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Cod liver oil vs. Oysters — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Cod liver oil and Oysters different?

  • Cod liver oil has more Vitamin A RAE, and Vitamin D, however, Oysters is richer in Vitamin B12, Zinc, Copper, Iron, Selenium, and Phosphorus.
  • Cod liver oil covers your daily need of Vitamin A RAE 3330% more than Oysters.
  • Cod liver oil has 5000 times more Vitamin D than Oysters. Cod liver oil has 10000IU of Vitamin D, while Oysters has 2IU.
  • Oysters contains less Saturated Fat.

Fish oil, cod liver and Mollusks, oyster, eastern, wild, cooked, moist heat types were 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" charts 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 +∞%
Contains more Manganese +∞%
Contains more Selenium +∞%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 35% 346% 25% 84% 13% 22% 2144% 1903% 78% 216%
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 +∞%
Contains more Manganese +∞%
Contains more Selenium +∞%

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
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Oysters
Contains more Vitamin A +113536.4%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
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 Choline Vitamin K 6000% 0% 7500% 0% 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 Choline Vitamin K 6% 34% 0% 0% 9% 42% 35% 27% 15% 11% 2188% 71% 5%
Contains more Vitamin A +113536.4%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +2824%
Contains more Protein +∞%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Water +∞%
Contains more Other +∞%
100%
Protein: 0 g
Fats: 100 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 0 g
Other: 0 g
11% 3% 5% 78%
Protein: 11.42 g
Fats: 3.42 g
Carbs: 5.45 g
Water: 78.19 g
Other: 1.52 g
Contains more Fats +2824%
Contains more Protein +∞%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Water +∞%
Contains more Other +∞%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +9131.4%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +2034.6%
Contains less Saturated Fat -95.8%
25% 51% 25%
Saturated Fat: 22.608 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 46.711 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 22.541 g
38% 20% 42%
Saturated Fat: 0.948 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.506 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.056 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +9131.4%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +2034.6%
Contains less Saturated Fat -95.8%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Cod liver oil Oysters
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 Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cod liver oil Oysters Opinion
Net carbs 0g 5.45g Oysters
Protein 0g 11.42g Oysters
Fats 100g 3.42g Cod liver oil
Carbs 0g 5.45g Oysters
Calories 902kcal 102kcal Cod liver oil
Starch 0.9g Oysters
Sugar 1.23g Cod liver oil
Calcium 0mg 116mg Oysters
Iron 0mg 9.21mg Oysters
Magnesium 0mg 35mg Oysters
Phosphorus 0mg 194mg Oysters
Potassium 0mg 139mg Oysters
Sodium 0mg 166mg Cod liver oil
Zinc 0mg 78.6mg Oysters
Copper 0mg 5.707mg Oysters
Manganese 0mg 0.591mg Oysters
Selenium 0µg 39.5µg Oysters
Vitamin A 100000IU 88IU Cod liver oil
Vitamin A RAE 30000µg 26µg Cod liver oil
Vitamin E 1.7mg Oysters
Vitamin D 10000IU 2IU Cod liver oil
Vitamin D 250µg 0µg Cod liver oil
Vitamin B1 0.036mg Oysters
Vitamin B2 0mg 0.18mg Oysters
Vitamin B3 0mg 1.85mg Oysters
Vitamin B5 0mg 0.447mg Oysters
Vitamin B6 0mg 0.061mg Oysters
Folate 0µg 14µg Oysters
Vitamin B12 0µg 17.5µg Oysters
Choline 130mg Oysters
Vitamin K 2µg Oysters
Tryptophan 0.138mg Oysters
Threonine 0.046mg Oysters
Isoleucine 0.459mg Oysters
Leucine 0.716mg Oysters
Lysine 0.762mg Oysters
Methionine 0.257mg Oysters
Phenylalanine 0.413mg Oysters
Valine 0.523mg Oysters
Histidine 0.22mg Oysters
Cholesterol 570mg 79mg Oysters
Trans Fat 0.068g Cod liver oil
Saturated Fat 22.608g 0.948g Oysters
Omega-3 - DHA 10.968g 0.271g Cod liver oil
Omega-3 - EPA 6.898g 0.353g Cod liver oil
Omega-3 - DPA 0.935g 0.02g Cod liver oil
Monounsaturated Fat 46.711g 0.506g Cod liver oil
Polyunsaturated fat 22.541g 1.056g Cod liver oil
Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid 0.007g Oysters
Omega-6 - Linoleic acid 0.061g Oysters
Omega-6 - Gamma-linoleic acid 0.004g Oysters
Omega-3 - ALA 0.163g Oysters
Omega-3 - Eicosatrienoic acid 0.004g Oysters
Omega-6 - Dihomo-gamma-linoleic acid 0.007g Oysters

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Cod liver oil Oysters
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet Equal

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
1038%
Cod liver oil
188%
Oysters
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
0%
Cod liver oil
486%
Oysters

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Oysters
Oysters is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 491mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Oysters
Oysters is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 21.66g)
Which food is cheaper?
Oysters
Oysters is cheaper (difference - $2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Oysters
Oysters is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Oysters
Oysters is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Cod liver oil
Cod liver oil is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.23g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cod liver oil
Cod liver oil contains less Sodium (difference - 166mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)

References

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food 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. Oysters - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171980/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.