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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
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Milk
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 +∞%

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils 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 the food
Protein
0%
Cod liver oil
20%
Milk
Carbohydrates
0%
Cod liver oil
5%
Milk
Fats
462%
Cod liver oil
4%
Milk

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at 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 Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
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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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 contains less Sugars?
Cod liver oil
Cod liver oil contains less Sugars (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)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Cod liver oil Milk Opinion
Calories 902 42 Cod liver oil
Protein 0 3.37 Milk
Fats 100 0.97 Cod liver oil
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 0 4.99 Milk
Cholesterol 570 5 Milk
Vitamin D 10000 48 Cod liver oil
Iron 0 0.03 Milk
Calcium 0 125 Milk
Potassium 0 150 Milk
Magnesium 0 11 Milk
Sugars 5.2 Cod liver oil
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0 0.01 Milk
Zinc 0 0.42 Milk
Starch
Phosphorus 0 95 Milk
Sodium 0 44 Cod liver oil
Vitamin A 100000 196 Cod liver oil
Vitamin E 0.01 Milk
Vitamin D 250 1.2 Cod liver oil
Vitamin B1 0.02 Milk
Vitamin B2 0 0.185 Milk
Vitamin B3 0 0.093 Milk
Vitamin B5 0 0.361 Milk
Vitamin B6 0 0.037 Milk
Vitamin B12 0 0.47 Milk
Vitamin K 0.1 Milk
Folate 0 5 Milk
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 22.608 0.633 Milk
Monounsaturated Fat 46.711 0.277 Cod liver oil
Polyunsaturated fat 22.541 0.035 Cod liver oil
Tryptophan 0.043 Milk
Threonine 0.143 Milk
Isoleucine 0.174 Milk
Leucine 0.319 Milk
Lysine 0.282 Milk
Methionine 0.088 Milk
Phenylalanine 0.174 Milk
Valine 0.22 Milk
Histidine 0.101 Milk
Fructose 0 Milk

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 of 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.