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Cod liver oil vs Brunost - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Cod liver oil and Brunost

  • Cod liver oil has more Vitamin A, however Brunost is richer in Vitamin B2, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B5, Phosphorus, Potassium, Calcium, and Selenium.
  • Cod liver oil covers your daily Vitamin A needs 3296% more than Brunost.
  • Brunost has 6 times less Cholesterol than Cod liver oil. Cod liver oil has 570mg of Cholesterol, while Brunost has 94mg.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Fish oil, cod liver and Cheese, gjetost.

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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 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 20% 120% 125% 50% 27% 32% 191% 79%
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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Contains more Vitamin A +8884.7%
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% 67% 0% 0% 79% 319% 16% 202% 63% 303% 0% 4%
Contains more Vitamin A +8884.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%

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 Brunost
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cod liver oil Brunost Opinion
Calories 902kcal 466kcal Cod liver oil
Protein 0g 9.65g Brunost
Fats 100g 29.51g Cod liver oil
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Net carbs 0g 42.65g Brunost
Carbs 0g 42.65g Brunost
Cholesterol 570mg 94mg Brunost
Vitamin D 10000IU IU Cod liver oil
Iron 0mg 0.52mg Brunost
Calcium 0mg 400mg Brunost
Potassium 0mg 1409mg Brunost
Magnesium 0mg 70mg Brunost
Sugar g g
Fiber 0g 0g
Copper 0mg 0.08mg Brunost
Zinc 0mg 1.14mg Brunost
Starch g g
Phosphorus 0mg 444mg Brunost
Sodium 0mg 600mg Cod liver oil
Vitamin A 100000IU 1113IU Cod liver oil
Vitamin E mg mg
Vitamin D 250µg µg Cod liver oil
Vitamin B1 mg 0.315mg Brunost
Vitamin B2 0mg 1.382mg Brunost
Vitamin B3 0mg 0.813mg Brunost
Vitamin B5 0mg 3.351mg Brunost
Vitamin B6 0mg 0.271mg Brunost
Vitamin B12 0µg 2.42µg Brunost
Vitamin K µg µg
Folate 0µg 5µg Brunost
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 22.608g 19.16g Brunost
Monounsaturated Fat 46.711g 7.879g Cod liver oil
Polyunsaturated fat 22.541g 0.938g Cod liver oil
Tryptophan mg 0.135mg Brunost
Threonine mg 0.393mg Brunost
Isoleucine mg 0.519mg Brunost
Leucine mg 0.992mg Brunost
Lysine mg 0.814mg Brunost
Methionine mg 0.318mg Brunost
Phenylalanine mg 0.54mg Brunost
Valine mg 0.765mg Brunost
Histidine mg 0.293mg Brunost
Fructose g g

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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

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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
87
Brunost
Mineral Summary Score
0
Cod liver oil
80
Brunost

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
58%
Brunost
Carbohydrates
0%
Cod liver oil
43%
Brunost
Fats
462%
Cod liver oil
136%
Brunost

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Cod liver oil
Cod liver oil contains less Sodium (difference - 600mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cod liver oil
Cod liver oil is lower in glycemic index (difference - 27)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Brunost
Brunost is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 476mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Brunost
Brunost is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.448g)
Which food is cheaper?
Brunost
Brunost is cheaper (difference - $2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Brunost
Brunost is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Brunost
Brunost is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)

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. Brunost - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171240/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.