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Cod liver oil vs Shrimp - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Cod liver oil and Shrimp

  • The amount of Copper, Phosphorus, Zinc, Magnesium, Potassium, Calcium, and Iron in Shrimp is higher than in Cod liver oil.
  • Cod liver oil covers your daily Cholesterol needs 127% more than Shrimp.
  • Shrimp has 404 times less Saturated Fat than Cod liver oil. Cod liver oil has 22.608g of Saturated Fat, while Shrimp has 0.056g.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Fish oil, cod liver and Crustaceans, shrimp, cooked (not previously frozen).

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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 22% 20% 28% 102% 23% 15% 45% 127%
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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0
Shrimp
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 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

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 Shrimp
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cod liver oil Shrimp Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0.2g Shrimp
Protein 0g 23.98g Shrimp
Fats 100g 0.28g Cod liver oil
Carbs 0g 0.2g Shrimp
Calories 902kcal 99kcal Cod liver oil
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g g
Fiber 0g g Cod liver oil
Calcium 0mg 70mg Shrimp
Iron 0mg 0.51mg Shrimp
Magnesium 0mg 39mg Shrimp
Phosphorus 0mg 237mg Shrimp
Potassium 0mg 259mg Shrimp
Sodium 0mg 111mg Cod liver oil
Zinc 0mg 1.64mg Shrimp
Copper 0mg 0.379mg Shrimp
Vitamin A 100000IU IU Cod liver oil
Vitamin E mg mg
Vitamin D 10000IU IU Cod liver oil
Vitamin D 250µg µg Cod liver oil
Vitamin C 0mg mg Cod liver oil
Vitamin B1 mg mg
Vitamin B2 0mg mg Cod liver oil
Vitamin B3 0mg mg Cod liver oil
Vitamin B5 0mg mg Cod liver oil
Vitamin B6 0mg mg Cod liver oil
Folate 0µg µg Cod liver oil
Vitamin B12 0µg µg Cod liver oil
Vitamin K µg µg
Tryptophan mg mg
Threonine mg mg
Isoleucine mg mg
Leucine mg mg
Lysine mg mg
Methionine mg mg
Phenylalanine mg mg
Valine mg mg
Histidine mg mg
Cholesterol 570mg 189mg Shrimp
Trans Fat g 0.002g Cod liver oil
Saturated Fat 22.608g 0.056g Shrimp
Monounsaturated Fat 46.711g 0.048g Cod liver oil
Polyunsaturated fat 22.541g 0.079g Cod liver oil

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Cod liver oil Shrimp
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories 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
0
Shrimp
Mineral Summary Score
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Cod liver oil
47
Shrimp

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
144%
Shrimp
Carbohydrates
0%
Cod liver oil
0%
Shrimp
Fats
462%
Cod liver oil
1%
Shrimp

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Shrimp
Shrimp is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 381mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Shrimp
Shrimp is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 22.552g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Shrimp
Shrimp is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cod liver oil
Cod liver oil contains less Sodium (difference - 111mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cod liver oil
Cod liver oil is lower in glycemic index (difference - 50)
Which food is cheaper?
Cod liver oil
Cod liver oil is cheaper (difference - $2)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Cod liver oil
Cod liver oil is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)

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. Shrimp - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/175180/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.