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Cod liver oil vs Shiitake - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Cod liver oil and Shiitake?

  • Cod liver oil is higher in Vitamin D, however Shiitake is richer in Vitamin B5, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B2, Phosphorus, Copper, Selenium, Manganese, and Fiber.
  • Cod liver oil's daily need coverage for Vitamin D is 1664% more.

We used Fish oil, cod liver and Mushrooms, shiitake, raw 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 1% 16% 15% 48% 27% 2% 29% 48%
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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Contains more Vitamin D +62400%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%
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 0% 0% 12% 0% 4% 51% 73% 90% 68% 10% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin D +62400%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
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 Shiitake
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cod liver oil Shiitake Opinion
Net carbs 0g 4.29g Shiitake
Protein 0g 2.24g Shiitake
Fats 100g 0.49g Cod liver oil
Carbs 0g 6.79g Shiitake
Calories 902kcal 34kcal Cod liver oil
Starch g g
Fructose g 0g Shiitake
Sugar g 2.38g Cod liver oil
Fiber 0g 2.5g Shiitake
Calcium 0mg 2mg Shiitake
Iron 0mg 0.41mg Shiitake
Magnesium 0mg 20mg Shiitake
Phosphorus 0mg 112mg Shiitake
Potassium 0mg 304mg Shiitake
Sodium 0mg 9mg Cod liver oil
Zinc 0mg 1.03mg Shiitake
Copper 0mg 0.142mg Shiitake
Vitamin A 100000IU IU Cod liver oil
Vitamin E mg mg
Vitamin D 10000IU 18IU Cod liver oil
Vitamin D 250µg 0.4µg Cod liver oil
Vitamin C 0mg mg Cod liver oil
Vitamin B1 mg 0.015mg Shiitake
Vitamin B2 0mg 0.217mg Shiitake
Vitamin B3 0mg 3.877mg Shiitake
Vitamin B5 0mg 1.5mg Shiitake
Vitamin B6 0mg 0.293mg Shiitake
Folate 0µg 13µg Shiitake
Vitamin B12 0µg µg Cod liver oil
Vitamin K µg µg
Tryptophan mg 0.011mg Shiitake
Threonine mg 0.134mg Shiitake
Isoleucine mg 0.111mg Shiitake
Leucine mg 0.189mg Shiitake
Lysine mg 0.134mg Shiitake
Methionine mg 0.033mg Shiitake
Phenylalanine mg 0.111mg Shiitake
Valine mg 0.145mg Shiitake
Histidine mg 0.056mg Shiitake
Cholesterol 570mg mg Shiitake
Trans Fat g 0g Cod liver oil
Saturated Fat 22.608g g Shiitake
Monounsaturated Fat 46.711g g Cod liver oil
Polyunsaturated fat 22.541g g Cod liver oil

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Cod liver oil Shiitake
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories 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
25
Shiitake
Mineral Summary Score
0
Cod liver oil
23
Shiitake

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
13%
Shiitake
Carbohydrates
0%
Cod liver oil
7%
Shiitake
Fats
462%
Cod liver oil
2%
Shiitake

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Shiitake
Shiitake is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 570mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Shiitake
Shiitake is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 22.608g)
Which food is cheaper?
Shiitake
Shiitake is cheaper (difference - $3.7)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Shiitake
Shiitake is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Cod liver oil
Cod liver oil is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.38g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cod liver oil
Cod liver oil contains less Sodium (difference - 9mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cod liver oil
Cod liver oil is lower in glycemic index (difference - 32)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

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. Shiitake - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169242/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.