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Seed vs Cod liver oil - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Seed and Cod liver oil

  • Cod liver oil is higher than Seed in Fiber, Phosphorus, Manganese, Copper, Selenium, Iron, Magnesium, and Calcium.
  • Cod liver oil covers your daily Cholesterol needs 190% more than Seed.

Food varieties used in this article are Seeds, chia seeds, dried 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 190% 290% 240% 369% 36% 3% 125% 308%
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
Seed
6
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Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +185085.2%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 4% 10% 0% 6% 155% 40% 166% 0% 0% 37% 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 Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +185085.2%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Seed Cod liver oil Opinion
Net carbs 7.72g 0g Seed
Protein 16.54g 0g Seed
Fats 30.74g 100g Cod liver oil
Carbs 42.12g 0g Seed
Calories 486kcal 902kcal Cod liver oil
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g g
Fiber 34.4g 0g Seed
Calcium 631mg 0mg Seed
Iron 7.72mg 0mg Seed
Magnesium 335mg 0mg Seed
Phosphorus 860mg 0mg Seed
Potassium 407mg 0mg Seed
Sodium 16mg 0mg Cod liver oil
Zinc 4.58mg 0mg Seed
Copper 0.924mg 0mg Seed
Vitamin A 54IU 100000IU Cod liver oil
Vitamin E 0.5mg mg Seed
Vitamin D IU 10000IU Cod liver oil
Vitamin D µg 250µg Cod liver oil
Vitamin C 1.6mg 0mg Seed
Vitamin B1 0.62mg mg Seed
Vitamin B2 0.17mg 0mg Seed
Vitamin B3 8.83mg 0mg Seed
Vitamin B5 mg 0mg Cod liver oil
Vitamin B6 mg 0mg Cod liver oil
Folate 49µg 0µg Seed
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg µg
Tryptophan 0.436mg mg Seed
Threonine 0.709mg mg Seed
Isoleucine 0.801mg mg Seed
Leucine 1.371mg mg Seed
Lysine 0.97mg mg Seed
Methionine 0.588mg mg Seed
Phenylalanine 1.016mg mg Seed
Valine 0.95mg mg Seed
Histidine 0.531mg mg Seed
Cholesterol 0mg 570mg Seed
Trans Fat 0.14g g Cod liver oil
Saturated Fat 3.33g 22.608g Seed
Monounsaturated Fat 2.309g 46.711g Cod liver oil
Polyunsaturated fat 23.665g 22.541g Seed

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Seed 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
35
Seed
1125
Cod liver oil
Mineral Summary Score
195
Seed
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
99%
Seed
0%
Cod liver oil
Carbohydrates
42%
Seed
0%
Cod liver oil
Fats
142%
Seed
462%
Cod liver oil

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Seed
Seed is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 570mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Seed
Seed is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 19.278g)
Which food is cheaper?
Seed
Seed is cheaper (difference - $5)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Seed
Seed is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cod liver oil
Cod liver oil contains less Sodium (difference - 16mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cod liver oil
Cod liver oil is lower in glycemic index (difference - 15)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

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. Seed - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170554/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.