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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
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 +∞%

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 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 Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cod liver oil Turkey meat Opinion
Calories 902kcal 189kcal Cod liver oil
Protein 0g 28.55g Turkey meat
Fats 100g 7.39g Cod liver oil
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Net carbs 0g 0.06g Turkey meat
Carbs 0g 0.06g Turkey meat
Cholesterol 570mg 109mg Turkey meat
Vitamin D 10000IU 15IU Cod liver oil
Iron 0mg 1.09mg Turkey meat
Calcium 0mg 14mg Turkey meat
Potassium 0mg 239mg Turkey meat
Magnesium 0mg 30mg Turkey meat
Sugar g 0g Cod liver oil
Fiber 0g 0g
Copper 0mg 0.093mg Turkey meat
Zinc 0mg 2.48mg Turkey meat
Starch g g
Phosphorus 0mg 223mg Turkey meat
Sodium 0mg 103mg Cod liver oil
Vitamin A 100000IU 39IU Cod liver oil
Vitamin E mg 0.07mg Turkey meat
Vitamin D 250µg 0.4µg Cod liver oil
Vitamin B1 mg 0.045mg Turkey meat
Vitamin B2 0mg 0.281mg Turkey meat
Vitamin B3 0mg 9.573mg Turkey meat
Vitamin B5 0mg 0.948mg Turkey meat
Vitamin B6 0mg 0.616mg Turkey meat
Vitamin B12 0µg 1.02µg Turkey meat
Vitamin K µg 0µg Turkey meat
Folate 0µg 9µg Turkey meat
Trans Fat g 0.101g Cod liver oil
Saturated Fat 22.608g 2.155g Turkey meat
Monounsaturated Fat 46.711g 2.647g Cod liver oil
Polyunsaturated fat 22.541g 2.119g Cod liver oil
Tryptophan mg 0.291mg Turkey meat
Threonine mg 1.004mg Turkey meat
Isoleucine mg 0.796mg Turkey meat
Leucine mg 1.925mg Turkey meat
Lysine mg 2.282mg Turkey meat
Methionine mg 0.724mg Turkey meat
Phenylalanine mg 0.903mg Turkey meat
Valine mg 0.902mg Turkey meat
Histidine mg 0.749mg Turkey meat
Fructose g g

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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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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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
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 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

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 is lower in Sugar?
Cod liver oil
Cod liver oil is lower in Sugar (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)

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. 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.