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Cod liver oil vs Halibut - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Cod liver oil and Halibut?

  • Cod liver oil is higher in Vitamin A RAE, and Vitamin D, however Halibut is richer in Selenium, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B6, Phosphorus, Vitamin B3, and Iron.
  • Cod liver oil's daily need coverage for Vitamin A RAE is 3332% more.
  • Halibut contains 12 times less Cholesterol than Cod liver oil. Cod liver oil contains 570mg of Cholesterol, while Halibut contains 46mg.

We used Fish oil, cod liver and Fish, halibut, Greenland, raw 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 1% 25% 19% 71% 24% 11% 11% 10%
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 +212666%
Contains more Vitamin D +812.4%
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 3% 15% 822% 0% 15% 19% 29% 15% 97% 1% 126% 1%
Contains more Vitamin A +212666%
Contains more Vitamin D +812.4%
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 Halibut
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 Equal
Lower in price Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cod liver oil Halibut Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 0g 14.37g Halibut
Fats 100g 13.84g Cod liver oil
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 902kcal 186kcal Cod liver oil
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 0g Cod liver oil
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 0mg 3mg Halibut
Iron 0mg 0.66mg Halibut
Magnesium 0mg 26mg Halibut
Phosphorus 0mg 164mg Halibut
Potassium 0mg 268mg Halibut
Sodium 0mg 80mg Cod liver oil
Zinc 0mg 0.4mg Halibut
Copper 0mg 0.03mg Halibut
Vitamin A 100000IU 47IU Cod liver oil
Vitamin E mg 0.73mg Halibut
Vitamin D 10000IU 1097IU Cod liver oil
Vitamin D 250µg 27.4µg Cod liver oil
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 mg 0.06mg Halibut
Vitamin B2 0mg 0.08mg Halibut
Vitamin B3 0mg 1.5mg Halibut
Vitamin B5 0mg 0.25mg Halibut
Vitamin B6 0mg 0.42mg Halibut
Folate 0µg 1µg Halibut
Vitamin B12 0µg 1µg Halibut
Vitamin K µg 0.1µg Halibut
Tryptophan mg 0.161mg Halibut
Threonine mg 0.63mg Halibut
Isoleucine mg 0.662mg Halibut
Leucine mg 1.168mg Halibut
Lysine mg 1.32mg Halibut
Methionine mg 0.425mg Halibut
Phenylalanine mg 0.561mg Halibut
Valine mg 0.74mg Halibut
Histidine mg 0.423mg Halibut
Cholesterol 570mg 46mg Halibut
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 22.608g 2.419g Halibut
Monounsaturated Fat 46.711g 8.378g Cod liver oil
Polyunsaturated fat 22.541g 1.367g Cod liver oil

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Cod liver oil Halibut
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
95
Halibut
Mineral Summary Score
0
Cod liver oil
21
Halibut

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
86%
Halibut
Carbohydrates
0%
Cod liver oil
0%
Halibut
Fats
462%
Cod liver oil
64%
Halibut

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Halibut
Halibut is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 524mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Halibut
Halibut is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 20.189g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Halibut
Halibut is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Halibut
Halibut is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Cod liver oil
Cod liver oil is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cod liver oil
Cod liver oil contains less Sodium (difference - 80mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($5)

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. Halibut - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171965/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.