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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, 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 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
Milk
7
:
Contains more Iron +∞%
Contains more Calcium +∞%
Contains more Potassium +∞%
Contains more Magnesium +∞%
Contains more Copper +∞%
Contains more Zinc +∞%
Contains more Phosphorus +∞%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 2% 38% 14% 8% 4% 12% 41% 6%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Iron +∞%
Contains more Calcium +∞%
Contains more Potassium +∞%
Contains more Magnesium +∞%
Contains more Copper +∞%
Contains more Zinc +∞%
Contains more Phosphorus +∞%
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
:
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +50920.4%
Contains more Vitamin D +20733.3%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 12% 1% 36% 5% 43% 2% 22% 9% 59% 1% 4%
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%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +50920.4%
Contains more Vitamin D +20733.3%

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils 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 the food
Protein
20%
Milk
0%
Cod liver oil
Carbohydrates
5%
Milk
0%
Cod liver oil
Fats
4%
Milk
462%
Cod liver oil

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at 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 Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Milk Cod liver oil
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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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 contains less Sugars?
Cod liver oil
Cod liver oil contains less Sugars (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)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Milk Cod liver oil Opinion
Calories 42 902 Cod liver oil
Protein 3.37 0 Milk
Fats 0.97 100 Cod liver oil
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 4.99 0 Milk
Cholesterol 5 570 Milk
Vitamin D 48 10000 Cod liver oil
Iron 0.03 0 Milk
Calcium 125 0 Milk
Potassium 150 0 Milk
Magnesium 11 0 Milk
Sugars 5.2 Cod liver oil
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.01 0 Milk
Zinc 0.42 0 Milk
Starch
Phosphorus 95 0 Milk
Sodium 44 0 Cod liver oil
Vitamin A 196 100000 Cod liver oil
Vitamin E 0.01 Milk
Vitamin D 1.2 250 Cod liver oil
Vitamin B1 0.02 Milk
Vitamin B2 0.185 0 Milk
Vitamin B3 0.093 0 Milk
Vitamin B5 0.361 0 Milk
Vitamin B6 0.037 0 Milk
Vitamin B12 0.47 0 Milk
Vitamin K 0.1 Milk
Folate 5 0 Milk
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 0.633 22.608 Milk
Monounsaturated Fat 0.277 46.711 Cod liver oil
Polyunsaturated fat 0.035 22.541 Cod liver oil
Tryptophan 0.043 Milk
Threonine 0.143 Milk
Isoleucine 0.174 Milk
Leucine 0.319 Milk
Lysine 0.282 Milk
Methionine 0.088 Milk
Phenylalanine 0.174 Milk
Valine 0.22 Milk
Histidine 0.101 Milk
Fructose 0 Milk

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 of 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.