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Cod liver oil vs Crab meat - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Cod liver oil and Crab meat?

  • Cod liver oil is richer in Vitamin A RAE, while Crab meat is higher in Vitamin B12, Copper, Selenium, Zinc, Phosphorus, and Magnesium.
  • Cod liver oil's daily need coverage for Vitamin A RAE is 3332% higher.
  • Crab meat has 170 times less Saturated Fat than Cod liver oil. Cod liver oil has 22.608g of Saturated Fat, while Crab meat has 0.133g.

We used Fish oil, cod liver and Crustaceans, crab, alaska king, cooked, moist heat types in this comparison.

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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 18% 29% 45% 120% 24% 140% 208% 394%
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 +344727.6%
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 2% 0% 0% 26% 14% 13% 26% 24% 42% 39% 1438% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +344727.6%
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 Crab meat
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cod liver oil Crab meat Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 0g 19.35g Crab meat
Fats 100g 1.54g Cod liver oil
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 902kcal 97kcal Cod liver oil
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 0mg 59mg Crab meat
Iron 0mg 0.76mg Crab meat
Magnesium 0mg 63mg Crab meat
Phosphorus 0mg 280mg Crab meat
Potassium 0mg 262mg Crab meat
Sodium 0mg 1072mg Cod liver oil
Zinc 0mg 7.62mg Crab meat
Copper 0mg 1.182mg Crab meat
Vitamin A 100000IU 29IU Cod liver oil
Vitamin E mg mg
Vitamin D 10000IU IU Cod liver oil
Vitamin D 250µg µg Cod liver oil
Vitamin C 0mg 7.6mg Crab meat
Vitamin B1 mg 0.053mg Crab meat
Vitamin B2 0mg 0.055mg Crab meat
Vitamin B3 0mg 1.34mg Crab meat
Vitamin B5 0mg 0.4mg Crab meat
Vitamin B6 0mg 0.18mg Crab meat
Folate 0µg 51µg Crab meat
Vitamin B12 0µg 11.5µg Crab meat
Vitamin K µg µg
Tryptophan mg 0.269mg Crab meat
Threonine mg 0.783mg Crab meat
Isoleucine mg 0.938mg Crab meat
Leucine mg 1.536mg Crab meat
Lysine mg 1.684mg Crab meat
Methionine mg 0.545mg Crab meat
Phenylalanine mg 0.817mg Crab meat
Valine mg 0.91mg Crab meat
Histidine mg 0.393mg Crab meat
Cholesterol 570mg 53mg Crab meat
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 22.608g 0.133g Crab meat
Monounsaturated Fat 46.711g 0.185g Cod liver oil
Polyunsaturated fat 22.541g 0.536g Cod liver oil

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Cod liver oil Crab meat
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
135
Crab meat
Mineral Summary Score
0
Cod liver oil
122
Crab meat

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
116%
Crab meat
Carbohydrates
0%
Cod liver oil
0%
Crab meat
Fats
462%
Cod liver oil
7%
Crab meat

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Crab meat
Crab meat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 517mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Crab meat
Crab meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 22.475g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Crab meat
Crab meat is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Crab meat
Crab meat is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cod liver oil
Cod liver oil contains less Sodium (difference - 1072mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Cod liver oil
Cod liver oil is cheaper (difference - $7)
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. Crab meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174202/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.