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Cod liver oil vs Oyster - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Cod liver oil and Oyster?

  • Cod liver oil is higher in Vitamin A RAE, however Oyster is richer in Zinc, Vitamin B12, Copper, Selenium, Iron, Phosphorus, and Manganese.
  • Cod liver oil's daily need coverage for Vitamin A RAE is 3323% more.
  • Oyster contains 8 times less Cholesterol than Cod liver oil. Cod liver oil contains 570mg of Cholesterol, while Oyster contains 71mg.

We used Fish oil, cod liver and Mollusks, oyster, eastern, cooked, breaded and fried 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 19% 261% 42% 69% 22% 55% 2377% 1432%
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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Oyster
Contains more Vitamin A +33012.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
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 19% 0% 0% 13% 38% 47% 31% 17% 15% 24% 1954% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +33012.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
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 Oyster
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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cod liver oil Oyster Opinion
Net carbs 0g 11.62g Oyster
Protein 0g 8.77g Oyster
Fats 100g 12.58g Cod liver oil
Carbs 0g 11.62g Oyster
Calories 902kcal 199kcal Cod liver oil
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g g
Fiber 0g g Cod liver oil
Calcium 0mg 62mg Oyster
Iron 0mg 6.95mg Oyster
Magnesium 0mg 58mg Oyster
Phosphorus 0mg 159mg Oyster
Potassium 0mg 244mg Oyster
Sodium 0mg 417mg Cod liver oil
Zinc 0mg 87.13mg Oyster
Copper 0mg 4.294mg Oyster
Vitamin A 100000IU 302IU Cod liver oil
Vitamin E mg mg
Vitamin D 10000IU IU Cod liver oil
Vitamin D 250µg µg Cod liver oil
Vitamin C 0mg 3.8mg Oyster
Vitamin B1 mg 0.15mg Oyster
Vitamin B2 0mg 0.202mg Oyster
Vitamin B3 0mg 1.65mg Oyster
Vitamin B5 0mg 0.27mg Oyster
Vitamin B6 0mg 0.064mg Oyster
Folate 0µg 31µg Oyster
Vitamin B12 0µg 15.63µg Oyster
Vitamin K µg µg
Tryptophan mg 0.105mg Oyster
Threonine mg 0.365mg Oyster
Isoleucine mg 0.396mg Oyster
Leucine mg 0.638mg Oyster
Lysine mg 0.582mg Oyster
Methionine mg 0.199mg Oyster
Phenylalanine mg 0.352mg Oyster
Valine mg 0.409mg Oyster
Histidine mg 0.175mg Oyster
Cholesterol 570mg 71mg Oyster
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 22.608g 3.197g Oyster
Monounsaturated Fat 46.711g 4.702g Cod liver oil
Polyunsaturated fat 22.541g 3.313g Cod liver oil

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Cod liver oil Oyster
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
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
179
Oyster
Mineral Summary Score
0
Cod liver oil
534
Oyster

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
53%
Oyster
Carbohydrates
0%
Cod liver oil
12%
Oyster
Fats
462%
Cod liver oil
58%
Oyster

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Oyster
Oyster is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 499mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Oyster
Oyster is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 19.411g)
Which food is cheaper?
Oyster
Oyster is cheaper (difference - $2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Oyster
Oyster is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Oyster
Oyster is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cod liver oil
Cod liver oil contains less Sodium (difference - 417mg)
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)

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. Oyster - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171979/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.