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Smoked salmon vs Cod liver oil - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Smoked salmon and Cod liver oil?

  • Cod liver oil has more Vitamin A RAE, Vitamin D, Vitamin B12, Selenium, Vitamin B3, Copper, and Phosphorus than Smoked salmon.
  • Cod liver oil's daily need coverage for Vitamin A RAE is 3330% higher.
  • Smoked salmon is lower in Saturated Fat.

We used Fish, salmon, chinook, smoked and Fish oil, cod liver types in this comparison.

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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 4% 32% 13% 71% 16% 88% 9% 77%
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 B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +114842.5%
Contains more Vitamin D +1362%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 6% 28% 514% 0% 6% 24% 89% 53% 65% 2% 408% 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 +114842.5%
Contains more Vitamin D +1362%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Smoked salmon Cod liver oil Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 18.28g 0g Smoked salmon
Fats 4.32g 100g Cod liver oil
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 117kcal 902kcal Cod liver oil
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g g Cod liver oil
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 11mg 0mg Smoked salmon
Iron 0.85mg 0mg Smoked salmon
Magnesium 18mg 0mg Smoked salmon
Phosphorus 164mg 0mg Smoked salmon
Potassium 175mg 0mg Smoked salmon
Sodium 672mg 0mg Cod liver oil
Zinc 0.31mg 0mg Smoked salmon
Copper 0.23mg 0mg Smoked salmon
Vitamin A 87IU 100000IU Cod liver oil
Vitamin E 1.35mg mg Smoked salmon
Vitamin D 685IU 10000IU Cod liver oil
Vitamin D 17.1µg 250µg Cod liver oil
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.023mg mg Smoked salmon
Vitamin B2 0.101mg 0mg Smoked salmon
Vitamin B3 4.72mg 0mg Smoked salmon
Vitamin B5 0.87mg 0mg Smoked salmon
Vitamin B6 0.278mg 0mg Smoked salmon
Folate 2µg 0µg Smoked salmon
Vitamin B12 3.26µg 0µg Smoked salmon
Vitamin K 0.1µg µg Smoked salmon
Tryptophan 0.205mg mg Smoked salmon
Threonine 0.801mg mg Smoked salmon
Isoleucine 0.842mg mg Smoked salmon
Leucine 1.486mg mg Smoked salmon
Lysine 1.679mg mg Smoked salmon
Methionine 0.541mg mg Smoked salmon
Phenylalanine 0.714mg mg Smoked salmon
Valine 0.942mg mg Smoked salmon
Histidine 0.538mg mg Smoked salmon
Cholesterol 23mg 570mg Smoked salmon
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 0.929g 22.608g Smoked salmon
Monounsaturated Fat 2.023g 46.711g Cod liver oil
Polyunsaturated fat 0.995g 22.541g Cod liver oil

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Smoked salmon 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
99
Smoked salmon
1125
Cod liver oil
Mineral Summary Score
38
Smoked salmon
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
110%
Smoked salmon
0%
Cod liver oil
Carbohydrates
0%
Smoked salmon
0%
Cod liver oil
Fats
20%
Smoked salmon
462%
Cod liver oil

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Smoked salmon
Smoked salmon is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 547mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Smoked salmon
Smoked salmon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 21.679g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Smoked salmon
Smoked salmon is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Smoked salmon
Smoked salmon 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 - 672mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Cod liver oil
Cod liver oil is cheaper (difference - $9)
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. Smoked salmon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173687/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.