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

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How are Oysters and Cod liver oil different?

  • Oysters has more Vitamin B12, Zinc, Copper, Iron, Selenium, and Phosphorus, however, Cod liver oil is richer in Vitamin A RAE, and Vitamin D.
  • Cod liver oil covers your daily need of Vitamin A RAE 3330% more than Oysters.
  • Oysters contains less Cholesterol.

Mollusks, oyster, eastern, wild, cooked, moist heat and Fish oil, cod liver types were used 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 35% 346% 25% 84% 13% 22% 2144% 1903% 78% 216%
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.
Oysters
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 +113536.4%
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 6% 34% 0% 0% 9% 42% 35% 27% 15% 11% 2188% 71% 5%
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 +113536.4%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +∞%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Water +∞%
Contains more Other +∞%
Contains more Fats +2824%
11% 3% 5% 78%
Protein: 11.42 g
Fats: 3.42 g
Carbs: 5.45 g
Water: 78.19 g
Other: 1.52 g
100%
Protein: 0 g
Fats: 100 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 0 g
Other: 0 g
Contains more Protein +∞%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Water +∞%
Contains more Other +∞%
Contains more Fats +2824%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -95.8%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +9131.4%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +2034.6%
38% 20% 42%
Saturated Fat: 0.948 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.506 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.056 g
25% 51% 25%
Saturated Fat: 22.608 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 46.711 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 22.541 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -95.8%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +9131.4%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +2034.6%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Oysters 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 Oysters Cod liver oil Opinion
Net carbs 5.45g 0g Oysters
Protein 11.42g 0g Oysters
Fats 3.42g 100g Cod liver oil
Carbs 5.45g 0g Oysters
Calories 102kcal 902kcal Cod liver oil
Starch 0.9g Oysters
Sugar 1.23g Cod liver oil
Calcium 116mg 0mg Oysters
Iron 9.21mg 0mg Oysters
Magnesium 35mg 0mg Oysters
Phosphorus 194mg 0mg Oysters
Potassium 139mg 0mg Oysters
Sodium 166mg 0mg Cod liver oil
Zinc 78.6mg 0mg Oysters
Copper 5.707mg 0mg Oysters
Manganese 0.591mg 0mg Oysters
Selenium 39.5µg 0µg Oysters
Vitamin A 88IU 100000IU Cod liver oil
Vitamin A RAE 26µg 30000µg Cod liver oil
Vitamin E 1.7mg Oysters
Vitamin D 2IU 10000IU Cod liver oil
Vitamin D 0µg 250µg Cod liver oil
Vitamin B1 0.036mg Oysters
Vitamin B2 0.18mg 0mg Oysters
Vitamin B3 1.85mg 0mg Oysters
Vitamin B5 0.447mg 0mg Oysters
Vitamin B6 0.061mg 0mg Oysters
Folate 14µg 0µg Oysters
Vitamin B12 17.5µg 0µg Oysters
Choline 130mg Oysters
Vitamin K 2µg Oysters
Tryptophan 0.138mg Oysters
Threonine 0.046mg Oysters
Isoleucine 0.459mg Oysters
Leucine 0.716mg Oysters
Lysine 0.762mg Oysters
Methionine 0.257mg Oysters
Phenylalanine 0.413mg Oysters
Valine 0.523mg Oysters
Histidine 0.22mg Oysters
Cholesterol 79mg 570mg Oysters
Trans Fat 0.068g Cod liver oil
Saturated Fat 0.948g 22.608g Oysters
Omega-3 - DHA 0.271g 10.968g Cod liver oil
Omega-3 - EPA 0.353g 6.898g Cod liver oil
Omega-3 - DPA 0.02g 0.935g Cod liver oil
Monounsaturated Fat 0.506g 46.711g Cod liver oil
Polyunsaturated fat 1.056g 22.541g Cod liver oil
Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid 0.007g Oysters
Omega-6 - Linoleic acid 0.061g Oysters
Omega-6 - Gamma-linoleic acid 0.004g Oysters
Omega-3 - ALA 0.163g Oysters
Omega-3 - Eicosatrienoic acid 0.004g Oysters
Omega-6 - Dihomo-gamma-linoleic acid 0.007g Oysters

Which food is preferable for your diet?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Oysters Cod liver oil
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
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
188%
Oysters
1038%
Cod liver oil
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
486%
Oysters
0%
Cod liver oil

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Oysters
Oysters is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 491mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Oysters
Oysters is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 21.66g)
Which food is cheaper?
Oysters
Oysters is cheaper (difference - $2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Oysters
Oysters is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Oysters
Oysters is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Cod liver oil
Cod liver oil is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.23g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cod liver oil
Cod liver oil contains less Sodium (difference - 166mg)
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. Oysters - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171980/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.