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Cod liver oil vs Sockeye salmon - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Cod liver oil and Sockeye salmon

  • Cod liver oil is higher in Vitamin A and Vitamin D, yet Sockeye salmon is higher in Vitamin B12, Selenium, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B3, Phosphorus and Vitamin B5.
  • Cod liver oil covers your daily Vitamin A needs 3327% more than Sockeye salmon.
  • Cod liver oil contains 23 times more Saturated Fat than Sockeye salmon. While Cod liver oil contains 22.608g of Saturated Fat, Sockeye salmon contains only 0.969g.

Food varieties used in this article are Fish oil, cod liver and Fish, salmon, sockeye, 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
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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 20% 4% 39% 26% 26% 15% 131% 12%
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 +51713.5%
Contains more Vitamin D +1397%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
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% 12% 20% 501% 40% 57% 190% 77% 191% 559% 1% 6%
Contains more Vitamin A +51713.5%
Contains more Vitamin D +1397%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
1125
Cod liver oil
137
Sockeye salmon
Mineral Summary Score
0
Cod liver oil
34
Sockeye salmon

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 the food
Protein
0%
Cod liver oil
159%
Sockeye salmon
Carbohydrates
0%
Cod liver oil
0%
Sockeye salmon
Fats
462%
Cod liver oil
26%
Sockeye salmon

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Cod liver oil Sockeye salmon
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in glycemic index Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Cod liver oil Sockeye salmon
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet Equal
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Sockeye salmon
Sockeye salmon is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 509mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Sockeye salmon
Sockeye salmon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 21.639g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Sockeye salmon
Sockeye salmon is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Sockeye salmon
Sockeye salmon is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sugars?
Cod liver oil
Cod liver oil contains less Sugars (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cod liver oil
Cod liver oil contains less Sodium (difference - 92mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Cod liver oil
Cod liver oil is cheaper (difference - $8)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Cod liver oil Sockeye salmon Opinion
Calories 902 156 Cod liver oil
Protein 0 26.48 Sockeye salmon
Fats 100 5.57 Cod liver oil
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 0 0
Cholesterol 570 61 Sockeye salmon
Vitamin D 10000 670 Cod liver oil
Iron 0 0.52 Sockeye salmon
Calcium 0 11 Sockeye salmon
Potassium 0 436 Sockeye salmon
Magnesium 0 36 Sockeye salmon
Sugars 0 Cod liver oil
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0 0.076 Sockeye salmon
Zinc 0 0.55 Sockeye salmon
Starch 0 Sockeye salmon
Phosphorus 0 305 Sockeye salmon
Sodium 0 92 Cod liver oil
Vitamin A 100000 193 Cod liver oil
Vitamin E 0.99 Sockeye salmon
Vitamin D 250 16.7 Cod liver oil
Vitamin B1 0.157 Sockeye salmon
Vitamin B2 0 0.246 Sockeye salmon
Vitamin B3 0 10.123 Sockeye salmon
Vitamin B5 0 1.274 Sockeye salmon
Vitamin B6 0 0.827 Sockeye salmon
Vitamin B12 0 4.47 Sockeye salmon
Vitamin K 0.1 Sockeye salmon
Folate 0 7 Sockeye salmon
Trans Fat 0.023 Cod liver oil
Saturated Fat 22.608 0.969 Sockeye salmon
Monounsaturated Fat 46.711 1.864 Cod liver oil
Polyunsaturated fat 22.541 1.327 Cod liver oil
Tryptophan 0.335 Sockeye salmon
Threonine 1.247 Sockeye salmon
Isoleucine 1.274 Sockeye salmon
Leucine 2.185 Sockeye salmon
Lysine 2.574 Sockeye salmon
Methionine 0.858 Sockeye salmon
Phenylalanine 1.086 Sockeye salmon
Valine 1.461 Sockeye salmon
Histidine 0.711 Sockeye salmon
Fructose 0 Sockeye salmon

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 of 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. Sockeye salmon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173692/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.