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Tuna salad vs Cod liver oil - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Tuna salad and Cod liver oil?

  • The amount of Vitamin A RAE, Selenium, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B3, Phosphorus, Copper, and Iron in Cod liver oil is higher than in Tuna salad.
  • Cod liver oil's daily need coverage for Vitamin A RAE is 3331% more.

We used Fish, tuna salad 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" 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 6% 38% 14% 77% 16% 53% 16% 49%
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 +102992.8%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 6% 0% 0% 8% 8% 17% 126% 16% 19% 6% 150% 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 +102992.8%

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.
Tuna salad 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 Tuna salad Cod liver oil Opinion
Net carbs 9.41g 0g Tuna salad
Protein 16.04g 0g Tuna salad
Fats 9.26g 100g Cod liver oil
Carbs 9.41g 0g Tuna salad
Calories 187kcal 902kcal Cod liver oil
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 17mg 0mg Tuna salad
Iron 1mg 0mg Tuna salad
Magnesium 19mg 0mg Tuna salad
Phosphorus 178mg 0mg Tuna salad
Potassium 178mg 0mg Tuna salad
Sodium 402mg 0mg Cod liver oil
Zinc 0.56mg 0mg Tuna salad
Copper 0.145mg 0mg Tuna salad
Vitamin A 97IU 100000IU Cod liver oil
Vitamin E mg mg
Vitamin D IU 10000IU Cod liver oil
Vitamin D µg 250µg Cod liver oil
Vitamin C 2.2mg 0mg Tuna salad
Vitamin B1 0.031mg mg Tuna salad
Vitamin B2 0.07mg 0mg Tuna salad
Vitamin B3 6.7mg 0mg Tuna salad
Vitamin B5 0.26mg 0mg Tuna salad
Vitamin B6 0.081mg 0mg Tuna salad
Folate 8µg 0µg Tuna salad
Vitamin B12 1.2µg 0µg Tuna salad
Vitamin K µg µg
Tryptophan 0.18mg mg Tuna salad
Threonine 0.701mg mg Tuna salad
Isoleucine 0.739mg mg Tuna salad
Leucine 1.293mg mg Tuna salad
Lysine 1.457mg mg Tuna salad
Methionine 0.47mg mg Tuna salad
Phenylalanine 0.626mg mg Tuna salad
Valine 0.824mg mg Tuna salad
Histidine 0.467mg mg Tuna salad
Cholesterol 13mg 570mg Tuna salad
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 1.544g 22.608g Tuna salad
Monounsaturated Fat 2.887g 46.711g Cod liver oil
Polyunsaturated fat 4.122g 22.541g Cod liver oil

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Tuna salad 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
29
Tuna salad
1125
Cod liver oil
Mineral Summary Score
33
Tuna salad
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
96%
Tuna salad
0%
Cod liver oil
Carbohydrates
9%
Tuna salad
0%
Cod liver oil
Fats
43%
Tuna salad
462%
Cod liver oil

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Tuna salad
Tuna salad is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 557mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Tuna salad
Tuna salad is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 21.064g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Tuna salad
Tuna salad is lower in glycemic index (difference - 0)
Which food is cheaper?
Tuna salad
Tuna salad is cheaper (difference - $5)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Tuna salad
Tuna salad is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Tuna salad
Tuna salad is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cod liver oil
Cod liver oil contains less Sodium (difference - 402mg)
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. Tuna salad - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/175160/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.