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Milk vs Cod liver oil - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Milk and Cod liver oil

  • Milk contains less Vitamin A RAE, Vitamin D, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B2, Phosphorus, Calcium, Vitamin B5, and Selenium than Cod liver oil.
  • Cod liver oil's daily need coverage for Vitamin A RAE is 3327% higher.

The food types used in this comparison are Milk, lowfat, fluid, 1% milkfat, with added vitamin A and vitamin D and Fish oil, cod liver.

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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 38% 2% 8% 41% 14% 6% 12% 4%
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
Milk
9
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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 +50920.4%
Contains more Vitamin D +20733.3%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 12% 1% 36% 0% 5% 43% 2% 22% 9% 4% 59% 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 +50920.4%
Contains more Vitamin D +20733.3%

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.
Milk 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 ok

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Milk Cod liver oil Opinion
Net carbs 4.99g 0g Milk
Protein 3.37g 0g Milk
Fats 0.97g 100g Cod liver oil
Carbs 4.99g 0g Milk
Calories 42kcal 902kcal Cod liver oil
Starch g g
Fructose 0g g Milk
Sugar 5.2g g Cod liver oil
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 125mg 0mg Milk
Iron 0.03mg 0mg Milk
Magnesium 11mg 0mg Milk
Phosphorus 95mg 0mg Milk
Potassium 150mg 0mg Milk
Sodium 44mg 0mg Cod liver oil
Zinc 0.42mg 0mg Milk
Copper 0.01mg 0mg Milk
Vitamin A 196IU 100000IU Cod liver oil
Vitamin E 0.01mg mg Milk
Vitamin D 48IU 10000IU Cod liver oil
Vitamin D 1.2µg 250µg Cod liver oil
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.02mg mg Milk
Vitamin B2 0.185mg 0mg Milk
Vitamin B3 0.093mg 0mg Milk
Vitamin B5 0.361mg 0mg Milk
Vitamin B6 0.037mg 0mg Milk
Folate 5µg 0µg Milk
Vitamin B12 0.47µg 0µg Milk
Vitamin K 0.1µg µg Milk
Tryptophan 0.043mg mg Milk
Threonine 0.143mg mg Milk
Isoleucine 0.174mg mg Milk
Leucine 0.319mg mg Milk
Lysine 0.282mg mg Milk
Methionine 0.088mg mg Milk
Phenylalanine 0.174mg mg Milk
Valine 0.22mg mg Milk
Histidine 0.101mg mg Milk
Cholesterol 5mg 570mg Milk
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 0.633g 22.608g Milk
Monounsaturated Fat 0.277g 46.711g Cod liver oil
Polyunsaturated fat 0.035g 22.541g Cod liver oil

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Milk Cod liver oil
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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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
16
Milk
1125
Cod liver oil
Mineral Summary Score
15
Milk
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
20%
Milk
0%
Cod liver oil
Carbohydrates
5%
Milk
0%
Cod liver oil
Fats
4%
Milk
462%
Cod liver oil

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Milk
Milk is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 565mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Milk
Milk is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 21.975g)
Which food is cheaper?
Milk
Milk is cheaper (difference - $4.4)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Milk
Milk is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Milk
Milk is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Cod liver oil
Cod liver oil is lower in Sugar (difference - 5.2g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cod liver oil
Cod liver oil contains less Sodium (difference - 44mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cod liver oil
Cod liver oil is lower in glycemic index (difference - 31)

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. Milk - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170872/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.