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

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What are the differences between Cod liver oil and Crab stick?

  • The amount of Vitamin A RAE, Vitamin D, Selenium, Phosphorus, Vitamin B12, Magnesium, and Vitamin B6 in Crab stick is higher than in Cod liver oil.
  • Cod liver oil's daily need coverage for Vitamin A RAE is 3333% more.
  • Crab stick contains 105 times less Saturated Fat than Cod liver oil. Cod liver oil contains 22.608g of Saturated Fat, while Crab stick contains 0.216g.

We used Fish oil, cod liver and Crustaceans, crab, alaska king, imitation, made from surimi types 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 4% 15% 31% 121% 8% 69% 10% 11%
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 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
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 0% 4% 0% 0% 8% 19% 12% 0% 30% 0% 72% 1%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
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 Crab stick
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cod liver oil Crab stick Opinion
Net carbs 0g 14.5g Crab stick
Protein 0g 7.62g Crab stick
Fats 100g 0.46g Cod liver oil
Carbs 0g 15g Crab stick
Calories 902kcal 95kcal Cod liver oil
Starch g 3.5g Crab stick
Fructose g 0.62g Crab stick
Sugar g 6.25g Cod liver oil
Fiber 0g 0.5g Crab stick
Calcium 0mg 13mg Crab stick
Iron 0mg 0.39mg Crab stick
Magnesium 0mg 43mg Crab stick
Phosphorus 0mg 282mg Crab stick
Potassium 0mg 90mg Crab stick
Sodium 0mg 529mg Cod liver oil
Zinc 0mg 0.33mg Crab stick
Copper 0mg 0.032mg Crab stick
Vitamin A 100000IU 0IU Cod liver oil
Vitamin E mg 0.17mg Crab stick
Vitamin D 10000IU 0IU Cod liver oil
Vitamin D 250µg 0µg Cod liver oil
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 mg 0.03mg Crab stick
Vitamin B2 0mg 0.08mg Crab stick
Vitamin B3 0mg 0.62mg Crab stick
Vitamin B5 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B6 0mg 0.13mg Crab stick
Folate 0µg 0µg
Vitamin B12 0µg 0.57µg Crab stick
Vitamin K µg 0.4µg Crab stick
Tryptophan mg 0.075mg Crab stick
Threonine mg 0.285mg Crab stick
Isoleucine mg 0.23mg Crab stick
Leucine mg 0.607mg Crab stick
Lysine mg 0.707mg Crab stick
Methionine mg 0.261mg Crab stick
Phenylalanine mg 0.26mg Crab stick
Valine mg 0.286mg Crab stick
Histidine mg 0.156mg Crab stick
Cholesterol 570mg 20mg Crab stick
Trans Fat g 0.008g Cod liver oil
Saturated Fat 22.608g 0.216g Crab stick
Monounsaturated Fat 46.711g 0.275g Cod liver oil
Polyunsaturated fat 22.541g 0.143g 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 stick
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories 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
12
Crab stick
Mineral Summary Score
0
Cod liver oil
33
Crab stick

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
46%
Crab stick
Carbohydrates
0%
Cod liver oil
15%
Crab stick
Fats
462%
Cod liver oil
2%
Crab stick

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Crab stick
Crab stick is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 550mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Crab stick
Crab stick is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 22.392g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Crab stick
Crab stick is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Crab stick
Crab stick is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Cod liver oil
Cod liver oil is lower in Sugar (difference - 6.25g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cod liver oil
Cod liver oil contains less Sodium (difference - 529mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cod liver oil
Cod liver oil is lower in glycemic index (difference - 50)
Which food is cheaper?
Cod liver oil
Cod liver oil is cheaper (difference - $7)

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 stick - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174203/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.