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Cod liver oil vs. Scup — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Cod liver oil and Scup

  • Cod liver oil has more Vitamin A RAE, however, Scup has more Selenium, Vitamin B12, Phosphorus, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B5, Potassium, and Vitamin B2.
  • Cod liver oil's daily need coverage for Vitamin A RAE is 3330% more.
  • Cod liver oil has 9 times more Cholesterol than Scup. Cod liver oil has 570mg of Cholesterol, while Scup has 67mg.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Fish oil, cod liver and Fish, scup, 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 16% 26% 21% 102% 33% 8% 17% 22% 6% 256%
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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Scup
Contains more Vitamin A +96053.8%
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 7% 0% 0% 0% 32% 29% 94% 52% 80% 13% 203% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +96053.8%
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 +2757.1%
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
24% 4% 68% 4%
Protein: 24.21 g
Fats: 3.5 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 68.42 g
Other: 3.87 g
Contains more Fats +2757.1%
Contains more Protein +∞%
Contains more Water +∞%
Contains more Other +∞%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cod liver oil Scup Opinion
Protein 0g 24.21g Scup
Fats 100g 3.5g Cod liver oil
Calories 902kcal 135kcal Cod liver oil
Calcium 0mg 51mg Scup
Iron 0mg 0.68mg Scup
Magnesium 0mg 29mg Scup
Phosphorus 0mg 237mg Scup
Potassium 0mg 368mg Scup
Sodium 0mg 54mg Cod liver oil
Zinc 0mg 0.62mg Scup
Copper 0mg 0.065mg Scup
Manganese 0mg 0.045mg Scup
Selenium 0µg 46.8µg Scup
Vitamin A 100000IU 104IU Cod liver oil
Vitamin A RAE 30000µg 31µg Cod liver oil
Vitamin D 10000IU Cod liver oil
Vitamin D 250µg Cod liver oil
Vitamin B1 0.127mg Scup
Vitamin B2 0mg 0.122mg Scup
Vitamin B3 0mg 4.994mg Scup
Vitamin B5 0mg 0.865mg Scup
Vitamin B6 0mg 0.346mg Scup
Folate 0µg 17µg Scup
Vitamin B12 0µg 1.62µg Scup
Tryptophan 0.271mg Scup
Threonine 1.061mg Scup
Isoleucine 1.115mg Scup
Leucine 1.967mg Scup
Lysine 2.223mg Scup
Methionine 0.716mg Scup
Phenylalanine 0.945mg Scup
Valine 1.247mg Scup
Histidine 0.713mg Scup
Cholesterol 570mg 67mg Scup
Saturated Fat 22.608g Scup
Omega-3 - DHA 10.968g Cod liver oil
Omega-3 - EPA 6.898g Cod liver oil
Omega-3 - DPA 0.935g Cod liver oil
Monounsaturated Fat 46.711g Cod liver oil
Polyunsaturated fat 22.541g Cod liver oil

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Cod liver oil Scup
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
39%
Scup
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
0%
Cod liver oil
50%
Scup

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Scup
Scup is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 503mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Scup
Scup is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 22.608g)
Which food is cheaper?
Scup
Scup is cheaper (difference - $5)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Scup
Scup is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Scup
Scup is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cod liver oil
Cod liver oil contains less Sodium (difference - 54mg)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)
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. Scup - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174241/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.