Calories in Cod Liver Oil

Cod liver oil used to be what mothers gave their children to keep them healthy. It turns out in small amounts it is not a bad idea. Cod fish liver oil is considered one of the healthy oils, but too much of a good thing will still make you gain weight.  An average of 1 tablespoon a day when trying to lose weight should be enough.  If you are getting fats and oils from other sources you will not need this much.

To summarize the calories in cod liver oil:
1 tablespoon of cod liver oil has 123 calories (1.25 in calorie cash™)
1 teaspoon has cod liver oil has 41 calories (0.50 in calorie cash™)
1 cup of cod liver oil has 1966 calories (19.75 in calorie cash™)  

For many people this (1 cups worth) is a whole days worth of calories!

Cod Fish Liver Oil
 cup  tbsp  tsp
100.0g 218g 13.6g 4.5g
Water g 0 0 0 0
Energy kcal  902  1966  123  41
Protein g 0 0 0 0
Total lipid (fat) g 100 218 13.6 4.5
Carbohydrate, by difference g 0 0 0 0
Fiber, total dietary g 0 0 0 0
Minerals
Calcium, Ca mg 0 0 0 0
Iron, Fe mg 0 0 0 0
Magnesium, Mg mg 0 0 0 0
Phosphorus, P mg 0 0 0 0
Potassium, K mg 0 0 0 0
Sodium, Na mg 0 0 0 0
Zinc, Zn mg 0 0 0 0
Vitamins
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid mg 0 0 0 0
Riboflavin mg 0 0 0 0
Niacin mg 0 0 0 0
Vitamin B-6 mg 0 0 0 0
Folate, DFE mcg_DFE 0 0 0 0
Vitamin B-12 µg 0 0 0 0
Vitamin A, RAE mcg_RAE 30000 65400 4080 1350
Vitamin A, IU IU 100000 218000 13600 4500
Vitamin D (D2 + D3) µg 250 545 34 11.2
Vitamin D IU 10000 21800 1360 450
Lipids
Fatty acids, total saturated g 22.608 49.285 3.075 1.017
Fatty acids, total monounsaturated g 46.711 101.83 6.353 2.102
Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated g 22.541 49.139 3.066 1.014
Cholesterol mg 570 1243 78 26


One thing you will notice about this chart is that there are little vitamins and minerals left after processing the oil. Why not eat cod fish and get some oil that way. The cod will have more nutrition.  Be careful though; I know that too much fish will put the weight on you and me both.



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