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Cod liver oil vs Milk - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Cod liver oil and Milk

  • Cod liver oil has more Vitamin A, and Vitamin D, while Milk has more Vitamin B12, Vitamin B2, Phosphorus, Calcium, Vitamin B5, and Selenium.
  • Cod liver oil's daily need coverage for Vitamin A is 3327% higher.
  • Milk contains 208 times less Vitamin D than Cod liver oil. Cod liver oil contains 10000IU of Vitamin D, while Milk contains 48IU.
  • The amount of Cholesterol in Milk is lower.

The food types used in this comparison are Fish oil, cod liver and Milk, lowfat, fluid, 1% milkfat, with added vitamin A and vitamin D.

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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 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 2% 38% 14% 8% 4% 12% 41% 6%
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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Milk
Contains more Vitamin A +50920.4%
Contains more Vitamin D +20733.3%
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% 12% 1% 36% 5% 43% 2% 22% 9% 59% 1% 4%
Contains more Vitamin A +50920.4%
Contains more Vitamin D +20733.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%

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 Milk
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 ok

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cod liver oil Milk Opinion
Calories 902kcal 42kcal Cod liver oil
Protein 0g 3.37g Milk
Fats 100g 0.97g Cod liver oil
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Net carbs 0g 4.99g Milk
Carbs 0g 4.99g Milk
Cholesterol 570mg 5mg Milk
Vitamin D 10000IU 48IU Cod liver oil
Iron 0mg 0.03mg Milk
Calcium 0mg 125mg Milk
Potassium 0mg 150mg Milk
Magnesium 0mg 11mg Milk
Sugar g 5.2g Cod liver oil
Fiber 0g 0g
Copper 0mg 0.01mg Milk
Zinc 0mg 0.42mg Milk
Starch g g
Phosphorus 0mg 95mg Milk
Sodium 0mg 44mg Cod liver oil
Vitamin A 100000IU 196IU Cod liver oil
Vitamin E mg 0.01mg Milk
Vitamin D 250µg 1.2µg Cod liver oil
Vitamin B1 mg 0.02mg Milk
Vitamin B2 0mg 0.185mg Milk
Vitamin B3 0mg 0.093mg Milk
Vitamin B5 0mg 0.361mg Milk
Vitamin B6 0mg 0.037mg Milk
Vitamin B12 0µg 0.47µg Milk
Vitamin K µg 0.1µg Milk
Folate 0µg 5µg Milk
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 22.608g 0.633g Milk
Monounsaturated Fat 46.711g 0.277g Cod liver oil
Polyunsaturated fat 22.541g 0.035g Cod liver oil
Tryptophan mg 0.043mg Milk
Threonine mg 0.143mg Milk
Isoleucine mg 0.174mg Milk
Leucine mg 0.319mg Milk
Lysine mg 0.282mg Milk
Methionine mg 0.088mg Milk
Phenylalanine mg 0.174mg Milk
Valine mg 0.22mg Milk
Histidine mg 0.101mg Milk
Fructose g 0g Milk

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Cod liver oil Milk
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs 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
16
Milk
Mineral Summary Score
0
Cod liver oil
15
Milk

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
20%
Milk
Carbohydrates
0%
Cod liver oil
5%
Milk
Fats
462%
Cod liver oil
4%
Milk

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Milk
Milk is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 565mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Milk
Milk is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 21.975g)
Which food is cheaper?
Milk
Milk is cheaper (difference - $4.4)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Milk
Milk is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Milk
Milk is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Cod liver oil
Cod liver oil is lower in Sugar (difference - 5.2g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cod liver oil
Cod liver oil contains less Sodium (difference - 44mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cod liver oil
Cod liver oil is lower in glycemic index (difference - 31)

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. Milk - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170872/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.