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Cod liver oil vs. Orange roughy — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Cod liver oil and Orange roughy

  • Cod liver oil has more Vitamin A RAE, while Orange roughy has more Selenium, Vitamin B12, Phosphorus, Iron, Vitamin B3, Copper, and Potassium.
  • Cod liver oil's daily need coverage for Vitamin A RAE is 3331% higher.
  • Orange roughy contains 665 times less Saturated Fat than Cod liver oil. Cod liver oil contains 22.608g of Saturated Fat, while Orange roughy contains 0.034g.

The food types used in this comparison are Fish oil, cod liver and Fish, roughy, orange, 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 4% 43% 13% 44% 16% 9% 9% 25% 5% 482%
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 +124900%
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 5% 38% 0% 0% 12% 15% 35% 4% 16% 4% 59% 0% 3%
Contains more Vitamin A +124900%
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 +11011.1%
Contains more Protein +∞%
Contains more Water +∞%
Contains more Other +∞%
100%
Protein: 0 g
Fats: 100 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 0 g
Other: 0 g
23% 67% 9%
Protein: 22.64 g
Fats: 0.9 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 66.97 g
Other: 9.49 g
Contains more Fats +11011.1%
Contains more Protein +∞%
Contains more Water +∞%
Contains more Other +∞%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +10540.3%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +12150.5%
Contains less Saturated Fat -99.8%
25% 51% 25%
Saturated Fat: 22.608 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 46.711 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 22.541 g
5% 67% 28%
Saturated Fat: 0.034 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.439 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.184 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +10540.3%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +12150.5%
Contains less Saturated Fat -99.8%

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 Orange roughy
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Glycemic Index Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cod liver oil Orange roughy Opinion
Protein 0g 22.64g Orange roughy
Fats 100g 0.9g Cod liver oil
Calories 902kcal 105kcal Cod liver oil
Calcium 0mg 11mg Orange roughy
Iron 0mg 1.13mg Orange roughy
Magnesium 0mg 18mg Orange roughy
Phosphorus 0mg 102mg Orange roughy
Potassium 0mg 181mg Orange roughy
Sodium 0mg 69mg Cod liver oil
Zinc 0mg 0.32mg Orange roughy
Copper 0mg 0.075mg Orange roughy
Manganese 0mg 0.037mg Orange roughy
Selenium 0µg 88.3µg Orange roughy
Vitamin A 100000IU 80IU Cod liver oil
Vitamin A RAE 30000µg 24µg Cod liver oil
Vitamin E 1.87mg Orange roughy
Vitamin D 10000IU Cod liver oil
Vitamin D 250µg Cod liver oil
Vitamin B1 0.045mg Orange roughy
Vitamin B2 0mg 0.063mg Orange roughy
Vitamin B3 0mg 1.82mg Orange roughy
Vitamin B5 0mg 0.056mg Orange roughy
Vitamin B6 0mg 0.067mg Orange roughy
Folate 0µg 5µg Orange roughy
Vitamin B12 0µg 0.47µg Orange roughy
Vitamin K 1.1µg Orange roughy
Tryptophan 0.23mg Orange roughy
Threonine 1.03mg Orange roughy
Isoleucine 1.058mg Orange roughy
Leucine 1.797mg Orange roughy
Lysine 2.092mg Orange roughy
Methionine 0.728mg Orange roughy
Phenylalanine 0.869mg Orange roughy
Valine 1.083mg Orange roughy
Histidine 0.474mg Orange roughy
Cholesterol 570mg 80mg Orange roughy
Saturated Fat 22.608g 0.034g Orange roughy
Omega-3 - DHA 10.968g 0.025g Cod liver oil
Omega-3 - EPA 6.898g 0.006g Cod liver oil
Omega-3 - DPA 0.935g 0.001g Cod liver oil
Monounsaturated Fat 46.711g 0.439g Cod liver oil
Polyunsaturated fat 22.541g 0.184g Cod liver oil
Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid 0.069g Orange roughy

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Cod liver oil Orange roughy
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
14%
Orange roughy
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
0%
Cod liver oil
65%
Orange roughy

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Orange roughy
Orange roughy is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 490mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Orange roughy
Orange roughy is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 22.574g)
Which food is cheaper?
Orange roughy
Orange roughy is cheaper (difference - $5)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Orange roughy
Orange roughy is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Orange roughy
Orange roughy is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Cod liver oil
Cod liver oil is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cod liver oil
Cod liver oil contains less Sodium (difference - 69mg)
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. Orange roughy - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174251/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.