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Cod liver oil vs Egg - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Cod liver oil and Egg different?

  • Cod liver oil has more Vitamin A, and Vitamin D, however Egg is richer in Copper, Selenium, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B5, and Phosphorus.
  • Cod liver oil covers your daily need of Vitamin A 3317% more than Egg.
  • Cod liver oil has 115 times more Vitamin D than Egg. Cod liver oil has 10000IU of Vitamin D, while Egg has 87IU.
  • Egg contains less Saturated Fat.

Fish oil, cod liver and Egg, whole, cooked, hard-boiled types were 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
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Egg
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 45% 15% 12% 8% 667% 29% 74% 17%
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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Egg
Contains more Vitamin A +19130.8%
Contains more Vitamin D +11263.6%
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% 32% 21% 67% 17% 119% 2% 84% 28% 139% 1% 33%
Contains more Vitamin A +19130.8%
Contains more Vitamin D +11263.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%

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
45
Egg
Mineral Summary Score
0
Cod liver oil
108
Egg

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
75%
Egg
Carbohydrates
0%
Cod liver oil
1%
Egg
Fats
462%
Cod liver oil
49%
Egg

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

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Cod liver oil Egg
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Egg
Egg is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 197mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Egg
Egg is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 19.341g)
Which food is cheaper?
Egg
Egg is cheaper (difference - $4)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Egg
Egg is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Egg
Egg is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Cod liver oil
Cod liver oil is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.12g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cod liver oil
Cod liver oil contains less Sodium (difference - 124mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cod liver oil Egg Opinion
Calories 902 155 Cod liver oil
Protein 0 12.58 Egg
Fats 100 10.61 Cod liver oil
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 0 1.12 Egg
Cholesterol 570 373 Egg
Vitamin D 10000 87 Cod liver oil
Iron 0 1.19 Egg
Calcium 0 50 Egg
Potassium 0 126 Egg
Magnesium 0 10 Egg
Sugar 1.12 Cod liver oil
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0 2 Egg
Zinc 0 1.05 Egg
Starch
Phosphorus 0 172 Egg
Sodium 0 124 Cod liver oil
Vitamin A 100000 520 Cod liver oil
Vitamin E 1.03 Egg
Vitamin D 250 2.2 Cod liver oil
Vitamin B1 0.066 Egg
Vitamin B2 0 0.513 Egg
Vitamin B3 0 0.064 Egg
Vitamin B5 0 1.398 Egg
Vitamin B6 0 0.121 Egg
Vitamin B12 0 1.11 Egg
Vitamin K 0.3 Egg
Folate 0 44 Egg
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 22.608 3.267 Egg
Monounsaturated Fat 46.711 4.077 Cod liver oil
Polyunsaturated fat 22.541 1.414 Cod liver oil
Tryptophan 0.153 Egg
Threonine 0.604 Egg
Isoleucine 0.686 Egg
Leucine 1.075 Egg
Lysine 0.904 Egg
Methionine 0.392 Egg
Phenylalanine 0.668 Egg
Valine 0.767 Egg
Histidine 0.298 Egg
Fructose

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. Egg - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173424/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.