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Cod liver oil vs Turkey meat - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Cod liver oil and Turkey meat

  • Cod liver oil is higher in Vitamin A and Vitamin D, yet Turkey meat is higher in Vitamin B3, Selenium, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, Phosphorus and Zinc.
  • Cod liver oil covers your daily Vitamin A needs 3332% more than Turkey meat.
  • Cod liver oil contains 667 times more Vitamin D than Turkey meat. While Cod liver oil contains 10000IU of Vitamin D, Turkey meat contains only 15IU.
  • The amount of Saturated Fat in Turkey meat is lower.

Food varieties used in this article are Fish oil, cod liver and Turkey, whole, meat and skin, cooked, roasted.

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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 41% 5% 22% 22% 31% 68% 96% 14%
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 +256310.3%
Contains more Vitamin D +62400%
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% 3% 2% 12% 12% 65% 180% 57% 143% 128% 0% 7%
Contains more Vitamin A +256310.3%
Contains more Vitamin D +62400%
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
50
Turkey meat
Mineral Summary Score
0
Cod liver oil
37
Turkey meat

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
171%
Turkey meat
Carbohydrates
0%
Cod liver oil
0%
Turkey meat
Fats
462%
Cod liver oil
34%
Turkey meat

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 Turkey meat
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Turkey meat
Turkey meat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 461mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Turkey meat
Turkey meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 20.453g)
Which food is cheaper?
Turkey meat
Turkey meat is cheaper (difference - $3)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Turkey meat
Turkey meat is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Turkey meat
Turkey meat 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 - 103mg)
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 Turkey meat Opinion
Calories 902 189 Cod liver oil
Protein 0 28.55 Turkey meat
Fats 100 7.39 Cod liver oil
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 0 0.06 Turkey meat
Cholesterol 570 109 Turkey meat
Vitamin D 10000 15 Cod liver oil
Iron 0 1.09 Turkey meat
Calcium 0 14 Turkey meat
Potassium 0 239 Turkey meat
Magnesium 0 30 Turkey meat
Sugars 0 Cod liver oil
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0 0.093 Turkey meat
Zinc 0 2.48 Turkey meat
Starch
Phosphorus 0 223 Turkey meat
Sodium 0 103 Cod liver oil
Vitamin A 100000 39 Cod liver oil
Vitamin E 0.07 Turkey meat
Vitamin D 250 0.4 Cod liver oil
Vitamin B1 0.045 Turkey meat
Vitamin B2 0 0.281 Turkey meat
Vitamin B3 0 9.573 Turkey meat
Vitamin B5 0 0.948 Turkey meat
Vitamin B6 0 0.616 Turkey meat
Vitamin B12 0 1.02 Turkey meat
Vitamin K 0 Turkey meat
Folate 0 9 Turkey meat
Trans Fat 0.101 Cod liver oil
Saturated Fat 22.608 2.155 Turkey meat
Monounsaturated Fat 46.711 2.647 Cod liver oil
Polyunsaturated fat 22.541 2.119 Cod liver oil
Tryptophan 0.291 Turkey meat
Threonine 1.004 Turkey meat
Isoleucine 0.796 Turkey meat
Leucine 1.925 Turkey meat
Lysine 2.282 Turkey meat
Methionine 0.724 Turkey meat
Phenylalanine 0.903 Turkey meat
Valine 0.902 Turkey meat
Histidine 0.749 Turkey meat
Fructose

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. Turkey meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171479/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.