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Cod liver oil vs Skipjack tuna - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Cod liver oil and Skipjack tuna different?

  • Cod liver oil is higher in Vitamin A RAE, however Skipjack tuna is richer in Vitamin B3, Vitamin B12, Selenium, Vitamin B6, Phosphorus, Iron, and Potassium.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin A RAE from Cod liver oil is 3331% higher.
  • Cod liver oil contains 54 times more Saturated Fat than Skipjack tuna. While Cod liver oil contains 22.608g of Saturated Fat, Skipjack tuna contains only 0.42g.

Fish oil, cod liver and Fish, tuna, skipjack, fresh, cooked, dry heat are the varieties used in this article.

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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 12% 60% 32% 123% 47% 7% 29% 37%
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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Contains more Vitamin A +166566.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
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 4% 0% 0% 4% 10% 29% 352% 30% 227% 8% 274% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +166566.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
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 Skipjack tuna
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cod liver oil Skipjack tuna Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 0g 28.21g Skipjack tuna
Fats 100g 1.29g Cod liver oil
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 902kcal 132kcal Cod liver oil
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 0mg 37mg Skipjack tuna
Iron 0mg 1.6mg Skipjack tuna
Magnesium 0mg 44mg Skipjack tuna
Phosphorus 0mg 285mg Skipjack tuna
Potassium 0mg 522mg Skipjack tuna
Sodium 0mg 47mg Cod liver oil
Zinc 0mg 1.05mg Skipjack tuna
Copper 0mg 0.11mg Skipjack tuna
Vitamin A 100000IU 60IU Cod liver oil
Vitamin E mg mg
Vitamin D 10000IU IU Cod liver oil
Vitamin D 250µg µg Cod liver oil
Vitamin C 0mg 1mg Skipjack tuna
Vitamin B1 mg 0.038mg Skipjack tuna
Vitamin B2 0mg 0.122mg Skipjack tuna
Vitamin B3 0mg 18.756mg Skipjack tuna
Vitamin B5 0mg 0.485mg Skipjack tuna
Vitamin B6 0mg 0.981mg Skipjack tuna
Folate 0µg 10µg Skipjack tuna
Vitamin B12 0µg 2.19µg Skipjack tuna
Vitamin K µg µg
Tryptophan mg 0.316mg Skipjack tuna
Threonine mg 1.237mg Skipjack tuna
Isoleucine mg 1.3mg Skipjack tuna
Leucine mg 2.293mg Skipjack tuna
Lysine mg 2.59mg Skipjack tuna
Methionine mg 0.835mg Skipjack tuna
Phenylalanine mg 1.101mg Skipjack tuna
Valine mg 1.453mg Skipjack tuna
Histidine mg 0.83mg Skipjack tuna
Cholesterol 570mg 60mg Skipjack tuna
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 22.608g 0.42g Skipjack tuna
Monounsaturated Fat 46.711g 0.243g Cod liver oil
Polyunsaturated fat 22.541g 0.403g Cod liver oil

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Cod liver oil Skipjack tuna
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
78
Skipjack tuna
Mineral Summary Score
0
Cod liver oil
43
Skipjack tuna

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
169%
Skipjack tuna
Carbohydrates
0%
Cod liver oil
0%
Skipjack tuna
Fats
462%
Cod liver oil
6%
Skipjack tuna

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Skipjack tuna
Skipjack tuna is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 510mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Skipjack tuna
Skipjack tuna is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 22.188g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Skipjack tuna
Skipjack tuna is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Skipjack tuna
Skipjack tuna is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cod liver oil
Cod liver oil contains less Sodium (difference - 47mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Cod liver oil
Cod liver oil is cheaper (difference - $3)
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

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. Skipjack tuna - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172005/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.