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Oyster vs Cod liver oil - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Oyster and Cod liver oil?

  • The amount of Vitamin A, Zinc, Vitamin B12, Copper, Selenium, Iron, Phosphorus, and Manganese in Cod liver oil is higher than in Oyster.
  • Cod liver oil's daily need coverage for Vitamin A is 3323% more.

We used Mollusks, oyster, eastern, cooked, breaded and fried 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
Oyster
7
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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 261% 19% 22% 42% 1432% 2377% 69% 55%
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
Oyster
8
:
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
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 +33012.6%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 13% 19% 0% 0% 38% 47% 31% 17% 15% 1954% 0% 24%
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 C +∞%
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 +33012.6%

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
179
Oyster
1125
Cod liver oil
Mineral Summary Score
534
Oyster
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
53%
Oyster
0%
Cod liver oil
Carbohydrates
12%
Oyster
0%
Cod liver oil
Fats
58%
Oyster
462%
Cod liver oil

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.
Oyster 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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Oyster
Oyster is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 499mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Oyster
Oyster is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 19.411g)
Which food is cheaper?
Oyster
Oyster is cheaper (difference - $2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Oyster
Oyster is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Oyster
Oyster is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cod liver oil
Cod liver oil contains less Sodium (difference - 417mg)
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)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Oyster Cod liver oil Opinion
Calories 199 902 Cod liver oil
Protein 8.77 0 Oyster
Fats 12.58 100 Cod liver oil
Vitamin C 3.8 0 Oyster
Carbs 11.62 0 Oyster
Cholesterol 71 570 Oyster
Vitamin D 10000 Cod liver oil
Iron 6.95 0 Oyster
Calcium 62 0 Oyster
Potassium 244 0 Oyster
Magnesium 58 0 Oyster
Sugar
Fiber 0 Cod liver oil
Copper 4.294 0 Oyster
Zinc 87.13 0 Oyster
Starch
Phosphorus 159 0 Oyster
Sodium 417 0 Cod liver oil
Vitamin A 302 100000 Cod liver oil
Vitamin E
Vitamin D 250 Cod liver oil
Vitamin B1 0.15 Oyster
Vitamin B2 0.202 0 Oyster
Vitamin B3 1.65 0 Oyster
Vitamin B5 0.27 0 Oyster
Vitamin B6 0.064 0 Oyster
Vitamin B12 15.63 0 Oyster
Vitamin K
Folate 31 0 Oyster
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 3.197 22.608 Oyster
Monounsaturated Fat 4.702 46.711 Cod liver oil
Polyunsaturated fat 3.313 22.541 Cod liver oil
Tryptophan 0.105 Oyster
Threonine 0.365 Oyster
Isoleucine 0.396 Oyster
Leucine 0.638 Oyster
Lysine 0.582 Oyster
Methionine 0.199 Oyster
Phenylalanine 0.352 Oyster
Valine 0.409 Oyster
Histidine 0.175 Oyster
Fructose

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. Oyster - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171979/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.