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Cod liver oil vs Pork - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Cod liver oil and Pork

  • Cod liver oil has more Vitamin A, and Vitamin D, while Pork has more Selenium, Vitamin B6, Phosphorus, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B12, and Vitamin B2.
  • Cod liver oil's daily need coverage for Vitamin A is 3333% higher.
  • Pork contains 189 times less Vitamin D than Cod liver oil. Cod liver oil contains 10000IU of Vitamin D, while Pork contains 53IU.
  • The amount of Cholesterol in Pork is lower.

The food types used in this comparison are Fish oil, cod liver and Pork, fresh, loin, whole, separable lean and fat, cooked, broiled.

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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 Iron +∞%
Contains more Calcium +∞%
Contains more Potassium +∞%
Contains more Magnesium +∞%
Contains more Copper +∞%
Contains more Zinc +∞%
Contains more Phosphorus +∞%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 33% 6% 38% 20% 25% 66% 106% 9%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Iron +∞%
Contains more Calcium +∞%
Contains more Potassium +∞%
Contains more Magnesium +∞%
Contains more Copper +∞%
Contains more Zinc +∞%
Contains more Phosphorus +∞%

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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Pork
Contains more Vitamin A +1428471.4%
Contains more Vitamin D +19130.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 6000% 0% 7500% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 2% 1% 6% 39% 220% 75% 95% 42% 108% 88% 0% 4%
Contains more Vitamin A +1428471.4%
Contains more Vitamin D +19130.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
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 Pork
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 Pork Opinion
Calories 902kcal 242kcal Cod liver oil
Protein 0g 27.32g Pork
Fats 100g 13.92g Cod liver oil
Vitamin C 0mg 0.6mg Pork
Net carbs 0g 0g
Carbs 0g 0g
Cholesterol 570mg 80mg Pork
Vitamin D 10000IU 53IU Cod liver oil
Iron 0mg 0.87mg Pork
Calcium 0mg 19mg Pork
Potassium 0mg 423mg Pork
Magnesium 0mg 28mg Pork
Sugar g 0g Cod liver oil
Fiber 0g 0g
Copper 0mg 0.073mg Pork
Zinc 0mg 2.39mg Pork
Starch g g
Phosphorus 0mg 246mg Pork
Sodium 0mg 62mg Cod liver oil
Vitamin A 100000IU 7IU Cod liver oil
Vitamin E mg 0.29mg Pork
Vitamin D 250µg 1.3µg Cod liver oil
Vitamin B1 mg 0.877mg Pork
Vitamin B2 0mg 0.321mg Pork
Vitamin B3 0mg 5.037mg Pork
Vitamin B5 0mg 0.698mg Pork
Vitamin B6 0mg 0.464mg Pork
Vitamin B12 0µg 0.7µg Pork
Vitamin K µg 0µg Pork
Folate 0µg 5µg Pork
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 22.608g 5.23g Pork
Monounsaturated Fat 46.711g 6.19g Cod liver oil
Polyunsaturated fat 22.541g 1.2g Cod liver oil
Tryptophan mg 0.338mg Pork
Threonine mg 1.234mg Pork
Isoleucine mg 1.26mg Pork
Leucine mg 2.177mg Pork
Lysine mg 2.446mg Pork
Methionine mg 0.712mg Pork
Phenylalanine mg 1.086mg Pork
Valine mg 1.473mg Pork
Histidine mg 1.067mg Pork
Fructose g g

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Cod liver oil Pork
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet Equal
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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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
56
Pork
Mineral Summary Score
0
Cod liver oil
37
Pork

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
164%
Pork
Carbohydrates
0%
Cod liver oil
0%
Pork
Fats
462%
Cod liver oil
64%
Pork

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Pork
Pork is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 490mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pork
Pork is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 17.378g)
Which food is cheaper?
Pork
Pork is cheaper (difference - $4.2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Pork
Pork is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Pork
Pork 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 - 62mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)

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. Pork - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167820/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.