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Cod liver oil vs. Sucker fish — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Cod liver oil and Sucker fish?

  • Cod liver oil is richer in Vitamin A RAE, while Sucker fish is higher in Vitamin B12, Phosphorus, Manganese, Selenium, Copper, Iron, and Vitamin B6.
  • Cod liver oil's daily need coverage for Vitamin A RAE is 3327% higher.
  • Sucker fish has 39 times less Saturated Fat than Cod liver oil. Cod liver oil has 22.608g of Saturated Fat, while Sucker fish has 0.579g.

We used Fish oil, cod liver and Fish, sucker, white, cooked, dry heat types in this comparison.

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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 27% 63% 28% 116% 43% 7% 27% 84% 101% 89%
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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Contains more Vitamin A +50920.4%
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 12% 0% 0% 0% 3% 20% 28% 52% 54% 13% 289% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +50920.4%
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 +3267%
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
21% 3% 74%
Protein: 21.49 g
Fats: 2.97 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 73.99 g
Other: 1.55 g
Contains more Fats +3267%
Contains more Protein +∞%
Contains more Water +∞%
Contains more Other +∞%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +5061.4%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +2077.9%
Contains less Saturated Fat -97.4%
25% 51% 25%
Saturated Fat: 22.608 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 46.711 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 22.541 g
23% 36% 41%
Saturated Fat: 0.579 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.905 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.035 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +5061.4%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +2077.9%
Contains less Saturated Fat -97.4%

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 Sucker fish
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 Sucker fish Opinion
Protein 0g 21.49g Sucker fish
Fats 100g 2.97g Cod liver oil
Calories 902kcal 119kcal Cod liver oil
Calcium 0mg 90mg Sucker fish
Iron 0mg 1.67mg Sucker fish
Magnesium 0mg 38mg Sucker fish
Phosphorus 0mg 269mg Sucker fish
Potassium 0mg 487mg Sucker fish
Sodium 0mg 51mg Cod liver oil
Zinc 0mg 0.96mg Sucker fish
Copper 0mg 0.25mg Sucker fish
Manganese 0mg 0.769mg Sucker fish
Selenium 0µg 16.2µg Sucker fish
Vitamin A 100000IU 196IU Cod liver oil
Vitamin A RAE 30000µg 59µg Cod liver oil
Vitamin D 10000IU Cod liver oil
Vitamin D 250µg Cod liver oil
Vitamin B1 0.012mg Sucker fish
Vitamin B2 0mg 0.085mg Sucker fish
Vitamin B3 0mg 1.462mg Sucker fish
Vitamin B5 0mg 0.865mg Sucker fish
Vitamin B6 0mg 0.231mg Sucker fish
Folate 0µg 17µg Sucker fish
Vitamin B12 0µg 2.31µg Sucker fish
Tryptophan 0.241mg Sucker fish
Threonine 0.942mg Sucker fish
Isoleucine 0.99mg Sucker fish
Leucine 1.746mg Sucker fish
Lysine 1.973mg Sucker fish
Methionine 0.636mg Sucker fish
Phenylalanine 0.839mg Sucker fish
Valine 1.107mg Sucker fish
Histidine 0.633mg Sucker fish
Cholesterol 570mg 53mg Sucker fish
Saturated Fat 22.608g 0.579g Sucker fish
Omega-3 - DHA 10.968g 0.371g Cod liver oil
Omega-3 - EPA 6.898g 0.244g Cod liver oil
Omega-3 - DPA 0.935g 0.094g Cod liver oil
Monounsaturated Fat 46.711g 0.905g Cod liver oil
Polyunsaturated fat 22.541g 1.035g Cod liver oil

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Cod liver oil Sucker fish
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
36%
Sucker fish
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
0%
Cod liver oil
58%
Sucker fish

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Sucker fish
Sucker fish is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 517mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Sucker fish
Sucker fish is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 22.029g)
Which food is cheaper?
Sucker fish
Sucker fish is cheaper (difference - $5)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Sucker fish
Sucker fish is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Sucker fish
Sucker fish is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cod liver oil
Cod liver oil contains less Sodium (difference - 51mg)
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. Sucker fish - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172002/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.