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Cod liver oil vs Shark - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Cod liver oil and Shark

  • Cod liver oil is richer in Vitamin A RAE, and Vitamin D, yet Shark is richer in Selenium, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B6, Phosphorus, Vitamin B3, and Vitamin B5.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin A RAE from Cod liver oil is 3326% higher.
  • Cod liver oil contains 417 times more Vitamin D than Shark. Cod liver oil contains 10000IU of Vitamin D, while Shark contains 24IU.
  • Shark contains less Saturated Fat.

Food types used in this article are Fish oil, cod liver and Fish, shark, mixed species, raw.

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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 11% 32% 35% 90% 15% 11% 12% 11%
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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Shark
Contains more Vitamin A +42818.5%
Contains more Vitamin D +41566.7%
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 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 14% 20% 18% 0% 11% 15% 56% 42% 93% 3% 187% 1%
Contains more Vitamin A +42818.5%
Contains more Vitamin D +41566.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%

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 Shark
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 Shark Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 0g 20.98g Shark
Fats 100g 4.51g Cod liver oil
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 902kcal 130kcal Cod liver oil
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 0g Cod liver oil
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 0mg 34mg Shark
Iron 0mg 0.84mg Shark
Magnesium 0mg 49mg Shark
Phosphorus 0mg 210mg Shark
Potassium 0mg 160mg Shark
Sodium 0mg 79mg Cod liver oil
Zinc 0mg 0.43mg Shark
Copper 0mg 0.033mg Shark
Vitamin A 100000IU 233IU Cod liver oil
Vitamin E mg 1mg Shark
Vitamin D 10000IU 24IU Cod liver oil
Vitamin D 250µg 0.6µg Cod liver oil
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 mg 0.042mg Shark
Vitamin B2 0mg 0.062mg Shark
Vitamin B3 0mg 2.938mg Shark
Vitamin B5 0mg 0.695mg Shark
Vitamin B6 0mg 0.4mg Shark
Folate 0µg 3µg Shark
Vitamin B12 0µg 1.49µg Shark
Vitamin K µg 0.1µg Shark
Tryptophan mg 0.235mg Shark
Threonine mg 0.92mg Shark
Isoleucine mg 0.967mg Shark
Leucine mg 1.705mg Shark
Lysine mg 1.926mg Shark
Methionine mg 0.621mg Shark
Phenylalanine mg 0.819mg Shark
Valine mg 1.081mg Shark
Histidine mg 0.618mg Shark
Cholesterol 570mg 51mg Shark
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 22.608g 0.925g Shark
Monounsaturated Fat 46.711g 1.808g Cod liver oil
Polyunsaturated fat 22.541g 1.195g Cod liver oil

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Cod liver oil Shark
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet Equal
Low Calories diet ok
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
38
Shark
Mineral Summary Score
0
Cod liver oil
27
Shark

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
126%
Shark
Carbohydrates
0%
Cod liver oil
0%
Shark
Fats
462%
Cod liver oil
21%
Shark

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Shark
Shark is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 519mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Shark
Shark is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 21.683g)
Which food is cheaper?
Shark
Shark is cheaper (difference - $5)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Shark
Shark is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Shark
Shark 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 - 79mg)
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. Shark - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173697/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.