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Cod liver oil vs Chocolate - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Cod liver oil and Chocolate

  • Cod liver oil has more Vitamin A, while Chocolate has more Copper, Iron, Manganese, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Fiber, and Zinc.
  • Cod liver oil's daily need coverage for Vitamin A is 3333% higher.
  • Chocolate contains 71 times less Cholesterol than Cod liver oil. Cod liver oil contains 570mg of Cholesterol, while Chocolate contains 8mg.

The food types used in this comparison are Fish oil, cod liver and Chocolate, dark, 45- 59% cacao solids.

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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 301% 17% 50% 105% 343% 55% 89% 4%
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 +199900%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
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% 3% 11% 0% 7% 12% 14% 18% 10% 29% 21% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +199900%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
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 Chocolate
Lower in Sugar ok
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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cod liver oil Chocolate Opinion
Calories 902kcal 546kcal Cod liver oil
Protein 0g 4.88g Chocolate
Fats 100g 31.28g Cod liver oil
Vitamin C 0mg mg Cod liver oil
Net carbs 0g 54.17g Chocolate
Carbs 0g 61.17g Chocolate
Cholesterol 570mg 8mg Chocolate
Vitamin D 10000IU IU Cod liver oil
Iron 0mg 8.02mg Chocolate
Calcium 0mg 56mg Chocolate
Potassium 0mg 559mg Chocolate
Magnesium 0mg 146mg Chocolate
Sugar g 47.9g Cod liver oil
Fiber 0g 7g Chocolate
Copper 0mg 1.028mg Chocolate
Zinc 0mg 2.01mg Chocolate
Starch g g
Phosphorus 0mg 206mg Chocolate
Sodium 0mg 24mg Cod liver oil
Vitamin A 100000IU 50IU Cod liver oil
Vitamin E mg 0.54mg Chocolate
Vitamin D 250µg µg Cod liver oil
Vitamin B1 mg 0.025mg Chocolate
Vitamin B2 0mg 0.05mg Chocolate
Vitamin B3 0mg 0.725mg Chocolate
Vitamin B5 0mg 0.297mg Chocolate
Vitamin B6 0mg 0.042mg Chocolate
Vitamin B12 0µg 0.23µg Chocolate
Vitamin K µg 8.1µg Chocolate
Folate 0µg µg Cod liver oil
Trans Fat g 0.112g Cod liver oil
Saturated Fat 22.608g 18.519g Chocolate
Monounsaturated Fat 46.711g 9.54g Cod liver oil
Polyunsaturated fat 22.541g 1.092g Cod liver oil
Tryptophan mg mg
Threonine mg mg
Isoleucine mg mg
Leucine mg mg
Lysine mg mg
Methionine mg mg
Phenylalanine mg mg
Valine mg mg
Histidine mg mg
Fructose g 0g Chocolate

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Cod liver oil Chocolate
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
10
Chocolate
Mineral Summary Score
0
Cod liver oil
120
Chocolate

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
29%
Chocolate
Carbohydrates
0%
Cod liver oil
61%
Chocolate
Fats
462%
Cod liver oil
144%
Chocolate

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Cod liver oil
Cod liver oil is lower in Sugar (difference - 47.9g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cod liver oil
Cod liver oil contains less Sodium (difference - 24mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cod liver oil
Cod liver oil is lower in glycemic index (difference - 23)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Chocolate
Chocolate is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 562mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chocolate
Chocolate is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 4.089g)
Which food is cheaper?
Chocolate
Chocolate is cheaper (difference - $3)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Chocolate
Chocolate is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Chocolate
Chocolate is relatively richer in vitamins

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. Chocolate - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170271/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.