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Squid as food vs Cod liver oil - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Squid as food and Cod liver oil different?

  • Squid as food contains less Vitamin A RAE, Vitamin B12, Selenium, Iron, Vitamin B2, Copper, and Phosphorus than Cod liver oil.
  • Cod liver oil covers your daily need of Vitamin A RAE 3311% more than Squid as food.

Mollusks, cuttlefish, mixed species, cooked, moist heat and Fish oil, cod liver types were used 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 54% 407% 43% 249% 57% 98% 95% 333%
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 B12 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +14714.8%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 41% 0% 0% 29% 5% 399% 42% 54% 63% 18% 676% 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 B12 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +14714.8%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Squid as food Cod liver oil Opinion
Net carbs 1.64g 0g Squid as food
Protein 32.48g 0g Squid as food
Fats 1.4g 100g Cod liver oil
Carbs 1.64g 0g Squid as food
Calories 158kcal 902kcal Cod liver oil
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 180mg 0mg Squid as food
Iron 10.84mg 0mg Squid as food
Magnesium 60mg 0mg Squid as food
Phosphorus 580mg 0mg Squid as food
Potassium 637mg 0mg Squid as food
Sodium 744mg 0mg Cod liver oil
Zinc 3.46mg 0mg Squid as food
Copper 0.998mg 0mg Squid as food
Vitamin A 675IU 100000IU Cod liver oil
Vitamin E mg mg
Vitamin D IU 10000IU Cod liver oil
Vitamin D µg 250µg Cod liver oil
Vitamin C 8.5mg 0mg Squid as food
Vitamin B1 0.017mg mg Squid as food
Vitamin B2 1.729mg 0mg Squid as food
Vitamin B3 2.189mg 0mg Squid as food
Vitamin B5 0.9mg 0mg Squid as food
Vitamin B6 0.27mg 0mg Squid as food
Folate 24µg 0µg Squid as food
Vitamin B12 5.4µg 0µg Squid as food
Vitamin K µg µg
Tryptophan 0.364mg mg Squid as food
Threonine 1.398mg mg Squid as food
Isoleucine 1.414mg mg Squid as food
Leucine 2.287mg mg Squid as food
Lysine 2.427mg mg Squid as food
Methionine 0.733mg mg Squid as food
Phenylalanine 1.164mg mg Squid as food
Valine 1.419mg mg Squid as food
Histidine 0.624mg mg Squid as food
Cholesterol 224mg 570mg Squid as food
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 0.236g 22.608g Squid as food
Monounsaturated Fat 0.162g 46.711g Cod liver oil
Polyunsaturated fat 0.268g 22.541g Cod liver oil

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Squid as food 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
110
Squid as food
1125
Cod liver oil
Mineral Summary Score
167
Squid as food
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
195%
Squid as food
0%
Cod liver oil
Carbohydrates
2%
Squid as food
0%
Cod liver oil
Fats
6%
Squid as food
462%
Cod liver oil

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Squid as food
Squid as food is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 346mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Squid as food
Squid as food is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 22.372g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Squid as food
Squid as food is lower in glycemic index (difference - 0)
Which food is cheaper?
Squid as food
Squid as food is cheaper (difference - $5)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Squid as food
Squid as food is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Squid as food
Squid as food is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cod liver oil
Cod liver oil contains less Sodium (difference - 744mg)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)

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. Squid as food - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172010/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.