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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 RAE, 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 RAE 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
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 19% 261% 42% 69% 22% 55% 2377% 1432%
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
Oyster
8
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Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
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 +33012.6%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 19% 0% 0% 13% 38% 47% 31% 17% 15% 24% 1954% 0%
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 C +∞%
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 +33012.6%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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

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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
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

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)

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.