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Cod liver oil vs Chinook salmon - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Cod liver oil and Chinook salmon different?

  • Cod liver oil is higher in Vitamin A RAE, however Chinook salmon is richer in Vitamin B12, Selenium, Vitamin B3, Phosphorus, Vitamin B6, Magnesium, and Vitamin B5.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin A RAE from Cod liver oil is 3317% higher.
  • Cod liver oil contains 7 times more Saturated Fat than Chinook salmon. While Cod liver oil contains 22.608g of Saturated Fat, Chinook salmon contains only 3.214g.

Fish oil, cod liver and Fish, salmon, chinook, cooked, dry heat are the varieties 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
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 9% 35% 88% 159% 45% 8% 16% 18%
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 +20061.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
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 30% 0% 0% 14% 11% 36% 189% 52% 107% 27% 359% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +20061.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
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 Chinook salmon
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 Sugar Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cod liver oil Chinook salmon Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 0g 25.72g Chinook salmon
Fats 100g 13.38g Cod liver oil
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 902kcal 231kcal Cod liver oil
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 0mg 28mg Chinook salmon
Iron 0mg 0.91mg Chinook salmon
Magnesium 0mg 122mg Chinook salmon
Phosphorus 0mg 371mg Chinook salmon
Potassium 0mg 505mg Chinook salmon
Sodium 0mg 60mg Cod liver oil
Zinc 0mg 0.56mg Chinook salmon
Copper 0mg 0.053mg Chinook salmon
Vitamin A 100000IU 496IU Cod liver oil
Vitamin E mg mg
Vitamin D 10000IU IU Cod liver oil
Vitamin D 250µg µg Cod liver oil
Vitamin C 0mg 4.1mg Chinook salmon
Vitamin B1 mg 0.044mg Chinook salmon
Vitamin B2 0mg 0.154mg Chinook salmon
Vitamin B3 0mg 10.045mg Chinook salmon
Vitamin B5 0mg 0.865mg Chinook salmon
Vitamin B6 0mg 0.462mg Chinook salmon
Folate 0µg 35µg Chinook salmon
Vitamin B12 0µg 2.87µg Chinook salmon
Vitamin K µg µg
Tryptophan mg 0.288mg Chinook salmon
Threonine mg 1.127mg Chinook salmon
Isoleucine mg 1.185mg Chinook salmon
Leucine mg 2.09mg Chinook salmon
Lysine mg 2.362mg Chinook salmon
Methionine mg 0.761mg Chinook salmon
Phenylalanine mg 1.004mg Chinook salmon
Valine mg 1.325mg Chinook salmon
Histidine mg 0.757mg Chinook salmon
Cholesterol 570mg 85mg Chinook salmon
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 22.608g 3.214g Chinook salmon
Monounsaturated Fat 46.711g 5.742g Cod liver oil
Polyunsaturated fat 22.541g 2.662g Cod liver oil

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Cod liver oil Chinook salmon
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
68
Chinook salmon
Mineral Summary Score
0
Cod liver oil
47
Chinook salmon

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
154%
Chinook salmon
Carbohydrates
0%
Cod liver oil
0%
Chinook salmon
Fats
462%
Cod liver oil
62%
Chinook salmon

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Cod liver oil
Cod liver oil contains less Sodium (difference - 60mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Cod liver oil
Cod liver oil is cheaper (difference - $10)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Chinook salmon
Chinook salmon is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 485mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chinook salmon
Chinook salmon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 19.394g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Chinook salmon
Chinook salmon is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Chinook salmon
Chinook salmon is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)
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. Chinook salmon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171999/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.