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Cod liver oil vs. Mullet fish — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Cod liver oil and Mullet fish

  • Cod liver oil is higher in Vitamin A RAE, yet Mullet fish is higher in Selenium, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B6, Phosphorus, Iron, Vitamin B5, and Copper.
  • Cod liver oil covers your daily Vitamin A RAE needs 3329% more than Mullet fish.
  • Cod liver oil contains 16 times more Saturated Fat than Mullet fish. While Cod liver oil contains 22.608g of Saturated Fat, Mullet fish contains only 1.431g.

Food varieties used in this article are Fish oil, cod liver and Fish, mullet, striped, cooked, dry heat.

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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 10% 53% 24% 105% 41% 10% 24% 47% 3% 256%
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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Contains more Vitamin A +70822%
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 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 9% 0% 0% 4% 25% 24% 119% 53% 114% 8% 32% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +70822%
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 +∞%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +1957.6%
Contains more Protein +∞%
Contains more Water +∞%
100%
Protein: 0 g
Fats: 100 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 0 g
Other: 0 g
25% 5% 71%
Protein: 24.81 g
Fats: 4.86 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 70.52 g
Other: 0 g
Contains more Fats +1957.6%
Contains more Protein +∞%
Contains more Water +∞%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +3280%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +2358.1%
Contains less Saturated Fat -93.7%
25% 51% 25%
Saturated Fat: 22.608 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 46.711 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 22.541 g
38% 37% 25%
Saturated Fat: 1.431 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 1.382 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.917 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +3280%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +2358.1%
Contains less Saturated Fat -93.7%

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 Mullet fish
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 Mullet fish Opinion
Protein 0g 24.81g Mullet fish
Fats 100g 4.86g Cod liver oil
Calories 902kcal 150kcal Cod liver oil
Calcium 0mg 31mg Mullet fish
Iron 0mg 1.41mg Mullet fish
Magnesium 0mg 33mg Mullet fish
Phosphorus 0mg 244mg Mullet fish
Potassium 0mg 458mg Mullet fish
Sodium 0mg 71mg Cod liver oil
Zinc 0mg 0.88mg Mullet fish
Copper 0mg 0.141mg Mullet fish
Manganese 0mg 0.022mg Mullet fish
Selenium 0µg 46.8µg Mullet fish
Vitamin A 100000IU 141IU Cod liver oil
Vitamin A RAE 30000µg 42µg Cod liver oil
Vitamin D 10000IU Cod liver oil
Vitamin D 250µg Cod liver oil
Vitamin C 0mg 1.2mg Mullet fish
Vitamin B1 0.1mg Mullet fish
Vitamin B2 0mg 0.1mg Mullet fish
Vitamin B3 0mg 6.3mg Mullet fish
Vitamin B5 0mg 0.88mg Mullet fish
Vitamin B6 0mg 0.49mg Mullet fish
Folate 0µg 10µg Mullet fish
Vitamin B12 0µg 0.25µg Mullet fish
Tryptophan 0.278mg Mullet fish
Threonine 1.088mg Mullet fish
Isoleucine 1.143mg Mullet fish
Leucine 2.016mg Mullet fish
Lysine 2.278mg Mullet fish
Methionine 0.734mg Mullet fish
Phenylalanine 0.968mg Mullet fish
Valine 1.278mg Mullet fish
Histidine 0.73mg Mullet fish
Cholesterol 570mg 63mg Mullet fish
Saturated Fat 22.608g 1.431g Mullet fish
Omega-3 - DHA 10.968g 0.148g Cod liver oil
Omega-3 - EPA 6.898g 0.18g Cod liver oil
Omega-3 - DPA 0.935g 0.092g Cod liver oil
Monounsaturated Fat 46.711g 1.382g Cod liver oil
Polyunsaturated fat 22.541g 0.917g Cod liver oil

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Cod liver oil Mullet fish
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet Equal
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
29%
Mullet fish
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
0%
Cod liver oil
57%
Mullet fish

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Mullet fish
Mullet fish is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 507mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Mullet fish
Mullet fish is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 21.177g)
Which food is cheaper?
Mullet fish
Mullet fish is cheaper (difference - $5)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Mullet fish
Mullet fish is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Mullet fish
Mullet fish is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cod liver oil
Cod liver oil contains less Sodium (difference - 71mg)
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

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. Mullet fish - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/175124/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.