfish
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
1038%
Cod liver oil
46%
Catfish
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
0%
Cod liver oil
27%
Catfish

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 - 119mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Catfish
Catfish is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 504mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Catfish
Catfish is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 21.022g)
Which food is cheaper?
Catfish
Catfish is cheaper (difference - $5)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Catfish
Catfish is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Catfish
Catfish is relatively richer in vitamins
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. Cod liver oil - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173577/nutrients
  2. Catfish - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/175166/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.