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Cod liver oil vs Walnut oil - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Cod liver oil and Walnut oil?

  • Cod liver oil is higher in Monounsaturated Fat, however Walnut oil is richer in Vitamin A, Vitamin D, and Polyunsaturated fat.
  • Cod liver oil's daily need coverage for Vitamin A is 3333% more.
  • Walnut oil contains 2 times less Saturated Fat than Cod liver oil. Cod liver oil contains 22.608g of Saturated Fat, while Walnut oil contains 9.1g.

We used Fish oil, cod liver and Oil, walnut types 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
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Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

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 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
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% 0% 8% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 38% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%

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
4
Walnut oil
Mineral Summary Score
0
Cod liver oil
0
Walnut oil

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
0%
Walnut oil
Carbohydrates
0%
Cod liver oil
0%
Walnut oil
Fats
462%
Cod liver oil
462%
Walnut oil

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 Walnut oil
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Cod liver oil Walnut oil
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet Equal
Low Carbs diet Equal
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Walnut oil
Walnut oil is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 570mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Walnut oil
Walnut oil is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 13.508g)
Which food is cheaper?
Walnut oil
Walnut oil is cheaper (difference - $5)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Cod liver oil
Cod liver oil is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sodium (0 mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cod liver oil Walnut oil Opinion
Calories 902 884 Cod liver oil
Protein 0 0
Fats 100 100
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 0 0
Cholesterol 570 0 Walnut oil
Vitamin D 10000 0 Cod liver oil
Iron 0 0
Calcium 0 0
Potassium 0 0
Magnesium 0 0
Sugar 0 Cod liver oil
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0 0
Zinc 0 0
Starch
Phosphorus 0 0
Sodium 0 0
Vitamin A 100000 0 Cod liver oil
Vitamin E 0.4 Walnut oil
Vitamin D 250 0 Cod liver oil
Vitamin B1 0 Walnut oil
Vitamin B2 0 0
Vitamin B3 0 0
Vitamin B5 0 0
Vitamin B6 0 0
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 15 Walnut oil
Folate 0 0
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 22.608 9.1 Walnut oil
Monounsaturated Fat 46.711 22.8 Cod liver oil
Polyunsaturated fat 22.541 63.3 Walnut oil
Tryptophan 0 Walnut oil
Threonine 0 Walnut oil
Isoleucine 0 Walnut oil
Leucine 0 Walnut oil
Lysine 0 Walnut oil
Methionine 0 Walnut oil
Phenylalanine 0 Walnut oil
Valine 0 Walnut oil
Histidine 0 Walnut oil
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 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. Walnut oil - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171030/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.