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Halibut vs Cod liver oil - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Halibut and Cod liver oil?

  • The amount of Vitamin A RAE, Vitamin D, Selenium, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B6, Phosphorus, Vitamin B3, and Iron in Cod liver oil is higher than in Halibut.
  • Cod liver oil's daily need coverage for Vitamin A RAE is 3332% more.
  • Halibut has less Saturated Fat.

We used Fish, halibut, Greenland, raw and Fish oil, cod liver 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
Contains more Calcium +∞%
Contains more Iron +∞%
Contains more Magnesium +∞%
Contains more Phosphorus +∞%
Contains more Potassium +∞%
Contains more Zinc +∞%
Contains more Copper +∞%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 1% 25% 19% 71% 24% 11% 11% 10%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Calcium +∞%
Contains more Iron +∞%
Contains more Magnesium +∞%
Contains more Phosphorus +∞%
Contains more Potassium +∞%
Contains more Zinc +∞%
Contains more Copper +∞%
Contains less Sodium -100%

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 B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +212666%
Contains more Vitamin D +812.4%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 3% 15% 822% 0% 15% 19% 29% 15% 97% 1% 126% 1%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 6000% 0% 7500% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +212666%
Contains more Vitamin D +812.4%

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.
Halibut Cod liver oil
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Lower in price Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Halibut Cod liver oil Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 14.37g 0g Halibut
Fats 13.84g 100g Cod liver oil
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 186kcal 902kcal Cod liver oil
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g g Cod liver oil
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 3mg 0mg Halibut
Iron 0.66mg 0mg Halibut
Magnesium 26mg 0mg Halibut
Phosphorus 164mg 0mg Halibut
Potassium 268mg 0mg Halibut
Sodium 80mg 0mg Cod liver oil
Zinc 0.4mg 0mg Halibut
Copper 0.03mg 0mg Halibut
Vitamin A 47IU 100000IU Cod liver oil
Vitamin E 0.73mg mg Halibut
Vitamin D 1097IU 10000IU Cod liver oil
Vitamin D 27.4µg 250µg Cod liver oil
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.06mg mg Halibut
Vitamin B2 0.08mg 0mg Halibut
Vitamin B3 1.5mg 0mg Halibut
Vitamin B5 0.25mg 0mg Halibut
Vitamin B6 0.42mg 0mg Halibut
Folate 1µg 0µg Halibut
Vitamin B12 1µg 0µg Halibut
Vitamin K 0.1µg µg Halibut
Tryptophan 0.161mg mg Halibut
Threonine 0.63mg mg Halibut
Isoleucine 0.662mg mg Halibut
Leucine 1.168mg mg Halibut
Lysine 1.32mg mg Halibut
Methionine 0.425mg mg Halibut
Phenylalanine 0.561mg mg Halibut
Valine 0.74mg mg Halibut
Histidine 0.423mg mg Halibut
Cholesterol 46mg 570mg Halibut
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 2.419g 22.608g Halibut
Monounsaturated Fat 8.378g 46.711g Cod liver oil
Polyunsaturated fat 1.367g 22.541g Cod liver oil

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Halibut Cod liver oil
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet Equal
Low Calories 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
95
Halibut
1125
Cod liver oil
Mineral Summary Score
21
Halibut
0
Cod liver 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
86%
Halibut
0%
Cod liver oil
Carbohydrates
0%
Halibut
0%
Cod liver oil
Fats
64%
Halibut
462%
Cod liver oil

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Halibut
Halibut is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 524mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Halibut
Halibut is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 20.189g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Halibut
Halibut is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Halibut
Halibut 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 - 80mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($5)

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. Halibut - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171965/nutrients
  2. Cod liver oil - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173577/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.