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Mussel vs Cod liver oil - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Mussel and Cod liver oil

  • Cod liver oil is richer than Mussel in Vitamin A RAE, Vitamin B12, Manganese, Selenium, Iron, Phosphorus, Vitamin B2, and Zinc.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin A RAE from Cod liver oil is 3323% higher.

Food types used in this article are Mollusks, mussel, blue, cooked, moist heat 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 10% 252% 27% 123% 24% 49% 73% 50%
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
Mussel
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 +32794.7%
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% 46% 75% 97% 57% 57% 24% 57% 3000% 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 +32794.7%

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.
Mussel Cod liver oil
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugar Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Mussel Cod liver oil Opinion
Net carbs 7.39g 0g Mussel
Protein 23.8g 0g Mussel
Fats 4.48g 100g Cod liver oil
Carbs 7.39g 0g Mussel
Calories 172kcal 902kcal Cod liver oil
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 33mg 0mg Mussel
Iron 6.72mg 0mg Mussel
Magnesium 37mg 0mg Mussel
Phosphorus 285mg 0mg Mussel
Potassium 268mg 0mg Mussel
Sodium 369mg 0mg Cod liver oil
Zinc 2.67mg 0mg Mussel
Copper 0.149mg 0mg Mussel
Vitamin A 304IU 100000IU Cod liver oil
Vitamin E mg mg
Vitamin D IU 10000IU Cod liver oil
Vitamin D µg 250µg Cod liver oil
Vitamin C 13.6mg 0mg Mussel
Vitamin B1 0.3mg mg Mussel
Vitamin B2 0.42mg 0mg Mussel
Vitamin B3 3mg 0mg Mussel
Vitamin B5 0.95mg 0mg Mussel
Vitamin B6 0.1mg 0mg Mussel
Folate 76µg 0µg Mussel
Vitamin B12 24µg 0µg Mussel
Vitamin K µg µg
Tryptophan 0.267mg mg Mussel
Threonine 1.025mg mg Mussel
Isoleucine 1.036mg mg Mussel
Leucine 1.676mg mg Mussel
Lysine 1.779mg mg Mussel
Methionine 0.537mg mg Mussel
Phenylalanine 0.853mg mg Mussel
Valine 1.04mg mg Mussel
Histidine 0.457mg mg Mussel
Cholesterol 56mg 570mg Mussel
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 0.85g 22.608g Mussel
Monounsaturated Fat 1.014g 46.711g Cod liver oil
Polyunsaturated fat 1.212g 22.541g Cod liver oil

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Mussel 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
286
Mussel
1125
Cod liver oil
Mineral Summary Score
76
Mussel
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
143%
Mussel
0%
Cod liver oil
Carbohydrates
7%
Mussel
0%
Cod liver oil
Fats
21%
Mussel
462%
Cod liver oil

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Mussel
Mussel is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 514mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Mussel
Mussel is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 21.758g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Mussel
Mussel is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Mussel
Mussel is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cod liver oil
Cod liver oil contains less Sodium (difference - 369mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cod liver oil
Cod liver oil is lower in glycemic index (difference - 50)
Which food is cheaper?
Cod liver oil
Cod liver oil is cheaper (difference - $2)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)

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. Mussel - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174217/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.