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Shark vs Cod liver oil - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Shark and Cod liver oil

  • Cod liver oil is richer than Shark in Vitamin A RAE, Vitamin D, Selenium, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B6, Phosphorus, Vitamin B3, and Vitamin B5.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin A RAE from Cod liver oil is 3326% higher.

Food types used in this article are Fish, shark, mixed species, raw 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 11% 32% 35% 90% 15% 11% 12% 11%
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
Shark
9
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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 +42818.5%
Contains more Vitamin D +41566.7%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 14% 20% 18% 0% 11% 15% 56% 42% 93% 3% 187% 1%
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 B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +42818.5%
Contains more Vitamin D +41566.7%

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.
Shark 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 Shark Cod liver oil Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 20.98g 0g Shark
Fats 4.51g 100g Cod liver oil
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 130kcal 902kcal Cod liver oil
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g g Cod liver oil
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 34mg 0mg Shark
Iron 0.84mg 0mg Shark
Magnesium 49mg 0mg Shark
Phosphorus 210mg 0mg Shark
Potassium 160mg 0mg Shark
Sodium 79mg 0mg Cod liver oil
Zinc 0.43mg 0mg Shark
Copper 0.033mg 0mg Shark
Vitamin A 233IU 100000IU Cod liver oil
Vitamin E 1mg mg Shark
Vitamin D 24IU 10000IU Cod liver oil
Vitamin D 0.6µg 250µg Cod liver oil
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.042mg mg Shark
Vitamin B2 0.062mg 0mg Shark
Vitamin B3 2.938mg 0mg Shark
Vitamin B5 0.695mg 0mg Shark
Vitamin B6 0.4mg 0mg Shark
Folate 3µg 0µg Shark
Vitamin B12 1.49µg 0µg Shark
Vitamin K 0.1µg µg Shark
Tryptophan 0.235mg mg Shark
Threonine 0.92mg mg Shark
Isoleucine 0.967mg mg Shark
Leucine 1.705mg mg Shark
Lysine 1.926mg mg Shark
Methionine 0.621mg mg Shark
Phenylalanine 0.819mg mg Shark
Valine 1.081mg mg Shark
Histidine 0.618mg mg Shark
Cholesterol 51mg 570mg Shark
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 0.925g 22.608g Shark
Monounsaturated Fat 1.808g 46.711g Cod liver oil
Polyunsaturated fat 1.195g 22.541g Cod liver oil

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Shark Cod liver oil
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet Equal
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
38
Shark
1125
Cod liver oil
Mineral Summary Score
27
Shark
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
126%
Shark
0%
Cod liver oil
Carbohydrates
0%
Shark
0%
Cod liver oil
Fats
21%
Shark
462%
Cod liver oil

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Shark
Shark is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 519mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Shark
Shark is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 21.683g)
Which food is cheaper?
Shark
Shark is cheaper (difference - $5)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Shark
Shark is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Shark
Shark is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Cod liver oil
Cod liver oil is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cod liver oil
Cod liver oil contains less Sodium (difference - 79mg)
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. Shark - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173697/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.