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Brazil nut vs Cod liver oil - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Brazil nut and Cod liver oil?

  • The amount of Selenium, Vitamin A RAE, Vitamin D, Copper, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Manganese, and Zinc in Cod liver oil is higher than in Brazil nut.
  • Brazil nut's daily need coverage for Selenium is 3485% more.

We used Nuts, brazilnuts, dried, unblanched 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 48% 92% 269% 311% 59% 1% 111% 581%
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
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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 A +∞%
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 Vitamin K 0% 114% 0% 3% 155% 9% 6% 12% 24% 17% 0% 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 A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Brazil nut Cod liver oil Opinion
Net carbs 4.24g 0g Brazil nut
Protein 14.32g 0g Brazil nut
Fats 67.1g 100g Cod liver oil
Carbs 11.74g 0g Brazil nut
Calories 659kcal 902kcal Cod liver oil
Starch 0.25g g Brazil nut
Fructose 0g g Brazil nut
Sugar 2.33g g Cod liver oil
Fiber 7.5g 0g Brazil nut
Calcium 160mg 0mg Brazil nut
Iron 2.43mg 0mg Brazil nut
Magnesium 376mg 0mg Brazil nut
Phosphorus 725mg 0mg Brazil nut
Potassium 659mg 0mg Brazil nut
Sodium 3mg 0mg Cod liver oil
Zinc 4.06mg 0mg Brazil nut
Copper 1.743mg 0mg Brazil nut
Vitamin A 0IU 100000IU Cod liver oil
Vitamin E 5.65mg mg Brazil nut
Vitamin D 0IU 10000IU Cod liver oil
Vitamin D 0µg 250µg Cod liver oil
Vitamin C 0.7mg 0mg Brazil nut
Vitamin B1 0.617mg mg Brazil nut
Vitamin B2 0.035mg 0mg Brazil nut
Vitamin B3 0.295mg 0mg Brazil nut
Vitamin B5 0.184mg 0mg Brazil nut
Vitamin B6 0.101mg 0mg Brazil nut
Folate 22µg 0µg Brazil nut
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0µg µg Brazil nut
Tryptophan 0.135mg mg Brazil nut
Threonine 0.365mg mg Brazil nut
Isoleucine 0.518mg mg Brazil nut
Leucine 1.19mg mg Brazil nut
Lysine 0.49mg mg Brazil nut
Methionine 1.124mg mg Brazil nut
Phenylalanine 0.639mg mg Brazil nut
Valine 0.76mg mg Brazil nut
Histidine 0.409mg mg Brazil nut
Cholesterol 0mg 570mg Brazil nut
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 16.134g 22.608g Brazil nut
Monounsaturated Fat 23.879g 46.711g Cod liver oil
Polyunsaturated fat 24.399g 22.541g Brazil nut

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Brazil nut 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
28
Brazil nut
1125
Cod liver oil
Mineral Summary Score
184
Brazil nut
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
86%
Brazil nut
0%
Cod liver oil
Carbohydrates
12%
Brazil nut
0%
Cod liver oil
Fats
310%
Brazil nut
462%
Cod liver oil

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Cod liver oil
Cod liver oil is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.33g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cod liver oil
Cod liver oil contains less Sodium (difference - 3mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cod liver oil
Cod liver oil is lower in glycemic index (difference - 10)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Brazil nut
Brazil nut is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 570mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Brazil nut
Brazil nut is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 6.474g)
Which food is cheaper?
Brazil nut
Brazil nut is cheaper (difference - $1.6)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Brazil nut
Brazil nut is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Brazil nut
Brazil nut is relatively richer in vitamins

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. Brazil nut - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170569/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.