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Cod liver oil vs Mayonnaise - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Cod liver oil and Mayonnaise

  • Cod liver oil is richer in Vitamin A, Vitamin D, and Monounsaturated Fat, yet Mayonnaise is richer in Polyunsaturated fat.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin A from Cod liver oil is 3332% higher.
  • Cod liver oil contains 1429 times more Vitamin D than Mayonnaise. Cod liver oil contains 10000IU of Vitamin D, while Mayonnaise contains 7IU.
  • Mayonnaise contains less Cholesterol.

Food types used in this article are Fish oil, cod liver and Salad dressing, mayonnaise, regular.

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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 8% 3% 2% 1% 7% 5% 9% 83%
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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Contains more Vitamin A +153746.2%
Contains more Vitamin D +124900%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
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 0% 4% 66% 6% 3% 5% 0% 11% 2% 15% 408% 4%
Contains more Vitamin A +153746.2%
Contains more Vitamin D +124900%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
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 Mayonnaise
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 ok

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cod liver oil Mayonnaise Opinion
Calories 902kcal 680kcal Cod liver oil
Protein 0g 0.96g Mayonnaise
Fats 100g 74.85g Cod liver oil
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Net carbs 0g 0.57g Mayonnaise
Carbs 0g 0.57g Mayonnaise
Cholesterol 570mg 42mg Mayonnaise
Vitamin D 10000IU 7IU Cod liver oil
Iron 0mg 0.21mg Mayonnaise
Calcium 0mg 8mg Mayonnaise
Potassium 0mg 20mg Mayonnaise
Magnesium 0mg 1mg Mayonnaise
Sugar g 0.57g Cod liver oil
Fiber 0g 0g
Copper 0mg 0.019mg Mayonnaise
Zinc 0mg 0.15mg Mayonnaise
Starch g g
Phosphorus 0mg 21mg Mayonnaise
Sodium 0mg 635mg Cod liver oil
Vitamin A 100000IU 65IU Cod liver oil
Vitamin E mg 3.28mg Mayonnaise
Vitamin D 250µg 0.2µg Cod liver oil
Vitamin B1 mg 0.01mg Mayonnaise
Vitamin B2 0mg 0.019mg Mayonnaise
Vitamin B3 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B5 0mg 0.172mg Mayonnaise
Vitamin B6 0mg 0.008mg Mayonnaise
Vitamin B12 0µg 0.12µg Mayonnaise
Vitamin K µg 163µg Mayonnaise
Folate 0µg 5µg Mayonnaise
Trans Fat g 0.187g Cod liver oil
Saturated Fat 22.608g 11.703g Mayonnaise
Monounsaturated Fat 46.711g 16.843g Cod liver oil
Polyunsaturated fat 22.541g 44.69g Mayonnaise
Tryptophan mg 0.017mg Mayonnaise
Threonine mg 0.055mg Mayonnaise
Isoleucine mg 0.065mg Mayonnaise
Leucine mg 0.095mg Mayonnaise
Lysine mg 0.072mg Mayonnaise
Methionine mg 0.035mg Mayonnaise
Phenylalanine mg 0.057mg Mayonnaise
Valine mg 0.074mg Mayonnaise
Histidine mg 0.026mg Mayonnaise
Fructose g 0.05g Mayonnaise

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Cod liver oil Mayonnaise
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs 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
43
Mayonnaise
Mineral Summary Score
0
Cod liver oil
14
Mayonnaise

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
6%
Mayonnaise
Carbohydrates
0%
Cod liver oil
1%
Mayonnaise
Fats
462%
Cod liver oil
345%
Mayonnaise

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Mayonnaise
Mayonnaise is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 528mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Mayonnaise
Mayonnaise is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 10.905g)
Which food is cheaper?
Mayonnaise
Mayonnaise is cheaper (difference - $4.4)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Mayonnaise
Mayonnaise is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Mayonnaise
Mayonnaise is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Cod liver oil
Cod liver oil is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.57g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cod liver oil
Cod liver oil contains less Sodium (difference - 635mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cod liver oil
Cod liver oil is lower in glycemic index (difference - 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. Mayonnaise - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171009/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.