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Cod liver oil vs Gefilte fish - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Cod liver oil and Gefilte fish different?

  • Cod liver oil is higher in Vitamin A RAE, however Gefilte fish is richer in Vitamin B12, Iron, Copper, Selenium, Phosphorus, and Zinc.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin A RAE from Cod liver oil is 3330% higher.
  • Cod liver oil contains 55 times more Saturated Fat than Gefilte fish. While Cod liver oil contains 22.608g of Saturated Fat, Gefilte fish contains only 0.412g.

Fish oil, cod liver and Fish, gefiltefish, commercial, sweet recipe 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 7% 93% 7% 32% 9% 69% 23% 65%
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 +112259.6%
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 6% 0% 0% 3% 17% 14% 19% 12% 19% 3% 105% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +112259.6%
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 Gefilte fish
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cod liver oil Gefilte fish Opinion
Net carbs 0g 7.41g Gefilte fish
Protein 0g 9.07g Gefilte fish
Fats 100g 1.73g Cod liver oil
Carbs 0g 7.41g Gefilte fish
Calories 902kcal 84kcal Cod liver oil
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 0mg 23mg Gefilte fish
Iron 0mg 2.48mg Gefilte fish
Magnesium 0mg 9mg Gefilte fish
Phosphorus 0mg 73mg Gefilte fish
Potassium 0mg 91mg Gefilte fish
Sodium 0mg 524mg Cod liver oil
Zinc 0mg 0.82mg Gefilte fish
Copper 0mg 0.195mg Gefilte fish
Vitamin A 100000IU 89IU Cod liver oil
Vitamin E mg mg
Vitamin D 10000IU IU Cod liver oil
Vitamin D 250µg µg Cod liver oil
Vitamin C 0mg 0.8mg Gefilte fish
Vitamin B1 mg 0.065mg Gefilte fish
Vitamin B2 0mg 0.059mg Gefilte fish
Vitamin B3 0mg 1mg Gefilte fish
Vitamin B5 0mg 0.2mg Gefilte fish
Vitamin B6 0mg 0.08mg Gefilte fish
Folate 0µg 3µg Gefilte fish
Vitamin B12 0µg 0.84µg Gefilte fish
Vitamin K µg µg
Tryptophan mg 0.086mg Gefilte fish
Threonine mg 0.488mg Gefilte fish
Isoleucine mg 0.486mg Gefilte fish
Leucine mg 0.81mg Gefilte fish
Lysine mg 0.842mg Gefilte fish
Methionine mg 0.255mg Gefilte fish
Phenylalanine mg 0.493mg Gefilte fish
Valine mg 0.548mg Gefilte fish
Histidine mg 0.261mg Gefilte fish
Cholesterol 570mg 30mg Gefilte fish
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 22.608g 0.412g Gefilte fish
Monounsaturated Fat 46.711g 0.824g Cod liver oil
Polyunsaturated fat 22.541g 0.285g Cod liver oil

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Cod liver oil Gefilte fish
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
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
16
Gefilte fish
Mineral Summary Score
0
Cod liver oil
38
Gefilte fish

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
54%
Gefilte fish
Carbohydrates
0%
Cod liver oil
7%
Gefilte fish
Fats
462%
Cod liver oil
8%
Gefilte fish

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Gefilte fish
Gefilte fish is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 540mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Gefilte fish
Gefilte fish is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 22.196g)
Which food is cheaper?
Gefilte fish
Gefilte fish is cheaper (difference - $5)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Gefilte fish
Gefilte fish is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Gefilte fish
Gefilte fish is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cod liver oil
Cod liver oil contains less Sodium (difference - 524mg)
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. Gefilte fish - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171961/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.