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

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What are the differences between Sheepshead and Cod liver oil?

  • Sheepshead is higher in Vitamin B12, Selenium, Phosphorus, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B5, Potassium, and Copper, however, Cod liver oil is richer in Vitamin A RAE.
  • Cod liver oil's daily need coverage for Vitamin A RAE is 3329% more.
  • Sheepshead has less Cholesterol.

We used Fish, sheepshead, cooked, dry heat 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" 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 12% 26% 25% 150% 46% 10% 18% 41% 3% 280%
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.
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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 +86856.5%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 7% 0% 0% 0% 3% 12% 34% 53% 81% 13% 288% 0% 0%
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 +86856.5%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +∞%
Contains more Water +∞%
Contains more Other +∞%
Contains more Fats +6035%
26% 69% 3%
Protein: 26.02 g
Fats: 1.63 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 69.04 g
Other: 3.31 g
100%
Protein: 0 g
Fats: 100 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 0 g
Other: 0 g
Contains more Protein +∞%
Contains more Water +∞%
Contains more Other +∞%
Contains more Fats +6035%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -98.4%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +13246%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +5800.8%
33% 32% 35%
Saturated Fat: 0.36 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.35 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.382 g
25% 51% 25%
Saturated Fat: 22.608 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 46.711 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 22.541 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -98.4%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +13246%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +5800.8%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Sheepshead 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 Sodium ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Lower in Glycemic Index Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Sheepshead Cod liver oil Opinion
Protein 26.02g 0g Sheepshead
Fats 1.63g 100g Cod liver oil
Calories 126kcal 902kcal Cod liver oil
Calcium 37mg 0mg Sheepshead
Iron 0.67mg 0mg Sheepshead
Magnesium 35mg 0mg Sheepshead
Phosphorus 350mg 0mg Sheepshead
Potassium 512mg 0mg Sheepshead
Sodium 73mg 0mg Cod liver oil
Zinc 0.63mg 0mg Sheepshead
Copper 0.122mg 0mg Sheepshead
Manganese 0.021mg 0mg Sheepshead
Selenium 51.3µg 0µg Sheepshead
Vitamin A 115IU 100000IU Cod liver oil
Vitamin A RAE 35µg 30000µg Cod liver oil
Vitamin D 10000IU Cod liver oil
Vitamin D 250µg Cod liver oil
Vitamin B1 0.01mg Sheepshead
Vitamin B2 0.05mg 0mg Sheepshead
Vitamin B3 1.8mg 0mg Sheepshead
Vitamin B5 0.87mg 0mg Sheepshead
Vitamin B6 0.35mg 0mg Sheepshead
Folate 17µg 0µg Sheepshead
Vitamin B12 2.3µg 0µg Sheepshead
Tryptophan 0.291mg Sheepshead
Threonine 1.141mg Sheepshead
Isoleucine 1.199mg Sheepshead
Leucine 2.115mg Sheepshead
Lysine 2.39mg Sheepshead
Methionine 0.77mg Sheepshead
Phenylalanine 1.016mg Sheepshead
Valine 1.34mg Sheepshead
Histidine 0.766mg Sheepshead
Cholesterol 64mg 570mg Sheepshead
Saturated Fat 0.36g 22.608g Sheepshead
Omega-3 - DHA 0.107g 10.968g Cod liver oil
Omega-3 - EPA 0.083g 6.898g Cod liver oil
Omega-3 - DPA 0.04g 0.935g Cod liver oil
Monounsaturated Fat 0.35g 46.711g Cod liver oil
Polyunsaturated fat 0.382g 22.541g Cod liver oil

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Sheepshead Cod liver oil
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet Equal
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
38%
Sheepshead
1038%
Cod liver oil
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
61%
Sheepshead
0%
Cod liver oil

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Sheepshead
Sheepshead is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 506mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Sheepshead
Sheepshead is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 22.248g)
Which food is cheaper?
Sheepshead
Sheepshead is cheaper (difference - $5)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Sheepshead
Sheepshead is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Sheepshead
Sheepshead is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cod liver oil
Cod liver oil contains less Sodium (difference - 73mg)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)
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. Sheepshead - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/175145/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.