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Cod liver oil vs Cheese - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Cod liver oil and Cheese different?

  • Cod liver oil has more Vitamin A and Vitamin D, however Cheese is richer in Calcium, Phosphorus, Selenium, Vitamin B12, Zinc and Vitamin B2.
  • Cod liver oil covers your daily need of Vitamin A 3297% more than Cheese.
  • Cod liver oil has 417 times more Vitamin D than Cheese. Cod liver oil has 10000IU of Vitamin D, while Cheese has 24IU.
  • Cheese contains less Cholesterol.

Fish oil, cod liver and Cheese, cheddar types were used in this article.

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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
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Cheese
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Iron +∞%
Contains more Calcium +∞%
Contains more Potassium +∞%
Contains more Magnesium +∞%
Contains more Copper +∞%
Contains more Zinc +∞%
Contains more Phosphorus +∞%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 6% 213% 7% 20% 10% 100% 195% 86%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Iron +∞%
Contains more Calcium +∞%
Contains more Potassium +∞%
Contains more Magnesium +∞%
Contains more Copper +∞%
Contains more Zinc +∞%
Contains more Phosphorus +∞%

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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Cheese
Contains more Vitamin A +7951.5%
Contains more Vitamin D +41566.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 6000% 0% 7500% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 75% 15% 18% 8% 99% 2% 25% 16% 138% 6% 21%
Contains more Vitamin A +7951.5%
Contains more Vitamin D +41566.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
1125
Cod liver oil
35
Cheese
Mineral Summary Score
0
Cod liver oil
79
Cheese

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 the food
Protein
0%
Cod liver oil
137%
Cheese
Carbohydrates
0%
Cod liver oil
3%
Cheese
Fats
462%
Cod liver oil
154%
Cheese

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Cod liver oil Cheese
Lower in Sugars 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

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Cod liver oil Cheese
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sugars?
Cod liver oil
Cod liver oil contains less Sugars (difference - 0.48g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cod liver oil
Cod liver oil contains less Sodium (difference - 653mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Cheese
Cheese is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 471mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cheese
Cheese is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.741g)
Which food is cheaper?
Cheese
Cheese is cheaper (difference - $3)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Cheese
Cheese is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Cheese
Cheese is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Cod liver oil Cheese Opinion
Calories 902 404 Cod liver oil
Protein 0 22.87 Cheese
Fats 100 33.31 Cod liver oil
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 0 3.09 Cheese
Cholesterol 570 99 Cheese
Vitamin D 10000 24 Cod liver oil
Iron 0 0.14 Cheese
Calcium 0 710 Cheese
Potassium 0 76 Cheese
Magnesium 0 27 Cheese
Sugars 0.48 Cod liver oil
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0 0.03 Cheese
Zinc 0 3.64 Cheese
Starch
Phosphorus 0 455 Cheese
Sodium 0 653 Cod liver oil
Vitamin A 100000 1242 Cod liver oil
Vitamin E 0.71 Cheese
Vitamin D 250 0.6 Cod liver oil
Vitamin B1 0.029 Cheese
Vitamin B2 0 0.428 Cheese
Vitamin B3 0 0.059 Cheese
Vitamin B5 0 0.41 Cheese
Vitamin B6 0 0.066 Cheese
Vitamin B12 0 1.1 Cheese
Vitamin K 2.4 Cheese
Folate 0 27 Cheese
Trans Fat 0.917 Cod liver oil
Saturated Fat 22.608 18.867 Cheese
Monounsaturated Fat 46.711 9.246 Cod liver oil
Polyunsaturated fat 22.541 1.421 Cod liver oil
Tryptophan 0.547 Cheese
Threonine 1.044 Cheese
Isoleucine 1.206 Cheese
Leucine 1.939 Cheese
Lysine 1.025 Cheese
Methionine 0.547 Cheese
Phenylalanine 1.074 Cheese
Valine 1.404 Cheese
Histidine 0.547 Cheese
Fructose 0 Cheese

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 of 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. Cheese - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173414/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.