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Cod liver oil vs Brazil nut - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Cod liver oil and Brazil nut?

  • The amount of Selenium, Vitamin A RAE, Vitamin D, Copper, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Manganese, and Zinc in Brazil nut is higher than in Cod liver oil.
  • Brazil nut's daily need coverage for Selenium is 3485% more.

We used Fish oil, cod liver and Nuts, brazilnuts, dried, unblanched 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 48% 92% 269% 311% 59% 1% 111% 581%
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 A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
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% 114% 0% 3% 155% 9% 6% 12% 24% 17% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
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 Brazil nut
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cod liver oil Brazil nut Opinion
Net carbs 0g 4.24g Brazil nut
Protein 0g 14.32g Brazil nut
Fats 100g 67.1g Cod liver oil
Carbs 0g 11.74g Brazil nut
Calories 902kcal 659kcal Cod liver oil
Starch g 0.25g Brazil nut
Fructose g 0g Brazil nut
Sugar g 2.33g Cod liver oil
Fiber 0g 7.5g Brazil nut
Calcium 0mg 160mg Brazil nut
Iron 0mg 2.43mg Brazil nut
Magnesium 0mg 376mg Brazil nut
Phosphorus 0mg 725mg Brazil nut
Potassium 0mg 659mg Brazil nut
Sodium 0mg 3mg Cod liver oil
Zinc 0mg 4.06mg Brazil nut
Copper 0mg 1.743mg Brazil nut
Vitamin A 100000IU 0IU Cod liver oil
Vitamin E mg 5.65mg Brazil nut
Vitamin D 10000IU 0IU Cod liver oil
Vitamin D 250µg 0µg Cod liver oil
Vitamin C 0mg 0.7mg Brazil nut
Vitamin B1 mg 0.617mg Brazil nut
Vitamin B2 0mg 0.035mg Brazil nut
Vitamin B3 0mg 0.295mg Brazil nut
Vitamin B5 0mg 0.184mg Brazil nut
Vitamin B6 0mg 0.101mg Brazil nut
Folate 0µg 22µg Brazil nut
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg 0µg Brazil nut
Tryptophan mg 0.135mg Brazil nut
Threonine mg 0.365mg Brazil nut
Isoleucine mg 0.518mg Brazil nut
Leucine mg 1.19mg Brazil nut
Lysine mg 0.49mg Brazil nut
Methionine mg 1.124mg Brazil nut
Phenylalanine mg 0.639mg Brazil nut
Valine mg 0.76mg Brazil nut
Histidine mg 0.409mg Brazil nut
Cholesterol 570mg 0mg Brazil nut
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 22.608g 16.134g Brazil nut
Monounsaturated Fat 46.711g 23.879g Cod liver oil
Polyunsaturated fat 22.541g 24.399g Brazil nut

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Cod liver oil Brazil nut
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
28
Brazil nut
Mineral Summary Score
0
Cod liver oil
184
Brazil nut

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
86%
Brazil nut
Carbohydrates
0%
Cod liver oil
12%
Brazil nut
Fats
462%
Cod liver oil
310%
Brazil nut

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Cod liver oil
Cod liver oil is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.33g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cod liver oil
Cod liver oil contains less Sodium (difference - 3mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cod liver oil
Cod liver oil is lower in glycemic index (difference - 10)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Brazil nut
Brazil nut is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 570mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Brazil nut
Brazil nut is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 6.474g)
Which food is cheaper?
Brazil nut
Brazil nut is cheaper (difference - $1.6)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Brazil nut
Brazil nut is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Brazil nut
Brazil nut is relatively richer in vitamins

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. Brazil nut - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170569/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.