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

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What are the differences between Ling fish and Cod liver oil?

  • Ling fish is higher in Selenium, Phosphorus, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B6, Magnesium, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, and Copper, however, Cod liver oil is richer in Vitamin A RAE.
  • Cod liver oil's daily need coverage for Vitamin A RAE is 3329% more.
  • Ling fish has less Cholesterol.

We used Fish, ling, cooked, dry heat 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" charts 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 more Manganese +∞%
Contains more Selenium +∞%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 14% 32% 58% 109% 43% 23% 28% 47% 5% 256%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 0% 0% 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 more Manganese +∞%
Contains more Selenium +∞%
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" 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 B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +86856.5%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 7% 0% 0% 0% 32% 54% 53% 23% 81% 6% 82% 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 6000% 0% 7500% 0% 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 +86856.5%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +∞%
Contains more Water +∞%
Contains more Other +∞%
Contains more Fats +12095.1%
24% 74%
Protein: 24.35 g
Fats: 0.82 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 73.88 g
Other: 0.95 g
100%
Protein: 0 g
Fats: 100 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 0 g
Other: 0 g
Contains more Protein +∞%
Contains more Water +∞%
Contains more Other +∞%
Contains more Fats +12095.1%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Ling fish Cod liver oil
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 Ling fish Cod liver oil Opinion
Protein 24.35g 0g Ling fish
Fats 0.82g 100g Cod liver oil
Calories 111kcal 902kcal Cod liver oil
Calcium 44mg 0mg Ling fish
Iron 0.83mg 0mg Ling fish
Magnesium 81mg 0mg Ling fish
Phosphorus 254mg 0mg Ling fish
Potassium 486mg 0mg Ling fish
Sodium 173mg 0mg Cod liver oil
Zinc 1mg 0mg Ling fish
Copper 0.141mg 0mg Ling fish
Manganese 0.038mg 0mg Ling fish
Selenium 46.8µg 0µg Ling fish
Vitamin A 115IU 100000IU Cod liver oil
Vitamin A RAE 35µg 30000µg Cod liver oil
Vitamin D 10000IU Cod liver oil
Vitamin D 250µg Cod liver oil
Vitamin B1 0.127mg Ling fish
Vitamin B2 0.231mg 0mg Ling fish
Vitamin B3 2.801mg 0mg Ling fish
Vitamin B5 0.369mg 0mg Ling fish
Vitamin B6 0.351mg 0mg Ling fish
Folate 8µg 0µg Ling fish
Vitamin B12 0.65µg 0µg Ling fish
Tryptophan 0.273mg Ling fish
Threonine 1.067mg Ling fish
Isoleucine 1.122mg Ling fish
Leucine 1.979mg Ling fish
Lysine 2.236mg Ling fish
Methionine 0.721mg Ling fish
Phenylalanine 0.95mg Ling fish
Valine 1.254mg Ling fish
Histidine 0.717mg Ling fish
Cholesterol 51mg 570mg Ling fish
Saturated Fat 22.608g Ling fish
Omega-3 - DHA 10.968g Cod liver oil
Omega-3 - EPA 6.898g Cod liver oil
Omega-3 - DPA 0.935g Cod liver oil
Monounsaturated Fat 46.711g Cod liver oil
Polyunsaturated fat 22.541g Cod liver oil

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Ling fish Cod liver oil
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
26%
Ling fish
1038%
Cod liver oil
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
61%
Ling fish
0%
Cod liver oil

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Ling fish
Ling fish is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 519mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Ling fish
Ling fish is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 22.608g)
Which food is cheaper?
Ling fish
Ling fish is cheaper (difference - $5)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Ling fish
Ling fish is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Ling fish
Ling fish is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cod liver oil
Cod liver oil contains less Sodium (difference - 173mg)
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. Ling fish - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174234/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.