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Cod liver oil vs Mussel - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Cod liver oil and Mussel

  • Cod liver oil is richer in Vitamin A RAE, yet Mussel is richer in Vitamin B12, Manganese, Selenium, Iron, Phosphorus, Vitamin B2, and Zinc.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin A RAE from Cod liver oil is 3323% higher.
  • Cod liver oil contains 27 times more Saturated Fat than Mussel. Cod liver oil contains 22.608g of Saturated Fat, while Mussel contains 0.85g.

Food types used in this article are Fish oil, cod liver and Mollusks, mussel, blue, cooked, moist 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" 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 10% 252% 27% 123% 24% 49% 73% 50%
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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Mussel
Contains more Vitamin A +32794.7%
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% 46% 75% 97% 57% 57% 24% 57% 3000% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +32794.7%
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 Mussel
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugar Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cod liver oil Mussel Opinion
Net carbs 0g 7.39g Mussel
Protein 0g 23.8g Mussel
Fats 100g 4.48g Cod liver oil
Carbs 0g 7.39g Mussel
Calories 902kcal 172kcal Cod liver oil
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 0mg 33mg Mussel
Iron 0mg 6.72mg Mussel
Magnesium 0mg 37mg Mussel
Phosphorus 0mg 285mg Mussel
Potassium 0mg 268mg Mussel
Sodium 0mg 369mg Cod liver oil
Zinc 0mg 2.67mg Mussel
Copper 0mg 0.149mg Mussel
Vitamin A 100000IU 304IU Cod liver oil
Vitamin E mg mg
Vitamin D 10000IU IU Cod liver oil
Vitamin D 250µg µg Cod liver oil
Vitamin C 0mg 13.6mg Mussel
Vitamin B1 mg 0.3mg Mussel
Vitamin B2 0mg 0.42mg Mussel
Vitamin B3 0mg 3mg Mussel
Vitamin B5 0mg 0.95mg Mussel
Vitamin B6 0mg 0.1mg Mussel
Folate 0µg 76µg Mussel
Vitamin B12 0µg 24µg Mussel
Vitamin K µg µg
Tryptophan mg 0.267mg Mussel
Threonine mg 1.025mg Mussel
Isoleucine mg 1.036mg Mussel
Leucine mg 1.676mg Mussel
Lysine mg 1.779mg Mussel
Methionine mg 0.537mg Mussel
Phenylalanine mg 0.853mg Mussel
Valine mg 1.04mg Mussel
Histidine mg 0.457mg Mussel
Cholesterol 570mg 56mg Mussel
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 22.608g 0.85g Mussel
Monounsaturated Fat 46.711g 1.014g Cod liver oil
Polyunsaturated fat 22.541g 1.212g 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 Mussel
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
286
Mussel
Mineral Summary Score
0
Cod liver oil
76
Mussel

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
143%
Mussel
Carbohydrates
0%
Cod liver oil
7%
Mussel
Fats
462%
Cod liver oil
21%
Mussel

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Mussel
Mussel is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 514mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Mussel
Mussel is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 21.758g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Mussel
Mussel is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Mussel
Mussel is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cod liver oil
Cod liver oil contains less Sodium (difference - 369mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cod liver oil
Cod liver oil is lower in glycemic index (difference - 50)
Which food is cheaper?
Cod liver oil
Cod liver oil is cheaper (difference - $2)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)

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. Mussel - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174217/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.