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Lobster vs. Cod liver oil — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Lobster and Cod liver oil?

  • Lobster is higher in Copper, Selenium, Vitamin B12, Zinc, Vitamin B5, and Phosphorus, however, Cod liver oil is richer in Vitamin A RAE, and Vitamin D.
  • Cod liver oil's daily need coverage for Vitamin A RAE is 3333% more.
  • Lobster has less Cholesterol.

We used Crustaceans, lobster, northern, cooked, moist 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 29% 11% 31% 80% 21% 64% 111% 517% 9% 399%
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.
Lobster
10
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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 +2499900%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 1% 20% 0% 0% 6% 4% 35% 101% 28% 9% 179% 45% 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 +2499900%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +∞%
Contains more Water +∞%
Contains more Other +∞%
Contains more Fats +11527.9%
19% 78% 2%
Protein: 19 g
Fats: 0.86 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 78.11 g
Other: 2.03 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 +11527.9%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -99.1%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +18362.8%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +6529.7%
26% 32% 42%
Saturated Fat: 0.208 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.253 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.34 g
25% 51% 25%
Saturated Fat: 22.608 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 46.711 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 22.541 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -99.1%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +18362.8%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +6529.7%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Lobster 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 Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Glycemic Index Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Lobster Cod liver oil Opinion
Protein 19g 0g Lobster
Fats 0.86g 100g Cod liver oil
Calories 89kcal 902kcal Cod liver oil
Calcium 96mg 0mg Lobster
Iron 0.29mg 0mg Lobster
Magnesium 43mg 0mg Lobster
Phosphorus 185mg 0mg Lobster
Potassium 230mg 0mg Lobster
Sodium 486mg 0mg Cod liver oil
Zinc 4.05mg 0mg Lobster
Copper 1.55mg 0mg Lobster
Manganese 0.065mg 0mg Lobster
Selenium 73.1µg 0µg Lobster
Vitamin A 4IU 100000IU Cod liver oil
Vitamin A RAE 1µg 30000µg Cod liver oil
Vitamin E 1mg Lobster
Vitamin D 1IU 10000IU Cod liver oil
Vitamin D 0µg 250µg Cod liver oil
Vitamin B1 0.023mg Lobster
Vitamin B2 0.017mg 0mg Lobster
Vitamin B3 1.83mg 0mg Lobster
Vitamin B5 1.667mg 0mg Lobster
Vitamin B6 0.119mg 0mg Lobster
Folate 11µg 0µg Lobster
Vitamin B12 1.43µg 0µg Lobster
Choline 80.9mg Lobster
Tryptophan 0.248mg Lobster
Threonine 0.753mg Lobster
Isoleucine 0.832mg Lobster
Leucine 1.376mg Lobster
Lysine 1.426mg Lobster
Methionine 0.475mg Lobster
Phenylalanine 0.782mg Lobster
Valine 0.852mg Lobster
Histidine 0.475mg Lobster
Cholesterol 146mg 570mg Lobster
Trans Fat 0.013g Cod liver oil
Saturated Fat 0.208g 22.608g Lobster
Omega-3 - DHA 0.078g 10.968g Cod liver oil
Omega-3 - EPA 0.117g 6.898g Cod liver oil
Omega-3 - DPA 0.006g 0.935g Cod liver oil
Monounsaturated Fat 0.253g 46.711g Cod liver oil
Polyunsaturated fat 0.34g 22.541g Cod liver oil
Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid 0.006g Lobster
Omega-6 - Linoleic acid 0.033g Lobster
Omega-3 - ALA 0.05g Lobster
Omega-3 - Eicosatrienoic acid 0.006g Lobster
Omega-6 - Dihomo-gamma-linoleic acid 0.006g Lobster

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Lobster 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
33%
Lobster
1038%
Cod liver oil
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
127%
Lobster
0%
Cod liver oil

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Lobster
Lobster is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 424mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Lobster
Lobster is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 22.4g)
Which food is cheaper?
Lobster
Lobster is cheaper (difference - $5)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Lobster
Lobster is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Lobster
Lobster 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 - 486mg)
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. Lobster - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174209/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.