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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, however Gefilte fish is richer in Vitamin B12, Iron, Copper, Selenium, Phosphorus, and Zinc.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin A 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
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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 93% 7% 9% 7% 65% 23% 32% 69%
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 +112259.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
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 3% 6% 0% 0% 17% 14% 19% 12% 19% 105% 0% 3%
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 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
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 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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Cod liver oil Gefilte fish
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?
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)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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